As they prep for the 2022 DH race season, local Race Face and Devinci Development Racing riders Patrick Laffey and Drew Mozell dodge the rain, snow, and windstorms of Vancouver Island to tackle some rough off-season Prevost laps in their latest video, “Rain or Shine.”
Travelling through the deep greens of their local trails for some fast and slick riding paired with some quirky hijinks is really all these young racers are about. While racing is always primary in their minds, taking the time to just ride your bike for fun makes the hard work and sacrifices feel worthwhile.
Thank you to all the volunteers, individuals, and groups, past and present, that maintain and continue to elevate the trails on Mount Prevost. We owe you a beer.
“Living and training on the island has helped me a lot with the fast community of riders we have. On any given weekend in Prevost, there’s always fast riders. I believe that trying to keep up with someone who is faster than you will always push your limits and help you become a better rider.” - PL
“My plan is to head down to the US for the first part of the season and race in Sea Otter. From there I will make my way up to Port Angeles to do the NWCUP. Throughout the summer I will be racing the Dunbar Summer Series as well as Crank Works in Whistler. I will be trying my best to get points to race some World Cups as well. My goal for this season is to stay consistent, ride fast and have fun!” - PL
“Having access to such awesome terrain makes it easier to prepare for the race season. There are lots of sick locations for trail riding, but I spend most of my time at Mount Prevost in Duncan on my DH rig. Another huge factor about training on the island is the awesome community of riders and racers. I'm lucky enough to ride with some awesome people who are always pushing themselves, and it motivates me to do the same.” -DM
"This year I am going to race as many BC Cups and Canada Cups as I can. I want to gain UCI points so hopefully I can race some World Cups. A big goal of mine would be to qualify for World Champs in Val Di Sole by placing well at Canadian Nationals. Aside from the results, I want to make sure I am having fun on the bike, because that is when I ride the best." - DM