Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Welcome to the greatest show on earth about racing. Tristan Merrick and Seb Kemp are joined today by Mad Dog Boris, ace photographer Sven Martin and Enduro World Series Director, Chris Ball. Today’s topics? Mont-Sainte Anne and Crankworx. Check it out.
Nine days. That’s how long Crankworx runs now. Nine long–exhilarating, yes–but seriously long days of riding, working, partying, cheering, crashing and groggily getting up to repeat it all over again. By the time you eventually pack up your muddy bike and limp back down the Sea-to-Sky corridor for home, you are officially shattered. This gallery by Reuben Krabbe is an ode to that feeling.
Simply being selected to compete in Crankworx’s annual Deep Summer Challenge is a sign that you’ve officially arrived as a professional photographer. Making it onto the podium at the end of the night? That takes skill, vision and a lot of hard work. Here’s a great example–this time, from Harookz Noguchi.
Here’s the second-place slideshow from Deep Summer 2013. We sat down with its creator, Garrett Grove, and got his take on the competition itself, his competitors and what it takes to put together some of the best mountain bike images of the year.
Here are the highlights for the Teva Best Trick Showdown that took place today. No one was prepared when California’s Mike Montgomery threw down the first backflip bar-hop to tailwhip ever landed on a bike; a trick that netted Montgomery the win and a $4,000 paycheck.
Kona rider Dylan Sherrard is known as not only an incredibly poised rider, but also a genuinely nice guy and, keeping with our anti-bro-brah mission here at Crankworx, we thought we’d profile the rider who is poised to enter tomorrow’s Whip Off Worlds competition and raise some eyebrows.
Nicolas Teichrob produces the winning slideshow in the annual photography smackdown–we have his entry and his feedback on victory night–as well as candid thoughts from the judges as to what they were looking for from Deep Summer 2013 contestants.
Can one trail possibly be “the best”? It seems a ludicrous idea…unless, of course, you’ve happened to ride Squamish’s Half Nelson trail. Half Nelson has a way of convincing non-believers, thrilling the jaded and making you wish you lived within riding distance of Ted Tempany’s masterpiece.
It’s on like Donkey Kong–Bike Magazine’s Heavy Pedal Tour is in motion and Natty and Trey are back in the van (or camper, to be exact) traveling the West in search of the best bike parks in existence.