Mikhail spent the summer living with his girlfriend, Tianna, in Vancouver, giving him almost immediate access to Squamish every weekend. As such, I’ve been subjected to his endless Instagram feed of boulder after boulder. With only a couple weeks before Mikhail returns to school, Noah and I drove to Vancouver, picked up Mikhail, sat in traffic in Stanley Park for an hour, then finally made it to Squamish.
Much like every time we plan to shoot, Pelle got his hands on a brand new, very nice mountain bike. This time it’s a Specialized Enduro Elite 29. While this thing looks great as-is, he’s got plans to cut glossy black decals to cover all the white highlights on the frame. In the meantime, here are a few shots of Pelle riding at Broom Hill in Sooke.
I recently spent a week in Montreal visiting my friend Lucas, who has spent the past couple years working on his masters at McGill. We’ve known each other for over 15 years now, and he’s managed to spend that entire time in school. Somehow he managed to take nearly a whole week off to be my tour guide, host, and drinking buddy.
This past summer I spent two weeks in a van along with my family (my mom, Noah, Danielle, and Nicole) travelling through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, and a few other states. We covered a lot of ground, ate a fair amount of Mexican food, and saw a lot of parks along the way.
Throughout July I worked with my classmates Duncan, Anita, Olivia, and Aimee on a capstone video project. We focused on the ethics of building and riding mountain bike trails on CRD land. My friend Scott connected us with Lorien who gave us a killer interview, and Dez, who agreed to get back on his bike after a 7-month hiatus and roll around near Willis Point. All in all, I was happy to have spent part of my final month of university in the woods, and the other, larger part glued to a computer screen.