summer trip day 6
We were intending to ride Vernon in the morning but slacked hard and went go karting instead, which was awesome. Sometimes we need a little break from bikes, just a little one though… We met up with Mat Ridgeway and rode downtown a bit and I snapped an axle jumping down a 3 stair. Mat was nice enough to give me an old wheel and we hit the road for Vancouver. The drive to Vancouver starts out unbelievable boring but gets interesting around Hope. This part of the drive has some of the steepest mountains I’ve ever seen, and some of them have cool looking rock faces like you’ll see below. We made it to the igloo just about an hour late due to some gps confusion, and met up with a big crew consisting of Travis Burroughs, Ryan Hiebert, James and Steven Van De Kamp, Anthony Messere, This dude Barret with no chain and some other guys (sorry in advance if I got names wrong, just going off things I remember from the internet). Seeing a place like that really makes me appreciate the things that have been done there. Things always look crazier in person; the Igloo is super tight and most of the stuff there is relatively big. The Igloo was probably the highlight of my trip riding wise, it has a five or six foot spine mini that I could ride for days and I did most of the tricks I know on spines, plus a new one involving a boneless (which is always a good thing). Anthony and James were blasting tables over the hip, Anthony is 13 and shreds ridiculously hard for a young guy. I’ll post some of his trails videos sometime, it’s crazy watching such a small guy do huge stuff and it was fun watching him learn ramp tricks. David did a flair (to flat!); Ryan learned downside whip disasters and really had that place dialed.
This hip was much harder to ride than Ryan makes it look.
The weather was fairly ominous coming in to town and it made for good landscape shots.
One of the more interesting rock faces from the drive.
Just a quick video of Ryan riding the Igloo.