Fighting to finish my XC career in one piece | BC Bike Race 2019 - Day 7

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  • Published: 21 August 2019
  • The grand finale of the BC Bike Race was pretty grand - and pretty grueling! Another 30 miles, yikes. At the end of this day I will have climbed 30,000 feet over 7 days!

    This round is in Squamish and I'm staying in a real bed at Paul the Punter's house, how sweet it is.

    Check out the race through Paul's eyes: http://iloverimini.mobi/channel/UCd_xQRiSE1Y7DUU03FpQMHQ

    Extended race videos are up on patreon.com/bkxc

    🤘Thanks to BMC for lending me the Agonist 01 and helping with financial support! More info on the bike: bkagonist.com

    Strava: strava.com/activities/2526574621
    Race Results Day 7: racedaytiming.ca/results/2019BCBRDay7

    Do it next year! BC Bike Race 2020: bit.ly/bcbr2020

    🎅BKXC Shop is open for business: shop.bkxc.bike/

    Thumbnail photo courtesy of Scott Robarts Photography scottrobarts.smugmug.com/
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Comments • 594

  • Welber Salles
    Welber Salles  1 weeks back

    How did you not notice Peter Sagan at .45sec?! 😅😂

    • Thorsten Harnack
      Thorsten Harnack  2 weeks back

      Watched the hole race. This trip was mind-blowing. The trails and the landscape is just magnificent, and your personal achievements, dude, my honest respect. Following you, was - and is - a pleasure!

      Would love to do more cycling as your clips are a real motivation, however as self employed with family this is not possible, and therefore I love your channel, showing me more then I could see otherwise.

      Thanks, I'll Follow you on the trails!

      • Stu Hall
        Stu Hall  2 weeks back

        Impressive run!

        • Thorsten Harnack
          Thorsten Harnack  2 weeks back

          Hope you're doing fine again.

          • Adriano Junior
            Adriano Junior  2 weeks back

            Pretty good.

            • Phil Jones
              Phil Jones  2 weeks back

              So how much did it cost to do this race?

              • Vol deMort
                Vol deMort  2 weeks back

                Those dudes who were playing the bagpipes added a +10 leg power buff.. 😄

                • Danny Hengel
                  Danny Hengel  3 weeks back

                  so is this your last vid or something? I'm confused. I just started watching yesterday and have been getting hyped to build up a MTB and you inspired it....kinda sad if this is the end of this channel

                  • MrJ99
                    MrJ99  3 weeks back

                    sweet riding. for brake levers i like to keep my levers bolts just loose enough that i can move them if I want without a tool. plus if you had a crash its possibly less chance of damaging the levers.

                    • E. TV
                      E. TV  3 weeks back

                      Its really nice sir.

                      • SentMKG
                        SentMKG  3 weeks back

                        I think you and Paul will have to do it again in two years, with Seth, just so you all get a another chance to make things even!

                        • Grizz Kid
                          Grizz Kid  4 weeks back

                          Yeah, I would rather camp in a secluded spot, ride a quiet trail up to a nice view, have lunch, and just enjoy the day. The racing seems a bit hectic and too much of a scene for my taste, and it sounds like you are over it too.

                          • Matthew Hudson
                            Matthew Hudson  4 weeks back

                            Love seeing your racing documented. How long did it take you to get to the point of racing at this level?

                            • BKXC
                              BKXC   2 weeks back

                              Fitness-wise 3 years, skill-wise 8 years

                          • chris Fontaine
                            chris Fontaine  4 weeks back

                            I'm so blessed (for a lack of a better word) to have grown up on Vancouver Island, I didn't even have a drivers license until 29 because everything went to biking. Thanks for sharing your experience and some of the Islands trails. The DH beat me up over time and I gave it up. Now over 10 years later I'm back where I started in the Islands crazy XC trails thanks to catching a few of yours and other youtubers vid's and getting inspired to get out again. My goal is to see if I can get to a point where I can make a solid go of the BBR in 2020 after 10+ years of sitting on my ass decaying from atrophy and smoking 2 packs of cancer sticks a day. I'm tracking my growth on strava a bit and should have started a channel to document the journey lol that first ride back would have been great to show me getting my a$$ kicked and white as a ghost almost passing out and nearly getting sick... But most importantly not letting it beat me and pushing through it. Cheers to you on the race, and to everyone sharing this wonderful sport with the world.

