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Everyone has a friend like Jessica; whenever you are together chaos and adventure ensue. One minute you are meeting up for a drink and the next thing you know you are passed out on an inflatable dolphin in Mexico. There is a reason why Jessica and I do not hang out all that often–self-preservation.
The thousands of bunkers that contained the internet’s servers fell silent, the whir of the digital processing stopped forever. Laptops, home computers, network hard drives and cell phones all became obsolete. All just empty plastic boxes that did nothing, contained nothing, provided nothing. The glass screens that had been caressed, stroked and fawned over no longer reflected back the hopes and desires of the bearers. Instead, nothing.
Oh, anyone can crank out a superlight, super-adjustable, carbon-fiber dream bike, but it takes a special someone to invent the world’s smallest, folding electric scooter. We roamed the floors of Interbike and gave the more daring entrepreneurs 30 seconds to pitch their products to the world. Get ready for the weird.
We rode and wrote about the Scott Gambler 10 for the 2013 Bible Of Bike Tests, and we liked it. So much so that we needed to make sure we liked it as much as we did. So, we had one shipped up to Whistler for some bike park bashing throughout the summer. Here’s what we found after a summer of bashing about on the Gambler.
This lightweight hardtail race whip will force any rider to go faster, yet it pulls few punches in the fun department.
Rob Warner is a legend whose World Cup commentary is as worthy of your attention as the racing itself, Seriously, when was the last time you heard an announcer state, “He’s all over the place like a monkey dry-humping a football!”? When I found out that Warner was in Whistler for Crankworx, I had to get an interview with him.
When it comes to the spectacle of mountain biking, we are the die-hard, the devoted. We show up to places like Whistler with bikes on our brains… But what about all the other people–the citizens, who arrived at Whistler with nothing more in mind than a cold beer, a foot massage or a Sunday stroll? What do “ordinary” people think of all this? We spent an afternoon finding out. Check out the slideshow.
Video by Rupert Walker Brandon Semenuk awed the massive crowd at the Crankworx Joyride slopestyle competition on Saturday evening with his variety of high-amplitude, technical switch tricks and tailwhips. Semenuk nabbed his second Joyride victory since first landing on the podium’s top spot in 2011, taking home the $25,000 first place prize. Here’s Semenuk’s winning […]
Scientists, such as myself, have determined that so much meat is being grilled these days that waves of oleic acid – a byproduct of cooking meats – have permeated the atmosphere above D.C. and Northern Virginia to the point where microscopic droplets of burger drippings are becoming the nuclei for raindrops. You can look it up in the Cliff Notes.
The Garbanzo DH has been described as a “vertical marathon”–an absolute suffer fest of a downhill course that requires not only tremendous skill, but nearly super-human levels of endurance . Covering some of the best terrain in the Whistler Bike Park, the Garbanzo DH is, as Reuben Krabbe’s gallery above shows, always ground zero for some riveting action.
An adventure wrapped up as a race but smells like thunder. Seb Kemp brings you an insight into the hearts, minds and motivations of the top twenty racers at the Crankworx Canadian Open Enduro.