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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Updated: January 14, 6:52 PM ET
Photo gallery: Reche Canyon freeride sesh

Reche Canyon, Calif. has become one of the best places to ride in Southern California ... find out why. Launch gallery »

With the rains tapering off in water-logged Southern California, riders have been blowing the cobwebs off their bikes and getting back to reality from their holiday state of mind in an effort to get some 2011 shredding in. As a past SoCal resident I learned first hand that when the rains bless the land, there are no other options but to head to the hills and take advantage of the pristine soil. To kick off 2011 properly, Todd Potter, Mike Metzger, Dan Pastor, Destin Cantrell, Greg Schaaf and Scotty Stephens joined Powerband Films' Jay Schweitzer for an epic ride/film sesh in the popular freeride area of Reche Canyon, made famous by local resident Doug Parsons.

Click here to check out Chris Tedesco's photo gallery from the day's action.