Kokanee Crankworx 2011 - Photo Recap Part 1

Jul 27, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
<B>Day 1 - The Fat Tire Criterium</B>
  Day 1 - The Fat Tire Criterium

Crankworx Criterium
  Megan Rose leads Katherine Short about halfway through the Fat Tire Crit.



Crankworx Criterium
  Katherine Short ended up winning the event...



Crankworx Criterium
  Kevin Calhoun leads the men's race part way through. The lead group consisted of 4 riders for most of the race, Calhoun, Brian Lopes, Matt Ryan, and Charlton Durie.



Crankworx Criterium
  Brian Lopes in the lead. The lead changed a bunch of times as the four distanced themselves from the pack.



A few went down during the Crankworx Criterium
  A few riders pushed it too far and suffered the consequences, both on the dirt section and on the pavement and paving stones...



Crankworx Criterium
  Lopes won the sprint to the finish, 1st Place!



<B>Day 2 - Dual Slalom</B>
  Day 2 - Dual Slalom


Ropelato...
  Mitch Ropelato won the Dual Slalom, and had a lot of fun during practice...



Kyle Strait would have gone up against Marosi in the small final but Michal crashed and was done. Kyle had the small all to himself play time for 3rd place...
  Kyle Strait got to take a run by himself for 3rd place after Michal Marosi wrecked in the first run. Time for a little fun!



Jill Kintner racing ahead of Micayla Gatto in the first round of the women s final. Micayla beat Jill here last year and Jill wasn t about to let it happen again.
  Jill Kintner avenged her loss last year with a solid win against Micayla Gatto.

You can find our full Dual Slalom post including photos and results here



<B>Day 3 - Canadian Open</B>
  Day 3 - Canadian Open


Get some at Heckle Rock
  The Canadian Open was as always, all about Heckle Rock. This year even saw a guy from Texas with a chainsaw as well as the usual horns and chants etc.



It s a complicated affair to get 300 drunken fans chanting at the same time. On Heckler s rock they take things seriously. Here s the secret - Step 1 spin to select the cheer as everyone watches. Step 2 Get loud.
  The Hecklers had their chants organized this year. Step 1: spin to select the cheer as everyone watches. Step 2: Get loud!

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Rachel Atherton on her way to winning the Canadian Open DH
  Rachel Atherton took the win for the women.



Steve Smith sent it taking the win.
  ...and almost local boy Canadian Steve Smith took the win for the men.

You can find our complete Canadian Open DH coverage including more photos and results here



<B>Day 4 - Around and about at Crankworx</B>
  Day 4 - Around and about at Crankworx


The only way to start off a Sunday morning--shoot ANY morning--in Whistler is with a nice cuppa from your favorite coffee joint. We picked Blenz cause it s two steps away from the condo.
  The only way to start off a Sunday morning--shoot, ANY morning--in Whistler is with a nice 'cuppa' from your favorite coffee joint. We picked Blenz 'cause it's two steps away from the condo.



Kokanee cause it s Kokanee Crankworx eh
  Kokanee, ' cause it's Kokanee Crankworx, eh? SRAM got the Hecklers all primed up before the Open with some great giveaways...




SRAM is legendary for their service here at Crankworx fixing everything from brand new XX gear to old school X7s from 5 years ago. This year they have a sign - once they full up you are out of luck so go stand on the bright red line nice and early This guy missed the memo.
  SRAM is legendary for their service here at Crankworx, fixing everything from brand new XX gear to old school X7s from 5 years ago. This year they have a sign - once they fill up, you are out of luck, so go stand on the bright red line nice and early! This guy missed the memo...



Life around the village in Crankworx
  Our roving reporters, Tippie and Ashleigh McIvor, covered most of the events for you this year...



Taylor Sage trying to avoid asphyxiating himself while painting in the SRAM Pop Up Store
  Taylor Sage tried to asphyxiate himself painting in the SRAM Pop Up Store, happily he was unsuccessful.



It was a little bit muddy the first few days...
  The first few days of Crankworx always seem to be a little bit muddy, Diamondback's Kyle Thomas shows off his goggle 'tan' at the end of the day.



Mike Redding talks to Rachel Atherton in the pits
  Mike Redding from Fox Racing was around and about talking to athletes.



Life at Crankworx
  Teva showed off the new Links shoe, and various athletes including Lenosky and McCaul were around signing posters...



