Got out for a good ride in late October with a great friend, Chad Hendren, to ride what is probably my favourite trail in Whistler, Kashmir.
In the summer of 2010 I was given an opportunity to travel to Les Duex Alpes in France to cover the 2011 GT Bicycles product launch for nsmb.com. With the village at 1650m, and lifts running up another stunning 2000m above that, and also drop a further 700m down to the village of Venosc, the mountains are huge, and the vistas amazing, oh yeah, and the trails aren’t too shabby either! With Alpe D’Huez across the valley, this is a place I definitely want to return to.
After a couple months of deep pow shredding here in Whistler, the snow hass finally stopped falling and we’re back onto bikes. Pemberton always delivers the early season goods, and this year is no different. Good to get back into the swing of things, and finally breaking out the camera again and starting to get my photo stoke back on!
As you all well know, it’s mid-February, and the weather has been anything but winter-like for the most part. While skiing has been somewhat pre-occupying, in the past couple of weeks the weather has made us shift to occupying trails on mountain bikes. I think it’s that shift back to wheels that lit a fire for me to finally get a 2011 recap slideshow together. It’s hard to believe how fast a year goes by, and in retrospect, how much we see and ride over the course of a long season. New trails, old trails, old friends and new, I love biking and I love the people in it. The diversity of riders and riding in our little bubble is huge, and I love bringing the stoke to you. Enjoy some of my favourites from 2011 in the slideshow, and a selection of stills.
With clear skies, warm temperatures, and a recently cleared up work schedule, it was time for a long weekend jam packed with a bunch of activities. Here’s my all iphonetography view of the events…
On Saturday it was time for a ride up Mountain Highway and up Fromme for some more sweet mountain bike action. I like using the helmet cam on still photo, and then editing it into a short vid. Riders: Jeremey Schaab, Jeff Bartel
I was inspired by @TimZimmerman‘s following tweet… “Sometimes I find myself looking at things wondering how’d they’d convert into B&W in Lightroom.
#fullongeekout“. I then realized that most of my favourite pictures from the past year are black and white. So I had a quick dig and present you this, most of my personal favourites of 2011.