Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
By Vernon Felton Some days just don’t play out the way you plan them. Take today for instance…. Today, I was going to slap Magura’s new 29er fork onto my bike, give it a test run on a solid four-hour ride and call it all good before heading out for a week of riding in […]
Words by Harlan Price The BC Bike Race closed at a party on the finishing line at Whistler’s Olympic Plaza lawn with the sunshine reflecting off the remaining summer snow of the surrounding mountain peaks. As riders crossed the line, getting hugs and medals, their tears mixed with the sweat and dust caked on their […]
Words by Harlan Price Yesterday riders of the BC Bike Race awoke to the sun peaking over the ‘Chief’, a solid dome of granite, standing a reassuring 417 meters above the tents of base-camp. Nestled by the protective ‘Chief’ and Garibaldi Peak, the atmosphere of the traveling pageant that is the BC Bike Race obtained […]
Words by Harlan Price With hump-day out of the way, riders got to touch their tires to classic Sunshine Coast singletrack on the 40km course from Sechelt to the BC Ferry terminal of Langdale. With over 1400 meters of climbing, earning those turns was no easy task but the rewards included the one-of-a-kind 7km singletrack […]
Words by Harlan Price Campbell River hosted day two of the BC Bike Race under the wettest conditions in race history. With a police escort, 525 spirited racers left from the Robert Ostler Park under a steady drizzle of rain. After a neutral start the police escort pulled aside and an opening road section spread […]
Words by Harlan Price/Photos by Dave Silver, Margus Riga and Todd Weselake BC Bike Race Day 1 Surrounded by a country celebrating its birthday, the winners of the opening day at the BC Bike Race started their seven-day journey through epic BC singletrack. Barry Wicks, and Wendy Simms (Kona Bikes) won the opening stages of […]
By Vernon Felton By now, you probably know that SRAM is rolling out an 11-speed, single-ring group called XX1. If not, check out this story. Today, SRAM revealed a few more details about the new group, which they believe will appeal to both enduro and cross-country racing types. If you’re still grappling with the whole […]
By Vernon Felton First, a disclaimer: the rack you see here has “Sportworks” stickers plastered all over it—this is because that particular company created the T2 rack shortly before selling their consumer rack division to Thule. The T2, however, remained relatively unchanged for years, which is testimony to just how good the original recipe was. […]
Canadian BMX rider Drew Bezanson has lit up the Internet on several occasions with ground-breaking edits from his home park in Ontario, Joyride 150. This latest edit raises the bar again, with specially-built features allowing Bezanson to fully showcase his amazing skills.
By Vernon Felton Diamondback Bicycles just launched a new contest called, The Draft, and the premise is pretty simple: one of you readers out there will win a pimped- out Diamondback and a free trip that will have you ripping trails on July 21st, at Diamondback’s 2013 press launch in Park City. What’s more, the […]
It’s fairly easy to get hung up on defining that which is real riding—mountain-bike media and industry marketing types are constantly creating new language and rules. I think it’s in fact realest when we no longer worry about defining anything—when you run what you brung and just enjoy your own ride.