Retallack Lodge

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Launching the Maiden

August 18, 2015

Earlier this month we headed to Retallack Lodge with Thomas Vanderham, Wade Simmons, a bunch of lucky Rocky Mountain staff, and a few key media to officially launch the Maiden.

Arriving in style.

After a quick kool-aid session, we got right to riding.

Rob Potter gets his first taste of Retallack's fast, smashy tracks.

Classic Simmons style.

Night one: egos are crushed at Nageln (aka Hammerschlagen).

From mining ghost towns to old bus graveyards, the Selkirks have a fascinating history.

Simmons brings the vandemonium. And 12 Maidens.

Day two: the best shuttle vehicle ever.

Scotty P aka Pickles touches down on Reco Peak. We supported the Peak 2 Creek trail build here last year, and it was amazing to finally sample it.

Yo dawg, we heard you like Rocky Mountains, so we put your Rocky Mountains on some rocky mountains.

This spring Rocky Mountain product manager Ken Perras crashed and broke three vertebrae, one femur, one hip, his sternum, ten ribs, and punctured a lung. It is amazing to see him back on the bike shredding.

Vanderham was loving the fast, rowdy trails that flowed from the alpine all the way to the lodge.

Night two: we premiered Maiden Voyage, Vanderham's edit with Matt Miles and Anthill films, and toasted the trails with some damn fine whisky. Also, it turns out that Ken is pretty good at Indo board Jenga.

After three days of shredding some of the world's best terrain, eating amazing food, and generally soaking up the lodge life, it was time to drive home and get ready for Crankworx.

We'd like to thank Mike Kinrade and Phil Pinfold at Retallack Lodge, Dean and Ida with Toyota BC, and Margus Riga for the awesome photography.

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