Crank’d issue two

I’m a nerd for the history and tales behind trails probably as much, if not more, than I am for riding them. So when Alison Taylor (the editor of Crank’d Magazine) asked me to write a story about the history of trail building in Whistler I jumped at the chance.


The (Final) Dirt

#159 is like the cookbook of how to make something of worth and truly rad. I feel like I was lifted off the ship and pulled put through the sky so I could look down upon the ship and see it as a tiny speck in the ocean, it’s relatively to it’s surroundings, where it has been and where it should go.


I’m Not A Racist

So, is racing, mountain biking and is mountain biking, racing? I’d agree with the former but the latter? That would require a few more qualifiers.

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Rambo Day

On one hand this is a fun little video about one guy’s amazing stag do. On the other hand it’s about friendships, celebrating a lifetime of friends and making every moment count.


Female Rights And The ISN

The following is another on of my Dirt Magazine Whistler Diaries column. This one was scribbled in 2010 so some of the references are a little obsolete – which kinda works with the subject matter, actually – but I was reading Cam McRae’s piece about standards and built-in obsolescence in the bike industry on and…

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How to Avoid a trip to the Medical Clinic

It’s Bike Park season, nearly. That means it’s time to roll out the reminders of how to keep it classy and rubber side down. In 2012, fourth year medical student, Zachery Ashwell published his study of the injuries suffered in the Whistler Bike Park. He analyzed 898 Whistler Health Care Centre case reports from between…