, applied in the English language, is a word that refers to a place that draws large numbers of people.Kamloops
is the English version of Shuswap 'Tk'əmlúps', meaning 'meeting of the waters.'
The significance behind these two words lies in a story that has been developing since a time many years ago when an unknown kid grabbed a shovel and headed toward the grassy hills of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. This story could decades old now and the kid a grown man but the City of Kamloops would never be the same after that day. Despite the moody Canadian weather, Kamloops started to attract those who wanted something more from life than easy living. Those people are now called 'the grandfathers' of freeride.
For the last twenty years, riders from around the globe have come to experience the hard soil of Kamloops and have produced footage of their attempts to stay alive whilst hucking to flat and sending massive road gaps. By the end of the 90’s Kamloops was a Mecca for big bikes.
While sessioning the legendary jumps in the middle of this mountain playground seems like a highlight of a rider’s life, Szymon stays hungry for more. Life doesn’t give a lot of second chances and as a professional rider, Godziek craves to hit every line he spots on his Devilish Red Roots. Some of his attempts go well, some not so much but taking a bail is still much more satisfying then thinking back to those jumps you never tried. Photos by:
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