Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Smith Optics

Did you know that Ketchum, Idaho based Smith Optics has a complete line of shades and goggles dedicated to mountain biking? Yes, that's right. Not road biking or moto goggles or urban eyewear but stylee eye protection designed for those who ride mountain bikes. And we're pumped here at Big Mountain because our guides are rolling with Smith. Next time you're in your favorite bike shop grab a pair and slide them on, you'll see why - feather light, super visuals and with the style that you'd expect from Smith.

Above, the Pivlock V90 that comes with three sets of lenses which you can change in a matter of seconds. A great choice for riding bikes.

A few spots left...Yukon & Alaska Sept 5-11!

A quick flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and one of the planet's premiere adventure capitals. After a hot summer of riding at home, why not join us on this fantastic cross-country adventure in Canada's north? Highlights of our Midnight Sun trip? Sweet Whitehorse singletrack, a mind-blowing Kluane National Park ride, ferry from Haines to Skagway Alaska and great riding in the sleepy hamlet of Carcross...and beautiful views the whole time. Your guide is Yukon legend Ray Warner who will uncover the myths and show you the best trails in the area. Get in touch with us today!

Still not convinced? Watch this slideshow....and this video...

Monday, July 12, 2010

out of the shadows

if you're a skier you can't help but sit up and shift a little when you watch this ripping teaser. i know it's summer, where riding as much as possible and most of the northern hemisphere is in a heat wave but it's nice to get a taste of pointing it down a big snowy mountain. nice work from a group of relatively unknown skiers from BC, impressive skiing and cinematography. can't wait to see the whole flick.

MacAskill and his sticky meat in Chamonix

Always a pleasure to watch MacAskill ride his bike...he sees a landscape with a different set of eyes. I'm not sure that he needs the Alps as a backdrop to spruce up the shoot.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Joe update

Wondering what Joe's up to these days? This just in...

I hope everyone's summer is off to a great start! I have been super pinned since I finished school off for the year. My Bike mag feature trip to Burns Lake was really fun, look for the story 
in a future Bike. I've been working with a couple photographers this season so far, and produced some sweet shots with Jordan Manley on the Shore, and Colin Meagher near Mt St Helens. I just wrapped up my sold-out Joe Schwartz Bike Camp in Calgary, where I rode with a bunch of stoked kids for the week. I am up in Whistler for the next three weeks, coaching Summer Gravity 
Camps. I also have a couple planned photo shoots while I am up there. After Whistler I head straight to Switzerland to run two downhill trips for Big Mountain Bike Adventures. I have a few spaces on my first trip (Aug 5-13) if anyone knows someone who has a little extra time and money on 
their hands! I have been posting a bunch of Regular Joe travel stories, photos and 
videos on my Regular Joe blog, so check that out! I have been shooting a lot with my GoPro cam this season, it has been fun to cut some videos. Expect to see a lot more as the summer shifts into an 
even higher gear! Have fun out there!  Joe

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Alpenrock DH next month: a few spots left!

Next month we're off to the Swiss Alps to DH the singletrack with BC legends Wade Simmons and Joe Schwartz and we've got a few spots left. Want to join us? When will you ever get the chance to ride with these legends for 9 days in the Alps?

August 5-13: a few spots open, guided by Joe Schwartz and Stephen Matthews
August 13-21: full
August 21-29: a few spots open, guided by Wade Simmons and Stephen Matthews

Check out a photo essay on NSMB.com with unreal photos by Blake Jorgenson.