In August we had the pleasure of hosting our Tyax and Chill contest winner Euan Camlin and his + 1 Angus Croudace for a week of some of the best riding British Columbia has to offer. After overcoming the first obstacle of getting the lads here from Edinburgh, we picked them up at Vancouver airport for the scenic 1.5-hour drive north to Squamish. That is until the effects of a long day of travel hit, and the scenery took a backseat to some well-earned snooze time.
Refreshed after a night’s sleep, the following day Euan and Angus came into the 7mesh office to meet the team, before getting sized and kitted out for their impending trip into the Chilcotins with the first part of their prize: a selection of all-conditions 7mesh mountain bike apparel. With the lads now looking the part, it was time to look ahead to three days of backcountry riding in the South Chilcotins, supported by Tyax Adventures.
But before boarding the bush plane (a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, no less), we decided to set aside a day to ride a few classic Squamish trails to help get Angus and Euan orientated to the local terrain, as an appetizer for the main event.