With a moody forecast and hopeful attitude, Kyle Maguire and myself decided to take off to Panorama for the weekend and crossed our fingers for good weather. We loaded up the truck Friday evening after work and took the drive down the 93, one of the most stunning drives in the area. We met up with other Calgary riders out for the weekend Ben Miller and Ryan Ward, as well as Calgary transplant and panorama trail crew Jeremy Mcdowell.
We woke up Sunday morning to heavy rain but remained hopeful for good conditions at the hill throughout breakfast. When we started heading up to pano from town, the rain subsided, leaving us with a mix of slippery roots and hero dirt, a mountain bikers Pow Day.
With a cheap Sony Handycam I picked up online we documented some of the Day and ended up with some sweet footage. I love the raw look of the footage and the fun it seems to capture that sometimes is missing in videos these days. Hope people enjoy the video and it stirs up your own bike pow day memories!
Photos by Kyle Maguire
Filming by Kyle Maguire and Ben Miller
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Video by Stephane Pelletier