The Phat Wednesdays (ie. the Beer League) are finally here and I am so excited.!!! Phat Wednesdays are all about racing your friends (rivals, nemesis, bros, brahs…) for the bragging rights and of course, a chance to do some good old bonding over beer. This summer Phat Wednesdays are going to be every Wednesday as opposed to every other Wednesday so I am pretty stoked on that, the more the better as far as i’m concerned. I love Phat Wednesdays
It was cold and wet on Wednesday but that didn’t keep the racers away…something like 170 racers paid their two bucks for a run and a beer. The first Phat Wednesday is always B-Line…tradition (the cool kids ride chainless.. ha.). Adam Billinghurt ie. the Bermanator is the King of B-Line so everyone was on a mission to take him down…he is pretty much undefeated on B-Line. Until now…he got a flat.
Yah so everyone had their run and my homedog Mr. Curtis Keene came out on top in the chainless category (this year was wet and muddy so the boys with chains pulled like 10 seconds on the chainless boys…every other year it has pretty much been a draw). Billinghurst was given a second run and edged out Keene by like a tenth of a second but it was his second run and as some people say, racing is racing….anyway, the boys had to fight it out boy style…it was nice. They chugged beers and then arm wrestled for the cash. Keene crushed the Bermanator and that was that. I pulled through a ‘W’ on the ladies side with a solid margin…beat the chain and chainless girls so that was sweet….until the next morning. You are not allowed to keep the money if you win a Phat Wednesday (that is like the #1 rule of Phat Wednesdays) so between Keene and I, we had like $340 bucks to spend at the bar. Everyone got to see the money in liquid form…ha. Classic night. I love Whistler.
My friend Jamie Carroll has launched a new business called Whistler Action Cams which is based in G1 at the base of the Whistler Bike Park. He rents out head cams so peeps can get some sweet footage while riding the Whistler Bike Park. We set up a boom last week and shot this!
Basically I have a dowell extending from my helmet about 2+ feet in front of my with a camera on the end. It is a bit tricky to ride with but the angle is so rad! i hope you guys like it. I will try to get some more stuff up soon!
Another reason why Whistler is the shit…the Pirate Underground Race Series. 5 races. Mystery courses. Stopwatches. Cash purse. BBQ. Beer. SRAM draw. Sweeeeet.
Sunday was the first race of the Pirate Underground Race Series and it was held on phD. Pretty gnarly track to race on. Loose and lots of steep rock rollers. I though I had ridden the track before but I definitely hadn’t…new to me but so fun. Definitely got more comfortable on steep rock rollers- probably my least favorite thing in mountain biking. Not anymore though. I think they are kind of cool. Kinda. I got a couple of runs in and then it was race time. Talk about a tricky track to race on. ha. It was such a fun day. Its days like these that remind you why you love mountain biking!
Tyler Morland smoked the boys by like 7 second on like a 2 minute track- ripper. Lorraine Blancher won the girls.
Finn Finestone is the 6 yr. old son of the Whistler Bike Park Manager, Brian Finestone. He is so cute!!! Finn and Brian are always out and about around Whistler whether it be the pump track, skate park or skills park. Brian is pretty good about documenting his progress with photos and videos. Check out the latest video…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m6BH4Mf9I8&feature=channel_page
I am scared to see how good he is going to be when he gets bigger…
A cool picture from Littermag! My favorite source for race pictures….nice mix of the scene, riding and ridiculous stuff.
The Fort William World Cup is this weekend, there should be regular updates up over this coming weekend, be sure to check it out.
I filmed a bit with Mikey Goldstein down at the ProGRT. Check out the video he made of the weekend. Cool stuff.
Ridding was so sick this past weekend. We had a massive crew all weekend shredding the hell out of the mountain. I think I did something like 30 runs in 2 days. Sooo good.