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Oct. 2, 2011, 8:52 p.m.
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Pics/story/vid - Alpenrock DH - Lip beards abound.

This trip was so much fun to guide! Chromag hooked us up so big, can't thank them enough! Now we're into October and things are winding down…all I want is 8hrs of Swiss singletrack and a raclette dinner.

Oct. 2, 2011, 8:50 p.m.
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Vid - Freeshredding in Italy with Big Mountain

Evan and I had the time of our lives on this trip! Next season with Big Mountain is going to be incredible…I can't think of a better way to kick Spring showers than a DH trip to the Riviera!

July 12, 2011, 12:41 a.m.
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AIRprentice 2011 - VIDEO PART II and Report Part II added.

I want to thank everyone at NSMB, Silverstar, the photographers/videographers, and all the riders from this past weekend. I think it was an incredibly memorable weekend for all of us. Everyone came out with new riding buddies and couches to crash on across B.C., so let’s keep the good rides rolling!

I’m super stoked to be riding with NSMB.com! They have a stellar team already, and it’s an honour to be chosen to be part of something I fully believe in. The support these guys are already laying on me is incredible, and I really can’t thank them enough.

As I am sure everyone knows, Crankworx is this coming week! Hopefully I’ll see a lot if the crew from AirPrentice around, it’d be great to do just one more lap together…ok two.

July 10, 2011, 1:49 a.m.
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The Rhythm of the Park

As with most mountain bikers, there are certain emotions from the summer that stay with me all year long. For example, certain sounds entice my mind to recreate a mental image of what I would consider, some of the finer moments in my life. Whether it be sliding your tires off a lip, or the heavy breathing you exert coming out of a technical descent, bikes, their riders, and the trails create various rhythms that can’t really be captured, but can certainly be remembered.\\


We had a great session on Prostar this afternoon!

Every park has a different flow, and in my opinion this is the best way things could be. My experience with AirPrentice at Silverstar is much different than the laps with friends in the Whistler Bike Park. The trails here are youthful and new, and are incredibly playful. Silverstar is developing the build style of incredible flow, both on their machine trails and natural descents.


Me and John Rempel on some classic "Flow"

Our first day of competition came with an inviting breakfast, and a few more familiar faces than I was expecting. Today was my second time shooting with Dan Barham, and it was a completely different dynamic than our first encounter. Our first time shooting was on an exploratory trip on the Italian Riviera coastline, a trip where we were on an uncertain adventure and capturing unique travel experiences. In the park, Dan’s photo techniques captured the best lift access trail riding Silverstar has to offer, and reinforced the fun we had on what I would consider to be, a unique bike park day.


Airing the shredder rocks

The amount of descending lift access parks have brought into mountain biking is
astounding. I’ve been living in Whistler for the last four summer seasons, and I’ve been mentally consumed by the possibility to log thousands of vertical feet a year. The lift lines are full of the excited vocal tone of my friends and fellow riders, and the rumbling chairlift pulley wheels have become music to my ears. I love that you’re always in motion in a bike park. From the ascending vibrations of the lift
over the pulley wheels to the inventive moves you make on your descent.


Roosting Dan Barham in the face

June 30, 2011, 11:29 a.m.
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AIRprentice 2011 - VIDEO PART II and Report Part II added.

Anyone know the tune in John Rempel's vid?

The Band - Atlantic City

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