All posts tagged with Matt Desson


Aaron Gates posted this up on The Northern Embassy, yesterday. RIP.

Ten years ago today, the Okanagan scene lost one of its prominent figures. Chris Cayford was the BMX guy at the local bike shop and was well known for putting on the Winfield bowl jams. He rode everything, including flatland, and brought the Whitehorse tradition of shoveling skateparks in the winter time with him to Kelowna.

For years, the BK crew (Mat Ridgeway, Matt Desson etc.) continued putting on the Winfield bowl jams in Chris’ memory. The jam was always held in March and was usually the first jam of the year in BC. The jams had some memorable moments, including Brett Craig (RIP) driving from Saskatchewan to ride the jam only to have to turn around right afterwards and drive 20+ hours home, and Dom Mach doing this crazy over double peg out of the bowl. The jam hasn’t happened for a few years, but there are talks of a ten year jam happening this year.

For all of us who knew Chris, he’s remembered fondly.

While Desson riding for S&M in Canada now isn’t exactly news, and Isaac Barnes riding a WTF prototype isn’t exactly news either, they’ve gone ahead and turned internet hearsay into a welcome-to-the-team edit and a bike check. Isaac Barnes has been featured extensively lately (isn’t it winter in Canada?), and I think that alone is a strong endorsement. His bike holds up, and if you’re interested in any of that sort of thing you can check out a full bike check below. Desson is one of those dudes who in undoubtedly killing it regardless of whether someone is filming or not, and occasionally (like now) we are given the chance to see some of his riding. The edit above is no exception to his usual standard, and it’s a shame it only has (at time of posting) 300 views. Get some.

Hot damn, there’s some good stuff in here.

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