                            • BKXC
                              BKXC   4 weeks back

                              Awesome! I love hearing that.

                          • Reluctant Rider
                            Reluctant Rider  4 weeks back

                            That was a great series of videos.

                            • Appalachian Drone Flights

                              Not only did this series inspire me to subscribe, but I also must say, this is some of the best MTB content on Youtube. Well Edited with a good mix of riding, beautiful scenery, logistics, and commentary. Way to go.

                              • BKXC
                                BKXC   4 weeks back

                                Welcome aboard!!

                            • JB Palmer
                              JB Palmer  4 weeks back

                              Sorry for your loss Brian. God Bless you and your Uncle Dennis. Thanks for sharing.

                              • Mountain Biking & Outdoor Adventures

                                I've been holding off on watching the YouTubers at Whistler series on the other riders' channels because I wanted to finish this first. Glad I can finally start watching all of those! Great work through the whole ride. Killed it.

                                • BKXC
                                  BKXC   4 weeks back

                                  Awesome!! Love hearing that you saved it!

                              • mike ate
                                mike ate  4 weeks back

                                Fantastic effort Brian congrats on completing the race. Great coverage and really enjoyed the behind the scenes coverage.

                                • Island Bike Life
                                  Island Bike Life  4 weeks back

                                  That room at the end looks familiar! Great video buddy, you crushed it!

                                  • BKXC
                                    BKXC   4 weeks back

                                    Haha thanks so much!

                                • Coffee Drinker
                                  Coffee Drinker  4 weeks back

                                  Did you ever do Leadville?

                                  • BKXC
                                    BKXC   4 weeks back

                                    Nope!

                                • jake mtb
                                  jake mtb  4 weeks back

                                  Love the races, thanks for sharing 🤘🤘🤘

                                  • v1d300
                                    v1d300  4 weeks back

                                    Kennedy my man! Really enjoyed watching this milestone of yours. Motivates me to be regular with riding my bike.
                                    About doing it again or not, I get you.
                                    Just like you had this race to do it at least once properly, I have a goal to do one triathlon before I turn 35. Not to compete but to achieve it at least once. I am far from being ready for it nor am I a training for it yet. For now swimming and cycling are the only two things I do that too irregularly but slowly I will get there.
                                    Anyway, I don't think you mentioned seeing a doctor about those cracked ribs. Please go see a doctor, its going to heal by itself no doubt but MTB is your life and career. Don't take injuries for granted, as you saw they catch up on you sooner or later. If you did see a doctor, good on you :) Good luck and keep growing!

                                    • BKXC
                                      BKXC   4 weeks back

                                      I hope you get your goal of doing that triathlon!!

                                  • Bill W.
                                    Bill W.  4 weeks back

                                    A little loctite might have done you some good on that axel issue.

                                    • walid wahid
                                      walid wahid  4 weeks back

                                      I need bick bro

                                      • Luca D'Angelo
                                        Luca D'Angelo  4 weeks back

                                        So far, best series ever Brian! Great performance and damn those trails! 🤘 Everything came together incredibly well, logistics and all! Every video gives me the "get out there and ride your bike" feeling, so good 😍
                                        And nonetheless, congrats on the ranking! 😁

                                        • BKXC
                                          BKXC   4 weeks back

                                          Awesome, thanks Luca!

                                      • Bikes Trails and Greenways

                                        Congratulations on the race, thanks for the coverage, cool stuff!

                                        • Kristoffer Vergara
                                          Kristoffer Vergara  4 weeks back

                                          Cape Epic is still the best.. You should join next year..

                                          • adam. newfoundland
                                            adam. newfoundland  4 weeks back

                                            Epic series

                                            • Lorraine Schultz
                                              Lorraine Schultz  4 weeks back

                                              I really, really, really enjoyed this series. I think because I'm a competitive person, but I still want to have fun, as you do. Get some rest!

                                              • BKXC
                                                BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                Thanks so much Lorraine!

