Road trip! The first fmb of the season for me went off last weekend in Grand Junction, Colorado. Me and my Ns bikes/Lama cycles teammate, Aeron Learmonth, set out on the road for a whole day of driving to make it out there. These drives are starting to feel like an everyday thing! The drive crawled by but we were excited to arrive thursday night with just enough sunlight left to check out the course and brainstorm line ideas for the next day of practice.
The course was pretty similar to the year before so I already had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do. Practice went great and we managed to ride all the lines and start to get comfortable on the jumps. My foot was still not 100% from my crash 3 weeks earlier in Utah but it was holding up suprisingly well. I made sure to tape it up really well and luckily I was able to avoid casing anything. The top drop although pretty small definately gave me the most trouble but it was clear sailing from there and as long as I didnt have any rough landings or crashes I didnt really notice it much.
Best trick was that night and I knew I wanted to frontflip the last jump in my run so I figured it was the perfect time to do it. I dropped in early in the session and stomped it clean first try! I was pretty happy to get that out of the way and the croud seemed pretty stoked to see the first frontflip of the competition. I sat out the rest of the best trick and enjoyed the show, things were going off and I was hesitant to keep riding at risk of hurting my foot more and not being able to compete in the main event the next day.