Sunday, October 23, 2011

October turns.

Skiing in Oct. So much fun. We live in the best place on earth! In the last week I've ridden my bike on an alpine ridge, hucked my meat in trees with hero dirt, paddled a huge canyon with big bad salmon jumping all over, and today I skied on a volcano. SO good.
Oct 23rd. Skied with a big group. Nathan "switch" Etsell, Brandon "20 egg omelette" Crichton, Marty "pro deal" Lazarski, Tara "baker" Lazarski, and Melanie "debit" Vaughan.
Debit booting it. cool photo day. everything looks almost as awesome in the photos but its just never the same, you just gotta be there.
some random dude shredding the ice. blower bro!
I really like this photo. such a good day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How you should spend your Monday morning.

Monday morning Sullivan, Jamie and I rode elk thurston. It was perfect weather but maybe a little chilly willy at the top. The ground had frost on it in a lot of sections in the shade up high. But for the most part the ground was very hero dirt like and you could just stuff it in the corners! Send it bro! The whole ride from car to top of thurston and back to the car took us 2hrs! The boys ripped it hard on their 2olb xc bikes. What a great morning!
Sully almost at the elk view point. and what a view!
Alpine singletrack for breakfast please!
Mt Slesse in the distance and Jamie and Sull taking it in!
Then as is that wasn't enough later that evening Melanie and I went on a night ride on the north shore. Its that time of year again.
Yeah the beach is that way.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

oh mama its on like donkey kong!

Etsell just sent me a link to this!

so rad! time to slay some pow!

Full Duck Farm

Just did the best ride of the year yesterday with everyone's favorite Notary Scott Simpson. It was the ultimate Chilliwack epic. We rode up the new duck farm, did the heinous climb to hang gliders, descended some sick moto trails, then rode 2cents down on the way home. took about 3.5 hrs and a good time was had by all (except Scott on the way up hang gliders).
good times going up the duck farm, I think Scott is thinking how he can toss his cookies on me.
there is little signs all over the mt now telling you who can use the trail, what they are called, and what way to go. Its such an unreal mt.
Whats up friday morning? this is the view from hang gliders. so sick! we climbed it from the valley floor in about 2.5 hours. I used to do this ride all the time back in my "racing" days but the fact that vedder mt is the wild kingdom with lions tigers and bears oh my I dont really do it that often anymore. I feel like cougar bait out there alone.
Simpson getting his beaver buzz on. "I think I just bonked" oh what a great ride!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

29 and 30

The last while has been some good times. I've been riding my bike a lot. It turns out the fall is a great time for bike riding, I would always burn myself out by the time oct rolled around and the thought of touching a bike was the last thing on my mind. Now that Im getting old and fat its the first thing on my mind.
Max looks a little pissed we had to stop for mike to take a call, but he is mike levy and its all business all the time.

I dont know about this. mikes bike is now 28.67 lbs, I guess its better then 28.68. I hope his rotors stay on.

we rode the duck farm, the new duck farm. it was awesome. really nice xc single track. It was kind of a double date with our dogs. Max and Sherpa.

the dogs watching mike shred over one of the bridges.

Sherpa must weigh like 10 lbs. mike is to fat and lazy to carry his own tubes jacket and water so he straps like 20lbs of crap to sherpa. Go Sherpa.

After our duck farm day mike lent me his 29er superfly. I rode it for 3 days. My first time ever on a 29er. IT BLEW MY MIND! I will never ride a 26er again. Its so fast and xc feeling, but you can huck and chuck anything. unreal! its only 100mm of travel but its full dude man! I want to race xc again cause of this bike. Its so fast. It feels like you sit in the bike, not on top of it. 26ers are so 2011.

My 30th birthday ride, Melanie, max, Connor, and Scott. Unreal weather and ride. 30 oh boy, I didn't think I would make it this far, but here I am.

Settlers. Its the rainy season I guess.