Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Is here!

Wow haven't posted in this blog for way too long. Time for a quick recap...

Let's see I went to crankworx to party and ride for a week straight,
Finished up my internship program this summer,
Moved to North Vancouver to live with my homies Eric (cove bikes) and Jordie (jamis bicycles),
We got kicked out after I was living there for one week due to a sewage problem,
Found a new house to live in that's a million times better,
Took a few last trips to Whistler before the bike park closed.

I have been busy with work,digging, and riding in Vancouver for the past month.
Aaron Larock's film "What's Next?" is now online! Watch it for free on

Here's my segment, I;m pretty stoked with out it turned out considering the limited time frame we had to film in.

That is all for now! M.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Bull Shoot in Kelowna

This past weekend was one of the best of the summer so far. Thanks to NSMB and Silverstar in Vernon, airprentice went off this year! My friend Andrew Sherry won a spot on the team, congrats dude!

After amazing weekend at Silverstar, I headed down to Kelowna to meet up with my friends Dustin Greenhall and Casey Groves. We met up with Dirty Dave Jones from Red Bull to do a shoot with the Sugga.


This plan that we would get towed into a jump with the Sugga truck and shoot it cooked up a few weeks ago during the Goatstyle Jam.

Step 1. Build a dailed ramp! We call it "the dark secret"

Constructing the jump

Step 2. Paint it and bring it to some jumps!

The Dark Secret

Step 3. Ride it and take pictures!

Mark 360

Casey unturndown 3

Dustin super whip

Shooting during golden hour makes Kelowna look like it's still on fire, and it felt like it with weather in the high 30s still. Luckily all the fires and now contained. I can't wait to do more shoots with Red Bull, it was a fun way to spend a few hot days in Kelowna. Thanks Dave!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New bike!

Thank you Banshee, Trident, Straitline, Raceface, and Marty's Mountain Cycle in Victoria for all the help!

SO far this bike is great, I can't wait to shred whistler and other various mtns around BC on it this summer. I just got home from Goatstyle, my wrist is still bugging me so I kept my runs mellow and didn't make the finals, but filming this past week has been great. I just got home from the Kootneys with my buddy Dustin. We were filming for Aaron Larock's film "What's Next?"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

things to do this summer...

1. film with aaron larock more
2. goatstyle
3. get dh bike and whistler passs
3. finish filming with aaron
4. airprentice
5. crankworx colorado perhapss?
6. party at crankworx!
7. host straitline event in vic end of august
8. move to van
9. finish internship at straitline!
10. make more listz to keep productivity up,!

Monday, June 15, 2009

What's Next?- The Trailer is here!

Aaron LaRocque has spent the past 6+ months working on his first full length film "What's Next?" He has just released the trailer for it, which can be seen here on vimeo:

What's Next? Trailer from Aaron Larocque on Vimeo.

It's going to be great! It's filled with Dh, freeride, dirt jumping, and street riding so there will be a little something for everyone!
Rider List:
Alan Hepburn,Andrew Sherry, Brendan Howey, Casey Groves, Dustin Greenall, Dylan Dunkerton, Dylan Sherrard, Eric Lawrenuk, Frankie Vass, Jarrett Moore, Logan Peat, Luke Fulton, Mark Matthews, Matt Brooks, Strahan Loken, Taylor Leigh and Wink Grant.

A big thanks goes out to everyone who's helped the riders of the film and Aaron along the way so far: GEAX Tires, RaceFace Components, Lavan Apparel, Banshee Bikes and Check out the Pinkbike article for more info.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mad Dawg Jam + Bike Park updates

My buddy Luke injured his back by over rotating a flip earlier this week at my jumps. 3 compressed vertebrae= another 6 weeks of no biking, back injuries are scary stuff too! You can check out the facebook event:

The jam will be held at the new bike park we are currently building. The society has done a great job to raise money to pay Kyle Michell to build it. He's hired me to help him and we are basically aloud to build whatever we want! If anyone has seen Kyle's bmx trails you know how amazing of a builder he is. The big lines will be dialled and only a couple weeks old for the jam! There's going to be a dual slalom and lots of smaller stuff to have fun on as well. Photos of the park's progress will be up in the next week or so.