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Brian Brian is the Manager of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. A bestselling author, photographer and bike fanatic, Brian spends equal time riding DH, XC and BMX. Over the course of his 20 years in Whistler he has explored every corner of the mountains and valley and now he shares his knowledge with his son Finn who promises to upstage him on snow and dirt in short order.

9th August
2014
CWX

I have been doing this Crankworx thing for a while now, both at work and on what little time I take off during the event. Here are some things I have learned. It gets hot The lines get long at certain times of the day Some trails (usually the ones you want to ride) are closed […]

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Expert advice

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19th July
2014

The World Dictionary describes an expert as, “a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field”. Presumably said skill and / or knowledge comes from lengthy experience in the particular field the expert has expertise in. By that definition I can safely (no pun intended) call myself an expert at getting injured. I started my […]

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I call them Running Man Dreams

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9th July
2014
TOTW2

I’m not sure if anyone else ever experiences this phenomenon, it is a vivid dream where I am trying to get somewhere or do something and it seems there is a constant stream of hurdles or tasks I have to do before I get there. In the end the dreams always end before I get […]

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12th June
2014
The Dirt Merchant

I found out recently that honey is the only food item on the planet that never goes off. It may crystalize and get a bit hard but it can always be brought back to a soft state with slow warming and is edible either way. Dirt Merchant is like honey. The trail has smooth flowing texture, comes in a […]

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3rd June
2014
New Dirt Merchant

If you have been to the Park already this season you will no doubt have noticed the amount of construction taking place around the base area. One of these projects is the expansion of the GLC’s iconic Apres Patio. The new patio when complete will be considerably larger than the old one, so much so […]

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20th May
2014

Well, truth be told I missed most of what happened above the base area due to a lingering injury that kept me off my bike (which is killing me slowly). In the name of honest reporting I hired my perhaps biased bike-crazy superfriend Lacy Kemp to report on the weekend for you, and it goes a […]

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List of things to do today:

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13th May
2014

Walk the dog Drop off two DH bikes to get tuned Pick up new XC bike (XC is a synonym Enduro for anyone who has forgotten) Write a Park update Confirm final trail inventory for opening Mount sponsor sign package on Fitz railing Set up Bike Park map and info signs bottom of the park Confirm bike wash setup […]

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Everyone’s Asking!

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22nd April
2014

“What are you doing to get the Park ready for opening and what trails will be ready?” “Can we come and film some shots on the trails this week to get people hyped?” “Which trails are clear so we can hike up and get a few pre-laps in?” I get these questions posed to me […]

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27th March
2014

Zombies seem to be a popular thing these days, so much so that there are now Zombie Walk groups forming in cities around the world. The concept of the Zombie Walk is that you join a group, dress up like the undead and meet in a local park, mall or campus to go for a shamble. […]

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I didn’t think anyone read these!

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6th March
2014

I received no less than two comments this week asking where the winter Bike Park updates have been. That is twice as many people as I figured read my reports, so I figured I better get on it and give at least that small group of people something to chew on for the next 70 days. […]

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