ramblings and photoings


Spring bikin’

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!

Tobias Pantling - Econoline

Tobias Pantling - Econoline, Pemberton BC

Katrina Strand - Econoline, Pemberton BC

Katrina Strand - Econoline, Pemberton BC

Tobias Pantling and Katrina Strand - Dark Forest, Pemberton BC

Tobias Pantling and Katrina Strand - Dark Forest, Pemberton BC


2011 Flashback

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.


Dave Anderson, Carlos Zavarce, Dylan Wolsky, and Chris Johnston on a big rock in the Whistler area.

Jeff Bartel through a sunspot on some of Whistler's finer valley singletrack.

Katrina Strand, Deer Pass

Katrina Strand, Deer Pass

Spring on the North Shore with Jeremy Schaab.

Shelter Cove, California on Paradise Royal. Sarah McQueen cruises through some spooky trees.

A weekend in B.C.

Jeremy Schaab Pow Slash

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…

Banshee Prime 29'er

On Friday morning I demo'd the new Banshee Prime 29'er on a sweet 3 hour Mt. Seymour XC ride.

Seb and Tara

Hangin' in the sun with Seb Kemp and his much prettier, and infinitely better half, Tara.

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

Vancouver Sunset

Finished off time in the city with a walk to Lonsdale Quay and watched the sun sets over Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver.

Rasta Sun Dog over Anniversary Glacier

Sunday morning found us north of Whistler, on the Duffy ski touring. We skinned up Anniversary Glacier under blue skies, sometimes in technicolour.

Matier Glacier
View from the top of Anniversary Glacier overlooking Matier Glacier above Joffre Lakes.
Jeremy Schaab Pow Slash

With inversion conditions making for crusty snow up high, the best snow was near the bottom, my good friend Jeremy Schaab obliges a gratuitous slash.

Whistler Sunset

We rolled back into Whistler just in time for one last gorgeous sunset to cap off an awesome weekend.

Black and White

Keri Wedding

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.

Keri Wedding

My brother's lovely new wife, Keri. We were in a rush after the ceremony and I managed to grab this somehow, it was total on the fly and turned out way better than I expected!

Sarah, Paradise Royale Spooky Trees

My lovely lady Sarah finds a sunspot in between some large spooky trees, Paradise Royale, Shelter Cove, CA.

Dylan Wolsky, Ride Don't Slide

Dylan Wolsky dropping in to Ride Don't Slide

Katrina Strand, Deer Pass

Katrina Strand dropping on Deer Pass, Southern Chilcotin PP

Chris Johnston, Whistler BC

Chris Johnston, rock roll with a view, Whistler, BC

The guys, Whistler BC

Carlos Zavarce, Dave Anderson, Chris Johnston, and Dylan Wolsky train down a big rock roll. Whistler, BC

More Crabapple Hits

Another fav from the Crabpple Hits Whip Off during crankworx last summer.  Brendan Fairclough sets the table before whipping it out on the second to last hit.

Brendan Fairclough, Crabapple Hits

Brendan Fairclough lays a flat tabletop

Hello, it’s really cold

Danny Hart Whip

So this is my new bloggerino, as you may have guessed, given that this is the only thing on it.  I’ve decided I needed somewhere to chronicle my inane thoughts, ranting, as well as photography, and this seems like a good place to start.  So welcome, come back often.

In other news, it’s mid-January, and it just got really cold here in Whistler.  I have my down cabin-slippers on trying to stay warm and my mind is drifting to thoughts of the hot sun, dusty trails, and shredding big jumps.  Danny’s got some of the best style out there, and in my opinion, he should’ve taken the victory at VitalMTB’s Whip Off World Championships during Crankworx last summer.  So forget about the cold for a muinute or two, and soak up Danny bringing the heat.

Danny Hart Whip
Danny Hart, Crabapple Whip