Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Poached eggs

Or poached trails, either way they are really good. Mike from, Nate P and I drove out in mikes 1992 space van and poached this hiking trail about an hour or so from chilliwack. We went late in the evening to avoid any rangers and mass amounts of granola crunchers with khaki pants. The plan was perfect! the trail was unreal! we got to the top in perfect time but we kind of had to rush cause the daylight was fading. Then bam! nate pulled of the worst mechanical I have ever seen in my life! flat tire, 5 broken spokes, broken chain, broken hanger and a mangled derailleur. So we fixed it best we could and rode down most the trail in the dark, oh the good times this is not the best time to have your bike fall apart, nice sun set eh?
Just a sick sick trail!

Oh Mama!

Pre ride


Friday, August 06, 2010

Gear Jammer

so on saturday july 24 was the gear jammer in squamish. I went up to whistler to hit up the twonie race on thursday and ride and paddle on friday and hang out and then hit the gj on saturday.

The twonie went great I took the W and $50 and out of towners took the top 3 spots. The twonie is the best thing ever. 2 bucks gets you a breathing through your eye balls experience then beer and food after. you cant beat that!

Friday I did a wicked ride on some whistler gnar with some bro mans then ate burritos.

gear jammer went great! It took me like half hr to find my legs but once I found them they were so good. I was crushing everyone untill I missed a turn at the bottom of Mamquam rd and ended up killing the climb to the diamond head parking lot where this dude in a truck told me I went the wrong way. He felt bad for me so he game my a lucky lager and I drank it then went down and finished the race. Next year Im going to kill this race! I was pissed at the time but its all good, at least I have a good story to tell.

Sunday I did some morning babysitting. Malcolm who is almost 5 and Fletcher who is 2. I didnt really know what I was getting into but kids are a lot of work!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Padden lake

July 18th I raced the 18th annual padden mt pedal in bellingham washington.

This van has been to every padden!

on route to winning the 2010 padden mt pedal!

On This race has always held a special place in my heart cause its the very first race I ever did in my entire life way back in 1997! I haven't done it every year but here is the rundown.

1997 - broke my flat bar in half and dnf the u17

1998 - did serious battle with another Junior, I think it was barry wicks. he lead the whole race by 20sec and I passed him right at the end and won by 20sec

1999 - won the jr men

2000 - lined up with Kabush, a very fit and fast Dre, Ryder, and Shandro. Shandro won the whole shot prime and I finished 4th behind the honch guys I just mentioned

2006 - Kabush beat me by 30 sec at nationals the day before but I won the senior men's race at padden for the first time!

2008 - Marty and I skied the baker area the morning of the race and Marty won then I got second!
2010 - I wear a sombrio "dude man" kit and ride a 5 and 5 bike to the win!

Its such a fun course and such a good event! its the reason we all love to ride cause its fun! oh and winning beer on the podium really helps too! This year was not an easy year 2010 gear jammer winner Logan Wetzel was there and post race I was very nervous cause back in my he put like 4 min into me at the baker ski to sea race! but I rode a really good race at a padden and was able to hold him off!
peace out!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

A back yard epic

A couple weeks ago Scott Simpson and I went and rode up the bridal falls forstry service road and rode just under mt cheam and over to mt mercer then along the thurston elk ridge then ripped elk. it was a real epic from my place at vedder crossing it took about 6hrs with many stops. there was a crazy bushwhack on mercer and we got tree sap all over our rotors, fun stuff.

my horse on the top of thurston. Im so blown away with this bike. Its a 2009 trek ex 8 with lots of upgrades. Its the jack of all trades as far as Im concerned. I got some xtr wheels for it and with them on its a 25lb xc race winning rocket and then the stock wheels with 2.4 tires make it a huck your meat with the braws machine. word, this bike is sick.
scott checking his email in the middle of nowhere

half way up bridal falls road. scott is starting to feel the burn!