Looking Back

Submitted by Jason Ashmore

I realized recently that I’ve been mountain biking for 10 years and it’s become a huge part of who I am.

In looking back, I realize Scud has been a constant positive force in my life since the day I started riding. He has been there as part of so many of my favorite cycling memories. Douthat camping trips, Catherine Furnace Rides, The Tour Of Hope, SM100, Alpine Gran Fondo, our Fruita trip  (below) and many many more.

Martin, Phil, Jason and Scott in Moab.

Martin, Phil, Jason and Scott in Moab.

I still remember the day Scud reached out called me to recruit me as the MORE ride coordinator. I’ve been involved with MORE volunteering behind the scenes ever since.

Scud has always been the type of guy that brings out the best in each of us. I can’t think of a more positive or generous human being than Scud. You simply will not find any individual who has done 1/2 as much for mountain bikers in our area…

Always greeting you with a smile and a handshake; or even a hug when you needed it. His kind words and hot Scudfries helped many a weary rider through a tough day on and even off the bike.

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2 thoughts on “Looking Back

  1. Jason,

    This site is amazing. The new pictures and format bring tears to my eyes. Thank you so very much for all your support and dedication towards my Dad and his family. You are a true friend.

    jen (his daughter)

    • Jen,

      Thank you for the kind words. Martin was the driver in the new look! (We make a great team if I do say so myself.)

      One thing that’s very cool about Martin and I working together; is that it was your Dad that really brought us together in the first place. Some of the best and lasting friendships I’ve made in the last ten years have been thanks to your Dad. Martin is just one of the best examples..

      Honestly I really feel like this site and effort doesn’t even begin to come close to how much he has given to me personally over the years let alone our mountain biking community. You guys are in our constant thoughts and prayers as your family tackles this challenge. The entire Ashmore family has enlisted in the Scud army!


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