Panning For Gold

This is my favorite photo of 2016 because it was a vision executed perfectly. This is the best photo I've taken, to date (in my own eyes at least). This is the final #panshotfriday of the year, and I think it's the perfect shot to end on. World Championships is an event about calculated risks:... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Mont Saint Anne

Mont Saint Anne was the first World Cup race I ever spectated, way back in 2010 for World Champs. Returning for a second year as someone working at the event, it was still just as exciting.  It was fast as ever, and a beautiful weekend for riding bikes.  The madness is pictured below for the... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide has it all:  views, riding, and apré bike activities.  The rugged track is nestled in one of the most scenic mountain settings, making the whole week feel a little bit less like work and more like a holiday.  In 2016 the event saw some ridiculous displays of riding, and even more exciting results.  These... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Vallnord

The final round of the year was nothing short of spectacular.  The venue delivered a ridiculous track once again, and the level of riding reached a fever pitch.  It was dry all weekend, until the literal final runs of the day, a weird culmination to the season.  But, Vallnord is one of my favorite mountains... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Leogang

We learned why the Austrian Alps are so lush and green in the summer:  It rained every day in some capacity.  The mud played havoc in the fresh cut parts of the track, and made the hardpack more of a skating rink.  But as always, the riders trooped on and made a show of it!... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Ft Bill

A somber event, heading to the highlands this year everyone carried a heavy heart.  In true displays of friendship and remembrance, the community rallied together and raced for Steve Smith.  It was a beautiful weekend, with the sun shining bright each day - it couldn't have been a better weekend to celebrate the life of... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Cairns

I'd never been to Australia before this race.  Unfortunately, I didn't really get a chance to experience it beyond the venue, but it was cool to be there nonetheless.  History was made at this event, and it was a thrilling race right down to the last rider.  It was like a nature documentary colliding with... Continue Reading →

Top 16 Lourdes

Welcome to the first of eight looks back on the 2016 World Cup season!  The Top 16 is a simple premise of 16 shots I am fond of from each event.  I've lightly captioned them as to why I find them notable if that is of interest, otherwise just click-through and enjoy the annual retrospective:... Continue Reading →

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