Dain is a freelance writer, photographer, and the director of marketing for Giro Sport Design. When he’s not stuck in endless conference calls, he’s sprinting away from his home office on his mountain bike or gravel bike, or riding his e-cargo bike with a surfboard in hand. Or, more likely, he’s having a dance party with his three-year-old daughter and her sea of stuffed animals.
With the CZU Lightning Complex fire bearing down on them, a rogue group of citizens banded together to stay and defend their homes in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California. Here's how they fought the fire—and won.