Summer takes over from Spring and things start to slow a little in the world of OTE. I have just returned from anothe r great trip down under where all things EDGE are alive and well. Our fourth Fat Tyre Festival in Melrose saw a sunny weekend with great attendance and even international representation from the USA (besides me this time) and as far as Italia. It still thrills my soul everytime I get to ride my bike on skinny sungletrack under a Gum Tree while a Kangaroo crosses frantically past my front wheel, that, is cool!
Speaking of cool; the new destination project in Attherton Queensland Australia is going forward in great ways and I was privaledged to be invited with IMBA Australias Nic Bowman to do a trail design school for the enthusiastic locals there in the tropics. Just up from Cairns sits the Atherton tablelands adn the little (fruita size) town of Atherton. With rainforest and temerate forest and Outback all within a bikes reach it is a wonderful place to visit and soon you'll be visiting it on a collection of purpose built (and I mean the purpose of being awesome on a bike) trails amongst the amazing wildlife and envuirons of the trpoics. watch for updfates and maybe even an OTE in the TLQ someday soon!
Meanwhile back in the USA; Fruita and Hurricane saw great spring weather and great spring seasosn in both locations of amazing Colorado Plateau Mountain Biking. Fruita played host to one of the best conditions ever for the sixth 18 hours of Fruita. While Hurricane will launch its Hurricane Zion MOuntain Bike Festival in October this tear the 14-16th. If you attend the Interbike trade show or are in the neigbiorhood, join us after the show September 16-18 for Afterbike and some riding on the legendary mesas of Southwest Utah.
This fall will also reveal the brand new Over the Edge Sedona AZ and we hope that you can join us for the grand opening weekend to be announced soon. Look for our ad in BIKE Magazine, the Photo Annual too, coming out in a week or so. Whatever the opening of Sedona; if your looking for a place to ride when cool temps hit your home turf; Sedona has long been famous to OTE Staff for our escapes from winter into the 60-7- degree winter days of Northern AZ. We'' help you find the hidden wonders of Sedona whenever you can make it down.
Thanks for checking in and reading my words. Oh and the picture is from Sea Otter where Cam McCall provided the background to Maggie and I chillin in the BIKE tent; Thanks Cam, and yes; I'll take you up on the back flip lessons as soon as I get my eyes fixed this August.
Cheers to You all, from AZ
Come ride with us soon!