Video: Mike Kinrade Salvages His 2012
It’s almost winter here in Nelson, and I’m reflecting back on how the season was for me. Like every year it gets better and better, but I can’t shake that dramatic crash I had at Rampage and how it immobilized me for almost a month. This isn’t the image that I want in my head when I reflect on the time spent with my bike, my friends, and the mountains that I love.
I needed to get out one more time and ride something spectacular and challenging. I want to find a line never ridden before, and one that would have to be pretty gnarly. The journey up to it brings me back to why I love riding my bike. It’s the time spent in the mountains and with your good friends that is really how I remember my season – the scary line is the cherry on top.
After seeing Kinrade’s crash at Rampage and hearing about his injuries there, we weren’t sure whether we’d see Mike back on a bike this season. It’s great to see him back on a bike!