As we all huddle at home and try to work (or keep our sanity) in front of our computers and phones, it's hard to look ahead at a time when all will go 'back to normal'. One of the best ways to keep spirits up is to dream, plan and scheme about what we will do and where we will go once all this resides.
Another way to pass the time is to "Tarantino" this situation and go back! Go back to memories of rad times and high fives! We feel super fortunate to have been a part of, what might go down as, the ONLY major cycling event of the year: The Sedona MTB Festival!
Being a company founded on a mutual love of mountain biking (seriously... REP is a 'thing' because of bikes!) we had all been looking forward to Sedona for months! Aside from shredding the trails, we were looking forward to showing off our updated version of our leadout product, Hitch Tent, and had been working really hard on two prototype bicycle carrying options to drop in Sedona.
So we loaded up our LC200, bikes, gear, prototypes, booth and schwag, left our NorCal facility and road tripped to Sedona! It was a beautiful drive and we woke up to the gorgeous Sedona scenery the next morning. The following few days were filled with meeting amazing people, linking up with awesome brands, riding rad trails, enjoying great food and maybe just one or two awesome local brews!
A truly great time was had! If we'd only known what the following 48hrs would bring after our return home. And then the next week and now, here. Crazy to think about how different things were just 3 weeks ago. Would we have done anything different knowing that this could be the last major event we'd go to for months or more? We don't think so! We had a ton of great times and enjoyed people and new places like we always do!
The memories of smile-inducing times we've had will keep us stoked as much as thinking about the adventures to be had when we can resume a life slightly more familiar! Cheers to everyone we met in Sedona, have met at events past and to those we'll meet in the future!