Author Archives: "Bike"

Back Page: Gimme Shelter

04.02.2012 //

In white Mighty Mouse boxers, Stephen lay sideways on a narrow bed. A Vancouverite, what little patches of skin he chose not to ink screamed exposure as loudly as JFK needed a limo with a roof. Hemmed by upside-down bikes and 80 pounds of camera gear, Stephen whispered, in a voice well suited to phone sex, “potato salad.” We’d certainly suffered for our art.

Butcher Paper: Embrace Your Inner Sissy

04.02.2012 //

The big secret is that riding a singlespeed when in crap shape is a win/win situation. If I make it up a hill, people think I’m a badass. And if I only make it 10 feet before I start pushing (mostly on account of general lethargy and a slight addiction to whatever Taco Bell puts in its ‘meat’), people still say I’m a badass for even trying.

In Praise of… Bacon

04.02.2012 //

Bacon is salty and savory and, when cooked right, it crunches in your mouth before exploding with the heavenly bacon juice some people mistakenly call ‘grease’. After devouring the flaky meat-candy, you’re left with the pork equivalent of Cheeto dust covering your fingers, face and everything you touch for the next four hours. It’s as if a pig, a bag of Cheetos and those wax-bottle candies filled with sugar juice had a baby—a baby you could eat.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

04.02.2012 //

Crankworx. Whistler, BC.

7 Reasons why…

04.01.2012 //

Just as world-famous waves are magnets for surfers, the planet’s most celebrated trails represent milestones to dedicated mountain bikers—and they become mini-Meccas in their own right.

Photo of the Day: Anne Keller

04.01.2012 //

Eric Landis. Grand Junction, CO.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

03.31.2012 //

Richard Cunynghame. Oppdal, Norway.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

03.30.2012 //

Chris Garrison. Fruita, CO.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

03.29.2012 //

Logan Whitehead. Park City, Utah.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

03.28.2012 //

Nick Quinn. Fruita, CO.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

03.27.2012 //

Brett Tippie. North Vancouver, BC.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

03.26.2012 //

Paul Basagoitia. Washoe County, NV.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

03.25.2012 //

Joe Schwartz. Iceland.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

03.24.2012 //

Crankworx. Whistler, BC.

Photo of the Day: Anne Keller

03.23.2012 //

Rider Unknown.

Tempest of Possibility

03.22.2012 //

Photo by Dan Barham. Story by Kristin Butcher There was a time when the odometer turning over on another year inspired the type of drunken revelry best reserved for an age before digital cameras. These days, bacchanalian celebrations have given way to a traditional New Year’s cookout—the low-key kind of affair thrown when you’re no […]

7 Reasons why…

03.22.2012 //

Photo by Jordan Manley. Story by Mike Berard In 2003, North Vancouver professional freerider Darren Butler clipped his bar taking off on a monster Kamloops step-down while filming for the television show Drop In. He suffered a career-ending injury. These days, Butler has segued his experience into a successful guiding operation on the North Shore. […]

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

03.22.2012 //

Andreas Hestler and Jamie Biluk. Victoria, BC.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

03.21.2012 //

Janne Tjärnström and Riley McIntosh. Åre, Sweden.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

03.20.2012 //

Kona Willy. Fruita, CO.

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