Like many action sports, there's a certain level of risk with mountain biking. But most of us don’t have a consequences and contingency plan as part of our pre-ride checklist. That’s pilot lingo for being prepared. As a pilot myself, I’m trained to think about the unforeseen circumstances that can occur while flying (or riding).
Flying an aircraft involves route planning, safety checklists, and always having a plan B and a plan C as standard procedure. A deep understanding of logistics and contingency planning is required for mission success.
I hope the combination of my custom-painted Reign, along with the sculpted trail, brings awareness to search and rescue teams not only in Canada, but across the world. I want to let the SARTECHs know that their selfless efforts do not go unnoticed. That the public is indeed aware and supportive of the work they do. For me it’s important to have this level of respect for their work, because no matter the occasion, they have our backs.
Photos: Liam Wallace