I rode and trained with guys who rode for a living and had sponsors, but I still had a job to go to. I was an ambassador for Experience Cycling. Now I’m connected to Cycletherapy.
I was the Canadian National Cyclocross champion in the Master B category in 2006. I also won 6 stages out of 7 in the BC Bike Race with my partner, Norm. We were in the Open Men Category. We rode from Vancouver, to Vancouver Island, to Sechelt, then Powell River, until finally Whistler. It’s a 7 day race.
I also won the BC Master Provincials Championship for Road Racing 2 years ago.
Every time I fly. 40,000ft.
I just took K.O.M of Full Finality.
Company and food. And music, such as British punk from the 70s…or heavy metal.
Fishbone – Everyday Sunshine OR The Ramones – What A Wonderful World. I love the guitar riff and the lyrics.
Trek Top Fuel 9.9
They’re all my favourite. Every trail provides a piece of enjoyment and something unique. Rocky Ridge, Mt. Tzouhalem is a top contender, though.
If the moto counts, well over 100 feet.
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude c-90 Rally Edition
Marin Cortina Pro CX Bike
I wasn’t on a mountain bike, it was on a snowboard, but Blackcomb Glacier. It was seriously a once in a lifetime experience. The weather was terrible, the glacier closed. I was up there with a friend and his son. We made it up to the t-bar, and the guy at the lift told us we couldn’t go any further. My friend’s son asked where the glacier was (you couldn’t see anything because of the weather). So I took them to the Blackcomb sign, and we eventually made our way to the wind-lip. We walked for quite some time, boards under our arms, and then suddenly the sky went blue and the sun shone clear over the rocks. No one else was in sight.
I told them to boot up and to follow me. We boarded down the glacier, the snow so deep that if we had stopped or gone too slow, we would have been buried. Not a single other soul was around but us.
When we reached the road, the weather blew back in. It was unbelievable. I don’t know of anyone else who has experienced such a thing.
Initially it was Trials Riding through Iguana Cycles, then a mix of Copper Canyon Cycles in Duncan (which no longer exists) and Experience Cycling.
I was an ambassador for Well Thought Trail Building, but no one in particular these days