AIDS FOR YOUR MIND

Inspired by the blockbuster movie ‘Inception’ I decided to make my own multi dimensional special effects laden movie. Actually during the 14 hour drive-athon from Bend. OR to San Clemente, CA I decided I needed something to keep my interest in breathing. Interstate 5 sucks donkey dick for stimulating views and landscapes. Shot on location…

TIM PIERCE

The above photo was the first ever photo I had published of me in a magazine (its the lower right one of the dude arse and appeared in SPOKE MAGAZINE). It was taken by Tim Pierce in 2008 at the Frew Farm Jam. Tim was a young photog that had incredible skills and an eye…

SEATTLE

A couple weekends ago a few of us took a wee trip to Seattle. The original purpose was to take part in the SXSSWCs (Cyclo Cross Single Speed World Champs), but after a long week smashing DH laps on some of the top downhill bikes we decided we weren’t prepared to be that odd. Instead…

HARDTAIL NATION

I recently got asked a bunch of cool questions for hardtailnation.co.uk. HERES THE LINK to the interview. Thanks to Tim Grant for the interview. I’m honored. Check out more HARDTAIL NATION.

YEAR IN NUMBERS

291 number of days so far 52,936 hits for the Mexico video 40,658 words published internationally 33,122 views on personal blog 22,295 hits for the Jamrock video 521 riders coached 58 days shooting 7 number of magazines contributed to So I decided to recap the year and the only way I know how is by…

HAPPY TRAIL FRIENDS

My good German buddy, Philip “SourKraut” Lehmann has started a mountain bike club to save his local trails. This dude does it all but then finds time to start a club and be da’ baoss too. Many people have had to go the legit route to save their trails but most people call their club…

BORED OR DEAD?

Tonight I am blowing out the blog. More posts than you can shake a dead hooker at. Tonight there has been much talk about dead hookers. Our American friends reckon dead hookers are what make Canadian bacon taste so good. Bellingham. Thank you, good night. In the meantime, check this out…

THE BIKE PARK CLOSES..FOREVER!

The Whistler Bike Park closed this past weekend. Not because of the end of the season or anything, just because this chick decided to give everyone eye aids and everyone then puked so hard that the Bike Park was deemed too diseased to open anymore. Thanks puke mistress.

BELLINGHAM

I’m in Bellingham, WA for the next month. Riding many new bikes then writing about them. For many hours of the day I shall be outdoors enjoying the rain, then the remaining hours of the day I shall be doing the above. I don’t know quite what to make of Bellingham yet. We have been…

BEST PLACE ON EARTH

When you live somewhere as rad as…well, wherever I’m currently living in the world, it takes somewhere truly extraordinary to really make you want to blow your load at the mere thought of that place. Chilcotins is one such place. Amazing. Dylan Wolsky compiled a short (8 mins is more like epic length by modern…

UNDER COVER COVER BOY

I turned thirty this summer and there’s no way that I expected the summer to be like it has in terms of where I have managed to get myself. Cover shot on both the Santa Cruz and Giro catalogues. WOW. When I was 17 at school and I remember very clearly saying to my Business…

VEGAS VOID

Well Vegas took a week out my life on this here blog as I was providing for another web based magazine…NSMB.COM. If you go to that site you will see a lot of posts on the various facets of bikes at Interbike in Vegas. I will save my rantings and ramblings about Vegas and Interbike…

WHISTLER REPORTAGE.

So my good friend the ex-president Todd Hellinga found himself with a new gig this summer. As an avid forum poster on NSMB.com (something which I turn a blind eye to because he uses this power for good not bad, and he is a legend of a bloke) Cam McRae (NSMB Master of Ceremonies) asked…

WORD UP HOME BOY!

Jordan Manley gets about. Here’s two photos of his that are currently gracing the home page of Santa Cruz Bikes website. Who is that in the photo? That’s right the same dude who once climbed out of the ceiling window of a bar took a shit on the balcony of a hotel and used his…

WILDBILLS

As promised, more Gross out madness. So easy, so fun. Anyway, the above photo was from last mondays mega fun fest with four of my favourite riders/friends/jokers/totally not cool kids – Dylan Wolsky, Paulo Stevens, Kevin ‘Huck to Flat’ Landry, and Todd Hellaginger. There’s more awesome photos (my my, Todd is getting good) over on…

THE PEAK IS HAUNTED

This photo is the cover of the next Giro catalogue. FACT! In front you can see World Singlespeed Champ Trannie Afro Zombie Schnell, and behind him is the zombie monster, Kurt Complain. Thanks to Colin Meagher for snapping this moment in undead history, Giro for believing in the need for equal rights for monster (truck…

STILL BIG IN GERMANY

This was sent to me by John Oldale from the Eurobike Guide. Boom! Still big in Germany after my appearance in German Womens Health Magazine last year. The caption with the photo is translated as “How did this technology adverse weener schnitzel get hold of a Carbon V-1o?”

DIRTY MERCHANT

So last week the legendary Whistler trail, Dirt Merchant reopened after a two week closure. The trail crew had loving spent alot of time fluffing and buffing and changing and fixing the trail. Then the morning of it’s grand reopening a small crew of us got to session it with Mason Mashon as photographer. The…

FREEHUB MAGAZINE

Squeezed in between bouts of nakedness and pure naked ambition, I have been doing alot of writing recently. The submission requests and assignments have been flooding in quicker than I can clear them. However, one request came in a week or so ago for some words about Chromag that would go up on Freehub Magazine…

OPPS I DID IT AGAIN

Phat Wednesday Chainless A-Line Fancy Dress Race. I’ve won the fancy dress component of this race for two years previously so I had pressure to step up my game this year. Unfortunately with my hectic work schedule I had nothing this year…literally.

