The third annual Bikes, Beers, and Burritos tour was this past October. This year the crew decided to explore some of the riding a bit closer to home (sorry Outerbike, we missed you). For a 10 day trip we managed to squeeze 9 days of riding in logging close to 300 kilometers of (mostly) singletrack. This trip was all about the riding, stopping for photos was low on everyones priority list, opportunities presented themselves during short breaks, flat tires and mechanicals. My goal was to capture at least a couple images of each ride.
After a 2 hour traffic delay at the border crossing we finally made it into Washington
Bellingham to the west
Mount Baker to the east
Great trails in between
No shortage of fast fun flowy riding, this turned out to be the theme of the trip.
Off to Leavenworth we go
spot the riders
No shortage of beautifully sculpted berms in Washington
Weather was not looking promising for a day in the alpine
The road was closed about 5km's from the trailhead due to a recent washout (or maybe the government shutdown)... we went for it anyway.
Follow that rainbow
The old growth forest of the PNW is _________
Riding the line between thousand year old trees and total destruction
This was our turnaround point, high winds, rain, a bit of hail, and we hadn't yet gotten to the "Windy Ridge"
Happy to see a bit of sun on the retreat
Back down to the trailhead took no time at all
Perfect finish to the day in Hood River