Peter and I teamed up a few months ago to start filming for this two part series. Because this is Pete's first full length video segment, as well as being his introduction as a rider in the mountain bike scene, (and since he's only 16) we decided to call it ''An Introduction.'' He has plans to try his luck in a few competitions this season, but mostly to just ride his bikes as much as he can and have fun with it!
The first day of filming ended up being a bust due to bad luck with the weather and his bike. After hitting the hip once on his slope bike, Peter heard a loud "crack" which ended up being a linkage bolt. He then stuck a twig into the empty linkage bolt hole and used the industry standard "seat bounce test" to check the stability of the stick. Needless to say the day was done there. After that, it was a never-ending quest full of cancellations, broken bikes, and computer malfunctions to finish and finally release the video.
Video and words: Piers Zdan
Photo: Ira Hemond
Extra thanks: Derek Kidd, Andrew Sherry
Peter would like to thank his supporters: Oak Bay Bicycles and Chromag Components.