                                            • Good one!
                                              Good one!  4 weeks back

                                              Epic job dude! I know racing is not as fun it's definitely more fun to watch and more gripping content. I would definitely watch more races over random trips

                                              • Data Kook
                                                Data Kook  4 weeks back

                                                Hero 4 black, karma grip setup?

                                              • Petr Křížan
                                                Petr Křížan  4 weeks back

                                                This was the best series, love the background of the race, moving to another location, food, your comments, excelent work Brian 👍

                                                • juan peron
                                                  juan peron  4 weeks back

                                                  Hot in canada? Rsrsrs,came to Brazil,its real calor, god pedal ever.

                                                  • cellphonenut
                                                    cellphonenut  4 weeks back

                                                    Com’n Bri you still a young pup. Don’t sell your self short brotha you have been killing it 💪💪

                                                    • Shaun Roach
                                                      Shaun Roach  4 weeks back

                                                      For myself this has been your best series you made so far Brian!!!! Showing us the preparation and logistics to racing this stage race with food, showers, where to pick up bags and tent set up was great to see the whole package in what it takes to race. The trails were amazing and you showing us what happens during a race with passing people, being held up, mechanical and crashing gives your audience the whole overview of racing!!! Can’t wait to the Enduro race series in BC!!! Great job!!! :)

                                                      • BKXC
                                                        BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                        Thanks so much Shaun!

                                                    • RCblake07
                                                      RCblake07  4 weeks back

                                                      Loved this series dude!! Looked forward to every video!!

                                                      • Kevin Smith
                                                        Kevin Smith  4 weeks back

                                                        Hey Brian you should watch Yuka (Eric wife)video on the EWS100 you passed a family of bears on one of the stages.

                                                        • BKXC
                                                          BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                          Haha I saw that!

                                                      • Atl Bike
                                                        Atl Bike  4 weeks back

                                                        I loved every minute of this series. 159 pounds. Now I know why you climb so well. Last time I was 159 I was in the 4th grade. True story...

                                                        • BKXC
                                                          BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                          Haha, classic!

                                                      • Steve Means
                                                        Steve Means  4 weeks back

                                                        Very cool vid to wrap up the series and knowing you went from here to the EWS Whistler.... Livin the dream!

                                                        I'm of the same mind when it comes to racing. It just takes what would be a pretty epic ride where you chill and high five your fellow riders to one where they're either in your way, angry at you or you're guilty about holding them up.

                                                        • BKXC
                                                          BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                          Thanks so much Steve!

                                                      • Ruben Legout
                                                        Ruben Legout  4 weeks back

                                                        I loved this race video series so much

                                                        • Paul Tomlinson
                                                          Paul Tomlinson  4 weeks back

                                                          Complete legend!! Hah Brian what ever you decide mate enjoy what you do and we be at your side watching the vids..

                                                          • BKXC
                                                            BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                            Thanks Paul!

                                                        • no
                                                          no  4 weeks back

                                                          Do the Mountain of Hell or the Megavalanche race!!!!

                                                          • Noel Duarte
                                                            Noel Duarte  4 weeks back

                                                            BKXC rocking it at BC! thank you for sharing, really enjoyed watching you suffer the pain haha and enjoying the fun of riding amigo! 👍🚲✌

                                                            • Chris Fontenot
                                                              Chris Fontenot  4 weeks back

                                                              Thanks for adding the final times for the winner too! It is amazing to me how different the pros are from you and the "average" riders. Watching your videos, it is easy to see that you are fit and a much better rider than myself, and probably most of the average rider, so to see how great you did in this race but you're still 8 hours(!) behind the guy that won is mind-blowing. Really separates the pack when someone thinks, "I could do that" or "that pro guy isn't any faster than anyone else, I could be a pro if i wanted..." ummm, not really, at least not me. Thanks again for all that you create

                                                              • BKXC
                                                                BKXC   4 weeks back

                                                                It's really crazy how much faster the top riders were!

                                                            • MTB - Gravity Escapades

                                                              Yeah, next year you're gonna have to skip that and pop by Sweden for a road trip enduro race instead ;-)

                                                              • Joe Shawcroft
                                                                Joe Shawcroft  4 weeks back

                                                                Megavalanche next? ;)

                                                                • bsrhoad
                                                                  bsrhoad  4 weeks back

                                                                  Great job Brian!