The 7 Day Giveaway: Some of BC’s Finest Single Track


Nelson: Powerslave

Any road trip is going to involve some direction giving and getting. Nelson was a short day. Only four of us choose to ride while the others enjoyed the unique vibe of Nelson and getting caffeinated at Oso Negro Cafe. This photo was from the top of Powerslave. One of my personal favorites of the whole trip. Loam, loam, loam.

This is probably one of the most heavily photographed sections of Powerslave. Definitely one of the best trails to roll with a buddy. Darren Butler knows how to take a man to another level of riding. Miles of smiles from following his lines.

After dropping off the mountain we found ourselves tubing on the Slocan River to decompress from all the traveling. It was a welcome break, and a chance to let the inner Kootenay kid out.

Did you know this could happen to your fingernails? I didn’t. Wasn’t even a bike accident. Just a hand in the wrong place at the wrong time. Both nails got removed and stitched up that evening at the Nelson Hospital emergency room.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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