Archive for July, 2009
It’s been smoking hot on the south island lately, and after some crazy weather that brought rain, I thought it would be a good idea to bring along the photo pack, full face, and big bike for a sweaty mission with Jarrett.
by Strahan Loken on Jul.31, 2009
Just returned from doing some announcing and interviews of the nsmb Airprentice riders and doing some laps on the stellar runs of Silver Star. (Thanks to Marshall Cant and Shawn from Olympia Bike Shop for fixing my bike.)
Andrew “Shrew” Sherry won. Super T opened beers with his spinning backtire with ease. I tagged Matt Hunters truck, “The Anger”. Funny moments with the Airprenti and great trails. More to come. (Had to beat Lorraine Blancher to the RF blog. ha ha Beat ya, buddy!!)
by Brett Tippie on Jul.28, 2009
Last weekend we had are first slopestyle contest of the year. It took place in the most humidity place ever, New Hampshire. If anyone has ever been there they know what I’m talking about. I couldn’t even do one single run with out my shirt becoming completely soaked in sweat. But overall the contest was great! Everyone rode really well and had a great time. Brandon Semenuk ended up getting first, Greg Watts 2nd, and I ended up at 3rd. Check out the runs at Freecaster.com
by Paul Basagoitia on Jul.27, 2009
Hot and humid weekend in Mission racing Bear Mtn BC Cup #4.
well I did win Practise on Saturday but decided to take some soil samples and break up a wrestling match between my Bike and a log on my race run on Sunday. Body and Bike in piece and all is well. Here is a shot from training on Saturday.
by Chad Hendren on Jul.27, 2009
So i just finished National Championships down in Sol Vista, Colorado. Lets just say I was not a fan of the course and I didn’t get the stars and bars I set out to get but I am walking away from the race pretty freaking stoked. (continue reading…)
by Katie Holden on Jul.22, 2009
by Brett Tippie on Jul.21, 2009
Went to Creston B.C for Goatstyle two weekends ago. Course was awesome, riding was awesome and everyone was throwing down. Ended up with a sixth place finish. Here are a few photos I found… (continue reading…)
by Jarrett Moore on Jul.21, 2009
OK, so sorry I haven’t been contributing to the blog. No I didn’t forget my job. Just been scoping, building, filming, and playing in the mountains. Just now up in Williams Lake, I like to call it the puddle. STUND season 2 is starting up and we’re having a great time up here in the North country of BC. Lots of content to come. Other than that, Tam Forde and I have been gearing up and shooting some of my trail in Nelson. Brad Walton gave me an idea of a name for it and I think it will fit well. Calling it “Eh Line”. So sick!
While Sam and Brad were in Nelson, we rode some epicness! Baldface one day was sick, beautiful singletrack and almost perfect conditions. I would say it was a 40cm day. Thanks for the Lift Jeff! That evening was time to get some big hip action in off a quarter pipe style jump I built except with a rock transition. Went down once and hurt my wing but the shot looks cool. Sorry Metzger but I didn’t get my knees in on the table. It’s hard to do that off this jump. Brad will have the photos up to show everyone soon. Cheers!(continue reading…)
by Mike Kinrade on Jul.21, 2009
I have been coaching for the SGC in Whistler for the past few days filling in for the Famous T V who has called away on some Photo/Film session. I just heard that the Movie I was working on last year during Crankworx will be premiering at Crankworx this year on August 15 th on the Jumbo Screens at the Base of the Whistler park. The Movie is called Traxx and is something totally different from the Normal MTB Porn. Here is a little info for ya!
See you all at Crankworx !
by Chad Hendren on Jul.19, 2009
I just finished the first ever Four Jacks race on Sunday, and I can say it was really an awesome idea for a race. The first day was a 10km cross country course (same as the Loonie race that night). The second day was a full-on DH race from Garbanzo, the third day was a grueling 3.5 hour day of steep climbs and steeper descents. The last day was a technical course with time bonuses for clean riding, one of the sections being a pumptrack.
Now, here’s the catch, you had to use the same bike and tires each day. Most of the field rode all-mountain bikes, however some were on 23lb. hardtails and one guy was on a full DH bike with one chainring! I came 7th overall, and 13th, 3rd, 11th and 12th respectively. I think this was a great test of all around riding ability and I hope they do it again.
by James Mcskimming on Jul.16, 2009