While the Oregon Outback as a ride/race/trip had an enormous impact on me (more on that later) the biggest element is who you share these kind of experiences with.
While we hadn’t necessarily planned to ride this together, myself, Don, John, Bryan, Chris, Calvin and Brad united in the parking lot starting grid and became a veritable band of brothers. For some it was new relationships for me it was cementing old ones that were distanced through only seeing people briefly at races or in the case of myself and Brad; supporter and team.
I couldn’t have asked to share the experience with a better group of dudes.
Don did an incredible job of capturing all these guys who will be engrained in my memory of that epic trip.