When Kevin said, “Let’s go to Dirt Rag Dirt Fest” I was hesitant. My first thought was, “I’m an imposter.” Yeah I ride, and I ride as often as possible, but I am still fairly new to MTB. I don’t jump, I don’t do raised, skinny features, my style can’t even remotely be called “shredding” and I seldom race. My mechanical skills are minimal and I probably can’t name every part on a bike.
I just love to ride. Go to an MTB fest…well, that made me think I’m a poser. But no. The MTB community is pretty inclusive. You have a bike, you ride that bike, and you’re a rider. Simple. This looks like too much fun to skip. Skills clinics, checking out gear, riding demo bikes, meeting folks, listening to live music and enjoying good beer. You had me at Oskar Blues. But wait: Green Flash and Alpine, too?! This is gonna be awwwwsome! – Ken