SPORT: Mountain Biking
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB
Riding Since: 1998
Professional Background: Business Marketing
Favourite Swagman Rack: Quad 2+2
The New Quad 2+2 works perfectly allowing me to use my truck for maximum storage on road trips and more room for cases of beer! When sleeping in the bed of the truck, the locking hitch pin and cable included assures that our steeds wont be picked off – what’s not to love?!
ABOUT LANDON JONES
What is your biggest accomplishment or career highlights:
Shortly after moving to Calgary from Ontario I entered a local DH race at Canada Olympic Park not knowing what to expect. Going into the race my goal was to have a blast and meet new people, I never imagined I’d finish in 1st place by 5 seconds. This was cool for me as I set no expectations going into the race – only to have fun!
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
I spend my winters touring the Lake Louise slack/backcountry on my snowboard in search of the best lines – the high elevation, deep snow and difficult Rocky Mountain terrain keeps me in shape for the summer on the bike
What are some of your goals this season?
I will be racing in the Pro/Elite BC Enduro Series (East) in Canmore and Crowsnest Pass – I hope to place in the top 5. I would also like to try to get to Crankworx Whistler to compete in Duel Slalom. Most importantly I want explore new riding areas, meet passionate people in the sport and HAVE FUN!
What would be a dream goal?
My dream goal would be to run/own a MTB/Ski & Snow action sports camp with a plot of tiny houses in the middle of the Rockies having the most badass trail system and backcountry terrain right outside the back door. Sharing my passion for the sports with others equally as passionate around the world would be a dream come true.
What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
My biggest challenge is keeping healthy and injury free. It’s a constant struggle when you continually try to push the limits to go a bit faster, a bit further, a bit higher – it’s part of the territory. Staying positive, visualizing and making calculated decisions within my ability has worked to keep me healthy.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Who are your role models?
I’ve always drawn a lot of my riding inspiration from Motocross, James Stewart was a huge influence for me as a kid. Role models on the bike; Brendan Fairclough and Rémy Métailler are definitely my favourite MTBers to watch before going out for a ride, they absolutely rip - I love their aggressive style!
What is your favourite Swagman rack?
I’ve converted the rear of my truck into a mobile 4x4 hotel for race weekends and road trips (check out my blog) because of this the New Quad 2+2 works perfectly allowing me to use my truck for maximum storage on road trips and more room for cases of beer! When sleeping in the bed of the truck, the locking hitch pin and cable included assures that our steeds wont be picked off – what’s not to love?