The Cleanest Line
Sakeus Bankson

Sakeus Bankson

Before his role as managing editor for Patagonia MTB, Sakeus Bankson worked as editor in chief for Freehub Mountain Bike Magazine in Bellingham, WA. He now lives in a 17’9” travel trailer with his wife, Jamie, and their 35-pound border collie mutt, Moxie.

Articles

With Mount Baker peeking over the horizon, Mark Allison (left) and Bonnie Burke (right) get ready to drop in on SST, a Galbraith classic. Photo: Paris Gore

What Good Neighbors Do

Nov 18, 2019 November 18, 2019

Eric “EB Extreme” Brown scurries up the root wad, surveying the devastation that once was Cougar Ridge Trail. Located on the east side of Lake Whatcom, east of Bellingham, Washington, “Cougar” was once an unsanctioned downhiller trail scheduled for closure. Now it’s one of the area’s premier—and legal—rides. This section,… Read More

Safety first. Theatrics aside, Carston always wears goggles when bottling the spicier of his sauces—wisdom gained after accidentally squirting some in his eye. Photo: Mary McIntyre

Hurts So Good

Nov 18, 2019 November 18, 2019

As seen in the November 2019 Journal. For the recipe behind Carston’s Spicy Magic Sauce, scroll to the end of the story. Although my tongue felt as if it might melt, Carston Oliver assured me I was not, in fact, going to die. “That’s just the capsaicin,”… Read More