April 19th, 2007
After doing some chores around Mom’s house, we did some exploring around Trout Creek today.
This is right outside the parents pad. All XC access, so we took the hardtails. Honestly, the trails are so smooth here I can’t see a lot of use for any suspension. I know, we’ll find some use for the shocks soon enough, but after the Shore this is something else altogether.
Johnny needs about a 300mm lens to get the right shot of this trail, but we’re on a thin spine of volcanic rock above a canyon here. The only problem is the angle. Perhaps another time….
A short afternoon of bliss.
April 18th, 2007
I got my weekend mid-week, so it was up to a few misplaced locals to provide the entertainment.
That’s Dave Diplock, another former North Shore bike type (now hailing from Rossland) in the orange.
Not much to say today. Just another great little ride on the Rusty Muffler. Hi Barb….
From this point on, it was all downhill – rolling and fast! Pedal as hard as you can in your hardest gear and best of all….no fingers on the brakes at all!!! And another thing, just the sounds of the wind whistling past your ears…….
Did I mention how dry and dusty its was???
February 21st, 2007
*as seen on: Bushpilot*
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
A few of our regulars may have caught wind of this, but we’re moving our base location from North Vancouver to the Okanagan. While we love the North Shore and will always consider it home, the rise in costs associated with living there has made it all but impossible to remain. We also realized that over the last few years we have been spending more time riding outside the Lower Mainland than in.
As well, our clients have responded more positively to the riding in the Interior of BC than that of the coast. The singletrack of the North Shore is but a small (albeit important) portion of the total resource wee have at our fingertips. The Okanagan region is ideal in it’s central location, bringing the Kootenays in reach while still in striking distance of Vancouver.
This move represents a new phase for Bush Pilot Biking. Rest assured, we will continue to pump the best tours available in Western Canada, if not the world. Tours for the upcoming season were planned with this change in mind, and will only benefit from this move. Our new base of operations will be able to handle a whole new clientele, namely the Vancouver riders looking for some variety. It also opens the door for expansion, a door which is currently firmly closed on the North Shore.
The next few years look very exciting and challenging, and we’re looking forward to those challenges.
Johnny Smoke and Barb Haley