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Every year Crankworx seems to get just a little bigger. The event brings the worlds best to Whistler BC for a week and a half of racing/competing action. From racing to slopestyle, pumptrack to photos really this is the biggest cycing competition in the world. While I have not had the time to see everything, The Ryan Leech trials demo and the best trick competition have been highlights as of so far. With that in mind, these are a few shots from said events.
The Sunshine Coaster DH, formerly known as the Rat Race is a great little event in Roberts Creek BC. This is a 40min ferry ride north of Vancouver on the Sunshine Coast. I decided to head over to the event to participate in the DH race portion of the event. Not usually a DH kinda racer but what the hell right? To keep it a little closer to home I rode my 5″ travel All Mountain bike.
A 5″ travel All Mountain Bike is not necessarily the best choice for a DH race but being relatively flat and mellow I figured I would give it a try. Didn’t set any land speed records on this one but settled into a respectable 5th place in the field of 38. I was pretty stoked. Next year we’ll shoot for podium.
Given that I was racing, it was not the most convenient event to take photos at but I managed to get a few after my run. I also have a gopro practice run from a few days prior.
This past weekend was the Seattle bike expo at Pier 91 of the Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal. With the Lycra Clad at hand and ridiculous ensembles at a maximum I was there. Worrying that the extreme nature of the people of Seattle may in fact crack the lens of my camera I stuck to the more amusing aspects of the show. Namely the Ryan Leech Trials Demo. I snuck in a shot of the Artistic Cycling Team as well for good measure
and just for fun…
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