2015 has been a busy year from the Diamondback mountain bike team. With nearly six months since the roster was solidified we thought it was high time to get the crew together in the Pacific Northwest and shred some bikes through shoulder deep ferns. We spent the first day at the Diamondback HQ in Seattle with product and marketing teams to suss out the next few year's worth of product and initiatives followed up by a BBQ and ride with the staff at Duthie Hill.
A big thanks to our local hosts from Transition Bikes this weekend: PB, Sam Burkhardt, and Jessica Serdowich.
The next few days were spent lost deep in the woods. The conditions were everything the PNW is known for: ghost clouds passing silently through massive cedars, the finest mist clinging to every bit of gear, dark tacky dirt that smelled of rich organic earth, greens that ran the full spectrum of color from the treetops to the ferns and mossy carpet blanketing the floor surrounding perfect strips of dirt. It was a perfect setting for a mega crew of locals, our team and some very excitable trail dogs.Eric Porter dropping into a steep zone.Carson brought out the big bike for the last day of riding.Simon Lawton negotiating the alders.Carson and Mike getting wheelie silly.Mike... sending it with style.Off camber steep shoots are the norm. Simon makes it look easy.Porter.The waterfalls were more like water trickles, but still made for beautiful scenery.Wandering through Jurassic Park.L to R: Simon Lawton, Eric Porter, Tyler Deschaine (DB Product Manager), Lacy Kemp (DB Team Manager), Carson Storch, Mike Hopkins.
A huge thanks goes out to Diamondback's product manager, Tyler Deschaine for shuttling us around everywhere, Bellingham's Sam n' Jess for hosting an awesome BBQ (fire pit, croquet, tons of salmon and a mega cooler of beer? Yes please!), Paris Gore for snapping the majority of these awesome photos, and most of all the incredible trail builders of the PNW. It was a total blast to show the boys the fruits of your hard work. Thanks for all of the dedication!
/ @Knucklebox / @diamondbackbikes