More than Enduro: Dylan Wolsky & Jesse Melamed on Westside

Dylan Wolsky among the textures of Bush Doctor, Whistler

Earlier in the spring, prior to the onslaught of busy race schedules, I was fortunate enough to get out with the Dingo, Dylan Wolsky, and proper Whistler local (born and raised), Jesse Melamed. Not knowing the trails in Whistler as well as home, it was totally left up to these two where we would go. This resulted in some fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants photography, having to check out sections as we rode down them—challenging in a good way.

The boys had just finished a rather large session in the Whistler Bike Park the day previous, and with it being opening of the park a bunch of riders being in town for it meant the evening turned into quite an event. Despite the late night good times and big day prior, both Dylan and Jesse proceeded to put in work for the camera, hitting sections many times over as I hollered, “again” from the comfort (*cough*) of my mossy mattress. We had some challenging light, but in the end still came away with a number of shots that we’re pretty happy with.

Below is a selection of images from the shoot showcasing the different riding styles of the two, despite riding the same type of trails and together a solid amount too. Both Jesse and Dylan are off galavanting the globe for the majority of the summer, but we look forward to getting some more shoots together in the autumn, once the schedule dies down and the hectic Whistler lifestyle begins to slow a little.

Jesse Melamed High Society trail, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky on High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed boosts on High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed over the lense, High Society trail, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky, low and fast, High Society trail, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky euro, High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed on the monster rock roll, High Society, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky on High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed finding airtime in peculiar places

Dylan Wolsky spots his exit, High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed scrubbing back under the canopy

Jesse Melamed scrubs on High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Scrubs

Dylan Wolsky charging, High Society trail, Whistler

Dylan Charges

Dylan Wolsky pinging rocks, Whistler

Jesse dropping the wave, High Society trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed nose wheelies rock slabs for fun, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky and low sun on the Westside of Whistler

Jesse Melamed loam wheelies on Westside, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky kicks up loam on Westside, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky chucking wheelies on rock slabs, Whistler

Dylan Wolsky steep and deep, Westside, Whistler

Jesse Melamed, elevator drop on Bush Doctor trail, Whistler

Jesse Melamed body language on Bush Doctor trail, Whistler