Paul Stevens
BirthdayAugust 22nd 1983
HometownCowes, Isle of Wight, UK
Current TownWhistler, BC
Future Wish TownI'm already there!
Paul Stevens
What is the most memorable thing you’ve done on a bike?
My first backflip. A place you should really check out on a bike is…
The South Chilcotins. I recommend it because there is more smooth, buff, sandy singletrack there than you could ever imagine! When I’m shredding with friends, (Song) by (Artist) gets me even more pumped to ride.
Rookie by Boy Sets Fire. What is something you are looking forward to for next season?
New adventures to new places, and continuing to ride the best trails in the world at home! My favourite thing I did on a bike last season was…
My first ever trip to Moab, that place is mind blowing! What cycling event do you look forward to the most and why?
The Downhill World Champs, because you know everyone is pushing it to their limits and beyond, and it is always the most exciting race to watch. What does your typical summer day look like?
(If I am not working) Get up, drink tea, eat lots, ride the Bike Park, come home, eat more, drink more tea, get the little bike out and go shred Whistler's world class valley singletrack, back home for more food, and, yeah, probably some more tea. ______ is my favourite time of year because…
Fall is my favourite time of year because the bike park is quiet and tacky, the snow has melted in the alpine so it is awesome for big adventure rides, and I am usually feeling good on my bike! Right now I am really excited/inspired about…
The growth of enduro racing and the kind of bikes it is bringing us. Now there truly is such thing as a one-bike quiver, and enduro racing is so similar to how a lot of people ride anyway, that it is awesome to see it turning into a new race discipline within mountain biking. Favourite line A) Steep technical B) Crazy sustained climbing C) Skinnies or D) Jumps and drops? Any stories as to why?
A) Steep technical, this goes back to the reason that I love to ride my bike on anything – it is an escape from everything else. When I ride something steep and technical, or something high consequence, I know that it requires me to be so concentrated and in that moment, that there is no space for anything else in my mind. When something requires 100% focus just to get down it in one piece, there is no room for distractions. What one thing off the bike do you do that helps your riding the most?
Yoga. No question. Is there a little web edit that inspires you to get away from the computer and ride? Best pre and post race meal?
Pre race: Tortellini and pesto feast, Post race: baked salmon, roasted veggies and a massive pile of chocolate-based dessert. The hardest thing I’ve ever done on a bike is…
Tony Horn's Four Jacks race. I have never pushed the limits of my body that hard before or since! To me, Adventure Begins Here means…
That despite all the amazing trips and rides I have done, I have only scratched the surface of what is out there, this is just the beginning! The thing I love most about our sport is…
The community that we have between riders. That you can go to any riding spot, and have an awesome day riding with someone there from any walk of life, and there is no judgment. The Norco Bicycle I would most want to test out is…
The Range killer B Because I have heard so many good things about it, and I want to find out for myself if they are true!
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