Wong’s Words: Hazel and Her Bike

Christine Cauble | July 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am
Wong’s Words: Hazel and Her Bike

My search for fierce riders turned up this young lady in China:  Hazel Wong (in Chinese pinyin, it’s pronounced: Wong, Si Yang).  At 19 years of age, she is breaking trails in creating a place for herself on the winner’s list of racers and stunters in her country – and hopefully internationally in a short […]

Ofelia’s Hamlet of Rock. In Taiwan.

Christine Cauble | July 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm
Ofelia’s Hamlet of Rock.  In Taiwan.

  To climb or not to climb……is that really a question? It was on a heated, humid day….in an area quite appropriate to be labeled a Dragon’s home… that my friend and I found ourselves both aching to climb and at the same time jump into the cool, shallow lagoons of relief in Long Dong, […]

Christine Balaz Reveals her Revels on Rock.

Christine Cauble | March 21st, 2011 - 2:17 am
Christine Balaz Reveals her Revels on Rock.

It was in Turkey that I first met Christine Balaz. It’s always in the most exotic, far away lands that I seem to meet the most interesting people. I took a day off of climbing to concentrate on photographing action shots; specifically climbers, using my climber friends as my guinea pig muses. As I finished […]

How Toni Aces All Fields; Snow, Track and Humanitarian…..

Christine Cauble | January 14th, 2011 - 4:57 am
How Toni Aces All Fields; Snow, Track and Humanitarian…..

‎”I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” states Toni Fields’ facebook status update. After this interview, I learn she manages to do both at the same time. Snowboarder, all-around athlete, humanitarian and lawyer-by-day, Esquire […]

Szu-Ting Yi aka Little Po: Interview of Adventure

Christine Cauble | December 9th, 2010 - 4:58 am
Szu-Ting Yi aka Little Po: Interview of Adventure

As the rambunctious “Year of the Tiger” leaves for its silent exit, 2011 welcomes the “Year of the Rabbit”, which happens to be Szu-Ting Yi’s animal in the Chinese horoscope. The rabbit is known to be calm, gentle yet persistent and quoting one expert, “Quite fanciful, they respond to the power and beauty of nature […]

Lynn Hill: Climbs. Rocks. Speaks.

Christine Cauble | October 7th, 2010 - 4:21 pm
Lynn Hill:  Climbs.  Rocks.  Speaks.

She’s the type of person that you can invite to your family gathering, cheese platters and all, even if you’ve never met her in your life.   You’d think you were talking to your long, lost cousin.  She is the forgiving type.  The only reason I know is because my phone call brought her out […]

Not “Just” Julia: Germany’s Flatland Phenom!

Christine Cauble | September 25th, 2010 - 11:40 am
Not “Just” Julia: Germany’s Flatland Phenom!

BMX.com first blessed me with her name in an article brought about by her latest promo video. As I pressed play to watch Julia Preuss in action for the first time, all I could think of as I watched the ensuing 2-wheeled tricks was, ‘How can anyone NOT be in awe of her?!’. Her creativity […]

Siam Scaler: Dr. Pirapar Is In the House

Christine Cauble | August 30th, 2010 - 4:08 am
Siam Scaler: Dr. Pirapar Is In the House

Born in the “Lone Star State” but also hailing from the country known as the “Land of Smiles” and currently a resident of “Sin City” is an exciting start to introduce climber and boulderer, Pirapar Patamasucon. After meeting her, I felt that each of her environments have given her a piece of who she is […]

Norah Siller: Xicana on her Boulder Nirvana

Christine Cauble | May 16th, 2010 - 5:22 pm
Norah Siller: Xicana on her Boulder Nirvana

In retrospect of this interview, I had to think more about which part of Norah Siller’s personality was more deserving of recognition. This Las Vegas resident is a dichotomous dame:  she holds the strength of the solid granite that she so gracefully ascends and at the same time, she has a heart as soft and […]

For Kreis Sake, SK8!

Christine Cauble | May 15th, 2010 - 10:45 am
For Kreis Sake, SK8!

