Part of a weekend with Jim & Lisa...

Lisa Myklak and Jim Tharp decided to rent a car and drive to So Cal for the weekend to shred the waves and dirt. They drove to Ventura to hang out with VitalMtb's Sean Spomer and surf... then they headed to Orange County, getting here just in time for an epic evening of bombing my river berm, riding the cuttie track, shooting photos and video followed by carne asada tacos & PBR's... good times.

The next day we went over to the step-up which has suffered a lot of rain damage with 3' of the landing falling off making the gap longer but thanks to Chad and Brent it's running great. I hit it a few times so Jim could see the way as it's a 6' step-up and a 12' gap and a 4' tall landing that's not exactly forgiving... but don't worry, the roll-in gives you plenty of speed now that it's dry. After a few runs Jim was ready and started to ride... once Jim was comfortable, Lisa couldn't resist the urge to pad-up and drop-in. Before lunch Lisa was doing tables and one handers in a train with Jim and following me close as I spun inconsistent 3's in front of her...

We even tried out my homemade dolly and got some pretty cool panning shots using just my GoPro Hero HD... Thanks Jaymo! We took a lunch break and then came back for a sunset session on a step-down to jump-berm-jump set-up that was really fun and produced some nice photos. On a side note... usually I shoot most of our photos but I recently discovered my girlfriend's talent for photography and photoshop... I actually knew she was a photoshop wizard and now this...

Here's a few of the photos... the web edit is coming soon.

Enjoy

 My new favorite passtime while Zeus chases bunnies...

We know this looks NOTHING like the Jim Tharp we all know and love but trust me... under that fullface is a steezy coffee lovin' bike rider. Don't believe me... look at those pants.

Lisa takes a run on the Roam and came back all smiles...


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