Tucson, Arizona is home to some amazing mountain bike riding. Much of that is located on Mt. Lemmon, approaching an altitude of over 9,000 feet! After a quick trip to Tucson back in December, we got hit with a significant snowfall here in Washington. Thinking about warmer climates and excellent trails, I remembered that TORCA had quite a presence in the Tucson scene. After some research, I learned they had just been awarded a very significant grant, and they were indeed open to hosting the first episode of Local Loam.
I called up Colby Mesick to help with shooting end editing the video, and we were off to “sunny” Arizona. Well, maybe not so sunny in February, as we enjoyed a quick ride with the skilled Ty Hathaway only to be shut down by rain — lots of rain. Anyhow, the remainder of our time in Tucson was excellent, and we can’t wait to get back!