Vancouver Extreme Sports:Motor Cross

February 12, 2008

Motor Cross is one of the longest extreme sports that has been around for centuries in Europe. It has only become popular in North America within the past 10 years and continues to get the attention of consumers with it’s hard sound and the amount of air one gains will pulling off tricks most people do not dare to dream. When you get into a arena there such a adrenaline of excitement from the fans and the bikers that for that hour or what ever period of time your in that world everyone is happy.

These events consist mainly of dirt, tons of energy drinks, and tons of enthusiast people in the building! There are many events in the States for this exceptional past time and some events get broadcast on television networks. I can usually see a good few hours on a Sunday morning on the Clear Channel or the Speed Channel. I rarely see any on during the week and that is mainly because all the ” prime time ” is on so we unfortunately have to wait a whole week.

This sport has many advertising and sponsorship dollars being spent at these events and it’s mainly because of the massive amount of consumers they reach at once. I believe that it will only continue to become bigger and people will demand more of this sport. I remember the first time I ever tried Motor Cross; now I am not the type of girl to freak out but when you are in the air and have no where to go that’s when you realize you got nothing except for you and that bike! It’s both amazing and scary at the same time but still empowering.

Everyone at least once in their lives should try it, you never know you may just love it!

I found a lot of interesting sites that are worth checking out they don’t happen to be locally based but do give you a lot of information to at least keep you in the know of what is going on.Check them out if you want.

I found the Canadian Motor Sport Racing Club as I was browsing.Which has a lot of information on each region of Canada, unfortunately there is nothing in Vancouver or North Vancouver everything seems to be out of the major cities and have not a lot going on during the winter I am afraid. 😦

http://www.cmrcracing.com/

I found a really interesting article about the first ever fuel injected Motor Cross Bike. Check it out if you want!

http://blogs.dirtrider.com/6223354/editorial/2008-suzuki-rmz450-fuel-injected-motocross-bike/index.h

This is a clip on Motor-Cross which is a sport that I love and hope one day to do alot more of! It’s great to see clips like this in which the person that is in the video is just as enthusiast and passionate about a sport as much as the people watching it! I love it and I am sure many others do as well.Enjoy.

Hope you enjoyed this article on the wonderful world of Bikes, dirt, and tricks! I am up next with the sweet blue sky of a killer wave…..

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Vancouver Extreme Sports: SnowBoarding

February 9, 2008

Snow Boarding is one of those life long affairs. Where no matter what age you begin at it’s exciting and gets your adrenaline pumping.It pushes you to use your upper body to limits that you thought weren’t possible. Having the crisp clean air and the miles and miles of untouchable snow is complete for any enthusiast boarder that just wants to make new moves and become better at the sport.

After looking through various blogs I found one that was interesting and thought would interest many other boarders out there. I was very impressed with a few blogs that I found that included companies like Quick Silver that are in the middle of doing an “Eco-Friendly” line to jump on board with the environmental phrase that has hit the world. It makes complete sense since to snowboard we rely on so much of the earth’s natural features to enjoy the times we have. They will contribute by designing a new line where the materials are earth friendly and be used with recyclable materials but they will still have that aspect of quality that their customers are used too. There is not a lot of information out there but I did find some of the materials they will be using.

  • Biodegradable TPU Laminate
  • Nanosphere Finish
  • Organic Cotton
  • Hemp
  • Non-Toxic Dyes
  • Recycled PET
  • just to name a few

I also found an article from the Environmental News Net Work that is an interesting read.

http://www.enn.com/lifestyle/article/30010

There are some events happening on the North Shore on Grouse Mountain. They have a bunch of events on their website that seem really fun and bring together boarders with the same interests. Check them out if you are interested.

http://www.grousemountain.com/Winter/news-events/

Also as we all know the Telus Ski and Snow Board Festival is coming up. Everyone there always has a good time and is open to boarders who wish to show off their stuff. It is not until April but getting ready for a great event like this does take planning. Enjoy!

http://www.whistler2007.com/

The link is accurate I just don’t know why it says 2007.Cheers.

There is a picture of one of the craziest extreme boarders I have seen to date. Travis Rice who continues to push snow boarding to new elements all the time. Plus it don’t help that he has a cute smile. Enjoy.

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Three Part Series- Passion is a Global Affair

February 6, 2008

For the next week I will be writing about three extreme sports that I enjoy doing and that I think are becoming more and more popular among our population and have made a massive shift in control in where new media dollars are being spent. The topics will be Snow Boarding, Motor Cross and Surfing. I am writing about these topics because I hope one day to work for X-Games which is my dream! I am completely and utterly in love with the atmosphere and the passion of everyone there, so for me this is just my beginning. My intentions are to bring together all people where ever you may be to talk about the passion and love these sports bring to us. Even the thought of the adreline you get from thinking about it drives me crazy and I know I am not the only one that feels this strong about them. I will have some locally based information that I will try to gain and find for the people in and around Vancouver as well as looking forward to hearing from others around the globe. As well with each specific sport post I will include an event that is taking place in and around Vancouver where all people with this love can unite and become bigger and better!