WORLDS FIRST FACECRACK INTERVIEW?

Message from Patrick Fallon: Congratulations! You are invited to become part of a very exclusive group… I meant to interview Mr Seb Kemp while I was in Whistler, but I was flat-out with work (by which I mean too lazy and disorganised to get round to it). So I have decided to ask all you…

CONTENT BLACK OUT

I’ve been slow on the 2FLAT front but in the background I’ve been loading up the worlds media outlets with more of my filth, poor grammar and even worse speeling. Here is a round up of July and August content blitz from three magazines from around the global sphere-a-tron.

KARL BENSEMANN IS THE MAN

Karl Bensemann just opened up Private Distro which imports Blk Mrkt into Australia now. Karl started this because no one else was bringing them in and he loves riding his MOB. Karl is a working mans hero. Welds all day, digs in the evening, then digs and roasts all weekend. He is also a very…

PICTURE OF THE MONTH?

So this photo not only tickled the fancy of a slew of 14 year old boys for one day, but it worked as material enough to make it the “Mostest Orrible Porn” also know as POM. This goes to show a few critical things.

NOT THE SAME OLD SAME OLD

So last week I posted saying how rare it is to find someone able to take new photos or new angles of old photos in the Bike Park, well the very next day I met and had the pleasure of working with someone who could shoot the Park in very new and exciting ways. Deep…

OLD DOG GETS A NEW WHIP

Often I find that when you shred hard for the camera the resulting shot ends up not looking like the action in it was as rad as I imagined it would look. That’s not to take anything away from photogs, it’s probably A) my fault as a rider B) I have delusional tendencies.

SHOOTING THE SAME OLD SAME OLD

Been flat out working recently. If i’m not coaching then I’ve been trying to shoot photos or video with about everyone at the moment. Oh it’s a hard life and I bet your heart bleeds. Thing is I haven’t truly had anytime to ride for me recently. I’ve either been teaching the fundamentals of stance…

POD! LOL FTW. WTF? BRB…

Todd Hellinga has had a POD week. The above shot is the second POD (that means Picture Of the Day for those still writing in proper english) he has had on that site in one week. This one is of yours truly taken at 7am on his 30th birthday killing a fresh berm in Silverstar.…

Richie Schley Ride Camp

The summer of 2006. My wanderings had placed me in Whistler where I discovered the beauty and the beast of the Bike Park. I had just got myself a mountain bike again after a six year hiatus where I solely BMXed. It was a banging summer where I didn’t work, I lived in a house…

I TOLD YOU SO

Photographic evidence has surfaced of the Tallboy being sent off the GLC drop. This was during the 4QUEENS Day Two Garbo Stage. TO FLAT!!! Photo stolen from Tracey Howletts Facewaste page. Quick post today.

MONSTER BACK IN TOWN

That’s right folks, super McGarry just got back from his euro gigolo mission and has crash landed in Whistler. Kelly McGarry is the nicest dude in mountain biking. He is also one of the biggest. And he is also very good at supersizing his riding. Kelly works very hard to follow his dream and sacrifices…

4QUEENS DAY THREE…AND THREE POINT FIVE

After last year, Race Dictator Drill Sergeant Tony Horn must of sat down and wondered why there weren’t more dead bodies lying around on the side of the course. In an attempt to remedy this he squeezed a whole extra stage into the four days which makes it a five stage race in four days.…

4QUEENS DAY ONE

So, Day One of the four day super duper epic mega race, The Four Queens, is over. The first stage was the Westside Wheel up course which goes something like this: Mega hill straight out of the gate, the kind of hill that isn’t that long so you go HARD out the gate only to…

“SO, TWO CLAMS WALK INTO A BAR…”

“Why do women fake orgasms? Because men fake fourplay.” “Four thirds of people don’t understand fractions.” Last weekend, whilst in Silverstar, I had the pleasure of getting to ride and hang out with one of mountain bikings most interesting characters. A man who on his business card simply has the title “Director of good times”…

DOES THE INTERNET MAKE YOU FEEL INADEQUATE?

I hate reviews, especially ones that appear on websites. They are all bullshit half truths that are aimed to pamper to potential advertising revenue. Rarely any truth,¬†and more often than not websites just post the press releases which read like a day at a curtain factory. Boring…

SILVERSTAR AND THE GOLDEN GROMS

So just got back from the winding road of out of town shredding. After Sunpeaks we turbo roosted it to Silverstar to catch up with the NSMB guys for the annual AIRprentice competition. If you aren’t familiar with the AIRprentice then simply put it’s a competition whereby NSMB select their next team guy. Over the…

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

On the road for a dirty weekend away with the boys. Ripping and shredding Sunpeaks and Silverstar bike parks, as well as any other random roadside schralping we can find. The above photo was taken outside of Lillooet at 8am. Thats right, we were freeriding for breakfast folks!

NSMB DOESNT HEART SEB KEMP

So this morning it turns out some of the shots from yesterdays shoot with Jordan Manley got posted on NSMB alongside a brief (and slightly inebriated) write up of NMSBs head honcho, Cam McRaes tims aboard the V-10.4. The above shot was used as the banner today. This must drive the NSMB forum wild. They…

I’VE GOT A BONER

Whistler ,BC. 24th June 2010. I will remember this date for along time to come, and for two excellent reasons. Firstly, I got my grubby mitts on a Carbon V-10. Secondly, I had the opportunity to meet and work with uber photog dude, Jordan Manley.

WHISTLER DIARIES – THE BACKGROUND FILES

I used to be funny, or at least that’s what I tell myself. I was probably even more deluded back then than I am nowadays. Each month I used to really try hard writing something that was really entertaining to read but still had a decent theme running through it. The featured column from around…