Day 2 at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City proved to be even more exciting than day 1. We met Stompy the Mammoth, Skip Yowell, the founder of Jansport, and saw myriad amazing new products.
The highlight of the day, however, was the pedicab ride from the Salt Palace to back to the hotel. After a long day of hiking about the trade show, an exhilarating ride in the pedicab was the ticket. After I jumped in, another pedicab pulled up next to us and the race was on! Through the streets and up the curbs of the Salt Lake City sidewalks we hustled- in the end, my pedicab won the race back to the hotel- it was all in fun.
We’re looking forward to spring 2013 with the new Pro from Black Diamond, telling stories with Mountain Hardwear, goodies from THULE and having Stompy visit the stores.
Enjoy the photos and stay tuned for day 3 and a few more amazing new products!
NikWax manager Lawrence Jobe brightening our day with his prize winning vintage shirt.
Sport Chalet CEO Craig Levra with Jansport founder and mountain man Skip Yowell reminiscing about the good old days.
Color distracts me… especially when presented in the form of a beautiful new Black Diamond Camalot X4- a dual axle design to get into the smallest cracks with ease and efficiency. Anyone up for a day of aid climbing?
Climbing the virtual rock – the Black Diamond Camalot X4 in action.
Sub 200 grams for a climbing helmet? Yes! Another Black Diamond win with the Vapor helmet.
Black Diamond with more innovation the ReVolt, a headlamp with rechargeable batteries.
Chris’ favorite chalk bag, the Mammut Rough Rider.
Mammut’s Stompy the Mammoth, or Mammut…
KUHL truck… those wheels are bigger than me!
Mountain Hardwear “The Journey”, real stories about awesome people… more later!
I met Garrett McNamara at the THULE booth! Garrett rode a 78′ wave – surfer king!
Milo and Emmet, the cutest ever siblings!
Goal Zero in action on the back of the pedicab – rocking out with the Nomad solar panel.
Chariot races, girls in the cab, guys pushing the pedals – this looks right! And, my chariot won!
Pedicab pro Louis Gasper – a different kind of cab driver.
Sport Chalet expert Tonya (@modmtbchick) is a hardcore outdoors enthusiast. She began mountain biking over 15 years ago riding radical mountain trails in Montana. Today, she races mountain bikes professionally and also enjoys running, motocross, surfing, rock climbing and yoga. However, her true passion is empowering women through cycling.