The clean air and numerous feet of powder of snowboarding is up first.

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What were they thinking?

February 6, 2008

I have recently just read an article about fashion Week in New York and I always found it fascinating to find out who decides what is hot and what is not. One of the hottest things happening was the Joie/Serge Azria party that everyone seemed to love and for good reason in my opinion. But that is only because I think most of it is gorgeous…

I have to give props to the numerous models that do go out and have to wear certain pieces of clothing that aren’t exactly flattering but come to think of it I am sure they are used to that and give the clothing a certain zest of life.

Some top notch pop stars were there as well which included Rihanna and Fergie. Rihanna decided to make a statement with slouchy boots and a Azria jacket which for being one of the most beautiful women in the world wondered to myself why she wouldn’t use that to her benefit and maybe top it off with a nice v-neck style black or red dress. But then again it must be hard to be beautiful all the time. Fergie decided to go with more of almost a Pulp Fiction look all dressed in black and wearing dark Cartier Shades would still looked interesting and sulty. Fergie is one of those women that know how to work the clothing!

Now Chloe Soveigny yes has been around forever and yes some of her fashion styles are good but it’s like everytime I see her it’s just not in the best look or style and I wonder who dresses her. In New York she wore socks and open boots if there is a word for this type of shoes and an almost like baby doll shirt with what looked like a small petty coat. She really is good looking in that next door kind of way and she should show it off more.

Another thing I noticed was the extend of tights! everywhere in different colors!, maybe when they said that 80’s were coming back they weren’t so off base. So many colors and everything being so tight for some reason it also makes me think of David Bowie. But then again why wouldn’t I his one of the most brilliant fashion men in a decade.

There was one celebrity that I actually liked and could not think of anything negative to say.(Again in my opinion). That award goes to Ally Hilfiger who is never boastful and seems to make sense when she decides to wear something is all I can ask for and if I ever had a line would love to work with someone like her who knows the business and well as has the fashion sense every designer wants and needs.

I am pretty sure there will be more to come on fashion week and more debate on who wore what? and what looked bad but in the end if they are comfortable in the clothing a designer’s job is complete!

By they way I love Chloe Soviegny she makes anyone smile and I have the up most respect for everyone in New York at the Fashion Show. Check it out if you want:)

http://whowhatweardaily.com/website/full_article.php?id=536

Side note: Vancouver fashion photographer Kris Krug is super jealous and wishes he was there….


Definition of a Good Weekend

February 6, 2008

Alot of people think that going out with friends and drinking is the way to complete a weekend but in my eyes its about having good conversation and laughing until you cry. I had one of those experiences this past weekend and it was great. I havent laughed cryed and had a good time with good company and Sirius Satellite Radio in forever. Having a few glasses of wine and good Italian food insn’t bad either to top it off. Looking over the beautiful downtown city of Vancouver with the lights aglow it was absolutely breath taking.

I always think it would be better to be away from Vancouver whenever possible but when you kick back and relax you notice how amazing this place really is and the simple things it has to offer.


Survival of the Fittest

January 23, 2008

I am the kind of person that intents to eat the right things for my body and enjoys doing exercise without thinking that it is a chore. But being one of the most sick people that I know it starts to get really annoying when I notice that all my time that is put into trying to prevent being sick just don’t cut it. What’s going on here? I stopped making excuses for myself a long time ago and started dealing with the situations that are given to me. I do agree I go out and eat a slice of pizza at 3am but should it really be kicking me down even more then an average person who does that every weekend!I think not!..so it got me thinking if the world was to come to an end tomorrow would I be one of the lucky few that did get chosen to stay alive? Will society see me as a weak link to the human existence or as a person that everyone can benefit from and has the skills that mankind would need to regain stability again. Surprisingly enough I am the least person in my blood line that does have problems and so that makes me seem like the “perfect” one or the one that got the good genes from both places. Sometimes I kind of feel like Buffy, or Celine from Under World in which they did not necessary ask for their path in life but just kind of had to go with fate. Hopefully when the world does come to an end I won’t be sick*cross fingers* because if I am I’ll most likely be outnumbered and unless I fight for my right to live the “Fittest” will overcome me.


Being known for the first ever “kick-flip” on a surf board NOW thats what you would call a perfect life!

January 16, 2008

Volcom started a campaign in November of 2007 that has surfers all over the globe pushing themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to be that first person that will go down in history as the man or woman that did the first ever”kick-flip” on a surfboard. The reward is a roaring 10k with the possibilities of going proffessional or just be able to hit the waves everyday without having to worry about a thing. Now with an opportunity like that who in the world would not want to excel and push themselves in this seemingly perfect win win situation. The day that this person is found will be a great one perhaps not as important as the beginning or ending of a war but in the sports world will defiantely be having a party and giving hats off to how far this sport has come!

http://5ones.com/volcom-to-shell-out-10k-for-kick-flip-on-a-surfboard/