THE ESCAPE…FOUR YEARS AGO

  Wow, four years ago Dave, We Are Union Co. and I set out on a two-week backyard adventure from Whistler with the goal of looping the lesser known and snow-free winter riding areas of BC. We loaded a couple Chromag Stylus’ with Bob Trailers and off we went. We wanted to escape the winter…

IKAM: THE RULES

A couple years back Grant Robinson, Jon Matlock and I put together a small magazine. We all needed an outlet for ideas, an aesthetic, and philosophy that wouldn’t fit anywhere else in mountain bike magazines. We didn’t really care to make a mountain bike magazine or even a mountain bike magazine. We produced one issue…

Meet The Trolls: A partially enthographic and wholly conjectural investigation into a mountain biking’s newest terrain and the real riders that virtually ride there.

*This piece originally appeared in Cranked Magazine issue 1. Illustration by Wacek “Waki” Kipszak. Meet The Trolls:  A partially enthographic and wholly conjectural investigation into a mountain biking’s newest terrain and the real riders that virtually ride there.   Mountain biking is a multifarious activity and there appears to be no singular definition of what…

Hagley Gap

  Winding seal, unfeasible hill; Dirt and rock, for my luck I knock. Roofs corrugated, walls brightly decorated; Unfinished stories, hopes of wealth and glory. Honest buildings gaily painted, it’s patrons long time acquainted; Minor doorway barely there, within shelves stocked with wares. Mans face oil creased, leans on wall firewater greased; Hub of the…

Marcelo’s Cock / The Rooster Of Marcelo

A short story about good intentions, bad worms and unforeseen consequences Wayne Reid felt so pleased with himself that he vowed to leave his apartment for the first time in days. He would put on a clean T-shirt (or at least salvage a used one from the laundry bin), attempt to run a comb through…

Dicking About

Q: How do you become a better rider? A: Dick about more.   There’s no mystical medicine that can make you a better bike rider. No shaman can miraculously bestow skills upon you. It takes a bit of hard graft to become a better rider. But hard work doesn’t have to be entirely joyless. I…