Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vegas Interbike

The dust has settled from last week's successful trip to Interbike in Vegas. Hands where shaked, deals made and beers downed - all in all a great trip! Read about the Trek Remedy 9 on pinkbike.com.

The bright lights of the strip.

Photographer Harookz, pro mountain biker Ben Boyko and our man Paulo Valle who heads up our downhill mountain bike trips in Costa Rica.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Misty Mountain Hop!

We just wrapped up our inaugural BC Kootenay's Misty Mountain Hop all-mountain adventure today. BIG thanks for guides Joe and Pat for their hard work leading a group of Californians, a Vancouverite, an Edmontonian and Seattleite. What a trip! Highlights... Idaho Peak in New Denver, Rossland's 7 Summits, Meadow Creek and of course Nelson's epic web of singletrack. The Kootenays rock and there's no doubt that we'll be back soon. 'Til then...happy riding.

Todd and Sarge letting off the brakes on Idaho Peak.

"I love riding my mountain bike!" Sarge, stoked.

Lance rides dirt + comes 2nd in the Leadville 100

Good to see that Lance is getting out on his mountain bike. Check it out.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chilcotin week-end

It's been great to ride some classics here in BC after spending so much time on the road discovering and exploring the world. You really appreciate the backyard I tell you. One such nugget is our Chilcotin Range, about 3 1/2 hours north of Whistler up and over an old dusty logging road. It's a bitch to get to but so very worth it. The forecast looked great so we packed up a big crew-cab pick-up with Big Mountain guide Ryan Sullivan, his wife Cathrine and Jory and flew up to remote Lorna Lake where we camped a night. It was so nice, the moon was nearly full as we sat around the fire. The next day we climbed up and over Lorna Pass, along Tyaughton Creek, then up to Spruce Lake, along the High Line and then all the way down Gun Creek. What a ripper of a day!!! 10 1/2 hours later...and very weary we rolled in and set up camp. We're going to re-launch our Chilcotin trip in 2009...stay tuned.

Unloading the Beaver on Lorna Lake.

Jory, railing the High Line.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Cloudraker all-mountain action

From Vernon Huffman, California. Thanks for the great shots and great rides Vernon!
Check it out.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Blake Jorgenson Photos

We had the pleasure of shooting with Blake last month in Switzerland and here's a little preview of what he captured, go to his website. Click the thumbs at the bottom.

Oh, and in Blake's words "Our Switzerland trip was amazing. Without a doubt the best riding I have ever done."

Monday, September 08, 2008

Swiss Cloudraker all-mountain photos

Want to see what actually goes on behind the scenes on one of our epic Swiss all-mountain extravaganzas? The good, the bad and the ugly. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Alpenrock DH photos and vert

If you'd like to view some photos taken from some clients one of our Alpenrock DH trips this summer check 'em out here.

The final total for vert descended on both of our Swiss DH trip was:

Alpenrock I: 85,000 feet
Alpenrock II: 115,000 feet

These aren't laps in a bike park either...think one of two descents down fresh trails that have barely seen bikes...