For what are you most thankful? Has having a family changed the way
you approach your riding?
I’m most thankful for my family and friends. I met my wife at Crankworx. We had our
first date riding the bike park. I proposed at the following Crankworx in front of 20,000
people and got married at Crankworx by the Roundhouse before riding down with 75
of our family and friends with tacky soil to the Garibaldi Lift Co. to party. Except for my
girls being born, it was the best day of my life. I’m thankful my job has allowed me to
travel the world and make friends with people from around the planet.
Having a family has mellowed out some of my line-choice options. I need to be
around to raise my little ones. In terms of general riding, I’ve had to become much
more organized in order to facilitate and balance life’s demands, responsibilities and
riding time. I’m lucky and thankful my wife is on the ball! I’m also very thankful to still
be working in the industry at my age, as the longest signed professional freerider,
and have cool sponsors like YT Industries and Lamborghini. I’m over the hill, but just
picking up speed!
When you’re not riding or otherwise working, what are your favourite Whistler
I am always working or riding! I enjoy dinner at Earl’s, late-night glow-in-the dark
Frisbee sessions on the driving range behind the Aava hotel, and BS sessions over a
slice of pizza at Fat Tony’s.
Favourite trail in the Bike Park?
My favourite trail is the next one! A-line and Dirt Merchant are fun jump trails, French
Connection and Joyride are rowdy tech, Top of the World is beautiful, random Garbo
(Garbanzo) gnarl is invigorating, but I love riding tacky dirt on any trail with my girls.
There’s nothing better!
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