If you have followed our blog for long, you will know we really enjoy mountain biking. Well, since we are in the mountain biking capital of the U.S., you know we had to do some riding and photography – especially on the famous Slick Rock Trail!
We were out at sunset last night and came across a large group of young guys. The bravest of the group were taking turns descending this very steep section of slick rock, and didn’t mind if I did some photography. This guy had already descended successfully once, and decided to try an even steeper section. Well, as you can see he was already in trouble at the top.
Now he is really in trouble! I’m sharing 3 images from a sequence of 8 photos. Unfortunately these are a little too small to really appreciate his facial expressions.
This is how he descended the remainder of the steep hillside. I will spare you the description of the sound of skin on slick rock!
I gotta say I was impressed; he jumped up and shrugged it off and began working on his bike. He actually tackled the hill again. It was a fun group of guys, and never did find out where they were from, but a couple of them, including this guy had spent time in Alaska. They did get a kick out of seeing the sequence of images of their buddy on the back of the camera!