Cory Wallace. Canmore Nordic Center, Alberta
“2012 was definitely the craziest year of my career,” says Martin Soderstrom at the outset of this video. It’s a somber moment that gives way to a blur of insane action because, yeah, it was a hell of a crazy year for the rider who stood atop the podium on some of the biggest events of 2012. Not into slope style? Doesn’t matter. The video is impressive all the same.
This is what we’ve been reduced to–giddiness over the fact that Black Sabbath is showing off the artwork for their new album (“13”) and blessing us with a mere 27 seconds of Iommi and Butler sounding like the Sabbath of old.
The Ultimate Wade Simmons Experience Video Contest has a clear winner!!!. BC Bike Race is happy to announce that after a very successful 10 days of voting and rallying Carlos Zavarce of North Vancouver has won the Ultimate Wade Contest by 300 votes.
Andrew Whiteford. St. George, Utah.
Curtis Robinson. Whistler, BC
Brett Tippie. Coast Mountains, BC
Red Bull’s Berg Line slopestyle event debuted last year in Winterberg, Germany and (as the video shows) proved a showcase for some amazing action. Berg Line returns as part of the FMB World Tour in 2013.
The bike industry is a fairly pleasant place to work in. Not a ton of vitriol. Not a lot of overtly, aggressive marketing. Not much in the way of water boarding. That’s why this video is interesting.
Katie Holden and Joanne Tuttle. Moab, UT
Reuben Krabbe. Calgary, Alberta
Friends, riders and countrymen, lend me your eyes. I come to praise the Ibis Hakkalügi Hand Job, not to bury it.
In Episode Three of Jerome Clementz’ “12 Months, 12 Stories” video series, Jerome and company head to South Africa where they sample the single track around Cape Town: Jonkershoek nature reserve, Tokai forest, Stellenbosch area and Grabouw.
The Ultimate Wade Simmons Experience Video Contest is ready to go to the polls. BC Bike Race has announced the finalists and it’s time to get all democratic. Your vote will help decide which rider races alongside Wade Simmons in the BC Bike Race.
How hard is it to convert a bike’s drivetrain from a conventional chain and cassette to Gates’ belt-driven system? Not hard at all. Check out the video.
Andrew Pohlmann. Kananaskis Country, Alberta