That’s Jon Garrison. He is probably the best mountain biker I know, but every single time we ride something goes wrong for him. Multiple flats, broken chains, forgetting his water or having his road bike clips on his pedals but wearing his mountain bike shoes (or visa versa).

Last spring we went for a long weekend trip in Asheville, NC where we hit up our favorite trails. During this ride, Jon wrecked no less than 5 times in the first mile and when we switched trails he toppled over 3 or 4 more times. When we made it to the third trail of the day, I thought he was finally getting it together when he broke away up a steep hill – but then I found him kneeling beside his bike with a “broken derailleur”. When I came over to inspect the situation (and give him a hard time for his lousy riding that day) he proposed!
Since then, he still forgets his water bottle on multiple occasions and usually has at least one flat during our ride, but our best memories are always on the trails.

Name: Kaila
Bicycle: Cannondale F500
City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana

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