The Rossland Rubberhead Enduro, now part of both the Kootenay Rockies and BC Enduro Series, has been a project of mine for the past 5 years and I’m ex...
Rossland Rubberhead site is live!
March 19, 2014
Fall Reflections, Future Predictions
September 15, 2016
Losing a Legend, Racing Through Life
May 25, 2016
Stevie was a class act and a genius on a bike. He will be missed.
I can't express how shocked and saddened I was hearing the news that Steve Smith passed. He helped guide our young PerformX Jr. DH program that ended up developing several Canadian champions including Remi Gauvin, Kyle Sangers, Micayla Gatto and Casey Brown. Stevie's leadership, both on and off the track, was admirable. And he was one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. #longlivechainsaw.
And life races on...
Getting sloppy with good friends can help it all make sense...with Steve Crowe in Revelstoke.
It feels like ages since my last race at the Beacon Hill People’s Enduro in late March. The BC Enduro series has loaded most of the east series races later in the summer, which has resulted in a longer than normal break in the season. In the meantime I’ve been on the bike a ton and feeling fit and ready to get at it.
Since April, I’ve been training two groups of aspiring Kootenay DH racers - one a competitive team of 14-17 year-olds and a development team of 10-13 year-olds. I can’t say enough about how well these kids have progressed. They’re like sponges…and not old enough to be stuck in bad bike handling habits. Their first race is in Kamloops this coming weekend, and I'm sure many of them are poised for good results. I’ve also got a couple of adult instruction sessions coming up…always fun to teach old dogs new tricks!
The Rossglen pump track phase 2 is underway and it's turning into a nice little pump track city.
As always, I’ve been out digging trail prodigiously. In addition to expanding the Rossglen pumptrack, we have a pretty spectacular all-mountain/XC loop in the works that will allow a pedal back up from our hugely popular Supermegadeth trail. Eventually it will end up making a nearly all-single track, 30+ kilometre loop from Rossland. So rad!
It's also been quite busy with my presidential duties of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society. We have been very successful with grants this year and are expanding the Upper Bluffs Trail in Trail, developing phase 2 of the Dewdney trail renovation in Rossland, and some other exciting projects that aren't yet announced. It's good to be a mountain biker in Rossland!