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 recently road-tripped up to Kamloops for a weekend of riding. I was invited along by a small crew led by Seb Kemp, who was writing a story on the Loops for Dirt Magazine, and Reuben Krabbe, who was capturing the images for the article.
I had not been to […]
The McKenzie River Trail (the MRT) is situated in Central Oregon, on the west side of the Cascades. This mountain range, predominantly made up of dormant and not-so-dormant volcanoes, does an efficient job of stopping the moisture from the Pacific Coast. On the west side you have temperate rainforests and old growth timber, and a […]
Head buzzing from the wine, stomach full of cheese, meat and bread, I careened haphazardly down the mountain, the Rhone Valley far below and a group of howling bike riders in the exact same boat as I following closely behind.
We were mid-way through an eight day sampling of some of the finest Swiss […]
“A blue dot in a sea of red” is one way Austin has been described, referring to the left wing tendencies of many of its residents when compared to the conservative, red-in-the-neck majority in Texas. Austin also claims the label as “The Live Music Capitol of the World”. We ain’t talking strictly Country and Western […]
Have you ever pictured heaven for mountain bikers? If you have, it probably involved smooth, rolling singletrack, lush green shrubbery, perhaps a vista or two. And it never ended, just kept on going and going and going…..
Day 2 of the BC Bike Race in Campbell River had singletrack sections that probably could rival […]
Bike sharing is probably one of the greatest things since sliced bread, and I am a huge fan of it. Having used the BIXI system in Montreal, I can report that it adds a whole other element to exploring a city, whether it is your hometown or a strange new place. Watching beautiful women […]
What constitutes a great day? Is it the people you spend it with, or the activities that conspire on that “ultimate day”? Or is perfection attained through carefully laid plans or fortuitous timing and good ‘ol luck?
The best day ever is the holy grail that we all search for, and it is that little […]
As two condors lazily floated overhead, I soaked up some sun and reflected on the morning. I marveled at how much one can get done when the alarm is set for 3:45 am. As the wakeup time suggests, it was an early start from La Paz, the lofty urban centre of Bolivia. We made our […]