This is the man in Carcross. The 2nd half of the Derek Crowe/Jane Koepke allegiance. Derek is a photographer, Greenland ice kiting record holder, Yukon mountain bike pioneer, and father of two. Derek and Jane are fully immersed in mountain biking - riding, building, and coaching. In 2006 Jane left her cushy government job to work for herself. She had years of experience teaching and leading outdoor youth-oriented programs. Derek was pursuing his photography dream. You can't find a more beautiful spot than Carcross. It all kind of made sense. They both felt strongly that the success of their mountain bike vision hinged on their ability to gain the trust of the First Nation and Carcross community - and they couldn't do that if they were perceived as "outsiders". It's almost impossible to get property in Carcross. They ended up with a condemned house on a downtown lot, built a 12x16 "shed" so they had somewhere to sleep, and moved there in 2006.