“I’m flexing because I want your photos to look good, I’m sorry for wearing so much sunscreen because I’m sure that fucks up the photographs and I don’t want to do that to Manual for Speed.” – Nic Hamilton, Team JELLY BELLY P/B KENDA.
“My Spirt Bear likes mountains, fresh air and Salmon—I mean Trout. Being in the mountains is prime territory, once we get down to the city he dosen't enjoy that quite as much so we’re looking to get it done today. I think there is some cloud coverage coming in and the way that’s going to play off the high mountain lakes could mean a little bit more of a suntan for me, and I’m looking forward to that.” Kiel Reijnen, Team UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING.
Man of the Mountains, Matt Cooke.
"I’m going to Mexico, baby! Yeah man, some cyclist with legs twice as wide as my whole body rode by me yesterday and he asked me where I was going and and what I was up to, so I told him and he was like, 'Cool keep it up man I like what you’re doing,' and then he hands me a Taos Mountain Steroid Energy Bar. Says right here, '99% direct cow steroids and 1% vegan stuff.' I was running from something in my 20’s but I straightened all that out, now I have a wife and kids and I’m just doing this for the health of it. They’re going to meet me at the Grand Canyon." – Mat from Wilmington, North Carolina.
These Colorado State Police Special Unit motorcycles are used in back country, off the roadway and trail system areas, and for the USA Pro Challenge.
“If you keep taking photos right there, they will HAUL YOUR ASS OUT OF HERE.” – USA Pro Challenge Course Marhsal & Fuckface (this is our second aggro-encounter in as many days). Mid-driveby castigation, the marshal points to a dude standing down at the end of the dam-bridge-road in front of some kind of engineering-looking building, towards where we’re headed, and from a distance the dude does in fact look tactical and legit. But when we pass him, he turns out to be a fat civilian guy in a fishing hat.
“I always carry my toothbrush with me, but I usually don’t brush my teeth until after 11:00 AM when I’ve had an Americano. I’m wearing SPF 70.” – Troy Lyons, Team NOVO NORDISK sougnier.
WORK CREW, L to R: Andy Hugley, Clark Roberts, Scott Hoftiezer, Russ Patterson (with the broom), Zane Znamenacek, Alan Clubb.
MFS: "Why are you using a dump-truck to block the road way?" Kevin Gable, CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) Region 3: ”Can you drive through that?”
World-famous Jeremy D. Dunn preparing for a 50 meter foot race against a Segway.
This interview was conducted through Smokey the Bear’s proxy, a National Forest Service Ranger: “Smokey is out here representing the National Forest, you guys are in a National Forest right now. Smokey wants to say, "Keep your forest fires in their rings and be sure to put them out when you're done, because we need to prevent forest fires!' Smokey is strictly a fire guy, Woodsy the Owl on the other hand is our litter guy, but Woodsy is not here because we think you guys are all going to pick up after yourselves. Right?!”