Last Wednesday we took a trip out to Big Bear Lake, CA. It was amazing. We got into the campsite late and set up while looking at the map of the area. A customer of the shop Erik showed up and was excited to camp with Chris and I. We woke up and made some breakfast and set up a plan to ride around the entire lake on dirt roads. We had a 40 mile route in mind with a couple thousand feet of climbing. This was the first time that the El Mar was fully loaded so it was a test to use some of the gear as well. The area was stunning and the views were amazing. I didn't expect this north woods feel when I moved out here but Cali definitely has everything. We got stuck in a rainstorm even when we were out on the trails. My boss Chris took a nasty spill but trooped it out and made it to the end. We enjoyed each others company this day and ended at a diner in town eating German food and drinking beer. Doesn't get any better.