Photography – Dave Hord

By: Dave Hord  09-12-2011
Keywords: photos, Scaffolding Setup

Whew! Busy week, but here's a few shots of the team. More details to follow. -Dave


Connor has spent much of the winter building a trail that he'll use for Taylor Laughran's upcoming movie, "You Like That". I can't count how many hours he's spent up there digging, cutting, building and prepping..but he's finally able to ride it. With the blue-bird skies we headed up on Saturday morning to see what kind of shots I could →


Well, I won't lie, shoulder-surgery recovery has sucked!  I'm now just over three months in, and I'm finally allowed to pick up the camera and go back to shooting. Connor and I took the opportunity on the Christmas break to head out and shoot some photos together. With limited time, and me feeling rather rusty, things didn't turn out as →


Yep, today is my birthday. What could possibly make for a better birthday then being on a road trip with your best friend, to visit your best riding buddy? I'm seriously spoiled rotten this year. It was an early 9am start, but we enjoyed an awesome breakfast of blueberry pancakes, bacon, eggs, and more by Wayne's girlfriend Viven. From there →


Yesterday evening at the dirt demo I had Connor stand on the top of the jump, and popped off a couple of shots to test my flash settings and setup. This isn't uncommon, I pretty much have him do that to start every photo session we do. With the evening sunlight coming in from the right, and my setup adding, →


Connor and Wayne just finished up the Morning Dirt Jump Demo. A head wind made things a little more challenging, so here's hoping it dies down before the evening. We're off to hit some more DH trails, but here is a gallery of Dirt Demo photos. -Dave


The Day started earlier then I hoped for, with Wayne's dog Dudley giving me a big slurpy wake up kiss. Mmmmmmmmm. From there it was a bit of a rush as we worked to build a start ramp and scaffolding setup for a dirt jump demo that Wayne and Connor are giving over the next two days. The demo is →


A good buddy of mine, Carlos Savarce, moved to Whistler this year. We've been meaning to ride together for what seems like forever..but never seem to connect. Finally, at the end of July, we made it out for some runs down Whistler Mountain with Chad Hendren. The light was awesome, the riding was good..but for whatever reason I wasn't stoked →


I suppose you could call it a "typical Thursday night" if your Thursday's usually consist of a new hip, an awesome view and a couple of awesome riders. Chad, Kevin Landry and Andrew Teit have a new secret riding spot that they're doing some building in, and I was asked to join them for an evening shoot for Bern Helmets. →


Woke up yesterday morning to a nice surprise..my AIRprentice image of Connor and Skye doing tables is the cover image on www.nsmb.com. Larger size example after the jump.


Chad and I were doing some fun laps on Thursday, when we came upon an awesome natural wall ride. Chad was convinced it could be turned into an awesome hip given a little bit of shovel work, and I was thinking that it would be perfect in the early morning light. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that Panorama →


One of the advantages of having a week off in between racing events is that there is plenty of time for shooting photos! Chad and I scouted some spots at Panorama Mountain, and went out at the end of the day to see what we could get. The light was still pretty harsh, but Bike Patrol kicked us off the →


Today is yet another day off between the National Championships and the Mad-Trapper Canada Cup race. Ever since the schedule for the races was released, I knew that I would have to return to Kicking Horse. Located in Golden BC, it's just a mere 1.5 hours from where we're staying at Panorama. I've only ridden Kicking →


Keywords: photos, Scaffolding Setup

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09-12-2011

Uncategorized – Dave Hord

Typically my new toys are stored in the garage or the driveway..occasionally I'll have the fortune of adding a toy that just doesn't fit in my usual places..and tonight was just the night. Lesson One - Check the map before making silly plans to go buy an American vehicle from the 70's. Connor, Trevor and I were sitting around the Geek Bench, doing the usual surfing of craigslist.


09-12-2011

Riding – Dave Hord

Scott was working on his sled, and by the time we got around to choosing a time he couldn't go.With light fading, I asked Connor to drive me up and just hit the trail solo. My buddy Scott was justifiably annoyed with me a couple of weeks ago because I no longer go riding "anytime and every time". Chad and I scouted some spots at Panorama Mountain, and went out at the end of the day to see what we could get.


09-12-2011

69 Beetle – Dave Hord

Compromised by a need to be both performance and daily driver, it was never going to be as "hard core" as I wanted. The annual Great Canadian Volkswagen Show is this coming weekend, so it's time to get the white bug ready. I already knew about the cosmetic issues, the trick was to find out if it was mechanically sound. The '69 will be retiring into a life as a marketing tool for a local real-estate agent.


09-12-2011

Coaching – Dave Hord

The top racers from Canada found themselves at Panorama Mountain this past weekend, all vying for the top places at the National Downhill Championships. It was dry and dusty..it was pouring rain..it was sunny with misting water-droplets - All on the same course, at the exact same time. I was on hand for the week coaching the Cycling BC Provincial team, along with my two coaches Chad Hendren and Mark Bunyan.


09-12-2011

71 Beetle – Dave Hord

I assumed that I could just separate the halves at the spot welds, and weld in a nut from the back for the mount..but once I ground off the sway bar mount on my donor. Sandblasting won't pull up the seam sealer unless you really work at it..thus, I simply took off the stuff I have to and left the seam sealer I don't _need_ to remove.