SendHER 2013: Day 1 – Grafton Mesa

Day 1 of SendHER 2013, Shay and Bill of Zion Cycles were kind enough to shuttle us to the top of Grafton Mesa.  For lady riders we had: Aurelie Tournier, Jackie Thomas and Lindsay Beth Currier.  The Mesa has some incredible views, and offers both slick rock and loose Virgin soil sections with a variety of natural and built up features.  Followed by Pat Branch, who lugged his camera equipment along to capture the ride, we stopped and sessioned the Grafton trails with local rider Lorin Whitaker.

Shine Skills & Rides at the Meyers Mountain Bike Festival, A SUPER GREAT TIME!!

The 2014 Meyers Mountain Bike Festival was an incredible representation of the strong and welcoming community of mountain bikers living in and loving the Southern Tahoe region.    With the festival main location being right at Divided Sky, festival attendees started the day off right with fresh breakfast and coffees (I had my four slices of bacon thank you!). Free shuttle were running, and the Corral Trail, freshly buffed up from the combined efforts of local trail stewardships TAMBA and SBTS, was a popular course for riders to test out a brand new Rocky Mountain Bicycle, Ibis, or to enjoy their own trusty steed.   In the evening, music, beers, and delicious BBQ kept riders warm through the excitement of a hail storm or two.  To top it all off, I got to spend a day and a half with teammate Robyn Embrey, and coach old friends and new ones, in the inspiring setting of beautiful Meyers California.