Two years ago I went to the North Carolina Downhill race at Mount Jefferson and had a bad time. Stress, interpersonal drama, chance oversights, bad luck, and truly terrible weather left me pretty bummed on the whole experience.
This year was very different. Instead of coming out a week beforehand to skate with a huge crew of skaters I didn’t know well, I flew out four weeks early to overdose on insanely sick North Carolina roads with a super solid crew and the locals. It was a truly righteous rip, and by the time the race came around I was pretty ready to chill and shoot the event. (more…)