King of trail skills, Jeff Kendall-Weed, is back to big up some unsung local trail networks with his new series Local Loam. First up is Tucson, Arizona, home to some amazing mountain bike riding. Much of it located on Mt Lemmon, approaching an altitude of over 9,000 feet! Here’s Jeff to explain more…
After a quick trip to Tucson back in December, we got hit with a significant snow fall here in Washington. Thinking about warmer climates and excellent trails, I remembered that TORCA had quite a presence in the Tucson scene. After some research, I learned they had just been awarded a very significant grant, and they were indeed open to hosting the first episode of Local Loam.
I called up Colby Mesick to help with shooting end editing the video, and we were off to “sunny” Arizona. Well, maybe not so sunny in February, as we enjoyed a quick ride with the skilled Ty Hathaway only to be shut down by rain- lots of rain. That video with Ty will be out next Thursday, btw. Anyhow, the remainder of our time in Tucson was excellent, and we can’t wait to get back!
#localoam #torcamtb #kendallweedclassic
Support and join TORCA here: https://torca.org/
Big thanks to these guys for making this all possible! Any purchases from these links will directly help support this series as well:
PNW Components: http://bit.ly/PNWComponentsJKW
Kitsbow Cycling Apparel: http://bit.ly/KitsbowJKW
Kali Protectives: http://bit.ly/KaliJKW
Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB): http://bit.ly/WTBlocaloam
Ibis Cycles: http://bit.ly/IbisJKW
Check out our podcast! http://bit.ly/KendallVSKendall
produced by Jeff Kendall-Weed http://www.jeffkendallweed.com
filmed and edited by Colby Mesick https://colbymesick.myportfolio.com/
photography by Chris Brus https://www.facebook.com/sonorancyclestucson/
Check out my riding tutorials: https://www.patreon.com/jeffkendallweed
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