First practice for the signature event for Crankworx got under way yesterday under the mid-afternoon sun in Whistler. With a slight breeze crossing the Boneyard, riders were dropping in on this year's new and inspiring course design, which has a much greater dirt-jump influenced feel over last year's course.
Some riders were finding it easier to get into the flow than others, but that's to be expected as everyone takes progression differently. For some, it was a walk in the park, whilst for others it was their first time in Canada, let alone the Boneyard.
Gully takes his 'tash out for one last run before he shaved it off for the GoPro Dirt Diaries screening.
Pilgrim, Messere and co talking over the course.
It's dirty, dusty work, but the Joyride build crew have it covered.
Lacondeguy rocking Deft gloves.
Lacondeguy taking to the air.
McGazza was taking things step-by-step. His fan club was out in force watching the giant Kiwi getting things dialled.
Bearclaw apologising to the trail crew for tearing up the dirt before the wall ride. With the weather like it is, this track is going to be taking a beating.
Could this be Soderstrom's year at Joyride?