I’ll be the first to admit that I talk a fair amount of shit on our neighboring spot down south, the 495 Trails. Truth be told, I’m stoked that the place is still around. Back in my college days I used to set up my schedule so that I would have time to sneak out there for a session in between classes. The place has seen its share of ups and downs over the last 18 years or so, but it’s still going and still getting people psyched on riding trails. Here’s a look at the 2016 season out there…
I’m psyched that I get to close out 2015’s post with a video of my friends riding our local spots (minus my trails). These are the guys helping keep the trails scene alive here in the DC area. We definitely went through a period of the scene almost being completely dead around here but thanks to Matt, Steve, Taylor and Chase, things are probably the best they’ve been since the days of the Capital Trails. Cheers fellas!
Munir El Kadri gets in the double session at Brazil’s Horto and Jacaranda Trails. It’s always fun to hit up multiple trails in one day. I’m hoping we can get some days like that going around here. Fools just need to get their acts together (Taylor Hayek I’m looking in your direction).
It happened again! Local trails etiquette expert and jump building aficionado Taylor Hayek has once again blown up his knee. This time it happened in the woods as opposed to the 180 off of a curb that did it in last time. Being the dedicated builder that he is, Taylor isn’t going to let a poorly executed lip rollback keep him from moving dirt. He’s already secured a CVS knee brace and is back in the woods with shovel in hand. You can keep up with his trails/knee/Audi exploits by following him on Instagram, @ridemoretrails. Get well buddy!