Video: Down Days with Yoann Barelli

Dec 2, 2022 at 10:39
by North Shore Billet  

Basing our company in Whistler has its perks; perhaps the biggest is the lift-accessed riding available to our staff. Our proximity to one of the world’s largest mountain bike parks has generated quite a hefty amount of riding talent from the team machining our parts at North Shore Billet.

With the changing seasons, our local riding slows as Winter approaches. The culmination of Canadian Thanksgiving weekend coincides with the lifts stopping their tireless laps on the mountain. Energy levels swing from high to low as the cooler temperatures sink in.

But Yoann Barelli is seldom low on energy and quickly reminds the N.S.B. team to look beyond the Whistler Valley. Coast Gravity Park remains open most of the year, and its location on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast often sees more favourable weather conditions. Down days missing the Whistler Bike Park can be alleviated by riding C.G.P. with a great crew.

Thanks to Coast Gravity Park for sharing their slice of paradise with us.

Film/Photo: Matthew Tongue


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 This edit was not nearly long enough to finish a plate of Oaxaca mole Nachos. I'll have to watch it again.
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 100% approve of the Supersuckers soundtrack! I’ve long thought they’d be a good choice for videos.
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 Machinist was fallback for tattoo artist.
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 and mash
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 That slam was hard
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 Nice building dike parts And riding bike parks!
  • 4 0
 sick riding. that hit had to be a concussion.
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 aye, that was a mild concussion
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 Barelli as one of the next seasons PB Academy Judges
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 How is the sick leave of the personnel? Or do you select staff on bike skills and ability not to do anything too stupid next to their CNC and engineering work skills
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 We look after our staff. Injuries are part of any sport so we help them financially when they can't work. If they can work but not in their usual role we find other tasks that they can do until they are ready.
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 @nsbillet: You should hire a biomech to CNC replacement bones for staff members to reduce down time due to componeent failure.
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 good ride n amazing edit

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