Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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.
Round 5 of the Enduro World Series went off in Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as the ultimate test of bike handlnig skils, fitness and mental toughness. Australia’s Jared Graves won his first round of the EWS while French legend Anne Caroline Chausson had her own maiden victory of the series.
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.
Just like your family vacations…wait, no, probably not like your family vacations at all, unless your family had a habit of packing James McSkimming, Mark Matthews, Bas van Steenbergen, Dustin Gilding, Harrison Mendel, Spencer Graf, Kirk McDowall and Anthony Evans into a car and roosting around the country. Check it out.
Would it be a Cedric Gracia video without the guy putting a cucumber in his pants? Probably not. The cucumber is in here, as well as a ton of good riding sequences. Enjoy.
The Dual Speed & Style saw Sweden’s Martin Soderstrom take his momentum from a win at the GT Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes last month and put it to good use today to take gold in Whistler as well.
“The Alien” gives his take on enduro, the season so far and his approach to the Enduro World Series
Tristan Merrick and Seb Kemp are joined today by Enduro World Series Director Chris Ball, as well as a who’s who of Enduro racing stars: Fabien Barel, Anka Martin and Enduro World Series points leaders Jerome Clementz and Tracey Mosley are all in studio talking about Crankworx, the coming Enduro, and, of course, Whistler.