The trails in Squamish speak for themselves, as does the riding from Richie Rude. Combine the two though, and there’s a whole lot to talk about. The speed Rude carries through technical sections makes it look like the trail is as smooth as a sidewalk, even though it’s obvious there are holes a foot deep and tangles of roots sitting at 45-degree angles. And then there are the turns—can we talk about the turns? Loam or no loam, off-camber or deeply bermed, Rude carves them like the skilled trail butcher he is. His roost doesn’t come from slashing corners unnecessarily—no, it comes from pushing both tires and trail to the traction limits in a spray of golden-brown Canadian goodness.