I’ve been running from Spokane for the past couple months and feeling awesome for doing so. During that time I have had some great times with seeing old friends- making new ones, riding trails I haven’t ridden in years- riding trails I didn’t know existed and realizing how awesome it is to be part of all of this. And it’s all because of a bike. So I thought I’d share some of the people and places that made me get thinking about stoke.
My first stop was Tiger Mountain Enduro outside of Seattle, Washington.
After I went to the Tiger Mt. Enduro, I hit up a Seattle cyclocross race to see what I could find in the terms of bike stoke. Thanks to the Hodala guys and Schooner Exact’s awesome beer, the stoke meter went really high.
Next stop was Moscow, Idaho to see how the trails were after all the rain Washington got that previous weekend.
Since I hadn’t been to Portland, Oregon for over a year I wanted to check out a Cross Crusade race.
To be honest I could keep showing off the stoke but I think I have made my point- that being around people who love bikes and beer, brings the stoke.by
Beer jersey kills it, Starbucks jersey…not so much.
Stokerific stokeage, my brother in stoke!! Stokeness— get some!
Stoke. I like stoke.
I’m soooo pumped to be stoked.
Ah man. Now I feel like I wanna ride my bike. Thanks a lot…
Fuck yeah. That is some gritty and grimey PNW goodness right there.
@tourdepaleale: A word on Starbucks- they’re a great team sponsor. Our other main team sponsor is Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Starbucks’ generosity allows us to raise a bunch of money for SCCA every year. Also, my fantastic teammate (pictured above) fuels stoke all of the time no matter what jersey she’s wearing.
@megbikes That’s all good stuff, I’m just another one of those “anti-corporate” dudes. I do appreciate the fact that they donate the earnings of pumpkin spice lattes to a good cause at least.
@TourDePaleAle I completely relate- not much of a fan of big corporations myself (and seriously thought about that before joining the team!). As far as big corporations go, though, Sbux does a good job supporting local community causes, and they’ve certainly been great sponsors for our team. I’ll raise a cup from a local coffee shop (or brewery) any day though! Cheers!