By John Rezell, Editor, OutdoorsNW

This is not the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue photo shoot.

Far from it.

Nope, it was just me, my mountain bike, my black lab Ridgely, my GoPro with remote control, and the crazy idea that’s all I would need to get a cover shot for the Summer Issue of our magazine.

See, the Summer Issue is our Dog Issue. We run an Adventure Dog Photo Contest and this issue celebrates dogs. So I had to get my dog on the cover if I wanted to also pay tribute to the great mountain biking outside of Oakridge, Oregon that is also featured in the issue.

You can imagine the challenges. If you can’t, then read them here.

Otherwise, enjoy this short video of the Making of …