Once every year thousands of spectators & competitors roll into Johnson Valley to race in King of the Hammers

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People begin to ride and enjoy the sunny weather as they await for the races to start later  in the afternoon.

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The first heat between Chris Gage (left) v.s.  Jake Yeoman (right) pro rock climbers start sharply at 1pm

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We take our first stop of being spectators to tune our bikes and change into our gear….

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to head out onto our first ride of the day to the track where we meet up with local, friendly competition

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After many tiresome laps I noticed some of the pro kawasaki motocross team that came to support other friends that are competing in todays races.

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Once borden hits from doing laps on the track we beginning to go riding freely all around our environment that stretches for miles and miles on this dry lake.

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As the sun begins to sneak in the bonfires begin to come out and provides a warmth and shelter from the pitch darkness at night.

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Sundays final heat begins at 8pm where the true battle between pros face off to win a medal in this years King of the Hammer

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As always there must be an end towards an unforgettable weekend under the stars away from reality, this small spec in the world we call Johnson Valley