We headed up to LA to hit AREA 51. We got rain recently and the boys have been busy digging and making new features. Ive been getting a ton of people inviting me out to hit it. I saw videos so I knew they made all the jumps bigger but I was blown away at how big they were.
On the climb up we checked out some of the jumps to see how much bigger everything was. Chris has hit it last week so he knew the speed for everything so he was going to lead the Party Train. We planned to hit the first section than set up camera and hike back up to film but 38 seconds into my run I cased one of the gaps. My rear slammed on the boulder and it cracked my rim. To be fair I dont think any rim would have survived, I had cushcore but the impact was too much, the gap was about 20 feet so it was a big impact. I saw this gap on the way up and knew it was bigger but what threw me off was the gap right before it only required trail speed. Right before the 2nd gap I saw Chris roost a berm so I thought we needed to slow down so I grabbed some brakes, but as soon as I made the berm I saw Chris take off, I put in 2 cranks but it wasn’t enough, I came up about a foot short.
My tire couldn’t hold air so I decided to just call it and be camera man. Mario, Adam and Conner hiked up to hit the gaps, I stayed at the bottom to film on the gap I cracked my rim. Unfortunately on the smaller gap Mario’s front tire washed out and he came up about 5 ft short. He front tire cased the knuckle and his Enve carbon bars snapped.
We are both lucky that neither one of us got hurt. I am disappointed my rims cracked but in a weird way I feel a little bit more confident going forward because I think an aluminum rim may have taco’d. Who knows, Im just lucky I didn’t get hurt. Spoke X already started the warranty process with We Are One and will be building me a new wheel. In the meantime Conner and Adam helped me swap over my cassette, cushcore and tire on my old I9 wheels so Im good to ride Bootleg Canyon this weekend in Vegas.
The brand new “CALI JERSEY” just came in. I have sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL and 3XL. These are Long Sleeve Jersey 100% Soft Touch Polyester with Moisture Management Fibers (anti microbial) These jerseys run a tad small so I suggest you size up. These are $50 but I will be taking $5 off between now until Christmas. Or if you live close by, you can pick them up from my restaurant to save on $6 shipping. FREE Shipping if you order 2 or more jerseys
Here are the measurements of the jersey laid flat
3XL: collar to bottom of front jersey 31.6″, left to right 25″ wide (chest)
XXL: collar to bottom of front jersey 30.8″, left to right 24″ wide (chest)
XL: collar to bottom of front jersey 30″, left to right 23″ wide (chest)
L: collar to bottom of front jersey 29.2″, left to right 22″ wide (chest)
M: collar to bottom of front jersey 28.4″, left to right 21″ wide (chest)
S: collar to bottom of front jersey 26.8″, left to right 20″ wide (chest)
If you are interested in purchasing a jersey you can:
Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or
DM on Instagram: @t_wrex_mtb or @wrecklessriders
Let me know the size you want. Also let me know if want to pay through Venmo, Paypal or Zelle. I will confirm back if its still available and give you my Venmo or Paypal information and ask for your address so I can ship it. I also got some stickers and I will be mailing the stickers with the jerseys.
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