I got a chance to do some major road tripping in May and made a video of my travels! Danger Bay and Jakes Rash for those of you who don’t understand the title of the video. It got the name because Peanut Butter and Jam (PB+J) sandwiches were basically the only thing I ate in 11 days of travel, and I like the connection.
As well I’ve been hounding Ian, who’s becoming more and more involved with Sayshun and the team, to do a blog. The following excerpt is his words, pertaining to the Britannia Classic, which went down a few weeks ago.
“Here we are in cow town; Mason, Bean, Brennan and I had left for Squamish Thursday morning aiming to make it there within ten hours. The drive was a long, scenic adventure with many stops in between. The weather was looking supreme for the weekend; it was forecasted to be in the 20â€™s all three days!
We had made it to the campsite successfully; we made a fire and chilled out and got stoked for the next day of pure freeriding. With not much sleep, we drove from Squamish over to the Britannia Classic. After registration we piled in to the two U-hauls and made our way to the top of the hill. I must say this is one of the best courses I have skated; very technical, yielding 3 hairpins and a double apex corner through a bridge. The pavement was unlike any other; it was super slidey and just torched your wheels. We must have got about ten runs in that day with only a few minor crashes! Also, the pulled pork sandwiches and chilli for lunch were both delicious and kept us going hard for the rest of the day.
So after a full day of riding, we were off to the campsite again. Another meal was served at the campsite and as night fell, the party began! The second day was just as good, the morning consisted of more practice runs and the afternoon had two qualifying heats to determine the initial brackets for the next day! Finally, the last sleep before race day! A live band and a decently sized bon fire had kept us entertained until the early morning. Another night of going hard had left many skaters hungover for race day… very nicely planned!!! But thatâ€™s chill, because weâ€™re skaters and thatâ€™s what we do..!!
The Sunday started off with one practice run and then straight in to race heats. The open class had cycled through twice before junior heats and masters heats had started. Many spectators were at this event, estimated to be about 1000 people there! Good to know people are getting stoked on longboarding. Once enough riders had been eliminated, we had a lunch break and then proceeded to quarter finals, semi finals, consis finals, and of course the finals! Watching the brackets go down was super neat, along with some carnage in the last corner!
The open final was super sick!
Kevin took 1st place.
This event has to be one of the best in Canada; I definitely recommend it to anyone out there contemplating racing it next year! Overall, everyone was killin it and I was super glad to be part of it! Thanks to Unkle Lee for hosting this rad event!”
Wise words. Wise. Words. Video of the Britannia Classic featuring some Sayshun riders to come soon!