So I got a random instant message like a week or two ago from Bryan Bartoli, if the name sounds firmilliar to some of you Chicago riders, its because thats where hes from. Being in the Midwest and North in the Winter is ROUGH… As I write this it is 1 degree outside, and a fair amount of snow on the ground. So Bryan was talking to me about a little trip he has planned and it sounded interesting. I asked if he planned on documenting it in any way and he said he was bringing his camera to take pictures.
“Kurt, the weather is shit in the Midwest I can’t deal with it to much longer I’m going to California. The idea started with a decision not to go to Colorado on ski trip, but I still wanted to go somewhere to have fun for a week with warmer weather. California was the answer; I have a place to stay, the weather is decent mid to high 60’s and plenty of spots to ride. I’m headed to Camarillo, CA to stay with a friend of mine that moved out there 3 years ago, This trip is taking my girlfriend and I to new places we have never been before. Plans include the Santa Anna Banks, L.A. street, Baldy Pipe, and possibly Woodward West. I’m in Cali for a week December 16-23 and that’s a lot to do in a week so some interesting times should be had. The hardest part of this trip is now; trying to cram for finals at school, get packed to go, do last minute Christmas shopping. However I got lucky and don’t have to bring bikes to the airport I had those shipped out there for $2.50 a bike, I’m glad my dad works for a shipping company. So I can’t wait to set foot on the plane. I thank you for the opportunity to do this write up and look for updated daily.”
– Bryan Bartoli
So starting December 16th or so, there should be posts of pictures, and other events from the trip, along with other things like what to bring on trips like this and everything that goes with that. It should be interesting so check it out!
Also if you are in the area for any of those and would like to maybe meet up with Bryan just shoot me an e-mail BMXrochester@hotmail.com it would be cool to get some people to show him spots and stuff too.