Wednesday, August 22, 2012

prima La_/gnar\_vino: Canada this is Europe

European sign language for lets get rowdy!

After being back in Swissi for a week, we had itchy feet already: it was time to get on the road again. And what a better way to reunite with friends than out in the Alps? For once, the weather actually agreed. So the plan was a couple of days destination Livigno.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Shore

"Few places on earth have had as much impact on the mtb world as Vancouver's North Shore mountains. From way back in the day it has been featured in countless freeride films and inspired trail builders and bikers around the world to replicate "The Shore" style of riding."

The cup of coffee ripples through my conscious, turns eddies into the first thoughts of the day. It's not that the coffee is strong, but jetlag and streetparade that have left us feeling a bit like zombies. And probably also why we are still unsure if we dreamt our return to Zuri.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Tree of Life

If you don't like trees (or suffer from megalobotanophobia) then don't bother coming to Canada. 

Cathedral Grove was humbling. What awe nature can inspire, leaving us feeling so insignificant in the grander scheme of things! 

But then 800 year old trees will do that...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

island style

Simone mind's the gap, which seemed much bigger on our last visit.

After riding technical trails for a couple of days we were looking forward to scoring some flow when we pulled into Mt. Washington. Only a couple of trails were open, so we opted for the repeat-repeat-repeat approach. Great for building confidence and getting to know the trails, eventually we were able to send the drops, gaps and step downs that Wizzard and Big Brother offered up to us.