A surreal and cartoonish painting of my mountain bike buddy Chris Ivory enthralling the crowds at Tsali trailhead "posing" lot.
King of Tsali, acrylics on illustration board, 11.5" x 13.5" © Joe Gallwitz 2002

King of Tsali, acrylics on illustration board, 11.5" x 13.5" © Joe Gallwitz 2002

 

 

A surreal attempt to capture my mountain bike buddy Chris Ivory as he enthralls the crowds at Tsali trailhead "posing" lot. We use to love sitting in the Posing Lot and watch the folks try to outdo each other or show off their tech skills to the crowd, until Chris felt it was time to actually show everyone what real high falutin' skills really were like. The guys with heavy duty downhill bikes in the mega travel range, all the combat gear, and attitude were the most fun, since they only left the poser's lot to go down to their camp for another beer and we never saw them on the trail as Tsali wasn't really designed for long heinous downhill thrills and it was way too much work on those bikes and there weren't no shuttles.