Archive for October, 2009
It’s been a little while now since my last update but anyways… Been on the road for the last two months doing the tradeshow tour. Good to be home and riding again ! Was out filming the last couple days with National Geographic and man those boys don’t mess around, they run a serious tight program, true professionals! The shoot also included Dincus Atheletes Paul Stevens and James Mcskimming who also ride for Race Face.
by Chad Hendren on Oct.29, 2009
It was one of those mornings where my alarm went off and I turned to my girlfriend and said “tell me again why I do this?”. Never the less I dragged my sorry ass out of bed and managed to hustle my girlfriend out the door…..note to self… “not the best way to go about things when she hasn’t had a coffee yet”. We headed up to Squish and it looked like it might actually be a good day for a ride. That was until I nearly took the wrong exit in Horseshoe Bay…wtf? (continue reading…)
by Ray Lachance on Oct.26, 2009
High Pass Challenge
Every so often a situation will arise that can make you re-evaluate your priorities, and the weekend of September 13th at the High Pass Challenge Ride (HPC) in Washington State, was one of those.
This was the 3rd year for this ride and man does the Cascade Bicycle Club know how to organize a ride. It’s advertised as a ride but if you put a bunch of over-biked roadies in flashy spandex together, there is always bound to be a race. This “race” was 114 miles from the town of Packwood, near the base of Mt. St. Helens, to the end of the access road that leads up to the peak; total elevation gained on the route 2,250 meters or so. From the top we descend back into the surrounding park areas, and after a section of rolling terrain, we return to the start area. The roads and terrain were amazing. (continue reading…)
by Ray Lachance on Oct.23, 2009
7 am came way too soon, seems it was a Sunday morning! But it was the day of my favorite yearly Flow Show for the Coho Festival held at Ambelside park. This show is a smaller show but it is local, right on the waters edge, and has the a great view of Van city.
by Andrew Baker on Oct.22, 2009
Tippie and I enjoying it!
by Lorraine Blancher on Oct.21, 2009
You can probably guess that Sun Peaks Resort is my favourite place to ride since my blog posts are always talking about the place. I have been scrounging the west coast for a few years and still haven’t found another place where I can get in so many different styles of riding in one day, so easily, and it’s so damn close to home! Not to mention the killer scene around the resort. It gets me filled up but I always want more. As a result of how much time I spend there I get the oppourtunity to participate in a lot of cool media projects. One of the more fun projects this summer was spending a day shooting with Adam Stein. Adam runs a photo bizz with the resort, pumping out images for the resort to use for various promotional purposes such as their website, posters, billboards etc. I was stoked to bag a few solid color-filled summertime shred photos with Adam back in early August. Take a gander at some of the photos they have been kind enough to pass along to me!
All photos Adam Stien, Sun Peaks Resort, B.C. Canada.
by Dylan Sherrard on Oct.19, 2009
So the good news is that I got an MRI & Arthogam on my shoulder and I won’t need surgery! I am so happy to get a definite answer. I was really beginning to worry because my injury has dragged on for ages. Seriously, it has been one of the weirdest injuries ever. Like I don’t feel that hurt and I can do most stuff but something in my joint just does not feel right…and I can’t really ride. I mean I can putt around but I can’t shred, I can’t get loose and I can’t really ride tech. In my mind, there isn’t much point in putting if I am potentially keeping myself from shredding in the near future. Can’t wait to get things rolling…
This past weekend was the last weekend of the Bike Park. The dirt looked AMAZING!!!! I didn’t ride but I borrowed my friends SLR and went out and shot some photos of the boys. I actually had a really good time…other than the fact that I froze my ass off! Winter is coming soon and I am actually pretty excited…gotta get used to the cold again though!
by Katie Holden on Oct.15, 2009
It’s always been a goal of mine to cross the entire North Shore via the legendary Triple Crown, dip my toe in Deep Cove and then again in Horseshoe, now it is done.
Next year we are starting a Thanksgiving tradition, see you in the Cove at 8 am 2010.
by Andreas Hestler on Oct.14, 2009
The season is over, but I´m very busy building the new 4X track near La Coruña, the place where I live. We started at August and now I think about a week until we finish. The track is located inside a recreation and sport park, the location is really good and the 4X track is killer. A lot of years talking with the government to do a track, and now, a dream come true…
by Eva Castro on Oct.09, 2009
Fantastic weather and a brand new course greeted racers and spectators on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 as West Coast Racing and Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes combined once again to host the Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic, B.C.’s longest-running BC Cup ‘cross event.
by Gord Longden on Oct.06, 2009