Laurence CE Blography – Ep.3: And so it BEGINS!

Apr 18, 2010 at 23:23
by Laurence Crossman-Emms  

www.laurence-ce.com

The winter has officially finished and the road trip BEGINS, and “dude” has it been one killer week to kick it all off. Kelowna has been the location of week 1 and Knox Mtn, Powers Creek, Postill, Skyline, are some of the killer places this trip has been kicked off with. Meeting up with some amazing riders and people, lets just hope this trip never ends.

Photos and More Inside...


14th April 2010 – Kelowna – Knox Mtn.
Guest Riders – Rob Cochrane, Steve Romo(Appearance)


First day on the bike for a while and I really wanted to wipe off the rust and the cobwebs with some runs down Knox Mtn. Met up with Rob Cochrane, one solid Kelowna rider, and his buddy for some morning shredding.



Shuttling for a few hours really gets you on form pretty quickly and really lets you appreciate Knox for its sick riding. Just fast, loose, and technical runs thrown in with some little features, makes it really good for training on.




Rob is really good friends with a lot of people in the mountain biking scene. Working at “Sun Country Cycles” in Vernon, BC, he sees and meets some big names. One of which being Steve Romo, who happens to be sitting in his truck at the bottom of Knox after a run. And for me, someone for a small country, with not many pros around this was a big thing for me.




After meets and greets and some chilling, Romo gave us a ride up the hill and we got some more riding and shooting down, not after getting a shoot set up with him, so watch this space.




15th April 2010 – Kelowna – East K & Knox Evening
Guest Riders – Keeton Jendruck

Another amazingly hot day in Kelowna starts, 20 degrees Celsius, it's April, and time to ride some more bikes. Today we planned to head out to east Kelowna where there was some supposed big free ride jumps out there. I had never heard of this place or seen any photos, so it was going to be really hit and miss. But we rock up, and I must say we got lucky. Prime, freshly buffed jumps, that are BIG.


And really I can’t say much, but just have to show some photos. For me it was more of a riding day so I left the shooting to Toby and a few buddies.




Keeton is really one of those guys that I must say, ALWAYS performs. Like he loves to just go so big off of jumps, and usually no matter what he calls before he drops in, he will always stomp it, which is rare for a lot of people. People, watch this guy, also he has no sponsors!



After East K was all wrapped up we headed back over to Knox for some evening shooting. Got the flashes out and had a play in the woods. Night riding can be sketchy, you should have lights, unlike us!







16th April 2010 – Kelowna – Skyline


Today was a pretty chilled out day. We had a later start and decided to head up to Skyline for a bit of a build. Got our build on, buffing up some of the jumps, then rode for a bit, getting a few shots. Nothing too special, but was fun to build.





17th April 2010 – Kelowna – Ben Lee Skatepark
Guest Rider – Brandon Van Dulken

On what seemed to be a day inside due to the rain actually turned out to be a killer day. Met up with one of Kelowna’s up and coming young park stars, Brandon Van Dulken. And people, this guy rocks I must say, just stomps everything in that bowl so buttery. Here’s what we got.



Again, watch this guy, I wouldn’t be surprised if you start seeing this guy on magazine covers. Great guy to shoot with, and a solid guy all round. Keep up the good work buddy.





18th April 2010 – Kelowna – Postill
Guest Rider – Nathan “Nato” Kemila

This was a day I was looking forward to for many weeks and months. Just to ride Postill would be amazing, but to ride it with such a killer rider as Nato was just sick. Most people will know, but if you don’t, Postill is the location of the world famous trail “Addiction” as seen in STUND, and I must say it has to be up there in Top 3 trails I've ever ridden.




Nato just killing it down the trail , hitting every feature like he has hit it a thousand times, probably because he has. He had it all so dialed.




It didn't take us long to get a crew on the go for photos. Had 7 or 8 of us just all throwing it down and getting some killer shots.




This week has really been so amazing for us. Hitting up new spots, learning new things, meeting up with some amazing people. Thanks to all for coming out and riding with us. Has been awesome.


What's to come? This week isn’t over yet and Kelowna still has a ton to offer. We have a stack of trails to ride and people to meet. Then on to the Loops to meet up with Chris Van Luven for some rad times up there. Let the good times roll on!

-Laurence Crossman-Emms
www.laurence-ce.com
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47 Comments

  • + 12
 sweet shots.
  • + 29
 I see thousands of Pod's in this article!
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 yup, gotta agree
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 There are only 35 of them?... lol jk lots of good ones
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 oh my god, im soo jellous! that looks like its shaping up to be one of the sickest road trips!
  • + 12
 Is there a way to favorite all your pictures in one click, cuz they're all damn good !
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 A page of potential POD's , keep up the good work Big Grin
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 Laurence-CE your inspiring me to take my cam and pelican case out on the trails this year. Amazing shots!!! totally stoked to go and ride after seeing those pics, too bad im at work. Thanks for all the PODs and please keep up the awesome work. your art is a thrill to check out! everything from the texture, lighting, flashes, iso, angle, and more is dialed in on all those shots. primo work with the camera, seems like it has become an extension of you.
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  • + 2
 You guys are going to have sooo much fun! Wish I could do something like that one day. Have a few pints for me and enjoy the shit out of BC and what is has to offer!!! Big Hits are awesome bikes!
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  • + 3
 A epic slab of work...love it!
  • + 1
 Thanks dude...having a killer time...dont want it to end.
  • + 0
 OMG that was so sick man keep up the good work and the good time! props
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  • + 3
 the one pic looks like Funn. hehe
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  • + 2
 Laurence you are a magician with a camera my man. Awsome shots, I wish there was a "Fave All" button to save all these.
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 wow, that wallride looks like it needs some commitment in speed , and trim high..
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  • + 2
 Those pics are amazing! Definitely some of the best I've seen.
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  • + 1
 awesome blog laurence, like allready said... I can´t wait, see you soon buddy!
  • + 1
 Thanks dude. Totally dude...its going to be sick!
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  • + 1
 big ups nato! totally killing it!
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  • + 1
 That wall ride looks mad!
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  • + 1
 Every single one of these could be POD
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  • + 0
 Yea its nice to some good riders ridding a big hit... Big hits are bad ass!
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 5th pic from the bottom, POD!
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  • + 1
 what a article! this is what i mean true story!
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  • + 0
 I hate the fact that almost every pic should be POD :o)
Simply amazing shots...
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  • + 2
 A page full of POD's!
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  • + 0
 Almost all your photos are the best what I ever saw, I must say, you are the best photographer of bike sports in this time
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  • + 0
 loving the wall ride that is so sick.
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  • + 0
 BIG HIT FOR THE WIN!!!!!!
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  • + 0
 awesome photos! good job!! Big Grin and nice green bighitBig Grin Big Grin
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 Awesome man, once again doesnt fail to impress!
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  • - 2
 that green specialized haz tose purple pedals and as well do i on my specialized haha Razz
  • + 1
 How do you like yours? I think ive bent my left pedal already after a week though...but really like them.
  • + 1
 i like em but im selling my specialized to buy my bmx on layaway, but i might keep the pedals cause they pretty good and my bmx comes with oddessy twisted plastic and my friend said that aint so good
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 What pedals are they Loz?
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 the purple ones umm idk look at my page on buy & sell
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 Great photos!
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 those are some sick shots. is there gonna be a video?
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 We were going to document all the shoots but never got round to it.
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 Ganda senário!
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