Friday, October 05, 2007

living the dream

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to head out to Moab, UT to help out with the Adventures Xstream Adventure Race. While out there, I got to do some riding on Amasa Back/Cliffhanger trail and part of the Kokopelli Trail as well as meet some fantastic racers and race personnel from some Pro teams like Team Salomon/Crested Butte.
Salomon also had some of their wares on display at the finish line so I had the chance to check out some of their shoes which are NUMEROUS in variety and function.

Several years back, I had a pair of Salomon's shoes, but they didn't wear very well. At first, they were very comfortable, but the soles came unglued and they weren't very light. It seems Salomon has learned their lesson and their shoes have come a LONG way since then. I was surprised at how comfortable the XA Pro 3D were. They were lighter than any other trail shoe I've tried on recently with the possible exception of the La Sportiva Raceblade or Fireblade, but the Salomon's also felt very stable. When the mileage starts getting higher on my Montrails and Vasques, I may have to give one of the pairs of Salomons a shot.


Anonymous said...

Yes you are living the dream buddy.
That part of the U.S. is my most favorite place to run. I've been toying with the idea of trying that Desert R.A.T.S. 6 Day stage race out next June. Which runs the entire length of the Kokopelli Trail. I just have to find a way to come up with the money as it has a hefty entrance fee of 1000 dollars. Wish I was there.

Shane"Crash"Jones said...

I want to mountain bike the kokopelli trail. Interested? Call my cell phone so I have your new #.

Wyatt said...

DUDE! I told you maybe a year ago how much I loved my Solomons. NOW you finally believe me. Turd.