HIGHNOON SCRAMBLE 10

On October 29th, the TENTH High Noon Scramble went down at the end of # 6 road: The Richmond Dunes. The race is a multiple-lap loop around some sketchy obstacles, jumps, hill climbs, and burms. The categories include mono shock and vintage. Us spectators don't really care too much about all that though, we just love watching these dudes dress up and eat shit in the sand. Overall, some highlights included:

  • Mike Babs Goul head costume
  • Nicks Maico 250
  • The EZ TV Broadcast crew
  • The trike dude that smashed into Elliots new truck
  • Keddie lighting off a firework when he won runner-up
  • The snowmobile over-heating and then proceeding to hit the jump over and over again
  • The beer pong crew
  • Myk Roc
  • The dude who didn't bring a costume and was forced into riding in his underwear
  • Bri's Filth Mode cookies
  • Some random girl who gave me a cheddar smokey
  • The winners belt
  • Curtis wresting the winner (WWE style)

All in all, the event was awesome as it is every year. The new belt that has been made for future years will be up for grabs next Halloween season... Who will take it next time!!?? For now, here's some 35mm film photos I shot on my Olympus Stylus:

HIGHNOON SCRAMBLE 10 - Starting Lineup.

HIGHNOON SCRAMBLE 10 - Starting Lineup.

Wilf, learning he had to do 1200 laps to win.

Wilf, learning he had to do 1200 laps to win.

Old Yamaha TT500

Old Yamaha TT500

It was a very serious starting line.

It was a very serious starting line.

Carnage, right off the bat.

Carnage, right off the bat.

Snowmobiles welcome.

Snowmobiles welcome.

Vans & cute kids everywhere

Vans & cute kids everywhere

Jangus, costumes mandatory - even if you aren't riding!

Jangus, costumes mandatory - even if you aren't riding!

Myk Roc showed up but didn't make it very far...

Myk Roc showed up but didn't make it very far...

EZ TV was on location, documenting the event as it should be documented.

EZ TV was on location, documenting the event as it should be documented.

Tyler Lepore sighting.

Tyler Lepore sighting.

Federal Moto

"Federal Moto makes one-off custom bikes and functional soft goods that are inspired and ridden from the city streets to the mountain peaks. Based out of Wild Rose Country and the Windy City."

Fellow Canadians Randy & Benson from Edmonton, Alberta have been making waves in the motorcycle community up in these parts. They've built some cool bikes that have been mega popular online as well as featured in the One Moto Show for multiple years. Randy, the companies fab dude, machined up this gas cap for my '76 XT 500. They're talking about eventually selling little bits and pieces like this gas cap but for now, I'm the guinea pig with this one. So far, the thing fits perfectly, seals great and looks really rad. The original gas cap on an XT is plastic and cheap feeling so it's rad to have something so spiffy on a banged up old tank. Thanks guys! For more on Federal Moto, check out their website: www.federalmoto.com

Bike built by Federal Moto

Bike built by Federal Moto

Bike built by Federal Moto

Bike built by Federal Moto

Sunshine Coast

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!

Blaine Connolly @eazykarl photo

Blaine Connolly @eazykarl photo

Day at the Dunes

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.

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Blaine Connolly photo

Wendy Dyk film

Wendy Dyk film

Strange Vacation Moto Rugby

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