|After spending the whole season in Whistler BC, my friends, Anton Horl, Nic Pescetto, Ricu Umbertini and I decided it was time to get out of there. Riding Kamloops had always been a big dream of ours, and all we knew of this freeride Mecca was pictures and videos. So we bought a crappy but damn awesome van and loaded up all the stuff we could fit in it. The plan was just to drive to Kamloops and send whatever we found on the way. We were leaving Whistler stoked, but at the same time scared to get back alive as we were motivated as f**k!|
Our first stop brought us to Lilloet where we tried to find some natural lines. We had just a few days for our trip, and with no local knowledge or help we couldn't find anything easy to access so we decided to move on. This was a good decision as we next passed a little village in the middle of nowhere called Spences Bridge. We immediately knew this place had some serious riding left for us. We had never ridden anything this sandy and wanted to get used to it, so we checked out some easier descents first. After spending the night in our van we met up with Mark Matthews and Mason Mashon and sent some damn gnarly lines together. Being super stoked but a little beat up we then packed our stuff again and moved on to Kamloops on the next day.
Arriving in Kamloops our European jaws dropped and we couldn't believe all the big jumps and lines we spotted from the van. After checking out Kamloops and trying to figure out where to sleep we ended up at the Bike Ranch, and immediately unloaded our bikes to ride those jumps. The next day we spent pretty much the whole day at the Ranch sessioning the jumps.
In the picture you can see me corking out/flipping my big bike for the first time, thanks to Nicola Pescetto for the picture! I would have tons more stories to tell but this is just a Sequence Saturday and I hope you guys enjoy it! Ride On! - Andi Tillmann-Team Infocus
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