Riding Journal

Whistler Bike Park 6/3/12

Spending a weekend in Whistler is exactly the right amount of fun regardless if it's winter or summer. Last night we met up with a crew in Squamish for dinner before watching the Whistler vs Squamish roller derby match. Despite sore muscles from riding hard on Saturday, we headed back to the mountain to get in our laps. It was our girls crew of Carrie, Janet and myself for the day. The day started warmer than expe...

03 Jun 9:20 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/2/12

After riding Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend a couple weeks ago, I knew I'd be returning as soon as I could for more downhill time. It felt really good to be back on the mountain bike getting my fix of adrenaline, heart pounding fun as I rode down the mountain. After spending the holiday weekend in Washington, I knew this weekend I'd be returning to ride Whistler again so I packed up the bike, drove the 5 hours an...

03 Jun 10:21 AM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 5/20/12

After a great first day of riding Whistler Bike Park yesterday, I was ready for more. The weather today called for a chance of showers which meant good grip on the trails and a real chance to get muddy and dirty on the mountain. Today was just me, which meant loading up the singles line and getting my turns on my own accord. When I showed up in the morning, the line wasn't bad at all and the singles line was smoot...

20 May 9:21 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 5/19/12

Last summer I got hooked on downhill mountain biking and began my progression into something new. Maybe it was the adrenaline, heart-pumping fun that came with it but I loved riding in the dirt and craving to ride better. As winter was winding down, I started dreaming about the trails in the Northwest most specifically if I could handle Whistler Bike Park. With the Whistler Bike Park opening this weekend, it was an e...

19 May 9:53 PM 4 Read More...

Stevens Pass 5/17/12

I thought I had closed out Stevens Pass for the season when Closing Day went down on May 6 but turns out, the snow is still there and it's too hard to resist playing on it. The mountain looked as if Closing Day never happened, there are few rock spots and still a ton of snow leftover from this winter. My buddy Nate just returned to the area after a winter in Utah and mentioned heading up for a hike/jib session. I ...

17 May 10:10 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboarder Magazine Superpark 16: Day 5

As Superpark was starting the wind down, the vibe was changing on the mountain to a much more relaxed, shred, have fun and get the last shots/filming done. Most of the riders who weren't wrecked or hungover, took to the slopes to get their final shots. The day went by quickly and it wasn't long before the runs were quiet. The 100 footer at the base has been noticeably popular and constantly with a range of riders ...

13 May 8:17 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboarder Magazine Superpark 16: Day 4

Superpark has been going strong all week long with daily shred stoke, massive features and tons of invited pros that make everything look easy. Day 4 was a long day for many riders as the week was starting to catch up but those willing to keep upping the stakes proved it with another day of massive hits. Day four started with a couple laps through the park before stoppeing on the Loon hip to put the gear down and ...

13 May 2:44 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboarder Magazine Superpark 16: Day 3

Superpark 16 is well underway at Mt Bachelor with invited pros, massive features and plenty of action going on around the mountain. Day three continued with the trend of riders going big, bigger and getting creative. With the help of four parks: Mt Bachelor, OR, Seven Springs, PA, Loon Mountain, NH and Boreal, CA there are more than enough features to play on and photographers to get the shot. The day started with...

10 May 11:19 AM 2 Read More...

Snowboarder Magazine Superpark 16: Day 2

What happens when you bring talented and creative park builders, pro riders and media together in one place? A park riders dream full of park pleasure for the taking. This year marks the 16th year of Superpark and plenty of talent are in the house at Mt Bachelor to stomp tricks, make videos and get the shots. Thanks to Pat Bridges, I'm here at Superpark for my first year to watch, take pics and blog about the event ...

09 May 10:42 AM 0 Read More...

Stevens Pass Closing Day 5/6/12

It was an amazing season for snowfall at Stevens Pass; 564" total snowfall for the 2011/12 season, plenty of powder days and an extended season through May for riding. But it was also a rough season for Stevens Pass. Amazing people were taken from us and the local watering hole was burned down towards the end of the season. It was a season of highs and lows but people came together to end the season today the only wa...

06 May 10:28 PM 1 Read More...