Wil White, Made Fresh Daily in Utah - Video

Mar 17, 2016 at 14:21
by Wil White  

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Freeriding is the cure for depression.

Sending the on off drop this thing was sketchy Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy

Freeriding: It's the only activity that guarantees you will be hanging out with the raddest people, in the best locations on earth, doing the best thing known to mankind - riding a bicycle down a mountain. For me, there's no better place to do that than the birthplace of Rampage, the now infamous tiny town of Virgin, Utah. The riding is unmatched, the locals are amazing, and the views are breathtaking. Nature has carved out a place that is so perfect for riding that it has truly developed a cult following of freeriders that travel from all over to meet up at this desert oasis just to pay homage to the gods of hucking and shred this awesome landscape. I'm definitely under the spell of the desert (heatstroke?) and whenever I can, I make a trip out to this mecca of hucking. Having just built up a new bike, I decided to empty out all the change jars, sell my third testicle, load the car up and head to Utah!

The first day and night were awesome thanks to Utah shredder, Bryce Helbling letting us crash in the house the Laketown boys had rented for his birthday riding trip! We shuttled some laps and then the rain came, but instead of suffering at camp, we had a house to go to! Can't complain when it's too wet to ride when you're in a Jacuzzi overlooking zion! Stoked to shred with all the hooligans from Laketown, they set the good vibes for the rest of the trip. After the Laketown shredders left, local rider Lorin Whitaker, who could only be described as the Mascot of Freeride, picked up the good vibes and generated the stoke for the rest of the week. He also invited his buddy Joe Gorospe from Riot Photgraphy out, this kid got some awesome shots! Amazing photographer to work with, I can't wait to work with both of them again.

Wil White Made Fresh Daily in Utah
The one they call L-Dub

Wil White Made Fresh Daily in Utah
He helped me find and build lines, and even held a camera for me too, wouldn't have had such a successful trip without him!

Wil White Made Fresh Daily in Utah
Lorin is never sitting still...

L-dub getting it on the trailbike
He also shreds, his DH bike was currently down, but we want to film together soon!

working on the landing
The rain was so perfect, we were able to buff out a couple new lines to ride

Wil White Made Fresh Daily in Utah
I also have to say thanks to my amazing girlfriend who can talk me down off any ledge...

Sending one of Josh Benders old drops from NWD1 Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy
Lorin also took me out to Bender's old zone, where I hit a couple of his drops. There's so many old bender relics that are still so unbelievably huge that they haven't been hit since.

Another angle of me on one of Bender s old drops. Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy
I found two rocks that looked like they were jumps from some forgotten freeride edit circa 2004, I decided to try and ride them a different way by 180'ing them

Wil White Made Fresh Daily in Utah

Sending an old step down in the desert Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy
Another highlight of the trip for me was getting a shot of a no-hander on this step-down.

Wil White Made Fresh Daily in Utah
It was a sketchy one to me, downhill take off with a decent gap, but Joe nailed the shot.

No hander on the big step down Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy

I ended the trip with this one-off drop I saw years ago hiking around, I'm not sure if anyone has built it up and hit it before me, but it looked too good to pass up on, and it finally looked right to me this year! Turns out it was super easy and fun, I ended up hitting quite a few times that evening, which is funny considering how nervous I had been about it for a while.

Sending my on off drop there s just barely a bike length before dropping off. Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy

Sending my on off drop there s just barely a bike length before dropping off. Photo by Joe Gorospe Riot Photogrpahy

I have a lot more road trips planned and have decided to focus a lot more on freeriding and edits this year, and I know Utah will be calling me back soon to make the edit I've had in mind for years, once I buy my third testicle back to go bigger, that is. But for now, this is what we could come up with, huge thanks to everyone that made this happen!

Thanks to:

Joe Lawwill and Shimano
Spinergy
ODI
HT Components
Kali Protectives
Oakley
Michael Buell @Banshee Bikes
Bridgette LeBer
Lorin Whitaker
Joe Gorospe
Jeremy Hottinger
and the continued support of my awesome parents!

#LiveLikeMcGazza

MENTIONS: @Odigrips / @shimano / @KaliProtectives / @BansheeBike

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6 Comments

  • + 3
 Sweet write up, photos AND video! So modest you are, no mentions of your multiple years of participation in Rampage? Keep killing it and film with Lorin (aka training wheels).
  • + 2
 Always excited to see a new post from you, Wil. Great work to you and all involved!
  • + 2
 Cliff airs all day!! Good one!
  • + 2
 Sick edit and great article Wil!
  • + 2
 Awesome fun dude! RideOn!
  • + 2
 Cliff Huxtable!

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