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.
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.
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.