I posted a few weeks ago about the web film I have been working on called ‘You Like This’ and since that post we have been going hard filming. I have been taking inspiration from big mountain skiing and I feel that the two lines pictured below best illustrate that.
by Kevin Landry on Nov.04, 2010
It was practice day for the riders who were in qualifiers. Everyone was over shredding one side of the mountain and I felt like I needed to work my way down my line which was a couple ridges over. I hiked my ass to the top of a line I had built this year which also incorporated some old moves from 2008. I was making my way down under the radar from the rest of the crowds aside from a couple camera men. I made my way down a couple gnarly patches and came to one of the final stepdowns in the line. I had hit this thing before and thought I had the speed all figured out.
When made my final entry into it, I gave it a couple extra pedal strokes just to be on the safe side. This ended up being my downfall. Since the tranny of this jump was short and steep, those 2 extra pedal strokes were enough to clear most of the landing. While I was rolling in I noticed that the run-in felt much faster than before and as I took off I knew instantly that I had WAY TOO MUCH SPEED. I saw the landing disappear underneath me and knew I was going to be in for a heavy landing. I can’t really remember how my leg would have snapped but I suspect it was from digging into the ground so deep that my foot caught in the dirt or a rock OR When I crashed I may have impacted on a rock somewhere at the bottom.
by Mike Kinrade on Oct.22, 2010
It was eleven weeks ago Sunday that I broke my leg riding in the bike park. A complete fluke of an accident and I was sidelined for the remainder of the season. Dealing with physical side of not being able to move around, was nothing compared to the emotional side of things. Factor in a few other notable occurrences for 2010, and it adds up to a very hard year.
by Dan Gronross on Oct.17, 2010
You Like This is a web film currently being produced by Art Barn Film in Squamish B.C. Expect to see a selection of B.C. based shredders you may have heard of including Paul Stevens, Jeremey Norris, Ewan Farfard, Dan Skogland, Mirandia Miller, Andrew Teit, and myself. Art Barn Film has teamed up with Reel Water productions for this season and Reel Water productions will be filming a “behind the scenes” of the production of ‘You Like This’ for their web project ‘The season 2′. To check out the first “Season” click HERE.
We have building cool lines and rad trail from Pemberton to Mission and filming when the weather is right. Watch out for updates as the production happens
by Kevin Landry on Oct.14, 2010
Here are some photo’s from the weekend. Apparently I like no handers….. Actually I love no handers.. Enjoy!
by Frankie Vass on Sep.29, 2010
A few months ago I showed people how to build a large booter when there was little to NO dirt in the area but never showed the photo of when I hit it. These 2 were shot by my good friend Ryan Flett and have totaled over 70,000 views on pinkbike.com
by Mike Kinrade on Aug.31, 2010
You know when you’re riding down a trail and things are feeling so good, you’re one with the bike and feeling like the your flowing down the trail like running water? That’s happened to me a few time this year, more than any other year come to think. The bike and I are one with the trail, and I really mean that. I can feel every bit of it underneath me, and I can almost see, just by the feel of the ride, how my bike is reacting to the ground it was specifically designed to handle. I am riding on perfection.
The RPT’s (Revelations Per Trail) have been much higher lately. I get those when I’m ripping a trail enough to the point where it becomes a meditative state (Yes this happens to me sometimes, yes I’m from Nelson BC, no I don’t smoke a lot of weed) It’s because this year I’ve taken more time to just ride my bike for myself. When I was young I didn’t take much time to just go out and ride, it was more about making a career out of it and only going out if there was something to film. Now I make sure I take the time to ride with friends and leave the obligations behind. It’s the way it is meant to be. I don’t live in a big populated area, I don’t have chair lift or training facilities, I just have an F-250 and lot of great friends.
As a Pro rider, we sometimes worry so much about being the best or the business side of it, that we forget just how rad of a sport mountain biking is, and I think that can slow us down. A while ago I was at a point where nothing was exciting me and I was starting to loose my stoke for life, It wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I realized this and just went out for as many fun rides as I could that I became a better rider. Early this year I took some time off to ride only for myself and it has made such a difference in not only my ability but how much I LOVE riding bikes and living life.
We are so lucky to be able to ride bikes. Very lucky!!! Don’t ever take it for granted. over 99% of the world doesn’t get to experience what we do when we ride out bikes. Teach others to ride, build trails, keep shredding, have fun and get some RPT’s notched on your belt, or chain, knee pads, or whatever. ”
by Mike Kinrade on Aug.29, 2010
As I find myself continually sitting on the couch watching the world go by, I reflect on one of the best years riding thus far.
Do I say that each year? Yep… and it just re-enforces that riding is something that I am going to continue doing once my leg heals. I have about two weeks until I can put weight on it and then I have to get the strength back on it before I can ride again. Time is all I need…
The following are some shots from a 3 day trip I took with Todd Hellinga and Seb Kemp, stopping in Lillooet, Sun Peaks and Silver Star. The trip culminated with NSMB Airprentice in Silver Star.
Going to try and get back on my game to spend the closing weekend in Whistler. I just got wind that Dirt Merchant is being re-worked, and I want to be able to throw some laps in.
by Dan Gronross on Aug.22, 2010
Hi, I’m Cory and I live in Squamish BC. I went for a lovely ride with Karen on Monday night.
Karen waited patiently while I whined and walked it off…
by Cory Leclerc on Jul.28, 2010