Working in the bike industry doesn’t often give me the opportunity to take a weekend off and enjoy some riding with my 9-5 buddys. So when I am presented with the chance to do so i take it.
We filled the truck with bikes, beer and all he other ingredients for a wicked good time!
First zone: Sun Peaks bike park, Kamloops, Bc.
We took the back road at Chase and found a sweet camp spot along the way to cut off some driving time. The back road is sweet, but a 4×4 is definitely recomended.
Sun peaks is a resort not worth missing,
full of sick jumps,
and super high speed runs.
After riding 5 or 6 laps we were greeted with a crazy downpour of rain, which promptly cancelled our day of lift access biking.
The rain cloud seemed to be circling leaving some sweet spots untouched. We headed across the valley for a lap on RIO, or so we thought. just as we started onto the shuttle road the rain had tracked us down and ruined our run by flooding the landscape. Though it made the fire road a bit more sporty with some deep puddles!
Next stop was base camp at Harper Mountain. We set up camp and headed out for a few laps that lead us right to our campsite.
A ripping super fun single track.
We had a bit of a shuttle mishap.(no bikes were harmed in the making of this picture.)
Aiden coming down the steeps.
Aiden…. Down after the steeps.
As a result of the rain the day before the group decided that it was worth riding the ski hill again he next day. So back to Sun Peaks we went for a full day of fun.
Having not had our fill at the resort we figured we would go get redemption on RIO. And that we did.
Keith heading for the goods.
With perfect sun and tacky conditions the run was sick to say the least.
Curtis in black and white.
loads of hips and transfers are all over RIO if you have the eye for it.
Keith finishing off a great lap.
Our next stop brought us to Silver Star, but we were having too much fun to stop for pictures. After a rad day in Vernon it was off to Revy to camp at the top of Martha Creek.
Martha creek camp spot.
Some art work my truck collected.
Epic morning views.
We had a sweet cloudless skys.
We woke up to beauty weather for some laps.
Keith, Aiden and Curtis…. Alpine meadow action.
Keiths amazing anti theft idea……available in stores everywhere.
We finished off the trip with a few laps on Boulder.
A great trip overall with no major injuries and no major mechanicals.
100km of riding, about 100939484757 feet of descending (figures may not be accurate) is the result of 3 awesome days in and around Revelstoke,
Frisby Ridge officially re opened for the season on the 15th of July, if you haven’t ridden Frisby stop what you are doing right now and get out there! A 12km out and back singletrack with some of the best views around and some sweet corners and jumps to boot!
Add on the Frisby Downhill to make it extra extreme! an 8km arm pumping descent that drops you back at the bottom of the mountain…a real treat!
Making sure I have everything for the day trip.
Our shuttle retrieval weapon has the most inaccurate power/noise ratio of any bike on the market today.looks sick though
Trusty trail dog.
Revelstoke from the Frisby xc parking lot.
Big trees and lush forest. Pretty standard in Revy.
A well deserved break in the sub alpine.
Tim gettin exxtreemmmee.
Only a small amount of snow was left at the top.
Tim shredding his new Santa Cruz Solo.
Tim dusting the perrty flowers.
Day Two sent me out to Silver Star Resort. About 2 hours from Revy it is a straight forward day trip to make. I headed out to meet up with some friends from Calgary. Some fast Japanese boys!!!
Hidato and Hiroki
paid for this one..
Eric Hidato train.
Rock Star bridge Jump.
Hey Eric, whats your favourite Hospital based television comedy??? Scrubs!!
3 dudes, 1 chair
Hidato laying down some solid drift action.
Hiroki following suit.
The only way to finish a day in Vernon.
In revy. Visit this shop. The guys and girls at Flowt will hook you up!!
Thanks for the memories Revy!!! always a pleasure. Until next time,
A while back Pat and myself set out for a beautiful sunny afternoon ride on the Montaine Traverse. Conditions were great, blue skys, sun shine and great dirt.
Being one of the most breath taking trails in the bow valley. its hard to keep your eyes on the trail.
Pat tearing up some of the goods with 3 sisters in the back ground..
Railing corners…ohh fun!
Me negotiating a tech section towards the end.