Day 3 of Crankworx - A rainy off day

Aug 10, 2010
by Jordan Holmes  
Day 3 of Crankworx was filled with rain, luckily for the most the people at Crankworx it was a off day. No big events, simply a day for everyone to relax before the following week starts. Id the advent of nothing going on I decided to do a couple laps, after all it is the Whistler Bike Park!

Check inside for images from the day along with helmet cam footage...Day 3 of Crankworx is just finishing up and the parties are just starting. It was a rainy monday in Whistler, BC and the pits were closed to the public, meaning the village of Whistler was fairly quiet. In the advent of nothing going on I decided to go do a couple of laps, so here are some photos explaining a bit about the day, and a video of me shredding some trails!

Cloud cover and rain haunted Whistler all day
Cloud cover and rain haunted Whistler all day

Rain days make for dirty bikes
Rain days make for dirty bikes

Most of the pits were closed to the public
Most of the pits were closed to the public

But that doesn't mean the party has to stop
But that doesn't mean the party has to stop

Crankworx draws a vast crowd
Crankworx draws a vast crowd

Specialized is hosting a media launch for the 2011 Demo 8
Specialized is hosting a media launch for the 2011 Demo 8

Pinkbike.com's Mike Levy will have more info on that soon
Pinkbike.com's Mike Levy will have more info on that soon

Jordie Lunn made it out to Crankworx and looks hungry
Jordie Lunn made it out to Crankworx and looks hungry

Kyle Strait just looks happy to be in Whistler
Kyle Strait just looks happy to be in Whistler

Deep Summer Wildcard Contest winner Steve Lloyd was shooting with Eric Porter today
Deep Summer Wildcard Contest winner Steve Lloyd was shooting with Eric Porter today

I wonder if thats what these riders were off to shoot for
I wonder if thats what these riders were off to shoot for

Rainy days mean short lift lines
Rainy days mean short lift lines

Rain means protecting whats important
Rain means protecting whats important

Shimano Saint was built to handle the Whistler Bike Park
Shimano Saint was built to handle the Whistler Bike Park

Everyone will be trying to sit in this chair
Everyone will be trying to sit in this chair

And will be hoping not to visit this tent
And will be hoping not to visit this tent

But everyone should stop by this tent
But everyone should stop by this tent

A couple familiar faces in Whistler
A couple familiar faces in Whistler

The clouds cleared up this evening
The clouds cleared up this evening

Retiring to the Summit Hotel is a nice touch
Retiring to the Summit Hotel is a nice touch

On a side note, we picked up some hats today from Mountain Crest so give us your thoughts. Also, if you have any idea's for a clothing article you may like let me know via a Pinkbike private message.

Red with a black brim
Red with a black brim

Healther with a teal graphic
Healther with a teal graphic

And as I mentioned, I hit up the park today

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Stay tuned for another update tomorrow from Crankworx 2010 in Whistler BC!

Big thanks to Lens Rentals Canada as well for sending through some lens's that have allowed me to take some unique shots. In these photos I used a Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, and a 24mm 1.4L II, two very nice lens's! Thanks again to them!


22 Comments

  • 3 0
 Getting sideways on here looks almost as sketchy as it did in person!
  • 2 1
 I here ya. Helmet cams are always great to relive that air, that bail, that corner... On a side note, Jordan, is shooting in the 4:3 960P mode your preference when using the chesty? Have you modified the mount at all to the camera point more upward?
  • 2 0
 Just turn the GoPro upside down, you can point it way more upwards then, flip over the final mp4 exports with Quicktime Pro using Passthru to maintain quality of the clips, or just import into editing suite and flip over. Smile
  • 1 0
 or you can when you are in the settings change the camera from "up" to "upd" then it will film upsidedown
  • 1 0
 @ westcoastdownhiller, I have the GoPro HD and they have not yet released the firmware upgrade for the "up/upd" feature. When they do, this will be a non-issue. Thanks cydaps for the advice.
  • 1 0
 oh, didnt know that
  • 1 0
 Thanks anyways, I guess we both learned something. It would nice if GoPro would get off their ass and issue the firmware that adds the features that the GoPro HD was advertised to have upon release. Bit of a piss of really.
  • 1 0
 Wedge some cardboard underneath so it points up and just tape it in place, works a treat
  • 1 0
 Crankworx Day 3 Video , Downtime Downhill with Greg Watts, presented by Haro Bikes , www.pinkbike.com/video/153331
  • 2 1
 sick hero dirt up in whistler now so much better than last years crankworkz
  • 1 0
 chest cams too bouncy gives me a head ache to watch
  • 1 0
 brake bumps.. I think that's the problem.
  • 2 0
 i like the blue hat
  • 1 0
 Nice cam.. and.. love to the gloves!! I love Sombrio!!
  • 1 0
 sick hats! are they for sale anytime soon?
  • 1 0
 I'd buy one of those hats. Will I be able to purchase those?
  • 1 0
 Love the hats, cool video to i was thinkin of gettin a gopro hd.
  • 1 0
 what are both of those music tracks? thanks
  • 1 0
 Secont song was The Seed 2.0 by The Roots, not sure about the first.
  • 1 0
 thanks bbanville. msgd "spoiled goods" asking what the tracks. he took the time to msg me that they were printed in the comments.which they werent. wish he just told me. some peoples kids
  • 2 1
 that a great video.
  • 1 0
 Crankworx Day 3 Video , Downtime Downhill with Greg Watts, presented by Haro Bikes , www.pinkbike.com/video/153331

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