Friday, February 25, 2011

Caribou Jamelia

I know that this is mostly a bike blog, but from time to time a good music video has its place. This is the brand new Caribou video by my friends Video Marsh. Be sure to watch the provocative video for the equally stirring final song from the album 'Swim'.

Check out their other videos: Caribou - Odessa and Crystal Castles - Not in love

Caribou Jamelia:

Featured from Gorilla vs. Bear at 6pm

Monday, February 21, 2011

604 pump track

The weather has been Sunny with cold nights lately. So we stopped by the track yesterday to see if we could get some laps in. We found a muck laden frosty mess.

Here's a short video of Jordan getting some slippery laps in:

We also went on a walkthrough yesterday of local bike parks in Surrey(Port Kells, cloverdale and the proposed Invergarry bike park). We will be posting the videos soon. Despite our track being rideable, the City built parks didn't fair so well, giant puddles and unrideable features are what we encountered at Port Kells park.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wade hates skinnies

Kym Grosser

Everyone's favorite Aussie has a brand new teaser edit out from Blazeguard. You can spot Mick Bayzand chillin in the background.

It really goes to show you, getting banger a clip isn't always a first-time thing:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Preserve Vedder

This is a petition to stop the gravel conveyor & quarry on north side of Vedder Mountain. The petition ends March 31, Sign it. and send to anyone you know.
Petition here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Planting native species

We try very hard to respect the neighborhood and environment surrounding the 604. Yesterday we planted a number of native species around the pump track for privacy and ecology's sake. We want to ensure there are minimal impacts as a result of our presence.

We seeded pacific coast wildflowers on any disturbed area which won't be ridden on(back sides of berms, the center of the track, etc...).

We also ran into the biologist who is charge of sediment and erosion control for the housing construction near our track. We asked him about the impact on the local water tables and environment as a result of our track's location and our building techniques.

We were happy to hear that our track does not represent any appreciable harm to the local area and it is not a concern for erosion or sediment due to its construction techniques ( the track drains towards the middle, surrounded by Canary grass which works as an excellent filter, as well as our planting of native species, among the other reasons he cited). Needless to say, we were very happy to hear all of this from a biologist. Especially one hired by the local developer.

What a great day. Here's the video:Special thanks to Kyle for getting plants donated to us!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Constructive destruction

Until today, There was a step down and a berm within close proximity to a salmon spawning creek in an area near the 604 pump track. We try very hard to show stewardship and respect toward the local community and environment. Unfortunately the location of these features were compromising that goal.

We decommissioned these two features and spread forest debris and logs to further discourage riding and building in this area. We spoke with the builders of these former features and explained why the features were decommissioned and why this type of construction needs to be avoided.

We respect our good relationship with the local community and wish to further show our good intentions, If you visit the 604 and find garbage or other issues please contact us. We will attempt to remedy this situation as soon as possible.

Andreu Lacondeguy

Rides some massive jumps for We are Family.

The no-hander superman was amazing

Monday, February 14, 2011

604 on Dirt

The 604 pump track is now on DIRT magazine for their 'Winter Digging' feature check it out here.

Happy Valentine's day

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

604 pump track

Here is a start-to-finish time lapse of the 604 pump track construction. We built the track in seven days over a period of two months. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and effort. Special thanks to Matt at North Shore Bike Shop.

How to build a pump track in two minutes:

Full version:

Monday, February 7, 2011

604 pump track

We held a dig-day on Sunday February 6th. The purpose: finish our pump track. It got completed and should be hard packed and ride-able by march. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and check back for the complete start to finish pump track time lapse.....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Invergarry Bike Park Petition

Our contact from the City of Surrey has informed us there will finally be an Open House for Invergarry Park some time in April 2011.

The purpose of the Open House will be to propose making a bike facility in a small portion of Invergarry park(located east of Bonaccord creek, a previously disturbed site and former construction waste dump).

The Open house will be open to the public. The City will decide to move forward or cancel the bike park based on support for this project.

We need the positive support of cyclists and other park users at this public hearing to push this project through.  We will post all information regarding the Open house as it becomes available.

In the meantime, We have started an online petition, Please take the time to sign it. follow the link above.

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the woods

I got around to editing some footage I collected during December. Here it is:
Here's an edit from when there was snow on the ground in November:

Brody in the Woods - More Mountain Bike Videos

604 pump track

Jordan put in some solo time at the pump track while I was on Galiano. Here's a time lapse of 'the crown' construction.

We are hosting a Dig Day Sunday, February 6th starting at 11 am. The more helping hands we have; the faster the track will be completed, and ride-able! See you there!