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Writing a wrapup story for an event like Kali Kamp is always a bit of a puzzler. With 20-plus people all camping at the beach for a couple of nights and shuttling into the hills to ride the world renowned singletrack of Santa Cruz, everyone’s experience ends up being slightly different.  But I think these two quotes overheard just moments after a particularly rowdy section of trail can give you a pretty good indication. “That was amazing,” said one guest.  Followed closely by the thoughts of a second rider. “I think I’m going to puke,” he muttered.  And there it...

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Some people might call it a junket.  Others might call it a boondoggle. Still others might call it a trek, or an outing, or an expedition, or a jaunt, or a journey, or an off-site meeting, or a field trip, or maybe even a vision quest. And still others would probably just call it for what it really is, an opportunity to get paid to ride your bike. Well, call it whatever you like, but we call it Kali Kamp. That’s right, it’s that time of year again where we, the Kali staff, pack our tents, grease our chains, pump...

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If you struggle with track stand or technical climbing or riding wheels or bunny hopping or doing anything tricky at all on your bike and you hate the people who make it look simple, then you might not want to google Mike Steidley or watch any of his videos. You see, Mike Steidley is not only 13 time National Trials Champion, but he has been traveling the world entertaining crowds and basically making the impossible not only possible, but appear easy. "Mike is not only a great bike rider," said Brad Waldron, Kali boss. "But, he's also a great entertainer." We...

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Kali is loading up the truck and headed to Outerbike in Bentonville, AR. If you don't already know, Outerbike is a series of bike demo events to beat all bike demo events. We will be hitting up the one later this month in Arkansas, setting up our tent, loaning out some lids and generally taking in all that is Bentonville. We have heard, read and seen the pictures and it appears there are some amazing two-wheeled adventures happening down there, but we decided to reach out a local expert, prior to arriving, to get the download. In the process we learn...

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Jordie Lunn was not just some epic mountain bike stunt rider, YouTube star, podium worthy athlete or an Instagram doubleclick, for us at Kali Jordie Lunn was family.  The news of his loss is devastating to everyone here. He has been a member of the extended Kali family for years and we have been following his career for much longer than that. "Jordie was easy to be around," said Brad Waldron, Kali founder. "He never made you feel like he didn’t have time for you even at Crankworx, his biggest stage." As with all our athletes, we much preferred to see his smiling...

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