In the spring of 2014 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to move west from the East Kootenays to the Sunshine Coast of BC after living in Fernie for my entire life. I was looking to migrate to a place which allowed me to ride my bike all year, so I packed my car and loaded my bikes.
After a season of non-stop riding in 2015 I had a bit of a mis-step, I came up short on the the first double during Logan Peats Backwoods Jam and broke my Femur.
I was about 2-1/2 months into rehab when I received a call from Leigh Ramsdell asking me to ride for Mongoose Bikes, which I appreciated heavily because it was some light at the end of the tunnel considering I could barely walk at that point!
I worked hard at rehab and was able to make a full recovery, so after a season with a new sponsor and some titanium leg hardware this is my first video back.
A big thanks to Mongoose, SRAM/Rockshox, Fox head, Chromag and Fernie Physio for the support! Also a shoutout to Coast Gravity Park, The Coastal Crew, Logan Peat, Nick Tingren, the Ride or Die crew and Mindspark Cinema who made this video happen. – Paul Genovese
Song: “Ghettos Worldwide”