Category Archives: Events
Went to a friends wedding last weekend. It was in Squamish at the Sunwolf Outdoor Centre. It is a beautiful location for a beautiful wedding. I brought my camera and snapped a few photos along the way. The problem with weddings though is that you can’t be a photographer and a guest… I was a guest.
Whistler’s Kokanee Crankworx is all about Going Big. Whether it is DH, Slalom, Slopestyle or even Cheese Rolling, Crankworx will always push it up one notch and go a little farther than expected or even imagined possible. With that in mind there is almost a pre-conceived notion for the festival that can almost make it seem predictable. This past Saturday however, The Ryan Leech Trials Demonstration was a little different than the usual.
Youtube sensation and trials/street riding extraordinaire Danny Macaskill made a guest appearance at the 2pm Ryan Leech Trials Demonstration where the two rode together for the first time ever. While they are both masters of the sport, the riding styles of Ryan and Danny could not be more different. Ryan is a a composed, methodical and precise rider while Danny is Fluid, momentum driven and powerful rider. As I said, both incredible to watch, but still approach each obstacle in a completely different manner.
Every year Crankworx seems to get just a little bigger. The event brings the worlds best to Whistler BC for a week and a half of racing/competing action. From racing to slopestyle, pumptrack to photos really this is the biggest cycing competition in the world. While I have not had the time to see everything, The Ryan Leech trials demo and the best trick competition have been highlights as of so far. With that in mind, these are a few shots from said events.
The third day of Vancouver 125 Birthday Celebrations (I only went to 2) was a whole line-up of musical acts but the headline evening concert was the Recent Vancouver Legend Dan Mangan. Playing in his Home-town City Dan brought life to the massive crowd putting on an awesome show.
Happy Birthday Vancouver!
I put up a post about the 2011 Ride To Conquer Cancer Alberta a couple of days ago but I have had a bit of time today and put together a recap video consisting of time lapse and some photos. What do you think?
Over the past few days I have been hanging out in the land of Beef, Stampedes, cheap gas and no tax. That is right, Alberta. Heading out of Calgary was the Ride To conquer cancer where much like BC I was with Norco offering free tech support to all participants. In this segment of the ride, 2200+ riders raised a total of $8.6 Million towards Cancer Research.
The Stanley Cup final is something that does not come to Vancouver all that often. It is a time to celebrate, a time to rejoice, a time to spend with friends. And then there is the other side. You would think that Vancouver Canucks’ fans would be used to losing by now, but now. The Stanley Cup game 7 loss to Boston is nothing more than an excuse to break shit.
Shame on you Vancouver!
I am a Canucks Fan. I am a Vancouver fan. I am a Canada Fan. I am a Hockey Fan.
If this happened during the Olympics a mere 14 months ago I would consider saying that I was ashamed to be associated with Canadians. This is the result of a loss. This is a shameful act of defiance and utter disregard for everything that is Canadian.
Bike To Work Week is something that holds some hidden resentment. We all like the idea of being eco-friendly, saving money, being healthy etc. etc. etc…
But then, it is really easy to strap yourself to the top of the Hemi and catch the easy train into work. I know this solely because I am describing myself. Despite my discomfort in the rain, and affinity towards dry warm places – this past week I took part in Bike to Work Week. For the first half of the week I rode my bike into work. A total of 120km in two days. For the second half of the week though I took it to the streets to do some photoggin’ and bike repairs. Plus, after a bit of rain, the sun came out and made for an awesome end to the week.
It isn’t all bad… Plus, June is Bike Month so maybe continuing on with the whole enviro-health-$$$ kick could be a good idea?
Once a year, the North Burnaby community comes together to celebrate Hats Off Day. I will be honest, I do not know why it is called Hats Off Day nor do I really care. It is a fun atmosphere though where the city comes together to embrace the community, local business and the summer ahead. This year, falling on Saturday June 4th, 2011 The event kicked off with a parade. After the procession of people, vehicles, animals and anything else able to move at 2km/h for 90 min came a car show, clowns, music, food and festivities for the neighborhood to enjoy. Hastings st. from Gamma ave all the way to boundary was blocked off to traffic and became home to thousands of people out for a day’s enjoyment.
Here are a few pics from the event.