One of my favorite things to watch is people riding a set of trails for the first time. Stringing together a few jumps that you have never ridden before is a feeling that you only get a few chances at and a feeling worth chasing for the rest of your life. I love seeing visitors come to the trails and get to the bottom of the hill with huge smiles and high fives from the locals.
Last week, Tristan Adams and Steve Perjanik came to Santa Cruz to ride the trails for a few days and this is some visual evidence of them adapting quickly. No flashes, just some shot-from-the-hip photos of some visitors enjoying the trails.