You don't have to look far on the internet to find Ellsworth hate. Tales of customer service issues from decades past and comments that seem to indicate that Ellsworth's designs are so repulsive that the person behind the keyboard was compelled to gouge their eyes out after seeing such a hideous creation. Ellsworth doesn't seem at all interested in getting into debates with armchair experts. Instead the old slogan "Those who ride know" confidently dismisses the chatter.

The Ellsworth Method is designed as a 180mm travel bike replacing the slightly longer travel Rogue. For those who like categories you could try to slot the Method into Mini-DH, Freeride, or some other buzz word that you like best. It's a bike with two pedals, two wheels, and handlebars. You can pedal it up hills and ride it down them. It might just be a "Mountain Bike!"
If the word "Fugly" came to mind you're reading the wrong review or you're morbidly curious.

Still finding some fun with a bad snowpack throughout the Rockies.
The previous year's amazing conditions had us hoping for more of the same. However, the Akamina Parkway was closed this time around due to avalanches forcing exploration in the heart of downtown Waterton.

The Fall



A beautiful Trifecta weekend in Fernie. A ride on Project 9, descending into the Booming Ice Chasm, climbing at Lakit... Memorable! 
Booming is special. Check out Nick Vieira's site and suggestions for conservation if you are going to be entering this cave:
  • Clean up after people, whether it is you or someone previously there.
  • Do not leave V-threads (abalacovs), they will stay here forever entombed in ice, and that is called littering.
  • Use ice screws, when possible. 
  • Add glow-sticks or small lights to gear left from a pulldown, so you can retrieve them in the dark.
  • Never defecate in the cave. Nobody wants to climb a Poo-cicle.
  • Do not vandalize the formations, or walls of the cave.
  • Take nothing but Photos and Memories, and remember to play safe as Cell phones etc, do not work underground.