Where are you based?
Where's your favourite place to ride?
The West Coast of Canada is a spectacular place to call home, with so many of my favourite rides within easy reach of Vancouver. The area has multiple 800m+ climbs that start right from the ocean leading up to snow capped peaks. Surrounding these mountains there are miles of winding roads cutting through the forest and winding along the ocean. And you can do all this within 30 minutes of downtown.
It’s these quiet roads that I can be found on typically. They’re just too good!
What type of riding do you like to do the most?
I ride both road bikes and fixed gear track bikes, two contrasting styles of riding. Navigating city traffic on the track bike is exhilarating, but so are quiet winding roads out in the forest. I don’t let the style of bike restrict me and I frequently take both beyond their natural “habitat”. Every ride is a verse in exploration, either shortcuts through the city or gravel trails through the mountains. The bike is typically never perfectly suited for the ride at hand. But that just keeps it interesting.
How do you discover a new route? Do you plan ahead with maps or just see where the road takes you?
I frequently use Google Maps or Strava to see what routes are possible, but most often it’s the paths that lead beyond where the real adventure begins. Once you get a bunch of people together with the same ambition to go exploring, the route just forms itself. As long as we have a general direction to get home or where the nearest cafe is, we’re usually set.
What equipment do you use to capture your ride?
For most of my work I use either a Sony RX100M3 for its versatilely, or a recently acquired Fuji XT-1 for variety. The camera depends on the ride really.
What destination would be on your riding wish list?
On my future wish list is riding my track bike from Vancouver to Portland. It would be a multi day ride taking the back roads of the Pacific North West. Its something I’ve wanted to do for a little while and doing it on the fixed gear would make it that much more of an adventure!