Words by Ambassador Jeff Ashton. Photos by Ashley Voykin.

You look outside to see darkness. Rain is pouring down from the sky. Dense fog surrounds the trees across the valley. You hear the sound of water tapping on the roof and racing down the gutters. All you want to do is curl up in a blanket and watch a movie or take a bath and enjoy some wine. Doesn’t that sound like a great way to spend a rainy afternoon?

NAHHH! It’s time to go get dirty!

Not sure about the rest of the world, but up in BC we have had an especially wet summer, but I sure aint complaining! The trails have stayed in absolute pristine condition due to all the moisture, and there has been tons of opportunities to get out and shred some loose muddy conditions. Some of my best days on the bike have involved getting soggy feet and mud splattered all over my face. Here is a collection of photos from the day after one of our rainstorms earlier this month!