Where did they all go? Do they not see just how incredible this is?
— Kurt Stafki, under the aurora borealis

Back in May, we stole away to the North Shore for a long Memorial Day weekend. For many, that weekend signals the beginning of summer, with cook outs, shandy beers, fishing, and for us, weeks upon weeks of uninterrupted riding during our short peak season here in the North. A time when the temps start rising and spring storms subside, giving way to the heat, humidity, and mosquitos of the Northern Summer.

Combing back over our adventures from the year I decided to unearth this one as a look back at the long summer we've had and remember the good times we shared with our friends and loved ones. We hope everyone out there reading this got to get in some good trips away from home, whether it was just a trip out of town to your favorite local spot, or maybe you hit the road for a few weeks on the grand adventure you'd been planning for years and were finally able to pull off. Whatever the case, we hope you had fun.

Here's to transitioning to into fall, getting ready for the long winter ahead, and never stopping looking for that next adventure just around the corner.

 - Zach

A little titanium, a little carbon, and a lot of steel. Weapons of choice for the weekend.

A little titanium, a little carbon, and a lot of steel. Weapons of choice for the weekend.

Super stoked that these 4 joined us for the day!

Super stoked that these 4 joined us for the day!

Alex is a wood nymph, we're 35% sure that's true.

Alex is a wood nymph, we're 35% sure that's true.

This bridge has about as much squish as a full-sus mountain bike. NO JUMPING!

This bridge has about as much squish as a full-sus mountain bike. NO JUMPING!

Baptism River Upper Falls was rushing.

Baptism River Upper Falls was rushing.

Morning light

Morning light

Bikes! Humans! 

Bikes! Humans! 

We got our shelter all set up in a deep pine grove on the outskirts of the campground. The trio of sites 20, 30, and 32, 10/10 would recommend.

We got our shelter all set up in a deep pine grove on the outskirts of the campground. The trio of sites 20, 30, and 32, 10/10 would recommend.

Cheesin'

Cheesin'

Breakfast tacos!

Breakfast tacos!

All Japan, all the time.

All Japan, all the time.

One of the best, shortest climbs in Minnesota, Palisade Head is a must whenever you're cycling around Tettagouche State Park.

One of the best, shortest climbs in Minnesota, Palisade Head is a must whenever you're cycling around Tettagouche State Park.

The bar was not a disappointment.

The bar was not a disappointment.

Late Night Tales: Finland, MN

Late Night Tales: Finland, MN

Somehow, Ben managed to save this one...

Somehow, Ben managed to save this one...

Anna going for that QOM

Anna going for that QOM

These two were crushing the climbs and cheesin' pretty much all of the rest of the time!

These two were crushing the climbs and cheesin' pretty much all of the rest of the time!

We come up here for #roadslikethese. Lax Lake Road is a good one.

We come up here for #roadslikethese. Lax Lake Road is a good one.

This Pug is named Porsche. She's a showboat. We're pretty sure this isn't acceptable given Minnesota health code, but that really doesn't matter. You can't put a stop to cuteness, it just finds a way to come on through. Plus, 4 Season's is a hell of a good restaurant, so, if there's a few dog hairs in my food, I'll forgive that.

This Pug is named Porsche. She's a showboat. We're pretty sure this isn't acceptable given Minnesota health code, but that really doesn't matter. You can't put a stop to cuteness, it just finds a way to come on through. Plus, 4 Season's is a hell of a good restaurant, so, if there's a few dog hairs in my food, I'll forgive that.

This small portion of the show to which we were treated courtesy of Kurt Stafki (@krtstfk) - fly fishing savant, cat-loving human, marketeer, rye whiskey enthusiast.

This small portion of the show to which we were treated courtesy of Kurt Stafki (@krtstfk) - fly fishing savant, cat-loving human, marketeer, rye whiskey enthusiast.