You might be surprised to know that the rider who has become synonymous with stylish whips made his first-ever trip to Whistler to play hockey. That’s right, recent winner of the Oceana Whip-Off Championships at Crankworx Rotorua, Ryan Howard, wasn’t always the master of two wheels we now know as “R-Dog.” Lucky for us, though, R-Dog found mountain bikes, the Aptos Post Office jumps (RIP) and the incredible trails of Santa Cruz County, California. Just try to be uninspired by this edit of R-Dog shredding a bit of his home loam. [Credit: SRAM MTB]