GRAVITY / ENDURO
Anthony PoulsonI'm a French Canadian and have been riding since the age of 10. I started riding in Bromont with my brother and I haven't stopped ever since. I started racing at the age of 15 and really enjoyed it. As of that moment, I started traveling and making the most of it. This year will be my third season riding for Kona and I'll be racing for my second year in the junior category. A lot of excitement going into this one, can't wait!
Date of Birth
July 15, 1999
Disciplines / Riding or Racing Focus
Konas in Your Quiver
Supreme Operator and Process 153
Personal touches on your bikes?
I don't really have personal touches on my bike. As long as I can ride, I'm happy. One thing, though, is using brake pads that have already been broken in, instead of changing them for brand new ones before a race.
Spinning the legs with some intervals and reminding myself about going FULLLL GAZZZZZ!
Where are you from / where do you live?
I'm from a small town called Saint-Constant in Quebec, Canada, where I still live.
Riding with Kona since
Three years: one on the Grassroots program and this year will be my second on the Kona Gravity team.
Goals for the 2017 season?
To be injury-free and to represent Canada in Cairns for the downhill World Championships would be the best season I could ask for. Good times riding as well.
Favorite place to ride
Whistler, BC is my favorite to date.
Three things we don’t know about you?
- Even though I live in Quebec, I hate snow!
- I have a dog called Sky.
- I worked at McDonald's for 5 months before heading to Queenstown, NZ.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs, because there are a lot more things to do with a dog.
Would you rather be eaten by a lion or be eaten by ants?
Ants. Then I could say I've been eaten by a queen!
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Alien invasion. Maybe they'll bring some new prototype bikes.
Would you rather become a superhero or a supervillain?
Either, as long as I could fly over rocks I would be stoked.
Sunrise or sunset?
Sunrise. It means there is a sick day of riding ahead.
Favorite moment of 20162016 wasn't a good one, I would say. Being injured at the beginning of June and missing the whole season didn't give me enough time to enjoy riding. I would say that my best moment was to be back on a bike after three months off. I was a bit nervous to see if my arm was going to hurt or if I was still able to ride a bike. In the end, it turned out pretty well. My arm was like it was before and I didn't lose too much in my riding. It felt good to ride again after such a long break.
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In rough conditions these guides protect and keep the chain on to help us get to the finish line as fast as possible.