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Video Roundup: Parenting and pro riding, North Shore shredding and a dream garage

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This week’s video roundup is a random collection of all sides of the bike industry: We kick things off with an inside look at how Rachael Strait’s life as a pro racer has changed (without slowing down, of course!) since becoming a mother.

Next up we hop on an after-work ride with a longstanding mechanic, then share some inspiration with Knolly’s Mark Balcita. Moving to a sponsorship announcement, we check in with Luca Shaw to hear about his move to Canyon’s CLLCTV team. Rounding out the post is a look inside Berm Peak’s Seth Alvo’s garage to see his custom-built shop and video editing suite, because as he says “cars are waterproof!”

Don’t Define Me

Here’s a video I’d bet every shredder mom (or dad!) out there can relate to: In this mini-doc, Deity explores how Rachael Strait finds a new balance between riding professionally and living life as a mother. It’s a great glimpse at how parenthood is playing out for Rachael and hubby Kyle Strait.

*Video by Heather Young and Luca Cometti


Bike Buzz

From Norco Bicycles:

“As a career mechanic, Dave Struthers works on bikes in Vancouver, BC with 20 years of professional and first-hand rider insight into just about every facet of riding. Once the shop sign flips Closed, the race begins. No start line, no finish, but always a rush. Chasing that visceral afternoon vacation on a ride that blurs simple enjoyment with in-over-your-head exuberance aboard whatever bike best feeds the need on any given day.”


Mark Balcita: Why I Ride

From Knolly Bikes:

Mark Balcita is a mountain bike rider from Langley, BC who picked up a bike for the first time 15 years ago. The sport is now an integral part of who he is as a person. He shares his love for mountain biking and the incredible feelings and emotions that come with it.”

*Video by Cody Preston


Luca Shaw joins Canyon CLLCTV

Canyon has added DH racer Luca Shaw to their CLLCTV team roster for 2022. Check out this short interview (with plenty of riding clips!) from a recent team camp in Nice, France to hear about Shaw’s thoughts on riding for Canyon and his intentions for this coming season.


Seth Goes Airborne at Berm Peak

From Garage Master:

“Outdoor enthusiasts have a lot of gear, not only can the garage be a great space to store all of their gear, but it could also serve as a great space to further their outdoor passions – like Seth Alvo of Berm Peak did.  Seth is part of the newly launched myQ Garage Master docuseries  that features individuals who have transformed their garage into a smart space where they can foster their passions and hobbies.” 

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