This spring, I had the chance to get back out with the Diamondback crew for the annual team trip. The main point, or excuse, for the trip is to shoot photos of the DF5 team riding the new bikes. The unintended result of the trip is always the same though, hang out, ride some bikes, make some jokes, mock each other, and generally just act like idiots; it is your basic testosterone driven mountain bike trip. Good times for sure.
We spent 5 days in Bend, and 2 days in Hood River riding Post Canyon; and experienced all types of riding conditions along the way. It rained, it snowed, the dirt went from moon dust to snot slick mud, it was cloudy, then there were more clouds, then a 5 minute window of light, it was hot, then cold, then hot again. In a nutshell, it was Oregon.
We had a good time, got a ton of photos, and were able to ride some of the best MTB trails in the northwest. Nobody got seriously injured, nobody ended up in jail, and nobody got any speeding tickets. The trip was a success on all fronts.
Video- Kevin Philbin
Still Photos- Justin Olsenwww.diamondback.com