Projekt Roam: Gravity Ride Guide

Apr 6, 2011
by Projekt Roam  
Is it luck? Well one could definitely state that we're lucky. Picture this: you wake up one day and you say to each other "I'm tired of door number one, I don't want to live this lifestyle anymore, let's see the offer that lies behind door number two". So you both dive straight into that rabbit hole, sell nearly everything you own, rent out your house, cash in your retirement of a happily forgotten career, and purchase a motorhome. Then you embark onto a path of brand news, brand new places, brand new people, brand new trails, basically brand new to nearly everything. This is our life and this is the story we have started. Our new life tells a tale of a vision we had and decided to make a reality. We're striving to create a website for our fellow riders, something tangible, to help broaden everyones possibilities of new places to ride; a rider made Gravity Ride Guide. www.gravityrideguide.com


We tell our story as we go sharing accurate and helpful information through the means of film, photographs and words, just two everyday riders that want to experience and document all the wonderful riding areas North America has to offer.


Chapter one finds us in the southwestern states of the lower 48. In January, fresh out of the starting gate, we propel ourselves right into the heart of Phoenix, AZ and their rock strewn trails. After dodging boulders for a bit, we head onward into the picturesque setting of Sedona, AZ to play in their signature red dirt.


The month of February and beginning weeks of March were spent in Moab,UT observing this slumbering tourist town awaken as the sun slowly began to share some of it's warmth. Several days were well spent exploring first hand the unique terrain variations of this incredible Utah landscape.


During the latter part of March we cured an early case of spring fever with a remedy of mashing our bikes down the jagged rocks of Boulder City's, Bootleg Canyon.


With a wistful goodbye glance, we steer the Projekt Roam RV towards the coast and land of eternal sunshine, California.

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Hope you enjoyed; for more photos and all the info you need to plan your own epic MTB trip please check out www.projektroam.com or www.gravityrideguide.com and stay tuned for Chasing Gravity Episode 2.

"This is the product of our first time working with our cameras, first time filming and editing. It has been a learning process and we hope to improve more and more during the progression of our expedition, I hope you enjoy our new short film series Chasing Gravity, which follows us as we live on the road, traveling around North America in search of gravity fed mountain biking destinations for our new online Gravity Ride Guide." Colt Maule

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone that has helped us thus far during our journys!



37 Comments

  • + 10
 Sick edit, and great overall news article. I wish I would be able to live on the road with my bike.
  • + 5
 Whats stopping you?
  • + 4
 Family, kids, mortgage, adult responsibilities. One thing is to take a 30 days vacation and ride your bike all over the world, another completely different thing is flipping your family to run away with the circus. I totally respect those who do, but c'mon, it's not for everyone..
  • + 5
 If you were to lurk my profile you would find I'm still in school. Bikes come second after education. Plus I don't think my family would be too pleased... no free labour.
  • + 1
 I'm in the same boat, Family and career. Roaming is in my early retirement plan, for sure! Hopefuly I dont break anything to severely before then:-0 haha! What? I can't hear you! Where is my gerital:-)
  • + 3
 Haha totally. It was a question to ponder more than anything. I'm lucky in that I've managed to drop Education to spend my time riding and working in a bike shop, but thats a little different. Its a pretty unique situation in which to find yourself to be able to pack it all in and travel with the bike. In some ways I envy that, but its nice to have a base and a familiar environment to call home. I think these guys really have their shit together to be able to pull something like this off - I know if it was me and my buddies it would all go to shit for various reasons in a not so long period of time. I guess thats one of the things about growing up and maturing into your late 20's and 30's, although I'm living by my own means right now, I'm not nearly mature enough to take that to the road - I think something of this scale takes a really balanced person and I respect that when I see it.
  • + 1
 couldn't have said it better myself
  • + 1
 hey if you guys come to Marin (birth place of the mountain bike mind you) get in touch with either 1 the MCBC (marin county bike coalition) 2 one of the highschool teams (just for publicity Ill have to say Redwood High cause its my team) or just roll around fairfax and look for either Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, or one of the other founding fathers. Sweet edit btw! Good luck in your travels!
  • + 1
 Will do, thank you!
  • + 1
 Fantastic video and riding! For a freshman project, you guys are well on your way. Thank you, also, for including a female in your videos. I'm looking forward to the day that I can go out and rip some turns with my daughter. -joel
  • + 1
 cool video, but would have been good to see an introduction including the people involved in the project, maybe a bike check/RV check... other than that, sick concept, good filming, good vibe! stoked!
  • + 1
 Thank you, if we told you everything in the beginning there would be nothing to look forward to..Many more to come :-)
  • + 2
 Man you totally did the same thing I have been contemplating on doing next year. Good on you and nice work!
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 2
 awesome video and the music was sweet!! what happens to be the names of those songs if anyone knows?
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 2
 Bunkey maybe he has a career or a family, that's probably whats stopping him. Think about it
  • + 2
 Nice job looking forward to more
  • + 2
 agreed
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 2
 Awesome video. I love the dog railin the berm at 3:32
  • + 1
 i love the tiny bmx bike railin the berm
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 1
 what is the 3rd song by aloe blacc called?
  • + 1
 what was the song remix by aloe blacc called?
  • + 1
 Looking Great Colt! Lets ride when your around town!
  • + 1
 Sounds good! Thx
  • + 1
 wish it would work for me. did get to watch part two
  • + 2
 sick work! Great edit
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 1
 Makes me dream of what's behind door #2. Well done!
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 1
 What camera and frame rate are you using?
  • + 1
 Canon 7D, Canon 60D, GoPro HD. 1080x30p.
  • + 1
 That was an amazing video!
  • + 1
 Thank you.
  • + 1
 Sick photos.

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