Monday, May 25, 2009

Trail jam/ Patterson Mountain

The jam went off big time on saturday! huge turnout. not all the big names from last year but the trails and style bein thrown down was leaps and bounds above the level last year. Il have some vid and pics up once i get a chance to process it all.. 
    Also, hardesty trail is clear and ridin super fast for only being may still! Eula is almost clear, definately a few trees down but the bottom half is still the bees knees for fast, flowy trail. Was talking to Rhys and realized some sections remind me of other trails but nothing has the speed and flow of Eula, truely in a league of its own!
  after two long days of riding im pretty beat up and spent, so i should have some more updates as I recover over the next couple days.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crash and freeze?

id rather crash and burn than go over the bars this fast into rocks and a snowbank.  Sam is one tough little australian!   

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring Thaw

It was a busy weekend in the world of biking, but i saved the best for last..  
 The Spring Thaw DH seems to grow in attendance by leaps and bounds every year, and this year was no different. Even though some of the usual suspects were MIA (Team Greene, Tex deisel as well as Shaun and Erika)  there were plenty of racers and spectators. I was half of the media team this year with Rhys helpin out in the still shot department.  Heres some favorites, some highlights and some movin pictures.

Mark Weir won the pro division, setting a new course record at 4:09.46! 
Local boy wonder Nathan RIddle pulled in second and Scott Fellers in third.

The LifeCycles/ DH Coalition team was there and Casey Smith scored first second place in cat 1 24-29 with a time of 4:40. Colin McCarthy squezed into 5th with 4:41.

Jack Hill was good for a fourth place finish in Junior Expert, breaking the 5 minute mark with a time of 4:59. Missing the podium by 3 seconds!

Since Rhys is still sporting the cast on his right hand, he helped bag some shots and lent his bike to his 13 year old brother, spencer to race. Spencer looked so strong in the rock garden before gettin huckle bucked on the jump and fracturing his arm. I think i see a new bike in Spencers near future.
     Chuck 'Steez' Jacobs was smokin quick all weekend and nabbed himself 5th in Cat 1 30-39.

World Cup DH Round 3

Peaty has done it again, this time breaking Nico's record with 17 world cup wins!!  Steve slayed it and opened up an impressive 100 point lead with his 2 favorite tracks yet to come. Sam Hill had a great run going untill it went disastrously wrong, when asked about it at the bottom he replied he felt lucky to be alive. I agree and  still cant believe how fast this mofo is going.

Trail Jam rescheduled

Saturday, may 23rd will be the first trail jam down at Harvest this year! bring a bike, you'r A game and some brew!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

News flash!!

Trail jam is scheduled at Harvest this Saturday, if it's dry enough that is... Everyone cross ur fingers!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

canadian invasion/ The Sea Vermin

Sea Otter Roadtrip Video from mtbville on Vimeo.

Banger at 3:45. No wonder he rocked the dual stunt!

The Sea Weasel has come and gone once again, weather was dryer and hotter than ever from what i heard. Results are as followed:

1 Mick Hannah
2 gregg minaar
4 Justin Leov
5 Brian Lopes

1 Sam Hill
2 Cody Warren
3 Jared Rando
4 Gee Atherton
5 Mick Hannah

Fluidride race #2 update comin up next, keep yer eyes peeled...