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Once in a Lifetime Outlaw – Updated

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The Once In A Lifetime Outlaw was put on by Andrew Chapman this past weekend  in West Vancouver BC.  The location was a newly developed access road connecting high end real estate to Cypress Bowl Ski Area.  Cypress Mountain Road is the stomping grounds to pretty much any rider in the Vancouver area that wants to break 100km/hr.  Speeds over 100k were not attainable on this road but nonetheless, it was fun to watch.  Andrew knew we wouldn’t have much opportunity (if any) to ride this newly paved road in the future.  About 40-50 riders showed for the opportunity.  When the police showed up the competition dwindled. Riders were given the opportunity to back out.  Once the boys (groms) were separated from the men (experienced riders), the “Chinese Downhill” portion of the event began.

Please Note:  throughout this article,  if you want to take a look at some rad videos, click the Links (Riders Names)

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Top section of the course where riders got up to what looked to be about 70km/hr, maybe a little more.

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Drafting section where riders used finely tuned tucks to gain position into the first right. Vancouver looking slick in the backdrop.

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Jackson Shapiera holds it tight during the trials (before the cops came)

5 Once in a Lifetime Outlaw by Dan PapeMathew “GRIZZ” Kroetsch & Max Gradlmiller draft battle to the first slight left

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Gotta hold your tuck through the slight uphill. (see spotters in the background)

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I don’t know all these riders but I see Aidan Lynds trying to move into 2nd in the fastest section

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Justen Ortiz’s bike sits all lonesome, waiting to be red lined.

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Ortiz & another rider set up tight tucks to see who can make it to the right first

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Tyler PG & William love practicing their racing technique in their Fall Clothes

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Stu Pettie going for the pass through the dusty construction zone

Groms Representing! Skate spots with discretion dudes

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Hugh eyes down the up and coming competition.

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Jacko hikes the hill with Kelcey Skrobotz (2 female riders ran the hill)

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Green Flag Action in the background.  Well played guys.

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Lee walks down to the final corners to make sure spotters are in place, cast & all

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In the background is the massive clear cut that went down to make this road possible.  Looks like this area will be laced with more 30 million dollar homes.  Some riders commented that if this are can be slated for the rich, perhaps we should be allowed back every year on this weekend to partake in an officially sanctioned event. Would be sick. Start Campaigning Now!

 

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Police showed up but remained calm even though the riders were technically on private property.  Logic would dictate that because we were in a zone that was closed down to traffic that in actuality this would probably be as safe as it gets for downhill skateboarders in West Vancouver.

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Lee Cation (with foot in cast again) & Hugh Johnson give cops showing up a thumbs down.  Hugh was out shredding for the day and Cation was there to help with the corners.  Thanks Lee!

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Chapman tries to reason with the Officer.  The cop was actually pretty cool.  We think he just wanted a nice easy Sunday, not writing tickets.

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What rivers in this area looked like before the clear cut of the forest

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Now only a stream,  AFTER the Clear Cut of the forest for the road

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Ortiz watches the racers debate what to do next.  The solution was to allow all the riders that want to back out to get their money back.  A huge portion of the younger, less experienced riders threw in the towel while the keen speed freaks went at it “Chinese Downhill” style  – Top 3 takes the pot

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Outlaw treasurer and host Chapman issues refunds a lot of the riders

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Charlie Darragh chills with his new prototype as he waits for the race to commence

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 Ortiz does the same

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Shapiera leads the pack into the straightaway before the tight righty left (Chairlift Mini Switchbacks)

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Riders want that cash.  Jacko wants it more

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Grizz looking smooth into the final switchback

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Other riders loving racing with the big boys

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Tyler Peterson Gillingham (white)  & Aidan Lynds (black) follow pack but dont seem to mind at all 31 Once in a Lifetime Outlaw by Dan Pape

Kelcey Skrobotz & Kaleigh Herald were representing for the ladies.   After all, it was the Once In a Lifetime Outlaw.

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Jacko takes the key for the 3rd time in 1 month.  Auzz snatched up that key from the Canadians.

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Nick Hurley was super happy on his 3rd Place finish

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Lee Cation slides in for the Instagram shot of Matt Kroetsch (2nd).  Matt was teasing Jacko about rocking leathers.  I thought it was smart35 Once in a Lifetime Outlaw by Dan Pape

After the podium wheels got thrown up and landed on an innocent bystanders car that was there to watch the race.  36 Once in a Lifetime Outlaw by Dan Pape

This pack of 4 wheels smashed his front window37 Once in a Lifetime Outlaw by Dan Pape

The driver of the car is lost for words

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Andrew exchanges numbers as well hooks the guy up with hella gear to hopefully soften the blow.  Sucks but Chapman is a good guy.39 Once in a Lifetime Outlaw by Dan Pape

A familiar site for BC riders, George Mackenzie, Justen Ortiz and others saddle up.  Their day of racing is done.

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