Thursday, March 25, 2010

cold beer

that got your attention! we just wrapped up our annual migration south to Costa Rica with Wade Simmons and several groups of downhill riders from all over the planet. thanks Wade, and thanks to all for joining us! we'll have our 2011 dates up soon...let's go!

Thanks to Christophe from Germany for this enticing photo. Want to see more of Christophe's visuals? Click here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A look back, with Ride Guide in Switzerland

This clip was shot back in...2007 i think? The Schwartz bros came over and we sessioned Zermatt for a good week and then hit some of our favorite rides down the Rhone Valley. Ah, good times!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

fixed-grip thoughts

i've wondered over my lifetime how much time i've spent on chairlifts and t-bars. back in the day when they were fixed-grip it'd take a lot longer to get to the top. i remember skiing Tremblant where a ride up could take 25 mins and of course it was minus 30 out. lots of time to reflect on all these rides. am i a different person because of the time i spent reflecting on the chair? who knows. enjoy this ride, it's entertaining...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

dreams of skiing

Dreams can take you anywhere. Ski photographer Kari Medig takes us on a trip.

Pillow Line from Kari Medig on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ticino, Switzerland all-mountain video

Tucked in the southern part of Switzerland, the Ticino region is mountainous and dotted with lakes and palm trees and the locals speak Italian. It's dry and rocky compared to the rest of the country and has more deciduous forests. Enjoy this video....hopefully it'll inspire you to dream of big rides this summer.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Where pavement, culture and dirt collide.

Bridging the Gap Vol.1 from Joseph Lobato on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Good times.

Do you remember that feeling as a super-keener little grom hanging out with friends on your street for hours and hours on your bikes? This photo brings me back to my street in rural Ontario where i'd spend days, summers, on my BMX working on wheelies and nose stands and a 3-foot pile of dirt was all we needed for a week-end of action. What worries? I've decided to take this to heart this year and i'm dedicating this riding season to...having fun like the old days. I know, i know, sounds simple...but put yourself back into that little mind that you had. OK, good. Bike. Friends. Fun. Nothing more. Want to join me in this challenge?