Saturday, May 14, 2011

Patterson Mountain camping trip

Went camping up on Patterson Mountain last night. We went up to see how the snow line was looking, and hopefully get some runs in on one of our favorite trails but it looks like we got a couple weeks til the snow will melt enough. We quickly decided on a different camp site and spent he weekend hitting another awesome trail on the other side of the mtn, and breaking a buddy in to mountain biking in the NW.
Chris, Kenny, John, Basil and I had a great time relaxin, eatin some bomb camp food and riding Hardesty for the first time this year. With quite a few down trees, and our saw left at home we spent a little more time than anticipated climbing over debris but still had a blast and got some great pics over the last couple days. Enjoy!
Thanks for the great time guys, lets do it again soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Its on!

Racing season has begun! The first round of the NWcup and the Pro GRT series was in Port Angeles, WA a few weeks ago. The Roots Racing team (Jack Hill and Rhys Ewing) along with the support/media gang (Tyson Copeland, Colin McCarthy and myself) cruised on up to try out the new bikes. The weekend was amazing, as expected, with Rhys missing the podium by 1 place and great times all around! Tyson threw a couple great edits together from all the footage we got, so without further adew, here they are

NWcup proGRT 2011 with Andrew Neethling, Danny Hart and a few more pros on

Roots racing Team proGRT round 1 on

And if that wasnt exciting enough, the first round of the UCI world cup DH series kicked off sunday in South Africa and marked a huge day for America! Aaron gwin slayed the course and came down nearly 7 seconds quicker than Steve Peat. With a few riders left, Minaar gave it his all and still came up .2 sec short. Mik even tore his bars off his bike with the raw power he was putting down, taking him out of the running. Aaron Gwin won the first world cup for america in 13 years (Myles Rockwell I think), while securing his first ever world cup win after only four years of mountain biking. Long story short, Aaron Gwin is absolutely nuts fast and now with the support of one of the largest cycling companies out there he is going to start his worldwide takeover. heres a preview.
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Its on!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

First Reel and more inspiration

Ive been wanting to get together a bunch of my favorite shots from recent years, finally sat down and put the time in. Im not easily inspired, believe you, me. Im just seeing some good stuff these days, and that slalom track is at the top of the list.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Recently got my accordion back, I'm gonna go play it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Finally pt 2

Dirtmag has this up right now. Bryn is always fun to watch, but the US upen, mitch slappin his dome and Andrew Freakin Neethling! This video is awesome.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

diggin' update

rhys and came helped me throw some dirt the other day out at the Island, the landing for the trick jump is comin along real nice! also I got a new hardtail frame waiting at the shop, but before I can pick it up I need to sell the Geekhouse frame w pivotal seat/post and FSA pig Headset $200 and im open to offers, so please dont hesitate if you are interested! 541 913-8693 or check it out on pinkbike here

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Be on the lookout everybody for this bike. It belonged to Colin, the winner of the Grassroots Racing's first race (and event orginizer), heres his post about it: This bike was stolen yesterday in Eugene, OR. 1/17/2011

Keep yr eyes peeled!

List of Parts on Stolen Giant Glory DH:
‘09 Glory DH frame. Size Large. Blue and black with white lettering. ‘08 Silver linkage.
Velcro chainstay protectors. Titanium Shock hardware. Rock Shox Maxle 12x150.
Fox DHX 5.0, 550lb black steel spring
Carbon Fiber Shock guard.

Cane Creek Zero-Stack 31/48 headset. Carbon fiber headset spacers.
Black headset compression cap.

Fox 40, ‘08 with white lowers and blue Fox stickers.

Sun EQ31 rims, black, on polished Sun hubs. Sapim laser spokes, black. Silver nipples.

Schwalbe Dirty Dan tires. Gooey Gluey compound.

Shimano Saint cranks. 170mm length.

Point One Racing, Podium pedals, black. Custom 6mm pins

E-thirteen 38t, Silver chainring

MRP System 3 Carbon chainguide. White rollers

Shimano Ultegra chain.

Shimano Ultegra cassette. 12-21 tooth custom 6 speed cassette.

Shimano Saint short cage rear derailleur.
Custom internal cable routing through swingarm.

Shimano XT shifter. Customized shifter paddles.

Shimano Saint disc brakes, ‘08, Grey. 204mm front rotor. 180mm rear.
Titanium rotor bolts
Custom internal hose routing through swingarm.

Spank 777 handlebars, polished silver.

Truvativ Holzfeller direct mount stem. 60mm length, black.

ODI Ruffian half-waffle, lock-on grips. Custom black collars reading “BONES”.

Thompson Elite seatpost, 350mm length. Black.

Thompson seatpost clamp

WTB Sliverado Ti, saddle. Black.

Monday, January 17, 2011

GrassRoots Racing!

Colin and the Grassroots racing duders put on an awesome race yesterday out at Jim Gillettes. So much fun and mud! Tyson Copeland got a great little edit from a great little race in January! Colin ended up winning with his one run at the end of the day, and Johnny Rollin put me in back into third fastest time. Im stoked to be pumped and still picking mud out of my eyes haha Thanks Tyson for that banger, Austin for helping w timing and Colin for settin the whole thing

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Guess what???!!!

more videos. yelp, he hopped over that guy. akriggs gots skills, he went on to kill it in the final

Thursday, January 13, 2011

HDR video/ insane timelapses

Stumbled across this on vimeo. Amazing to say the least.

Astropolis Star Party Jodlow 2010 from Patryk Kizny on Vimeo.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Franks end of the season jam

better late than never! haha finally got an edit im pretty happy with.

End of the Season Jam at Backwoods Trails from Tom Lyons Media on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

winter digging

Last year Rhys and I had played with the idea of building a big, lofty trick jump w a huge landing. After lots of scoping out potential areas for a trick jump, I returned to the Island. coming back work on trails there is awesome. Lots of good memories and even just seeing how we "built" lines back in the day gives me a good laugh.
Workin by myself most of the time, its kinda slow going but im making some good progress. Ive built up a landing/ roll in for the jump by about 2 feet , and started clearing and shaping the runout into our jump. Im headin out there today for a few hours, and il try n grab some pics to share.