Sadly, the joke writes itself.
Don’t get me wrong, I love living and riding in Nor Cal, but with land management policy being what it is here, this fancy bumper sticker about my own local spot says it all:
There’s always someone better… unless you’re Gwin of course. Or Semenuk. Or Aggy. Or… well… ok there’s lots of people that are better.
There’s just nothing better on a bike than boosting a jump for some righteous air. Maybe somedays you’re into some technical rock garden riding and other days you’re down for some flow trail love, or maybe some brake-smoking chute sliding… all of it’s fun, but there’s just no beating catching air.
And being able to scratch that itch in my beloved backyard Briones… life is good.
Hence the patch.