Made it up to the airdome today after work to shred with Jordan Cook and Mark Mathews, worked on a few tricks I wonna take to dirt soon. Hopefully you’ll see them soon…
I’ve gotta give a huge shout out to the sickest boss in the world at the best bike shop around. Al at Tantalus Bike Shop decided to give me a brand new 2012 Kona Shonky as a graduation/departing gift, most people slave their whole life and get a gold watch and a shitty pension, I had an awesome 3 years at an amazing job and was given a new bike…pretty awesome deal I’d say!
Didn’t waste any time getting out to ride it at Kyle’s place, rode right till I couldn’t see the jumps anymore! Cheers to Dave Hord for the photos.
Happy Trails, Connor
Winter in Squamish is very wet, flooded, and usually has a snow line that sticks around for quite a while. This year we were lucky enough to have a dry cold winter. Meaning the trails have been ride-able and even some of our jumps spots were open a little longer! With a little bit of help from a tiger torch here, and a shovel there; it’s been a very good winter so far!
The last Friday before Winter break (which also happened to be my birthday) I was lucky enough to get some sunshine and enough time to have Dave Hord tag along and shoot some photos on Squamish’s legendary “19th Hole”, not the condition you usually see it in, but a blast none-the-less.
Later that week, on the Winter Solstice I got out with filmer Warwick Patterson to shoot a short web-edit. We used every bit of daylight we could and squeezed out a short edit on one of Squamish’s better-known XC trails, Credit Line.
I didn’t waste any time getting my first ride of the year in this year! After a lazy start to New Years Day, we headed up to a zone I’d been working on for a few months. I had just finished it before Christmas and hadn’t had a chance to shoot anything on it yet so Dave was happy to come along again and bang off some shots.
There was a bit of a gap in riding, until recently, when my friend Kyle Quesnel and I got an itch to get out on our dirt-jumpers. With a fresh layer of snow covering all our usual spots, we decided to get creative and hall a wooden lip next to one of those big snow piles you see in parking lots. The next day a local artist had sculpted the pile into a giant skull and crossbones… an idea was born!
Been pretty busy lately with school and the project car. Will try and post some updates on that soon!
Most people this time of year are spending their winter break skiing or snowboarding, some are lucky enough to live in a warmer climate where they can ride year round, I just get out and shred in the snow! My friend Warwick Patterson had some free time during winter break and we decided to get out and film an edit in the recent snowfall! We decided to shoot on “Credit Line” which is one of my favourite trails in town. It’s fast, flowy, and has just the right amount of tech! It was definitely different filming in the snow, it was good to have someone as experienced as Warwick, because there’s just some shots that you can’t redo! And did I mention we did this on the shortest day of the year? Enough from me, I’ll let the video do the talking!
So I’ve been building for about 7 weeks now, now that think about it time has kinda flown by…but anyway here’s the most recent photos! They include the 4th jump, satelite dish, and newly finished box!