Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Long time Oly Dirt contributor, Finnegan Hopper has been busy riding and creating back in his home town of Bellingham. Check him out in his band The Everlasting Exuberance of Light and Fall. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Proposition No. 1

When you need a 'close-by' forest to ride in winter. 
When the cap' is puddled and bogged out.
When you don't want to load up the car and drive for a half hour.
When you just want to go riding out your door. 

Oly Dirt citizens please vote yes on the olympia parks initiative by 8pm on November 3, 2015.

Monday, October 26, 2015

It's been a while

Great video of Whistler during it's prime riding season. The first segment of trail riding pretty much sums up what Whistler means to me these days. A glimpse of a future reality in Capitol Forest - cross country riding for riders looking for more than a crushed basalt sidewalk in the woods?

Conor Macfarlane: Whistler Fall Time Riding from Tom Ivor Richards on Vimeo.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Not mtb...

...but an incredible two wheeled adventure my long time MTB buddy Dave Sears and his girlfriend are embarking on. Give him a follow. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Big old photo dump

While digging through some old files in the basement, I came across across a CD of photos taken by Christine Redmond, former DNR Rec manager for Capitol Forest. The photos are from one of the first formal FOCF mtb events - The Valley of Death Pilgrimage Poker Run - 04.14.07.

Behold, some familiar and younger faces. 

Matthieu running the registration - the only one of us who owned a laptop at the time

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I don't post on here very often but this just brought to mind what I think is a very important discussion, so I'm just gonna leave this here.