Hanging out in WhistlerAugust 7, 2009
We are here hanging out in Whistler, I have been coming here for the past 6 years to compete in crankworx and just ride for the fun rather than being at the races. I do compete in some events but its purely for fun and they have some cool races like the Garbonzo, slalom and giant slalom that are a lot different to world cup races so it keeps it interesting. It's always good to be here and be surrounded by awesome trails and thousands of people who love to ride bikes.
The last couple of years Monster Energy have been a big sponsor of crankworx and they always have fun and cool stuff for us to do. Last year they took Brendan and I to the Pemberton motocross track for the day to ride and it was watered and everything so that was cool. Nelson also had a wild off road buggy there that we rallied around on and jumped pretty high, I couldn't believe how much it could handle as long as you were harnessed in. They also took me bungee jumping, it was my first time and pretty scary but I couldn't imagine a better place to do it. It's off a 60m high bridge over a river so it has a cool feel to it.
Anyway the last few days here have been pretty mellow, Jacy has been driving the truck and trailer across the country so we haven't had our personal bikes yet. We have been borrowing some of the Specialized demo bikes to ride some cross country and check out a few local trails. I think Jacy is arriving tonight with all of our stuff which will be cool. We have slalom practice tomorrow and then racing on saturday which should be fun. Also I am competing in the Garbonzo on sunday so I might try squeeze some practice in on that tomorrow as well to learn the track.