This summer, in early June, I took a trip to Denver to relax a little, visit some friends, and to ride at Winterpark (Trestle Bike Park) which had just opened as most of the snow had melted at the time.

I brought a Casio G-Shock Mudmaster Khaki with plans to take it biking and to photograph it with the natural scenery, as the Rocky mountains are beautiful in the summer.

With a good amount of biking experience, including some downhill mountain biking, I am definitely not a beginner but far from able to fully rip the pro trails. I planned to wear the Mudmaster in its natural habitat, so to speak, along with the gloves, pads, special shoes, goggles, and full face helmet. But I wanted to go for a few runs first, then put the watch on later for the photographs.

Casio Power Trainer

Unfortunately, things did not go exactly as planned, as is often the case in life. Prior to this, I had never had a significant downhill wreck. That day was my first, and I ultimately ended up wrecking three times, the last being the worst, a high-side wreck (over the handle bars). On all three, I think I caught my wheel in a cross trail water channel or small ditch, and if you catch wrong at high speed it can throw you off, which is likely what happened. Thankfully I was wearing so much protective gear because literally, every single piece ended up being used.

Needless to say, I was a bit rattled, and so I never did get to bring the Mudmaster out in the mud, even though I was covered in it, and it surely would have survived but taken quite a beating, as I did. It’s unfortunate, as that would have been too perfect. However, I did still manage to make this gallery of photographs, which I hope you enjoy!
The watch shown is a Casio G-Shock Analog-Digital Mudmaster Twin Sensor Khaki Strap 56 mm (Ref. GG1000-1A5) that retails for $320. It features a shock and mud resistance as well as a digital compass with bearing memory, thermometer, auto LED light, world time, 4 daily alarms, stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24 hour format, and is water-resistant to 200 meters.

Thanks to Mojo Wheels and Altitude Bicycles for assisting with the biking gear.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch