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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.

29th July
2015
I hope these guys have a few ploits of sunscreen on!

What is “History”? How far back do you have to go for something to be considered historic? How do you “Make History”? Have you ever looked back on a piece of Mountain Bike film from the early 1990’s and chuckled at the lack of suspension, inadequate helmets or skinny bars? You don’t have to look back too far […]

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FOMO*

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29th June
2015

I was down in the US touring some Colorado Bike Parks last week and while I was enjoying myself immensely, I did suffer some FOMO* as the team cracked the new mid section of A-Line in my absence. I wanted to be there to ride it, but more so I wanted to be trail-side to […]

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9th June
2015
The way kids see the Bike Park

If your thermal meter is functioning correctly, you don’t need me to tell you it feels like mid-summer a little early. This early arrival of heat has resulted in two major projects in my personal calendar. The first is what I will call “shedathon”, an event I usually expect to drag on for a few months […]

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Trail Report

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2nd June
2015
Ghosts of Mays gone by.

May in Whistler can go one way or the other when it comes to the weather. They call it “May” for a reason, like it “May” be crappy for weeks on end and you “May” want to get out of town and go ride in California. We have had years with huge snow banks on the sides of trails, […]

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A-Line open. It’s good! – BF Photos: Logan Swayze – Coast Mountain Photo

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What’s Open?

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30th April
2015

It’s a simple question with a less than simple answer. The good news is, lots of Fitz Zone trails will be ready to go for early opening. Sadly not all of the sections of the much anticipated and talked about Crank it Up and A-Line will not be in the mix for opening due to […]

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

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28th April
2015
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There has been a lot of speculation and rumor about some of the changes coming to the Bike Park this summer and like most rumors there is some truth to them but also a lot of fiction. I will do my best to clarify what is new and what you can expect when you arrive […]

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No Biggie

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22nd April
2015
No Biggie

So. The word is officially out, we are opening early. Each time I say that, read it, or hear it my stomach does a little double cork. The “Gutnastics” are like a smoothie in a blender, mixing two parts excitement with a dash of trepidation, a sprinkle of stoke and a healthy dose of worry. […]

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Out like a lion…

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30th March
2015
Water Damage on Fade to Black - Pat Labrosse photo

    It’s the end of March and this winter of unusual weather continues to be… well, unusual for lack of a better term. There is not much snow on any of the trails in the Fitz Zone to speak of but that certainly doesn’t mean opening the park is a slam dunk (notice the clever […]

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I heard a rumor

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10th March
2015

I hear all kinds of interesting things on chairlift rides. On a recent ride, matched up with three random single’s line mountain enthusiasts, I heard we were going to open the Bike Park early. My conversation with the expert on mountain operations went something like this, BF- Really? MOE(Mountain Operations Expert) – Yah, they are going to open early […]

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