electrical bike Remembering Jordie Lunn with Unreleased Video from Journey to Peru with Brett Tippie
Certain sufficient, we had good occasions with everybody shuttling huge vertical on trails simply out of Cusco with 3000′, 4000′, and 5000′ vertical descents all over the place and solely using the identical path once more as soon as the entire week. We went by means of brake pads and ate in each fancy eating places, native cafes and even ate guinea pig with some pleasant mountain people farmers of their genuine dust flooring farmhouse on the base of an enormous mountain in the midst of nowhere.
We then went on a 4 day tenting journey deep into the Andes over the Ausengate Cross full with Haku company, a prepare dinner, porters, tents, meals, and provides carried by horses and bought as much as 16,400′ above Sea Stage. That was the very best both of us had ever been using bikes.
Andrew Younger flew right down to video the tenting journey on the final minute and he crushed the altitude and shot alongside photographer Steve Shannon who had just a few extra days to acclimatize. There was nice climate, no wifi, cool individuals, wonderful meals tenting, sizzling swimming pools and sick freeride adventures all day lengthy for 3 nights. A random pleasant wild canine joined us for the 4 day journey and we fed him and he frolicked with us affectionately.
We climbed laboriously on the excessive altitude (Jordie made me do 30 pushups with him on the prime of some mountains after all… he all the time did that) however then we bought to experience huge mountain scree traces, some chutes, steep faces, open bowls, tech chunky pitches, and flowy sweepers amongst the herds of Llamas and Alpacas and under the circling birds of prey.
There was some random centuries previous trails (from many, many generations of mountain individuals and animals residing up right here at excessive altitude) right here and there however we additionally bought to experience some first descents too! It was a dream journey and there was a lot laughing, shredding, feasting, partying, and having fun with the wonderful tradition and large mountains.
Tragically we misplaced Jordie final fall. It was a shock to lose such a liked and invincible particular person. Jordie’s friendliness, mild nature, and enthusiasm for all times will likely be remembered by the whole mountain bike neighborhood. He was particularly wonderful with children and was simply one of many camper children favorite coaches. My children adored him. He was the primary mountain biker to do a cork 720, had an enormous bag of wonderful methods and constructed his personal artistic, distinctive loopy stunts within the bushes. He seemed like a closely muscled, tattooed MMA fighter… however had the mild coronary heart of a lion. A longtime racer turned freerider film star, he was lately a renaissance man along with his profitable ‘Tough AF’ badass video sequence.
We had a video edited from Peru and was able to drop it final season however shelved it instantly upon listening to the unhappy information and processed his passing. We did not actually know what to do with it however finally have began to suppose it might be good for individuals to see an journey with Jordie with some enjoyable mtn biking, to recollect and honor him. Thanks to Haku Expeditions for bringing us on this epic journey that I might by no means know on the time can be our final one collectively. I really feel fortunate to have recognized Jordie, to have referred to as him a good friend for many years and to have shared this time with our legendary good friend!
A lot love my good friend. The MTB world will always remember you.