Images and Words by Moonhead Media.

I'm not sure gee actually expected me to follow up on his suggestion when he half-seriously suggested I come out to Cali during one of their annual winter training camps.

Deep into the British Winter and Having just wrapped a cold day of shooting up at Dyfi Bike Park, the thought of So-Cal sun was an inviting one.

I'd been wanting to visit this particular area of the planet for as long as I could remember and I wasn't going to let this opportunity pass.

Rach and Athy would be absent this time around, leaving just Gee and new team member, Charlie Hatton, along with mechanic Joe and a slightly less expected, Greg Callaghan.

"Don't get me wrong, I love suffering through the Irish winter as much as anyone. I do genuinely enjoy the muddy and cold riding. But, if I was to say I wasn't excited at the thought of riding dusty tracks in the Californian sun with a couple of the fastest bike riders around, I'd be lying."

And so it began.

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