Riding – Dave Hord

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

Another day, another solo ride. Its kind of ironic really, my buddy Scott was justifiably annoyed with me a couple of weeks ago because I no longer go riding "anytime and every time". I've been unconsciously more selective of my riding time this season, or just busier..I'm not sure which. So it leaves a rather ironic air about things when →


Amazingly, I ended up doing a solo lap of Diamond head today. Connor was dirt jumping, and not really interested in DH. 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. In general, I love →


If you had just five days left to ride your bike, what would you do? Unfortunately, I need to answer this question as I have until September 10th to enjoy my bikes. After that, they're going to be hanging on the wall for a little while. It's been about four years, but I'm finally getting the shoulder surgery I've needed. T-minus →


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 →


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 →


For as long as I've known him, which is probably about 6 years, my Buddy Wayne Goss has been driving me nuts about heading to Smithers B.C. to try out the riding there. Each year I claim that I will, and then bail since I don't have enough vacation time left at the end of the summer. Year after year →



Well, I won't lie..its been a pretty crappy week. Saturday Crankworx was spent with my buddy Trev in the hospital, and from there it seems like everything has just been sliding more and more downhill. Everything that should be making me stoked, seems to have a knack for not working out. Riding is usually my outlet, but every chance to →


Crankworx this past week brought me an awesome present from Marin..a new TeamDH frame! I've now got the production version of the prototypes that I've been riding for the past couple of seasons, which is pretty exciting. It's going to be sweet to ride the final frame which incorporates all the changes we've suggested. I'll have photos once I build →


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: 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

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

Photography – Dave Hord

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. 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.


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.