“The boys all arrived just before dark, and it was raining outside, so I just showed them their couches/rooms for the week and took them out to the Cornish Pasty for the signature Arizona experience. Then we watched “The Finer Things” and brainstormed spots in AZ from web videos. I caught them all up on the footage we have to date, and hit the sheets kinda early.
In Bakos (Brighton Ain’t Ready) fashion, I prepared breakfast for the troops. Then we went to The Wedge to fire out some new “How-to” videos and bike checks. Those turned out pretty good! After the wedge we went to a loading dock spot for Kyle to hit a high speed gap, which he did flawlessly. He has been killing it lately! We then went to the famous baseball field ledges with rails on top, and I can’t wait for you to see what we got there. BOOM. We searched for more spots but had no luck with a few of the ones we had in mind being R.I.P. Some beers, some chillin, and going over footage to wrap the night up.
Ditch day. Starting off with Los Fav’s Burritos (which later gave me, Lahsaan and Kyle insane food poisoning), then we hit up a few ditches I knew the boys would enjoy. Chadwick and Matt Ray met up with us at the Northern Ditch (famous box jump ditch) and Lahsaan and Kyle both got dope lines…Hoang ended up shooting a dead whip over the ditch and flew from 8 feet down to his chest/arm. No bueno. He shook it off though and ended up getting the best clip of the day at the next spot. Then the food poisoning hit us that night. Kyle and I were both up all night puking/dry heaving/getting chills and fevers/ etc. I literally couldn’t sleep it sucked so bad, so the next day (Thursday) was an absolute disaster I couldn’t leave my bed my whole body was aching. After some rest, we’ll be back on it!” – Bobby Kanode