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.
The latest issue of Mountain Bike Action magazine (April 2011) has one of my photos in it. I think that is pretty cool. The shot is of mountain biker Sam Dueck at the 2010 Kokanee Crankworx Monster Slopestyle Competition in Whistler BC. This may not totally fit with the nature of the blog, but this did come out of a past ‘adventure’. In fact, I even put this photo in a previous post. If you missed it back in August, here it is.
I don’t know about you but I think that is pretty cool!
Whistler’s Kokanee Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival is the largest cycling event in North America. Spanning over the course of 9 Days there are more than a dozen different races and competitions wowing the crowds. I had the privilege of spending 7 days in Whistler this year during the festival and took a few photos over the course of the week. The event is huge and is definitely worth watching. Next year, if you have a few days to spare head on up to Whistler and take in some of the action.
More photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustansept/sets/72157624552747659/