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06. Trying NOT to die riding Hangover Trail in Sedona – #MTB #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Greg samples the death-defying heights of the Hangover trail in Sedona, Arizona. This is a singletrack mountain bike trail with steep exposures – one false move and you’re a goner!
Riding his Kona Process dual suspension mountain bike, Greg shows you his POV footage of Hangover Trail.

Ride Log

GREG’s REVIEW: 👍😱🤢👍 Skip it if you’re afraid of heights.
FUN FACTOR: Bucket list ride.
TRAIL RATING:  Double Black = Experts Only
RIDE AGAIN? Yes but not alone.
FAMILY FRIENDLY? No
CLIMB: 272 m / 958 feet
FEATURES: Extreme exposure🤢😱
Very steep, high risk factor. Serious consequences of mistakes.

Trailhead

This was as close as we could get to the mountain bike trail with our camper van. Greg rode the jeep trail up to meet up with the Hangover trailhead.

Next Up

Sampling more mtb trails while living the van life.

Where We Stayed

The most beautiful free campsite we’ve stayed at so far. For more details of where we traveled on our #flightofthesnowbirds escapade, see the map below…

: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

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Rest in peace, Anthony Bourdain

Such a huge loss this morning.

Anthony Bourdain’s suicide has hit home for me too. My thoughts go out to his friends & family.

Living with depression is hard. I’ve been living with ugly thoughts since before I knew what depression was. It comes and it goes, isolating blackness that pulls me out of life without my consent. I just want to be happy and I marvel at those who seem to be comfortable in their skin. I’VE been that happy person, at times. And then I’m not again.

Tony’s work exposed me to things I love deeply: cooking, great storytelling, travel, adventure. If I could name a hero to look up to, I’d name Anthony Bourdain.

He’s shown us how sharing a meal can unite the world; crossing differences near and far – it doesn’t matter. People are people, and we are kind. I’ve experienced this myself.

As for me, I’m doing my best to prioritize the things that make me happy. I’m travelling as much as I can. I’m riding the heck out of my mountain bike because it makes me feel like a kid again. I’m learning to fix my bike when I break stuff (too often!). I want to be the best Dad I can be. I’m trying to be mindful that life is GOOD. And I am trying every day to keep the blackness at bay.

The solution is in YOUR hands. Please try to find the things that make you happy and prioritize them. Reach out to your friends & family. They love you and you will feel their love. Begin to love yourself again.

I have huge hugs and love for my family & friends. When I see you I will let you know just how much you mean to me.

Greg

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05. Sampling Singletrack in Salinas & Joshua Tree – #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Fort Ord in Salinas to check out our first MTB singletracks of the trip! Greg uses our gimble for the first time to give you a POV of the ride.

Next Up

Mountain biking in Phoenix, Arizona!

Where We Stayed

Monterey Veterans Memorial Park Campground: 36.59879, -121.91213
Buttonwillow Southbound Rest Stop: 35.4179, -119.42498
Bureau of Land Management Site (BLM) near Joshua Tree: 34.172930, -116.224660
Yucca Valley Walmart: 34.13227, -116.38461

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks