Rolling in the deep on Ballooner Landing, right on Mike! Fun times digging that line with you, glad to see you and Lindsay photographed it!
Awesome video! That first bail looked terrible…but was slightly amusing.
Nice to see that you guys put that big hip in where we scoped Mason!
I wish I'd made it out on this trip! You guys look like you had a killer time!
I have to get back to Spences soon to ride the Mud Lake chute…it looks incredibly insane. Definitely fond memories of the other charger lines that we rode earlier this summer…on another unorganized and amazing trip!
Thank You to the trail crew this season! It was incredible all year, and here we are on the last weekend and the boys were out filling holes and getting things patched for a smoother opening in 2013!
Closing weekend was so good up there! Tons of friends from all over the world charging hard, Dirt Merchant and B Line were the best they've ever been (NEW hits as well!), and if you weren't out shredding, you were watching Rampage at the GLC!
Thank's again for the trails, the work, and for continually building on the best place in the world.
Naw brah he was only standing beside for a picture
Actually he was in school.
and moving on to current events…
Way to go Norbs! That's so sick!
The fact that the Ghost AMR Plus 5900 comes in a 22" frame is gonna help you out big time! I'm 6'1" and 185lbs and have been riding the Ghost AMR Plus 5900 in a 20.5" frame all season, it's been fantastic! The bike has a great pedalling platform and climbs with ease, while the 150mm of travel and 67 degree head angle is slack enough for fast and pinned descending! The bike is a great all around all-mountain machine and I can't say enough about it mechanically.
The horst link suspension design is one of those "proven" designs that simply works. That bike comes stock with an X-fusion rear shock, which has a 4 stage "pro pedal" that can be turned all the way to full lockout (for spinning mtn highway), and all the stiffness you need up front for a good ride (Tapered 1.5 steerer, 15mm axle). In the rear end, it runs a 142x12 axle which is the AM burly setup a guy your size is going to want.
Those bikes come stock with an X-fusion dropper post too!
Hopefully that gets you going for things to look for! The list goes on and on about how you can make your bike the raddest machine on the mountain, but I figure a guy your size on the Shore should look for a few things to help make the ride more enjoyable:
1. 142x12mm rear axle
2. 1 1/8-1.5" Tapered Steer Tube Fork
3. 15mm (or 20mm) front axle
4. Adjustable seat post (not a necessity, but fun and convenient to have)
Looks good out at Retallack. Love the appearance in there from Evan Schwartz! Look at his hair batting his shoulders rhythmically like Mason Mashon when we were riding Della Creek with wild stallions.
Great video from Commencal, and thank you Tom and Alex for yet another trail! Some of my fondest memories are up in the park on you and your team's creations, or out in Pemberton with Alex and our friends on newly finished work that the Prochazka boys put in.
Good luck in your semester Alex, and I can't wait to see your Rampage line!
The Peak Trail looks pretty damn good in this video. Awesome work on the filming, Mike! The riding is done quite expertly as well, as anyone who has ridden this trail knows it can be a bit unbalancing at times.