I always have a ton of people asking about the kevlar jeans I wear. They are Tobacco Motor Wear for ladies!! They look like regular skinny jeans, are super comfortable and even stretch. They are hot as hell int he summer but I pretty much wear them year round. Here's a link:
Last night we checked out the premier of Mickey Bobby & Craig Snacks Grandfield #shotoverg1giveaway SHOTOVER contest submission at The American. These guys make some funny shit. Check out their video and vote for them cos' they're creative and deserve it more than the other nerds who want to win stuff. Just watch the vid below & vote HERE
Went on fun little trip during the Easter break. We left in the truck with the bikes in the back from Vancouver, BC and headed to the ferry terminal. From there, we drove up the Sunshine coast, past Ruby lake and up to the furthest point where there's another hour-long ferry that takes you to the Powell River coast. We'd never been up that far, so we pitched a tent in an empty fern-filled government campground, made a bon fire and cooked steak on our BBQ. The next morning, we left our truck in Powell River and took the bikes North. We rode through some small roads up to Lund, BC where there was literally nothing but a small passenger ferry that went to Savory Island. We heard about FSR (logging) roads that would take you right to the tip of that peninsula where you could look out over Desolation Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Safe to say the trip was awesome, and we found some pretty cool stuff. We rode back to Powell River, BBQ'd on the beach then took a ferry from there to Comox on Vancouver Island. Really awesome trip and looking forward to more backcountry adventure this summer!
The Richmond dunes is a huge chunk of land in the Vancouver outskirts used for dirt dumping from local construction and mill sites. We use it to throw our bikes around. It's always changing and there's always a ton of different types of dirt biking going on here. Every sunny Sunday, Mitch Kirilo, Matt Savage and a bunch of his buds go out and rip around on their dirt bikes. It's starting to get pretty frosty out there but when you drop your bike in the sand and have to pick it up a million times, it starts feeling like the middle of summer.
The ladies at Strange Vacation let me review their pullover sweater they call the 'Moto Rugby'. It's cold as fuck up here in Vancouver right now, so it was pretty good timing. This long sleeve is a thick cotton with extra elbow padding that feels really good under a jacket. I'm weirdly lanky so the extra long sleeves rule. I'm wearing an X-Small in the pictures below by Blaine Connolly. It's listed on their website here: www.strangevacation.com
I've finally got my head back after The Dream Roll. It was a crazy ride and I felt like I needed a week-long nap afterwards. Everyone that attended knows what I mean, it was an awesome experience and I haven't stopped wishing it wasn't over. Here are some of my favourite photos from the weekend.
A couple BC ladies got together at The Shop Vancouver and cruised up Mount Seymour. These babes all have really rad plans of getting down to the Dream Roll on Thursday/Friday. I got to learn about their routes, ideas and time frames. Some of them are heading over to the islands and taking multiple ferries throughout the coast before cruising in-land to the mountains. Some are straight shooting it Friday morning and some are driving with their cool little vintage bikes in the back of their trucks.
Even though we left at rush hour, our group stuck together all the way through the city. We managed to stay in a group even through 3 lane lane-switches and busy merges onto the bridge. It was pretty funny and every lady that showed up was just such awesome vibes.
Mount Seymour is one of my favourite rides. As soon as you hit the base of the mountain heading up, the road splits into 2 lanes and there is no cars in sight. It feels so cool to be riding in little groups of 4. I absolutely love watching ladies ride in person. Not able to talk to each other or use your phone and just be in the zone and be with each other brings us together in some weird way.
This little cruise got me so excited for next weekend. Can't wait to do this x10000 at the base of Mount Adams, WA in less than a week!