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July 21, 2011
Summer Sledding Send-off
SW Newsletter blog - July 21
For the last two years, a group of pro racers, pro backcountry riders, some industry faces and a redneck from the shadows of the Grand Teton have gotten together for a summer sendoff ride in the mountains east of Afton, Wyoming.
Because of the competitive nature of most of the guys on this ride, the action gets almost as intense as the trash talk. I go along to take pictures, but really all I'm interested in is getting guys like RMSHA pro racer Rob Kincaid riled up about something and listening to the string of one-liners that ensues.
But that doesn't mean we didn't run out of entertainment. Tony Jenkins snapped a steering post on his M8, which nearly sent the sled tumbling off the mountain side. He and Kincaid rode two-up for a while after, which set the table for Kincaid's "Sit down and shut up" theme for the rest of the day.
David McClure bent the rails on a sled from jumping it. He kindly came down and parked next to Kincaid, got off and said to Kincaid "Here, you can ride it for a while now," as he walked to Kincaid's sled and took off again.
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