Thursday, June 24, 2010

A look back: Kranked I

It's amazing to see how far mountain biking has come in such a short time...I wonder where it'll be ten years from now?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


There's a little company out of Whistler BC that's shaking up the status quo with some really cool technology. They're called Chromag. You might have seen them around. We rock Chromags' bars, stems and saddles and we could not be happier. Add their bars to your ride and you'll be happy you did, it'll change the way you ride.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Top ten reasons to book your next trip with us!

1. Our leaders are former Olympians, professional mountain bikers and consummate, passionate professionals, oh, and they're the kind of people that you'll want to sit beside at dinner.
2. We know mountain biking like the back of our hand and we'll recommend the right trip for you.
3. What's the weather like at Machu Picchu? What tires are best for the Dolomites? We know each destination intimately.
4. We'll pick you up at the airport and drop you off at the end of your trip and in between you can ride as much, or as little as you want.
5. Rest assured, safely is our top priority.
6. Need some riding tips? Our guides are happy to help.
7. Our pre-trip assistance is comprehensive. We'll help you book flights, find the best insurance, book extra hotel nights and make sure that you are well prepared for the adventure ahead.
8. Expect small groups and great results on all our departures. Looking for a custom trip? Let us know.
9. We love to ride but also appreciate the local culture, great food and sights. Expect to come home enriched.
10. We've done the research; we work with the locals and will take you to the best riding that's most often not on any map.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Spring showers brings thoughts of...

So here in Vancouver and Whistler we're having a bit of a wet spring...OK, it's been more than just a bit wet, it's been downright nasty; on and off like a tap...the steam of weather is a straight line from from the Philippines to Vancouver which means at least it's been warm...

A few days ago a few of us drove up the highway from Vancouver while a few more drove down from Whistler to meet in Squamish. On the phone that morning we seriously considered pulling the plug on the ride as rain was threatening, as usual. We went anyway and man, what a good call. Squamish, which has always been one of my favorite places to ride anywhere has been investing big dough in new trail development and let me tell you....the new additions are unreal. Crazy-fun berms a la A-Line interspersed with really fun pumping singletrack in a beauty mossy green forest. We rode Ted's new Half Nelson, Psudosuga, Deliverance, Your rained a little but we didn't even notice.

The moral of the story is get out and ride. Rain. Shine. Whatever. You'll be happy you did!