Two weekends ago we took a trip out to Salt Lake City to help celebrate the completion of some friends’ two year project, CR 2013. If you aren’t familiar with CR 2013, here’s the cliff notes version:
Some roughneck do-er types from Bolts Action decided they would ride vintage Honda XR dirt bikes from South Utah alllllllllllll the way to Costa Rica. Over 6000 miles of travel, countless countries, copious amounts of cerveza, lots of border crossing bribery and break downs for days. All carefully and accurately documented by none other than Steven Stone. Now, most would assume Señor Stone would be shooting from a chase vehicle with a safe, dry place to keep all of his gear…but no. Not Stone. He rode just like the rest of the guys. Gear packed in Pelicans strapped to his XR, and a camera slung over his back making for easy grab and go photos in real time on the bike. We just had a photo show in Salt lake City Utah to showcase the work that Stone brought back and the adventure he and his crew went on. The event was a banger, held at the Coan Ent showroom that we are graciously represented by for the territory. Free beer, some ridiculously good tacos, and a whole gang of good time having people showed up, making for a long long night.
Now, being the small brand that we are, with limited resources and since we were headed out for the CR13 jam… We thought ‘why not shoot our Holiday 2015 look book in south Utah at the same time? Our main man and Utah liason Jake Hobbs agreed with this plan and said he would dial us in to some primitive camping. Coming off a pretty “glamp” filled Big Sur trip the weekend before we were excited to get off the grid and into some BLM terrain. Jake delivered, and provided us with a coordinate only base camp about 10mi off the highway into the Utah desert. The dramatic and harsh barren landscapes provided the perfect backdrop for the holiday range, allowing us to showcase an environment our product is meant to live within. Now, that in itself would have been fine. But we needed to get some supplemental imagery of the environments, something truly remote. Insert our Sprinter loaded with 4 Cr450’s. We blasted 30+ miles out into the Utah desert with only the search of dramatic landscapes in mind. This is the kind of territory that makes you realize if you break a leg, run out of fuel or have mechanical issues you’d better be prepared, because no one is coming out after you. Armed with a talented group of friends with an incredible amount of knowledge we felt comfortable in pushing ourselves. As for the imagery we came back with, you’ll have to wait till holiday to see more.
Here are some images of the CR event and our HO15 base camp. Also, we thought some photos of our dude Forrest sessioning the canyon wall at camp like a skate park would be fun to see as well. Enjoy.