Episode 7 : 44 Days and Rolling

Sep 6, 2011
by Freehub Magazine  
Montana and Washington are two of the highlights in Episode 7 of the 44 Days and Rolling trip, enjoy this episode.

We left Milwaukee on our 22-hour push for Montana, and oh man it was good to see some mountains again. Our first stop back in the west was Bozeman, MT where we caught on some social skills and bike maintenance before heading out for a day of XC. With the snow still making its presence known in the hills, we decided to head over to the Lewis and Clark trails for its dusty and loose single track with local rider Lydia Tanner. After punching out some great xc laps, it was back to Bozeman, where the rain fell for days until we decided to head west... and by west, we mean home!

With the thought of a Washington spring on our minds, we saddled up for our last 11-hour stint and pushed onto Duthie Hill outside Seattle, WA. After a quick trail session on Ryan's Eternal Flow, we hit the pumptrack for a nightcap with the local Duthie crew. We made the best of our Duthie shred and saddled up yet again to make our journey north to the place we call home! We arrived in Bellingham to a warm welcome and the desire to ride our local trails. We woke up at 7:30am, and packed up for a day of DH and XC riding off of Chuckanut Mountain, with an evening plan of dirt work and riding on Galbraith Mountain. After our first few DH runs, our trip companion and good homie Jon Angermeir broke his heal bone, leaving him at the hospital and out of commission on our last and final shoot. Unfortunately the show had to go on, so our Montana buddy Mike Bly helped out with filming throughout the day and we captured some good DH soul turns. After a strong Chuckanut session, we pushed onto Galbraith Mountain where we met our buddies and local builders for an evening train ride down Unemployment Line. The awesome session turned into some cold bevies, trail work and a good ole Washington build BBQ. Thanks to our crew Eric Brown, Bill Hawk, Matt Durand, and Andrew Fletcher we had a great build and ride session on our home dirt.

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After 44 Days on the road it felt good to be home, but we would soon realize how much we missed the road. Its been a long and winding journey, but we are already anticipating next years tour! Thanks for watching, get out and build, and we’ll be riding with you again next spring! Cheers from the 44 Days Crew and Freehub Magazine!

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Rider Jon DANGERmeier hitting the flat corners at Lewis & Clark.

Rider Lydia Tanner pedaling hard on some MT sigletrack!

Rider Jon DANGERmeier going for a high five in the dirt.

Check out more photos from Ryan at Ryan Kirk Photography.

Thanks for the support & continue to stay in touch with us at Freehub Magazine!

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  • 7 0
 Great job boys ur 44 days and rolling films are awesome to watch and really a positive view on the entire mtn bike scene. Hopefully land managers like BLM and Forest Service will open more acres up to the sport cause we really need more trails especially lower elevation DH trails in OregonSmile Can't wait to see whats in store for next spring!!
  • 3 0
 Great series, looked like a great trip. Unhappy that it’s over, however judging on the quality of what we’ve seen already, sure there’ll be more to come in the future. Very nicely done!!
  • 5 0
 love it when dogs scrub it. steezy
  • 4 0
 OK, U-line train was pretty inspirational. Nice work wrapping the tour up on Galby.
  • 2 0
 I loved watching this series and i like how it covers diffrent aspects of riding. But the narrator could have been a little more enthusiastic. Awesome none the less.
  • 2 0
 This has been amazing to watch, one day I hope I can have a trip like this, Thanks for sharing with us! Salute
  • 2 0
 Sick Video!!! But I wish I have the FreeHub Truck.
  • 3 1
 Those big ass trains are one of the funnest parts of mountain biking.
  • 3 0
 woot.. DH-Dogs!!!! rofl
  • 1 0
 I miss Galbraith. I need to make another trip to see my mother in law in Bellingham next spring...
  • 2 0
 what a nice truck !!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 great video but if i had local spots that good I wouldn't want to travel that much!
  • 1 0
 great videos but i think it would have been nice to see a little bit of the MT dh scean
  • 1 0
 Great series, fellas. Loved the shots of Shasta and Haley shredding U Line. Super fun day!
  • 1 0
 Duthie and Glaby are the shit I love Washington!
  • 1 0
 Nice to see some trail/xc riding on pinkbike.
  • 1 0
 Good video and magnificent scenery.
  • 1 0
 I got to get myself one of those DH dogs.
  • 1 0
 Nice slide into home there champ. Shame you didnt have gloves.
  • 1 0
 Good job Great series

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