I think plenty of us could agree that school isn't too exciting. Come vacation time, it's time for a vacation. With a month to kill, a drive California with Eli Moore seemed like a good idea, which quickly became the plan. The details weren't important; a date to get there seemed irrelevant (sooner the better was good enough), booking a flight home didn't cross my mind, and a place to stay also seemed like a minor detail. But after the trip had begun, we received word from Wes Williams;
This was the first indication that this trip was going to kick ass. It did mean that we would be on air mattresses the next few weeks, but it also meant we were about to have one hell of a time; and that we did.
There is a ton of opportunity for shooting out there. Everybody and their brother rides dirt bikes in Southern Cali. If you sit at the local In-And-Out and look at the entrance, it's like your watching opening ceremonies before a Supercross race. The pro rider ratio out there is no different than the hick ratio we've got up here in the sticks of Maine. This opens the doors to plenty of shooting potential. The above photo was taken on New Years. The following photo is from New Years morning, only hours later and no sleep in between:
Spur of the moment shoots were too easy with so much so close. Ryan Walters told us in the middle of the night that he was headed out to shoot with Twitch and Hanny in the morning. Sign me up, obviously we were down to tag along. It was a mellow day hitting just the one booter they had set up, but there will definitely be some good video to come out of Walter's edit once the heli footage gets worked in with the rest.
One other shooting related highlight to the trip was hitting up the hills in Beaumont. After too many years of drooling over the place in every photo or video, the visit grew long over due. With a good crew that would for sure throw some whips, it was sweet to roll off of the interstate to a little beat down path to what I belive most mx fans would consider Moto Heaven.
Before having to leave due to the hell-like confines of school, time was made for some good times, some supercross events, and some shooting. With a variety of footage and the itch for an old school feel, we've got ourselves the Vurb Original: Winter Special