Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello from Spirit Mountain! Wish you were here.

Dangerous Dave Markman having a morning roll
Well.  Today is the day that all our students roll into town.  We have 31 folks signed up for a trail school taught by Aaron Rogers and IMBA at Spirit Mountain.  I would normally say that 30 folks is an alright showing, but knowing that the price of registration was $300 make this all the more impressive.  Especially when you realize that we have people from New Mexico, Iowa, South Dakota and of course all over Wisconsin and Minnesota attending.

I took my first ride today and was almost overcome with emotion at the end of my run.  It has been so many years, so many folks and so many hours to get to this point in Duluth.  Of course this is just a toe hold, maybe even a toe nail hold, but it is, in my opinion, the fuse that is going to light the TNT.  Just how big that TNT blows is anybodies guess, but all signs point to sky high.....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking sick!

Ken Sparkle said...

Gorgeous photo!

Jeremy Kershaw said...

Sweet! Such great work you are doing. Thanks to all making it happen!

John Yonkers said...

Holy sick berm!

kevmo said...

niiiice!!! over here in midcoast maine we're in a similar situation. Buffing out our first flow trail as a catalyst for who knows what all. Would be great to follow your progress :)

C said...

Is that photo from this past weekend's school?

Head Honcho said...

Oh, and I'm stealing this shot for my tumbler.

Head Honcho said...

HOly shit Hansi. we shoulda moved to Duluth instead of southern WI. You guys really are blowing up up yonder.

Anonymous said...

I miss racing down spirit at the old powdermokey race. All those roots and rocks were the best.

Loki said...

Hey Powder Monkey! All that rocky rooty trail is still there for you! More in fact. Piedmont, Hartley and of course the 1,000 miles of un-charted underground Dtown trail. Get after it.

I might see you out there...then again I might be ripping the really amazing trail we just built too!