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Hop, Skip and a Jump over the Atlantic to the United Kingdom


I recently made a trip down to the UK with work in order to train the staff at the Evan’s Cycles chain of bike stores on the 2014 Norco product. Through this trip I had the opportunity to visit Manchester and Gravesend before heading to Wales for a second event. At this second event I met a number of cyclists that offered an amazing experience. The weekend spent in Wales was all about riding for the attendees and had some opportunity for grabbing a few riding shots. These shots all come from the riding area outside of Goytre, Wales.

Here are the photos!










And a bit of a slideshow for you with some additional images

The Buzz around the Watercooler is 650B


I have been testing out different iterations of 650B prototype mountain bikes for the past 8 months or so and I will be the first to admit that I was a bit hesitant at first. That said, having gone back and forth between 26″ 27.5″ and 29″ for my “aggressive trail’ nature the middle option seems faster in pretty much every imaginable circumstance.


Here is a short POV video that I put together from a ride over the weekend. Fast and efficient on the ups, downs and everywhere in between.


The Sea Otter Does Downhill


2012 Sea Otter Classic DH was inked today. Starting off in some thick fog the track was cool until the sun broke through for the last of the elite men. Some great racing action with Jill Kintner taking the win for the women and Jared Graves for the Men.

The DH marked the end of the crazy week of racing. It was a lot of fun but it is time to head home. Time to sleep, time to eat and time to ride a bike rather than just watching others…


Again, short and sweet but here are a few photos from the race.


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Published Goods: The Shore Superbike


A month or so back I posted a photo of the 2001 Norco Shore and left you hanging with a ‘more to come’ comment. As I know you have been jumping with anticipation since this date… here is the update.

The magazine is now out. Mountain Biking UK has put a Superbike feature in the latest issue featuring the Norco Shore in a nostalgic, evolutionary, retrospective tribute to Vancouver’s North Shore. The shots I took of the bike in its native terrain show the bike in its home deep in the forest of Vancouver’s North Shore.

It is amazing how things have changed over the past decade. I have not worked so hard as pushing this bike up Mt Fromme in a very long time. I am spoiled with my current bike at 2/3 the weight of this piece in history.


Lighting Somewhat Differently


This photo is totally different than ANYTHING I have posted on the blog before. This photo was taken in my basement with the lights out. I used a remote flash reflected off an umbrella for diffusion. My Camera Settings were ISO 100, F5.6, 1/250th, 154mm (small sensor).

yet another thing I will never be able to do…


Even though I will never be able to do this, I am okay with that fact… It does look pretty damn cool though.

Super-Flipping … I can’t do that…


For some reason, I don’t feel that I could do this on a bike…

Racing through the berm


Capturing motion in a crisp, yet effective way has to be one of the hardest things to do with  a camera… There is so much to learn…

The champ with some flowers


I like this photo…. This is as simple as a flower in the foreground, but if you look in the background you will notice the UCI stripes racing in the Sea Otter Dual Slalom course. Simple, but a little deeper than meets the eye

Intended Usage?


I recently upgraded my camera, but didn’t get rid of the old one. I am starting to think though that is would be a great camera to bring along on outdoor adventures. It is light and small, plus I am not as worried about damaging it…

This photo does not exactly represent the intended use of this bike… Meh, if it can handle it, goes to show something about the bike.

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