March 20th, 2017 9:56am
In writing this story, the words of Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers - "I'm just Living the Dream"…seems most appropriate. Why? Because this year two excellent riders, Dennis Yuroshek and Carolynn Romaine have quit their jobs and thrown caution to the wind to travel the Western US racing in all the major Super D events. They may be representing Bicycle World TV, but our immensely small budget and staff of none doesn't help them out at all. What you will get is some raw and probably epic footage of sweet trails you're not likely know about if it wasn't for their trip. It's not like we are Red Bull or anything. Now that we mention it, this isn't any Atherton project either with everything paid for and scripted. These two aren't selling ski resorts or underwear, they are traveling on a budget and sharing what is possible if you want to choose the path less travelled.
Carolynn Romain killing it on route to a 7th place in pro-women in Bend Oregon. (photo creds to Tim Zimmerman)
Living out of their pimpin sprinter van with their dog Dixxie, these two riders-racers will shred more trail and get more vertical single track than is really fair. But you can't blame them, we all wish it was us right?
Here is the first episode from the Bend Oregon Super D - Where Dennis and Carolynn begin their journey after driving from Phoenix, Arizona.. Be sure to check in regularly for trip updates and other road story shenanigans.
We almost forgot, since we couldn't give them any real money, if you throw them a sandwich or bag of chips along the way it would be much appreciated and could score you a cool t-shirt or something....thanks and enjoy.