Originally posted March 29, 2004. This spot was tucked between a creek and a shopping center, and it was excellent.
On our way down to the Chalk Creek 4X race, we stopped in Colorado Springs for some dirt jumping action. Our guide led us to a patch of disused land crammed between a housing tract and a commercial district. It didn’t look like much from the street, which seems smart, but a short walk revealed a tricky beginner line and a rash of big expert stuff. Time to play!
The family Ambrose — Mike, Shannon, five-month-old Devon, Rocky and Nugget — were riding, digging and hanging out. Seeing the full family circus at the dirt jumps gives me hope for humanity (and for myself, with my wife starting to turn the baby screws).
The berm of the ages
Near the end of a set of big doubles, this huge, near-vertical berm shot you back the way you came.
One of the big lines started with this sweetly flowy stepdown.
My First Berm by Playskool
A loose, low berm set up the “beginner” section. It was just tricky enough to session for a while.
The ol’ over-under
With light fading fast, Mike and Steve timed this perfectly. Done. That’s a wrap!
If you like this photo, you’ll probably dig this action.