Archive for June, 2010
Went and shot with Mike Zinger again. Mostly did non-biking shots, but managed to get some riding shots at the end of the day. Managed to do some new tricks, here is one shot from the day. Regular 360 table beside and an opposite 360 table.
by Jarrett Moore on Jun.28, 2010
Alan Hepburn, Mike Zinger and I went to Whistler for the weekend, here are three photos from the trip. Video to come soon.
by Jarrett Moore on Jun.24, 2010
So 2010 has been a busy year with organizing a race, coaching and now into the race season.
April saw the second year of me organizing the West Coast Super D, sponsored by John Henry Bikes. The weather was great and just over 100 participants came out to enjoy the loamy singletrack of Belcarra BC. I changed up the course a bit this year to remove the nasty climb from last year’s course and add more singletrack. It seemed to work with everyone coming away with smiles and a tails for the bench racing that followed. This years men’s winning time was 9:08 put down by Chris Johnston and Katherine Short was the fastest woman with a time of 11:10.
April also saw me help coach the 12th year of Power Training with fellow coaches Ray Lachance and Rod Dagneau. Our club West Coast Racing holds fitness training programs year round and Power Training is the outdoor mountain bike component of our club programs. For 10 weeks we helped participants prepare for the coming season with a series of hill climbs and interval repeats. Some participants want to prepare for the big event of the season others just come to help there fitness to enjoy the upcoming summer rides. AS usual we ended the last week with a gathering at the local restaurant for some food and bevies.
April also saw the first BC Cup downhill of the year for me. The Kamloops bike park has always had a nice track to start the season and this year there were quite a few changes in store for us. More jumps, berms and technical sections than ever before. First BC Cup saw me take a second place and a good start to the season.
My next race on the BC Cup downhill circuit was the North Shore Smackdown. Well this course was in my backyard so I was eager to give it a go again in 2010. Last year saw a bit of less than desirable result so I was looking to improve on my 2009 placing. The weather held out and the course was in great shape with just a little water in one section. Neds is always a fun trail to ride but racing it on even better, just you the clock and your buddies. Well mission accomplished the Smackdown ended with me at the top of the podium.
Two weeks later and BC Cup action was Arduum. Well this course is like nothing else in Canada and not really my favourite on the circuit but hey it’s racing and everyone rides the same course. The course is relentlessly tough from top to bottom with technical roots, rocks jumps and drops. After going over the bars countless times on Saturday practise I decided to change my tactics a bit for Sunday and tone down the urge to go for it and turn up the smooth. Sunday saw me riding sections with more flow and confidence and when the results were posted I placed first for my category.
Now with 3 events down I am tied for second place in the BC Cup. I guess this means the pressure is on for the next event, Bear Mountain. Stay tuned.
by Gord Longden on Jun.23, 2010
I got to ride the Airdome the other week. Here are two photos thanks to Paul Clarke. Enjoy!
by Frankie Vass on Jun.21, 2010
Race Face Offices and Operations: Gear for him and her by Adrienne Schofhauser
The video ad on Pinkbike was just a few seconds long but it hooked me every time: A rider shredding a trail at Whistler just before Crankworx—slashing a berm, hucking, schralping down a steep rock face, clattering over rocks and roots before jumping out of the trees and down onto the course, where a 15 foot stunt drop is landed ease. She removes her fullface and smiles. Yes, she: Race Face international team rider Beth Parsons. Beth is just one of the inspiring females riders on Race Face’s women-packed teams.
The bike component and clothing company has long been known for their innovative men’s gear and quality parts. But two years ago, Race Face launched their For Her line of soft goods, designed specifically for women shredders—with R&D done by women and testing by…women.read more
by Wendy Tewnion on Jun.21, 2010
I was just sifting through Garett Buehler’s footage when I decided to take a break and check out pinkbike.com, and guess what I saw. VOD for Lone Wolf Production…not bad for our first section. Stay tuned for more to come very soon.
by Matt Brooks on Jun.20, 2010
Alan is over on the island right now and we went out to do some shooting. Mike Zinger always gets something that gets me stoked.
Here is a photo from the shoot.
by Jarrett Moore on Jun.18, 2010
The past two months have been quite busy with racing. This weekend I am heading up for the fourth BC Cup race at Arduum, it is the steepest and most gnarly course on the circuit, so it should be fun.
Two weekends ago was the North Shore Smackdown DH. That course is probably my favorite track to race, just because it is so fast and rough. I had a decent race run and ended up 4th in the U17 category.
I also got out to take some pictures for my sponsors last weekend, so here are a couple shots. Thanks to Greg Cooney for the photos.
by Forrest Riesco on Jun.17, 2010
Today was a perfect day to ride, rained all the morning the jumps were awesome. Brad and I decided to make a little edit, here it is!
by Noah Brousseau on Jun.15, 2010
Lone Wolf Productions.ca has gone online, and on the same day was featured on the pinkbike.com’s main page:
For those of you that don’t know what Lone Wolf Productions is all about, it is a website has been created to put riders back in charge, and follows some of your favorite athletes while they create their own segments for you to watch. Each rider is given a set of camera gear and some time to work with, in order to bring you their segment. Some may chose to shoot with friends, some may take a road trip, while others might want to show you their newest insane lines. Either way, in the end you see what they want you to see. Our team is made up of 4 individuals. Aaron LaRocque, Tam Forde, Karl Heldt, and myself (Matt Brooks). Between us we hold a wealth of rider ability and editor creativity that should assist in helping the riders create what they are looking for in a section. We will be posting new videos/photos all the time; some will be full rider sections and some will simply be clips. We hope we can entertain you, and welcome everyone’s support.
Lots of props to Race Face of course for being a site sponsor. We are also available on the Lone Wolf Productions blog, our facebook page and twitter now so follow as there as well:
Hope you all have a second to check it out.
by Matt Brooks on Jun.15, 2010