Shreddies at Bootleg Canyon: Las Vegas, NV – Interbike Outdoor Demo 2015

Let's ride bikes!!

Let’s ride bikes!!  29ers are so 2014.

Let’s be honest.  Vegas is not my jam.   Never has been.  Never will be.  Sure, I had fun for New Year’s in college, when we stayed at the Tam O’ Shanter (before it got torn down, it was the cheapest motel on the strip, right across from Treasure Island).

I miss you Tam O'Shanter! FANNY PACKS ON SALE!

I miss you Tam O’Shanter! FANNY PACKS ON SALE!

I’ve also had my share of fun with the drag racing crew back in the day, and more recently filming The Buried Life and a documentary with Shug Knight  – but all in all, smokey casinos and grungy night life are definitely not my jam.  My jam is bikes.  Riding bikes and geeking out to bike stuff is my jam.  So, I sucked it up this year, and made the pilgrimage to Interbike.  I’m not gonna bore ya with all the “best of interbike” stuff you can read anywhere else online – but just as a reminder – there is some stellar mountain biking to be done just outside of Las Vegas at Boulder City (Bootleg Canyon).

The Pivot Carbon Mach 6 did not suck one bit.

The Pivot Carbon Mach 6 did not suck one bit.

Sure, I did have some business to attend to at Interbike (I guess the cat’s out of the bag with me opening  a year-round bike business in Mammoth, but that’s another story).

The Maven. Open for business.

The Maven. Open for business.

The real excuse for going, was to punish some bikes that don’t belong to me at the Outdoor Dirt Demo.  I got to ride some rip-roaring bikes that have about 6″ more travel than I’m used to and about 10 more gears than I’m used to and a price tag about 3k more than I’m used to.

I'm really digging the new Skookum carbon fatbike from Fatback. Yummy.

I’m really digging the new Skookum carbon fatbike from Fatback. Yummy.

After tearing up the cross country courses and shuttle runs and silver bullets with the boys from Footloose Sports, it started to rain pretty heavily in the late afternoon.  It sent everyone bailing out early, and Bootleg became a ghost town.  I handed back my 5″ travel Fuji, and fifteen minutes later, the rain let up.

The Surly booth, of course.

The Surly booth, of course.

Gotta get the obligatory "line up of fat bikes shot".

Gotta get the obligatory “line up of fat bikes shot”.

Pump it!!

Pump it!!

Some tacky singletrack on the xc side of life.

Some tacky singletrack on the xc side of life.

Riding with the Footloose mafia.

Riding with the Footloose mafia.

With everyone gone, and hero dirt calling my name, I pulled the singledingle out of the truck bed and proceeded to log some super duper smiley bonus mileage – much needed as moonshine from the White Lightning booth was still oozing boozie out of my poors.  Girl Scout, I.M.B.A., East Leg, West Leg, Mother, you name it – I rode it in solitude.  Life in balance.

But first... let's take a #selfie.

But first… let’s take a #selfie.

View looking down canyon on Blah Blah Trail.

View looking down canyon  after the rain cleared on Blah Blah Trail.

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I like this sign. Especially after seeing way too many eBikes at Interbike.

 

 

Check out this super fun feature - I want one in my backyard!!

Check out this sick teeter totter feature – I want one in my backyard!!

So yeah, that’s my Interbike story and I’m sticking to it.  PS – here’s my selfish plug – If you need anything bike service, parts, or accessories in Mammoth, any time of year –  Hit me up.  No skis.  No snowboards.  Just bikes.  The Maven.  Haven’t found the right storefront yet, but the mobile repair shop is up and running, tons of stuff in stock, and the craft beer is always flowing.  310.801.9297IMG_2134

 

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One Response to Shreddies at Bootleg Canyon: Las Vegas, NV – Interbike Outdoor Demo 2015

  1. Yeah dude! I wann hear more about the new shop!

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