Monday, August 31, 2009

Great sucess!

Got the first of many Zipline Shots in the bag today! Hollis and I (mainly Hollis) spent a good chunk of the day setting up and dialing in the zipline before getting to shoot some awesome riding by lots of fast boys around Eugene. Heres a teaser for now.

Just saw that Sterling Lawrence has some new shots up from a shoot at Silver Star, BC. Check out the Anthill Productions website for the pics and news on their first film, "Follow Me". ( Anthill is made up of The Collective Crew, sans Jamie Hussein).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fixie bike steez

I saw this clip on the evening news under the title of "Geek of the Week". Really? Im sorry but for a place that is so bicycle friendly and pro-cycling, thats a pretty shitty thing to poke fun at on the news. Anyone with half a brain would see the talent in these two chicks and tell the CO correspondents to cram it. Sorry, rocky mtn state but you just went down a few notches in my book.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Colorado update

Hello from CO! sorry bout the lack of updates but ive been visiting family in Longmont. Its been way too long since ive seen some of the fam, its a pretty rad vacation. Good food, great people, decent weather but beautiful scenery! got some pictures today out in the Rocky mtn National park, il get some up on here shortly!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Big Willy Style

Aside from the really small turnout ( less than 30 racers, and only a handful of fans) it was soo much fun! The DH Coalition was in full effect, with Casey winning Cat 1 mens open with a time of 4.42. Chris Spicer got 5th with a 5.02 and Jared Tuska came in 6th with 5.04. Rhys pulled together another really good run this weekend, winning the jr ex. division with a time of 4.51 on the same course as the pros! Its pretty cool to see Rhys getting faster and faster with every race, makes me so proud and pumped to see him progress over the next year and prepare for running with the pros (he was only five seconds from the pro podium at Big Willy). The pro standings were Eric Loney (Project 529) first with a time of 4.25, Jared Hobbs (Fluidride)
and Jeremy Tufts (center cycle)
Kirk Linder won the Masters class with a stack up in the rocks, still pulled together a 5.13!

All in all it was super sweet, still workin on the footy but here are some sssweet pics Hollis nabbed on the second race runs.
He managed to get this shot of the elusive Huckasaurus Wrecks in its natural habitat, it even had an extra layer over its normal, mesh/ hard plastic exo-skeleton. Is this creature evolving? lets hope so.

Get jiggy with it

Friday, August 7, 2009

Willamette Ass

Its time again to head the the birthplace of chunder, and gnar, thats right ladies and gentlemen, Big Willy P. I am headin up in the A.M. with Hollis and Jen, Hollis is my helping hand on the media team this weekend. We even got a surprise in the works, should be up here next week. Takin my Canon too, so should have some good stills to pop up here!

I tagged along on a lil training ride down Eula and Hardesty yesterday with some of the Coalition dudes. It was so nice to get out in the woods, with some bikers and true NW weather. Noice and moist, good times!

Went down here the other day, miss these jumps so much right now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why do we do what we do?

I like seeing stuff like this because you never hear about this aspect of the 'extreme athlete', but, some parts are kinda hard to watch... in the end, its a great video and it opens eyes to everyone who watces it.

Why I cant wait to get back on my bike? I think Mat summed it up best.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Road to recovery

For how bad of a break, and just over two weeks old its feeling surprisingly good! still got a bit of a bruise, swellings all gone, the scar is clean and healing good too.
Got some sweet 'lifestyle' shots with Rhys the other day.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

X games/ 6.0 HB

Hmm.. 720? almost. Backflip to 360? I think so. Travis is coined it the 'Cash Roll" not to be confused with the trick Daniel Dhers unveiled last week in cali.

I think that was Spinner who nailed that barspin to tailwhip 360. This is the generation of tricks that video games produced., seriously... hot damn.

By the way, sounded like Willamette was pretty small turnout but pretty fun. Rhys held together his first run and got the second fastest time of the whole Team! First place in jr x, easy. Jack got second place.
The Downhill Coalition team went up to The Pass again today and rode crawfish yesterday with Hollis, while I rode the couch pretty much all day.