James Patterson

2012 coming to an end

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Well, its that time of year, the end of the year. Can't believe its gone so damn fast! So many good things have happened this year and I definitely can't wait for 2013 and see how it all pans out. Lots of things on the 'to do' list and to tick off. 

I thought I'd just share some photos from the past 12 months to show how my year has gone and progressed. Keeping it simple. Big thanks to Kurt at Bossen Apparel, Greg at Fox Suspension Australia, Leaf Cycles and Matt at CTN Imports!!! Stay tuned for 2013, so much is going to happen!!!!!

 

Bring on 2013!!

 

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Post Whistler Depression

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Stunts.. Dennis | Jordan | Thiago on Pinkbike

Well this is highly irritating. Last night I spent an hour and a half compiling a massive blog post to make up for my slackness lately and you know what happened? The freaking internet crashed and I lost it all, including the damn auto save! So this is attempt 2 at writing a post. Unfortunately i'm not going to put the effort in like last time but i'll try my hardest for you.. 

All I'm going to say is that Whistler is so god damn amazing. I spent 2 months there and i'm so sad that i'm back home.. Next year for sure, i'm going to go back there shredding!! 

I was lucky enough to get there just before crankworx started. Crankworx is such a massive event with so many different things happening at once. Its amazing to see the amount of people that trip from all over the world to whistler for that week festival, bikers and just general public plague the village as it swarms with people. It was definitely an experience that's for sure!

During crankworx i chose not to ride the mountain and avoid all the squid muppets on the trails and decided to ride the park and dirt jumps instead. They were way less crowded and much more chilled which was good. Plus we had a rad crew hitting them up each day! Earlier in the trip the jumps saw so much traffic so they were kind of running pretty shitty which sucked but after the majority of people left the mountain town the jumps got fixed and stayed running well which was great. 

The people i got to ride with through out my whistler stay were amazing and all shredders! There are way too many people to mention but all the guys that shredded jumps and DH with me, I love you all and can't wait to be back next year shredding the gnar with you guys (and girls) again soon!!!!!

Riding the mulch jump

Airdome sessions although i hate the place the box jumps were fun

Whistler is such an amazing place with such amazing views

 

After crankworx myself and some others decided to head to Silverstar for a small freeride comp. Was a long drive there and in a rented sedan with 4 people and bikes and no bike rack was kind of hard. The course was pretty rad with a boner log to berm to 2 trick jumps to a whales tail. I didn't ride to well which sucked after i fell off the boner log in practice trying to stop before the end after slipping a pedal. I may as well have tried to make the gap instead of stopping as i went to flat to my shoulder and hip. Not good! I still managed to put some runs down for the comp but took it easy with just some big nacs / tables / euro's and bars. Was good to get through the event and not actually kill myself at all haha

On the way back we managed to pile in everything once again with an added dh bike.. Have to say that was one cramped trip back to whistler!!

 

Once we got back to Whistler it was time to hit the bike park as most of the people and squid muppets had left after crankworx. The best thing about riding the mountain would have to be beers after a solid days riding watching the last few riders come down the trails.

The downhill in Whistler is amazing, so many different trails to choose from and such a variety in trails also. Definitely can't wait to get back next year and shred some gnar!

Damn i miss this place so much!! As if you would want to leave these views..

I managed to get one day in on a trick jump in Squamish and it deserved a backie. I've also attached a video from Dennis / Thiago / Jordan stunting this trick jump, i highly recommend you watch it!! BANGERS!

What i love about whistler is the fact you can drink the water from the streams. Straight from the glacier, super cold and clear and delicious! This was on the way to 'Hey Bud' trail which would have to be my favourite trail i rode, so fast, loamy and just down right amazing

Getting ready to drop into 'Hey Bud'

My second favourite trail on the mountain, Top Of The World, then Ride Don't Slide!! So much elevation drop its ridiculous!

THE BEST CREW!

Bulk Aline trains

The weather in Whistler was so weird but amazing.. After going through this fog it was a sunny 23 degrees at the top and clear as day. The cloud blanketed the whole valley, was so weird!

SO MANY SQUID MUPPETS!!!! The steeze cheese would not be impressed at all!

The best drink there is wink

Brandonnnnnnnnnnnn

My favourite brazillian Thiago! He loves to party

VIV ALIGATOR BONE!!!!

Miss these trimmers! Chairs up are the bomb!

And then the dream came to an end and back to reality it was, sad times =[ Managed to come up positive to explosives at Vancouver airport, so the last few hours in canada were definitely entertaining haha

 

Well, that's pretty much my Whistler trip in a very simple display of photos and minimalistic decriptions. Definitely can't wait to get back next year!!!!! 

 

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One week left

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Well, it has been a while since i've made a blog post! To be honest, I haven't been riding that much lately which sucks. A couple of hours on the weekends and thats about it, pretty lame. Well, that's all going to change though in a weeks time as i fly out to Whistler, Canada, for 2 months. Pretty damn stoked and excited! I'm taking both my downhill bike and hardtail over so I can experience as much of Whistler as I can. Especially keen to get back on the big bike as its been way too long since it has had any attention and damn i miss it lots. I'll be sure to keep up regular posts on whats happening over there with pleanty of pretty pictures for you to marvel at. 

Anyways, I've attached some photos from tonight at the skate park after work. Got my new Cactus v5's in the mail and a couple of light stands. Pretty damn keen to try them out properly. Photos courtesy of Harly James

 

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Warragul Jam / Dirt Pipe

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Well, on the weekend I ventured out to Warragul skate park for a jam held for local rider Jayden Warn. It marked 12 months on from a horific car accident in which he was involved in, sustainly some pretty bad injuries. Thankfully, he's back on the bike once again and shredding. Along with me came Jordan Gillies and Sam Fitzgibbon from Warrnambool. We got there about a bit after lunch and there was already a few riders there doing a couple of runs which was good to see, and it didn't take long for everyone to get into things and start throwing down. Thankfully the weather held out and the sun shined all day with the predicted rain not coming until later that night. 

Matt Holiday managed to snap some shots of the Jam, so be sure to check out his facebook page and suss some other shots from the jam! 
MPH-Photography

 

Tim Bardsley-Smith also uploaded a heap of photos to his facebook page from last years Red Bull Dirt Pipe. Be sure to add his photography page as he has some awesome shots! 
BSPhotography

 

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