Riding Journal

Whistler Bike Park 6/24/12

It felt really good to return to the promised land of bikes and boards aka Whistler to be able to work on my Bike Park progression. I've been missing the carefree environment, friendly atmosphere and all-around fun that goes on in resort towns so it's been my main mission to return as much as possible. I scheduled this trip around the Monday night ladies night so I could partake in it with three days of downhill t...

25 Jun 9:49 AM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/13/12

It was a relief to see the sunshine come out after yesterday's wet and muddy riding day. It meant the trails would be a bit drier, easier to grip and just as much fun. I headed back to the Whistler Bike Park to get in my laps and work on technique. Since I learned to mountain bike last summer, I didn't ride with more experienced people till this summer so now I'm starting to get the tips and techniques coming my w...

14 Jun 8:04 AM 1 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/12/12

When it comes to Birthdays, I've found that doing something that makes me happy is the best way to spend them. In the past I've gone snowboarding for birthdays so this year I decided to go mountain biking and spend a couple days in Whistler. It was exactly where I wanted to spend my birthday, having fun in the Bike Park and having a low-key day. I made my way to the base of the lifts after 10am when they opened, l...

13 Jun 8:28 AM 1 Read More...

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...