Tuesday, December 29, 2009

604 pumptrackin

So its winter.

It just means you have to work harder to get some quality riding time.

In this case we had to work very hard:

"this stuff was covering everything"

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Winter riding

is week we were on Burke

Got a new Go Pro HD Hero over Christmas break. Here's some of the first footy I shot:

Warning:  viewer discretion is advised.

This is shot at 960p..... I need a better computer to even try and edit it.

Friday, December 25, 2009

It's still riding season...

Just make sure you get new batteries for your camera.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter riding

Hey Everyone,

We went to Sumas this weekend. Fun stuff.

Support the FVMBA! http://www.fvmba.com/

Here's some video:

Happy holidays everyone.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Robot overlords

Well, it seems like robots have taken over mountain bike media.

I say "All hail our new benevolent robot masters"

Answer The Machine: Clay Porter - More Mountain Bike Videos

please don't robo-squish me

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Atomlab GI 60

These aren’t your tradition Suspension Forks, they basically act like a rigid fork that have some give under really hard landings, pretty sweet idea so you don’t loose your pump when you hit the transition.

This is the ideal dirt jump fork, super stiff and rigid when you're flowing a rhythm section or doing tech tricks but takes the edge off really hard impacts and saves your bike and your wrists.


order yours today!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter riding

Hey everyone,

Here's an edit from our cold and icy day on the Shore.

Oh and in exciting news:

We had a meeting December 9th with the City of Surrey regarding Invergarry becoming an official bike park.

We sat down at City Hall with pizza, sodas and many different individuals from the city, as well as passionate cyclists from the Lower Mainland. In attendance were: The manager of Delta Bike Co/Surrey. Jordan Proctor, Kai Bradley, Mark Godard, Derek Kost, as well as a number of city officials including; Doug Mossey, Jeff Graham, Nadia Chan, Tinna Mack and Jay Meneely.

The City has informed us there will be an Open house held in January 2010. The purpose: To put the idea of a bike park in Invergarry up for public debate. We have a couple of small hurdles before the bike park can be built; One: An environmental assessment needs to be completed for the area. Two: the City needs to understand that bike parks need to be treated the same as skateparks.

Currently, the City wants us to form a non profit group 'North Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts' to Insure the designs, and maintenance of the new bike park facility at Invergarry. The problems with this Idea are: A non profit organization shouldn't be responsible for Insurance of designs and maintenance of a City facility. It simply does not make sense. This is especially true when you consider an equally hazardous sport such as skateboarding. Skateboarders don't need to form a non profit groups nor are they responsible for Insuring City skate parks. Lastly, a non profit group already exists in Surrey: SORCE (Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts). Sorce was offered the ability to participate in the process of creating a bike park at Invergarry. They declined the offer as they wish to continue their sole focus on the South Surrey Bike Park.

That's the update for Invergarry for now.

We are optimistic we will be given a small portion of this former construction waste dump to use as an official Bike Park. It's almost showtime! January is only a month away.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Just a Heads Up!

Invergarry, circa 2000
We have been contacted by the city of Surrey to pursue a Bike Park at Invergarry Park in Surrey. This is exciting news as Invergarry park has been an informal bike facility for a very long time.

We have been informed this project was originally offered to SORCE (Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts), however they declined any involvement in Invergarry. We have been told SORCE is not interested in participating in any cycling projects outside of the South Surrey Bike Park. No matter, we are happy to be involved!

Just a heads up:

Our meeting with the City of Surrey is set for December 9 2009. We will keep you posted.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Best... Pumptrack... Ever...

Kinda. Maybe best unintentional pumptrack ever.

Plan your vacation now!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ooooo, whippy...

These here be some big jumps. Sideflight champs to be crowned!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the Unit

Which 'the Unit' do you like best?

US version:

UK version:

Both places are sick.

Kev and Yanto ride the unit, and indoor pumptrack in the UK

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

4x Winter Nights!

It's chilly out, and perhaps you don't want to turn yourself into a popsicle trying to hit up a night ride. Well there just so happens to be a wicked place out in Abby to get your bike on - the Pipeline Indoor 4x Series!

This Thursday December 3rd is the final practice night before the winter break! It's also your last chance to enjoy the track that has been putting the hurt on your quads out of the gate. Come January, a new, minty fresh track with new challenges will greet riders.

There's still four more races left in the series, and more people equals more fun! After the near-shameful showing the open men's class put on this Tuesday (not even enough people to run a quarter final!) I expect hordes to show up come January. I realize that racing may not seem the most compatible with the beer-swilling, Longhorn-sitting, freeride lifestyle, and you'll probably sweat and be out of breath if you're trying, but riding bikes is fun! If you've never tried a bit of friendly competition, it's well worth it.

Check the race reports from Race 1; Race 2; and Race 3, and the rules and schedule if you've never come out.