Archive for December, 2009
Or does it?
In an effort to make sure that all the bikes were secure, we lashed poor Curtis’s bike to the back of the shuttle rig.
Special thanks to a few people for making the Monday Island ride so much fun:
Riley McIntosh for being our guide
Andrew Mitchell for being the shuttle driver.
Jerusha Millar, for forgetting to turn off the head lights of the truck while we enjoyed a screening of Juno, which was interrupted when the battery died on the truck.
Random BC Ferries Personnel, who helped us jump the truck so we could get off before backing up the exiting traffic.
by Dan Gronross on Dec.29, 2009
As 2009 winds down, and most riders minds have tuned to the “snowy” channel, I can’t seem to shake the need to get out on my bike. What is not helping is all the goods that are landing in my hands.
In lue of the Raceface sixC bits, coming soon I am told, I grabbed a pair of the Atlas Freeride cranks for my bike. These bad boys should hold me over until they arrive.
Enough with this gear talk and to prove that I did in fact get out and throw some laps, good friend Curtis Robinson and I headed out for some pre-Christmas hot laps of the local trails.
Once I have my new wheels and a few other things I will be sure to post up some pictures of the ride.
Hope everyone has a great New Years!
by Dan Gronross on Dec.29, 2009
As a loaded up my gear that morning, mind and body still blurry from the night before, the last thing I read was the forecast: Periods of rain with a chance of fog patches. Could it be? Aaron LaRocque and I refer to fog, the dense kind that rolls in from the coast, penetrates the forest canopy, floods onto singletrack, and fills your lens with a bright diffused sky, as the Unicorn. This apparition of the wilderness lures you to seek it out, checking web cams, plotting scenarios where you might capture it, but it seemingly appears when you least expect it. I hastily jammed a camera body, fisheye, and tripod into my bag – just in case. (continue reading…)
by Strahan Loken on Dec.20, 2009
This video came out a couple months ago but I didn’t get it up on the RF site until now. Have a good one!
by Ryan Berrecloth on Dec.14, 2009
At this time of year in Vancouver you’ve got to take any opportunity you can to get out on your bike…
Saturday brought chilly temperatures, but bluebird skies – time for a ride.
We packed up the cars & headed up the Sea to Sky highway to the self proclaimed outdoor adventure capital of Canada – Squamish. The plan was to ride an XC loop in the morning, followed by a shuttle lap in the afternoon – the perfect opportunity to test out Race Face’s new SIXC carbon all mountain cranks & bar.
by Jon Hadfield on Dec.08, 2009
The final installment of STUND Season 2. It’s been a great ride and I hope you all enjoyed watching the show. I know us boys had a blast making it. Getting out there, funding our own project, picking our favorite spots and having a rider owned production is what it’s all about. It is allot to take on for Steve and myself in a summer as we still film with the biggest movies, compete in the big mountain comps and run a full time Pro rider contract. STUND comes from our own hard work and sweat with a target to hit as many viewers as we can from all over the world.
We do this by offering it for free! From the riders for the riders.
Help bring back another season of STUND, speak up and post. Was it everything you expected coming back with Season 2? Would you all watch a season 3? This is your chance to give us feedback and new ideas for next year. But take it easy on us, remember we just ride!
by Mike Kinrade on Dec.06, 2009
Yeah!!! Got a chance to time being in Kamloops the weekend Sunpeaks opened to snowboard some dry powder with my girl Sarah! It was shin deep all over the mountain and there were no liftlines. Awesome slashalicious fun! Did a buncha Sunburst quad blasts and a few upper mtn Crystal chairs. Ran into some old speed skiing buddies and hammered some Sacred Line runs…1000 feet of medium steep, blown in open huge face. Milked turns with highspeed straightlines out the bottom like a 1000 foot wave. Went in for lunch and got photographed carving a turn up to the lodge and found myself on the front page of the Kamloops Daily News! ha ha I love the camera, and the camera loves me! ha ha
Had a great time, ran into the funky locals, and felt the leg burn of ripping a big mountain. The conditions are perfect already this season. Can’t wait to go back…oh wait, I’m going this weekend! More powder please, cause I’ve got Mad Pow Disease!
by Brett Tippie on Dec.03, 2009