So it's 2015 and Whistler is just opening for riding...
Wait a minute... It's summer time!
That means, BEERS and BIKES!
Get your bike all tuned up, because...
Patrol has done their sweep, and it's time to open this mountain up!
Scan your pass. Oh yeah, new sweet system. Only bad part is, you will miss chatting with the scanner staff. Also you need a pocket, or I guess you can use it to stuff your underwear (though a sock would work better).
Load 'em up.
First riders up.
First riders down!
And now...The bikes, and their people. Here is Stephen Exley, Intense M9.
George Amos with his Zerode G2. Zero derailleurs.
Remi Gauvin with his Rocky Mountain. I have seen it, but would be shot if I tried to take a photo of it.
Tanya Crocker, a Rocky Mountain Flatline I am allowed to take a photo of.
Terry Hauk, Team Loudenterprise. Santa Cruz V-10.
The man himself. Jason Louden, with his amazing dog. And the muddy Canfield.
Laurie Citynski, Canfield Jedi.
Steve Wong, Canfield... I think that is all of the Canfields in Canada.
Maddie Leger, Giant Glory. This is Maddie's 1st-year riding! Martha Marquez, Specialized Demo.
Hannah Johnson, the bright yellow Knolly.
Michelle Weekly, Kona Supreme.
Paoca Ricci, Norco Aurum.
Will Snell, Transition TR450. Flat quickly repaired by Loudenterprise at the Pinkbike tent.
Jaci Hayden, slick green Pivot.
Kreuter Sylvain, Kona Supreme Operator. PHOTOBOMB!
Seth Sherlock, Intense M16.
This guy took off before I could get his name. So I will call him Fanny Pack Guy aka Judd de Vall.
Back to it! The Claw is stoked.
Georgius Minnius, "WHITE V-10 BABY " (just as he wrote it).
Cody Jorgensen, Giant Trance. From Maple Ridge up to ride with his friend, Matthew Stein and his Santa Cruz from Whistler.
Alice Matthews, Devinci Frantik.
Rohan V., GT Fury.
Julie Bertrand, Norco Aurum.
Jack Iles, Norco Aurum.
Finn Iles, Lapierre. Got my fingers crossed that he can keep his Whistler Whip King title.
Ryan Armstrong, with his hand Sharpied Santa Cruz V-10.
Even the trail crew got out to enjoy their handiwork.
Jaclyn Delacroix, Muddbunnies, Giant Glory.
Team Cycles Devinci.
Drew and Jon Mozell made the quick trek from North Van to enjoy opening day.
Let's top it off with a little bit of riding.
Get all cleaned up and ready for the next day.
Looking forward to Tippie's video adventures of opening day.