Archive for August, 2009
At this point in the season I have just one question on my mind, where did summer go? It seems like summer just stopped by to give me a high five, “sup Bro?” and then got outta town as quick as possible. I’m actually excited that summer is out of the way now but it really freaks me out thinking of how fast time is moving by. Soon fall will come with lots of cool weather and rain for us, so all the amazing riding will be restored.
by Dylan Sherrard on Aug.30, 2009
So the dust settles on another year of the BC Cup downhill. This year was the best of seven and what a variety of courses we saw. Every downhill course on the circuit was different from the previous and led to a well rounded series.
We started the season with the Neds Smackdown. Unusual as it sounds, this was the first time a BC Cup downhill race was held on Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. Most Vancouver riders have ridden Neds Atomic Dustbin a lot, but it became a whole different trail to ride once a race was being held. I had never seen so many people checking out lines on a trail in the weeks coming up to the event. Everyone was expecting the worse with wet roots and rock but the weather was sunny and the course as tacky as Neds could get. Neds was about staying smooth and not flatting on the rough chunder at the top, making the jumps and going hard to the finish.
by Gord Longden on Aug.29, 2009
Whenever I ride anywhere other than Nelson, it always takes me a while to adjust. Arriving in Kamloops, Whistler, Silverstar, Utah, places where you can really pin it, Well, I can’t. Smooth, open, groomed, large burms, wide trails, intimidate me. It takes me a bit to adjust and by that time I start to get bored. Why is that I wonder? I was looking through some photos on pinkbike which Brad took, and it occurred to me, I ride on rocks. Steep, gnarly, chundery, sketch rocks with minimal dirt, that descend for a long time. Not a section, 6000 vertical feet of it. That’s what I’m used to, that’s the speed I’m accustomed to, and that’s what I land on.
by Mike Kinrade on Aug.20, 2009
Well, it’s been a long road and we made it.
by Aaron LaRocque on Aug.18, 2009
Bicycle Café Team July Update
July has been hands down the busiest month of the year. Between all of us there was something exciting going on every couple of days and I think everyone had a blast being busy in the summer heat. Summer brings with itself contests and chairlifts, both of which bring on opportunities for a whole lot of bicycle related fun times.
by Dylan Sherrard on Aug.07, 2009
I just spent a week filming for NWD 10 up here in Prince George. I got a good start to my segment, the weather was blue bird the whole time and 32 Degree’s. Thats a little hot for me, I don’t function well in the heat. I am just getting ready to go down to Crankworx and then im off to the US for a Kona trip. Hopefully the trip will go well and I can polish off my seggy.
by Wayne Goss on Aug.07, 2009
Video of Super-T doing super things.The NSMB Airprentice 2009 winner Andrew Sherry and his new Specialized rides!
A quick blast up from Vancouver to Vernon and 20 minutes later I rolled into Silver Star for the nsmb Airprentice. Cam McRae had asked me to do some on camera interviews with the riders and do some rips with ‘em too!
by Brett Tippie on Aug.07, 2009
Hi!! I´m at home, I was two weeks in Canada racing the World Cup of 4x, Mont Saint Anne and Bromont.
This year, Mont Saint Anne was a new track, very funny! I enjoy a lot riding there. The final result was not very good for me, 10th, but I´m happy for be there, because I had a lot of fun and trained a lot.
The past saturday was the race in Bromont, the same track than last year, but better ground. The days before rained a lot, but the race was very good, no rain!!! I´m happy with my race, I was 7th. I made some good passes and enjoy. The 4x was long and and had a bit of everything.
My Specialized sx with all my new Race Face stuff worked great! I love Canada!!!
You can view a video of my semifinal here:
by Eva Castro on Aug.05, 2009
I just got back from the Mount Washington Monster Mile DH and as always the course did not disappoint. Mount Washington is known as a fast rough course with steep technical descents and a fitness sprint to the finish line. But it was a different course this year in the fact that it did not rain, think fast and loose with a fine layer of silt on the entire course which challenged a lot of people.
by Gord Longden on Aug.05, 2009
Hey everyone just got back from Winterpark Colorado for Crankworxs. The riding this year was absolutely nuts! Everyone was riding really well!
by Paul Basagoitia on Aug.04, 2009