In the waning hours of yesterday’s Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival, I reminded CLMTB Crew president Aaron Hautala that he said he was definitely going to do the big jump into the US Airbag that was set up in the center of Crosby. I thought he was going to play the I’m-too-busy-running-this-festival-to-have-time-for-that-kid-stuff card. But I was wrong. He put on his game face and did it. Here’s the play-by-play in 9 photos:
Here’s the 11-second video of Aaron’s jump:
I’m still recovering from the high of the free fall. It seemed I was much higher and fell much longer than what the film and video optics illustrated. The 5,000 foot drop was my biggest gravity jump ever. (5,000 or 35 feet, stories can grow with age. Hey, have I ever told you about the time I caught a blue marlin in the Yawkey Mine Lake?) Great post Griff! Thank you again for coming up and being a champion behind the Cuyuna Lakes!
Hey Isaac, good to hear you made the plunge, too.
How did it happen that I didn’t run into you over the weekend?
That post was actually me, Aaron, still under my handle of the Yeti handler, speaking of the Yeti handler, if you look at the new Cuyuna Lakes Klunker Ride poster, does that look like the Yeti handler riding the bike? I thought it did, the artist said it was not intentional.
Ahhhhhhh, my bad, Aaron. “Handler”! I get it. Duh. My apologies to Isaac!
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