Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine just released the online version of the feature story I wrote about a really cool trip through the Kootenays that myself and photographer Bruno Long did last fall. READ IT HERE
I hate road trips. Especially trips to awesome new zones to go bike riding. They are a blur of teases: quick, sneaky peaks into great scenes that you previously didn’t even know existed. One short day of checking the area out, maybe a few if you’re lucky, and you are on to the […]
I usually try to avoid the opening weekend of the Whistler Bike Park. Some reasons for my refusal to participate in this annual event are a paltry few muddy trails open, huge lines and the fact that other Sea to Sky venues are in mint shape this time of year, including, well, everywhere else.
Exams are tough. Whether they are your first drivers test, an important midterm, or a job-dependent physical exam, they all force you to lay it on the line. There is no hiding behind feigned indifference, or deferral to a more knowledgeable friend. It is you, the challenge laid out, and the raw truth of what […]
A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY
Only sometime in the spring can I lift my head up enough to share some images with you, my readers. It has been a ski season of head-down work guiding both cat skiing and ski touring. Transfer out of one lodge in the morning, fly into another lodge that afternoon. Repeat. […]
Autumn is a time of change. More of a transition than a season, the fall puts summer to rest with cold temperatures, short days and rain. Jolted out of the lazy, idyllic atmosphere of the prior months, fall is usually an abrupt slap in the face, a reminder that winter is just around the corner.
I raced the soon-to-be infamous Whistler 4 Kings race on the weekend. Infamous; meaning that tales of this race will soon be blown to mythical proportions, inspiring some and frightening many. There are many tales of mountain top bike failures, facial stitches, cramping bodies and fragile psyches. Above these horror stories, though, will rise the […]
Your breath sharply taken away as you dive into the alpine pool, ringed on all sides by the remaining winter’s snowpack, ensuring the temperature in the water remains just above freezing. The crystal clear water reflects the azure sky, streaked with high altitude clouds. As you submerge into glacial bliss, the last three hours of […]
I have been a guest of the Canada Olympic Park (COP) and their Kona Groove Approved Bike Park in Calgary for a week each summer for the past 5 years, hosting a performance bike camp for youth. This week is a unique chance to immerse myself in the cool grassroots mountain bike scene that has […]
I should preface this piece by stating that I am no experienced Enduro racer, rather one that has participated in several races, and likes the idea of a race that is like a ride with friends, but against the clock in the fun sections. The burgeoning excitement over this new style of racing is contagious, […]