The birth of my introduction to Heidi all started with a question to a long-time, stellar skater friend of mine called Fudge. It was almost like asking Fudge the “Magic Mirror” from Snow White….”Who is the baddest of them all?  The baddest skater girl you know?”. The first he mentioned was Heidi Kreis out of […]

Snowboarder Jess Kimura: the Kunoichi Rider

Christine Cauble | May 3rd, 2010 - 9:54 am
Snowboarder Jess Kimura: the Kunoichi Rider

In the Japanese culture, the Kunoichi is the term for a female ninja – the kanji characters that make up the name, ‘ku no ichi’ mean “talent” …but literally translate into “9 and 1″. Some experts say that extra “1” in the mix is to represent our additional female…um…orifice that the guys don’t have. Our […]

Adrien Picks Ice as her Sending Device.

Christine Cauble | April 25th, 2010 - 5:05 am
Adrien Picks Ice as her Sending Device.

With a smile warm enough to dangerously melt the ice she uses to ascend high peaks,  it’s evident that Adrien Erlandson is far from some static snowgirl. That’s why when I initially laid eyes on photographs my friend Matt shot of her working out a route from her Taiwan trip; chalked up hands rubbing together […]

UK Icon and our heroine, Sue Hazel: from Sk8 to Sends.

Christine Cauble | April 24th, 2010 - 3:00 pm
UK Icon and our heroine, Sue Hazel:  from Sk8 to Sends.

Sue – invert on Perranporth Vert, Cornwall, UK Photo: Nicky Tidman I’ve always believed that life isn’t about staying within one’s comfort zone;  it’s about pursuing something new and challenging to evolve and learn.  No matter the amount of bruises and scratches, you gotta get up and go at it again, right? After interviewing one […]

Taiwanese Mountaineer, Mei-Liang is beautiful-cool.

Christine Cauble | March 31st, 2010 - 6:37 pm
Taiwanese Mountaineer, Mei-Liang is beautiful-cool.

To call her Daisy would be an American thing, however her Chinese name is, 美涼 – which translates into Beautiful Cool (pronounced Mei – Liang); quite appropriate if you ask me for a woman who wants to stay up and stay challenged in the snow and ice of the world’s highest peaks. Traditionally, mountaineering women […]

Britt Breaks Big – Australia’s Power Girl

Christine Cauble | March 31st, 2010 - 7:43 am
Britt Breaks Big – Australia’s Power Girl

Capper Creations Photography With eyes the same aqueous, azure colors of the ocean she plays in, this blonde fish…er…more like blonde dolphin….gives those powerful waves a run more than they can run her…. Brittani Nicholl, water warrior and surf siren, has been riding the waves going on eight years now, despite living with a painful […]

Shredder Gabi Viteri – All Heart, Snow and Soul <3

Christine Cauble | March 17th, 2010 - 12:43 am
Shredder Gabi Viteri – All Heart, Snow and Soul <3

Gabi kicking back before she hits some cliffs at Vail pass. Photo by Christy Chaloux For someone who is able take her body almost as high as the clouds, her head is very well-grounded. Gabi Viteri is truly one of the reasons why I really enjoy creating and working on these website interviews. All bases […]

Jenny B: Saw. Came….and Conquers; the Sportbike Track

Christine Cauble | March 11th, 2010 - 1:23 am
Jenny B: Saw.  Came….and Conquers; the Sportbike Track

She’s a track star on two wheels running. While you may see quite a few girls basking in the excitement of being on the aft seat of a sportbike as their guy takes charge, after this interview, you’ll understand why it’s not Jenny Besaw’s place to be the back seat rider. Having been riding for […]

London Skater, Helena Long talks street skating and learning to fly.

Christine Cauble | March 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm
London Skater, Helena Long talks street skating and learning to fly.

As one of the female faces of  Van’s in the UK, Helena Long is fast becoming known for her far-from- gutless street maneuvers (as you can see from her photographs) and also for her striking, playful personality. Actually, her photographs are how I discovered her; specifically the magnificent one by Jenna Selby. I was googling […]