Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Video: The Bus–A Journey Up North

08.25.2013 //

The Bus: A Journey Up North, is a story of some good friends doing what they do best; having fun, adventuring, and sending it on mountain bikes and kayaks. With the idea to run the bus to be more economical as well as environmentally friendly, the friends converted the school bus to run off waste vegetable oil. The trip turns out to be nothing short of the trip of a lifetime.

Video: Big Moments from Crankworx’s Big Event

08.24.2013 //

Pushing the boundaries of slopestyle mountain biking once again, Red Bull Joyride descended the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today as the exhilarating, gravity-defying anchor event of the Crankworx Whistler Festival.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

08.24.2013 //

John Simkins. Provo, Utah.

Video: Learning from the Master

08.24.2013 //

Aaron Gwin, he of world championship fame and ridiculous downhill speed, joined the rest of Mammoth’s ODI development Team for a skills camp at Mammoth Mountain last weekend. Aaron and the crew threw down all weekend. Gwin, for his part, imparting his Yoda-like wisdom of the Way of the Roost upon the lucky grooms. Here’s some footage of the resulting radness.

Friday Five: Drink Water

08.23.2013 //

All you need is water. Water is the most essential fuel for living and you should drink more.

Video: Bruno Long’s Deep Summer Slideshow

08.23.2013 //

Wanting to do something different (and pay respects to Crankworx’s 10th Anniversary) at this year’s Deep Summer Photography Competition, Bruno Long decided to go back in time with a retro theme that poked a bit of fun at out Instagram-fueled world. Here’s his slideshow, “Instant Radification”.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

08.23.2013 //

Nick Quinn. Fruita, CO

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

08.22.2013 //

Curtis Robinson. Coast, BC

Video: In the Woods Part Two

08.22.2013 //

Following on from his acclaimed first installment, Peoplegrapher’s Lukas Tielke is back again to produce one of the best short films of the year so far. Amir Kabbani’s skills on a bike are pushed to the next level aboard his all mountain machine and Belgian wonder kid, Thomas Genon, also makes an appearance to stamp some new school slopestyle riding on the proceedings.

Video: Who Can Pull Off the Trickiest Line?

08.22.2013 //

The second installment of the RockShox game of Bike with Aaron Chase. This weeks competitor was Brett Rheeder. Check out the video of the boys having a little friendly competition of who can pull off the trickiest line.

Video: Smith Optics at Crankworx 2013

08.22.2013 //

The Smith Bike Team came together in Whistler, BC for the annual Crankworx event. From Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Mike Hopkins doing laps in the park, to the crew sending it at the Whip off World Championships, and the Grand Finale where Brandon Semenuk took home the win, the Smith Bike Team was on the scene.

VIdeo: Mavic Trans-Provence Teaser

08.22.2013 //

next month, 72 riders from all over the World including 20 of the planet’s top Enduro athletes will line up close to Sisteron for a 5th edition of wild, gravity-fuelled racing and adventure. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

08.21.2013 //

Self Portrait. North Vancouver, BC

Video: Duncan Philpott’s Deep Summer Slideshow

08.21.2013 //

Every contest has a dark horse–a rookie that could shake things up, but, frankly, did pretty well just to be included in the big show. Duncan Philpott was that guy in this year’s Deep Summer Challenge photo competition. Well, he was supposed to be that guy…right up until the time he kicked off the show and impressed everyone in sight.

News: Last Day to Win an Ibis of Your Choice

08.20.2013 //

Downieville is a great place to ride, but it didn’t get that way by accident. It took work to make this place stellar–and it still does. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is working daily to add and improve trails to the area and they deserve your help. Donate five bucks (until August 21st) to the cause and you’ll earn a shot at winning any Ibis bike of your choice. Do the math–it’s a hell of a deal. And if you don’t win the bike? Well, the trails around Downieville will be better because of your charity. It’s a win-win all the away around.

Video: Enduro Racing with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team

08.20.2013 //

Giant Bicycle racers, Josh Carlson, Adam Craig and Kelli Emmett, talk about enduro racing and how it’s shaping both next year’s bikes and their own experiences as riders this season.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

08.20.2013 //

Scott Bradfield. Courmayeur, Italy

Off Track Podcast: Mont-Sainte Anne/Crankworx Remix

08.20.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

08.19.2013 //

Andrew Shandro and Mark Weir. Chilcotins, BC

Gallery: Shattered–the Aftermath of Crankworx

08.19.2013 //

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.

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