Friday, November 23, 2007

Pura Vida baby!

Sitting in an office in downtown San Jose right now looking out at the blue sky. The weather in this city is perfect, reminds me of a spring day or just after a summer rain...warm, yet cool and fresh. That's the thing, everyone thinks that it's steaming hot in Costa Rica. It is, but just on the coasts, in the mountains it's perfect for riding. Speaking of that, our Pura Vida trips are filling up so if you are thinking of coming along this winter...let's go! I strongly recommend combining the trip up with a few days on the beach. How about that: ride hard then chill hard on some of the finest beaches on the planet. I'm down here doing some recon for a few film shoots that might go down this winter then i'm hitting the road bike for a first ever coast to coast ride that starts in a few days. I didn't know that they paved roads nearly vert...she's going to be STEEP! Looking forward to some solid exercise before heading home to winter and storm laps at Whistler. Yeeehaw!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mehico...Remedias ultima all-mountain!

I didn't get a chance to write more from Creel Mexico...sporadic internet service and busy days of riding and drinking around the bonfire and some jumping the bonfire and a pinata session too. More importantly, how was the new 6 and 6 Trek Remedy? Unreal. Be prepared for a tight tight ride both up and down, just the way i like it. When it's time to climb she was nimble and able to conquer tight technical power moves with ease and comfort. Everyone who climbed it was blown away. On the downhill...plush and quick; a rail-a-thon. I was like a little kid each day when it was time to ride...i could not wait to get out on it!

Here are a few pics...a killer view point of the actual Copper Canyon ('s Cam McRae in the yellow on the right) and a native Taramuhara family watching the crew saddle the Remedys in front of our cabins.

By the way, the riding in Creel and Copper Canyon is KILLER! Stay tuned for more info. We're going to be posting some new dates soon...Come on!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Viva la Remedy!

We're hanging in north-central Mexico this week near the famous Copper Canyon in the town of Creel. What's going on? It's Trek's new 6 + 6 Remedy that's being unveiled for media. Psyched, the new Remedy looks KILLER. As i write, the mechanics are building up the bikes and the event officially starts tomorrow. I'll write more to run.