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North Vancouver’s Fromme Mountain is one of the best known riding spots in the world. It is in the epicentre of where freeride mountain biking first emerged. Trails like Pink Starfish, Flying Circus, Oil Can and of course Ladies Only have such more meaning than their seemingly random names. One trail though that has been much forgotten about is Lower Ladies Only. While it shares a name with it’s upper counterpart the lower trail sees much less use. This is also one of the most ‘classic’ trails on the shore as it is very much the same as it was back in 1995 when it was built. That said, it is currently being updated so will soon be to the current standards of the mountain.
There is something about the classic nature of the trail though and the heritage that it holds. I hadn’t ridden this trail for nearly a decade before today but taking a walk (or ride) down memory lane was a great way to remember the roots of freeride.
Whistler’s Kokanee Crankworx is all about Going Big. Whether it is DH, Slalom, Slopestyle or even Cheese Rolling, Crankworx will always push it up one notch and go a little farther than expected or even imagined possible. With that in mind there is almost a pre-conceived notion for the festival that can almost make it seem predictable. This past Saturday however, The Ryan Leech Trials Demonstration was a little different than the usual.
Youtube sensation and trials/street riding extraordinaire Danny Macaskill made a guest appearance at the 2pm Ryan Leech Trials Demonstration where the two rode together for the first time ever. While they are both masters of the sport, the riding styles of Ryan and Danny could not be more different. Ryan is a a composed, methodical and precise rider while Danny is Fluid, momentum driven and powerful rider. As I said, both incredible to watch, but still approach each obstacle in a completely different manner.