<B>Day 5 - Slopestyle Practice</B>
  Day 5 - Slopestyle Practice


Anthony was running two different grips in practice. He said he was trying to decided which ones he liked better.
  Anthony Messere was running two different grips in practice. He said he was trying to decided which ones he liked better. Judging by his runs on Saturday he picked the right ones...



Joyride Slopestyle Practice
  Cam McCaul's grips were the same and he gave us the real reason Anthony had different grips.

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Joyride Slopestyle Practice
  Aggie was the first to flip out of the Kokanee cabin in practice.



Joyride Slopestyle Practice
  After more than a few days of rain the weather cleared up just in time for the first Slopestyle practice. Paul Basagoitia getting things together...



Anthony cased the cabin drop in practice looks like he needs a new lens...
  Anthony cased the cabin drop in practice, looks like he needs a new lens...



Yannick Granieri getting upside down in a 360 during Joyride Practice
  Yannick got his 360's fully inverted and then some...



Joyride Practice
  Berrecloth with a solid looking lookback over the hip/spine



<B>Day 5 - Nightlife</B>
  Day 5 - Nightlife


Darren Berrecloth s Hair Metal Salmon BBQ
  Darren Berrecloth hosted an awesome Salmon BBQ before the NWD Premiere



Darren Berrecloth s Hair Metal Salmon BBQ
  Thanks Darren!



Brett Tippie quiet for the first time in his life at Darren Berrecloth s Hair Metal Salmon BBQ
  Brett Tippie was quiet for the first time in his life at Darren's BBQ!



The NWD Premiere
  The NWD premiere filled the GLC



BCDC went off at the GLC after the New World Disorder Greatest Hits Premiere.
  and then BCDC rocked the place for a few hours...



BCDC show at the GLC after the NWD Premiere
  There's something about a NWD Premiere that brings out the party in everyone. Andreu, getting it on...



BCDC show at the GLC after the NWD Premiere
  and on and on.... Classic!



BCDC show at the GLC after the NWD Premiere
  Ben Reid, looking good!



<B>Stay tuned for part 2 of the Photo Recap.</B>
  Stay tuned for part 2 of the Photo Recap.



34 Comments

  • 115 0
 hahahahahahaha cam's explanation was the best
  • 1 3
 There alot of truth to that but im not sure if its perverted of thinking about it then writing it ...lol
  • 2 0
 I thought it was pretty funny.
  • 40 0
 Watch where you're putting that hand, Tippie!
  • 11 0
 No hover hand from Tippie. He commits to anything he does.
  • 2 0
 tippie got it solid! hahaha Big Grin
  • 13 0
 I'm going back next year when I'm 19 to reallyy experience crankworx
  • 13 0
 I want to go to whistler... like, now.
  • 11 0
 don't we all :/
  • 3 0
 i went for a forestry trip with uni...in april. no bike trails open, no one hiring out bikes...still fun though Smile
  • 12 0
 I'm very glad that the man holding the chainsaw does not have a chain on it...
  • 7 1
 Tippie should take over the commentary next year! Brad and Mason are personalityless wankers.
  • 2 0
 Tippie and Warner, fuck the rest of them.
  • 3 0
 brad was suck a dick to messere... talking about him not needing his balls anytime soon when he goot nutted. dirty fat c**t...
  • 4 0
 It makes you feel like you were their every step of the way. The next best thing to being their in person! Great photos!
  • 4 0
 hecklers rock + x2 = fort bill finish line Wink and Ashleigh McIvor is very nice!!! Wink
  • 3 0
 great event this year. joyride was epic to watch.
  • 3 0
 Pinkbike why dont you us fav the noise clips?!?!
  • 1 0
 Very cool write up! tup
  • 1 0
 What happened to aggie and bass?
  • 1 0
 i know paul had a hard fall and i think he hurt his knee in one of the other events
  • 1 0
 Ok and what about aggie?
  • 1 0
 I need to go to Crankworx one year. Dunno how, but I have to...!
  • 1 0
 bass dislocated his hip....
  • 2 1
 Thumbs up if you want to be in whistler !
  • 1 0
 lol at the girl in the background of the second pic
  • 1 0
 mint
  • 1 0
 Awesome time ! Cant wait for next year Smile
  • 1 0
 looks like they had fun lol
  • 2 1
 i guess the Fat Tyre Criterium is an ironic name..
  • 1 0
 cam mccaul is hilarious
  • 1 1
 what nwd film was they showing ????
  • 1 0
 "best of" all of them
  • 1 1
 fit boyzz x

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