Archive for November, 2010
Since time began it seems like Specialized has always had one of the most insane bikes in the DH world. Ever since one of our snowboard coaches, Shaun Palmer rode them and did pretty well on them, we’ve wanted one. Sam Hill is fast, on Specialized he’s even faster. One thing we always wanted at COC, and I’m sure our campers wanted as well, was to have Demo 8′s available to ride in our demo fleet. For 2011 we will now have Specialized Demo 8′s and Gord Calder our Ops Manager is losing his mind due to being over stoked, his screen saver changed the second we got the “we’re in” from Specialized. We will be building the Demo 8 frames up with our usual COC World Cup caliber build with the help of our sponsors like RaceFace, Straitline, Spank, Maxxis, Chromag, Formula, X-Fusion, Elka and others.
Gord Calder worked for two years to bring the Demo 8′s into the COC fold, and as he puts it, “This is my dream bike. I figured if it’s my dream bike, I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one that dreams of ripping the Demo 8 through the Whistler Bike Park all summer”. We couldn’t be happier to have Specialized on board for 2011. Usually I would add something about how stoked we are etc, but I think Gord has pretty much covered that. It’s going to be an amazing summer, our bike fleet just keeps getting sicker, and the reasons you have for not being out here just keep getting fewer.
by Ken Achenbach on Nov.30, 2010
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by Jon Hadfield on Nov.29, 2010
Part 3 in Ryan’s series features Geoff Gulevich & Richie Schley riding Whistler…
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by Jon Hadfield on Nov.29, 2010
by Katrina Strand on Nov.28, 2010
Not just turkey either…I have so many projects going on right now and things I would love to share with everyone, but most of it is really cool media that this compy I am using cannot handle. So waiting on my super-cool compy to return from warranty. Should be here by next week.
On the horizon is some great hockey video footage from the Hero Cam, I am hoping some cool sponsor announcements, and as usual some crazy papers for school being written about things that make me wonder why we ever think life is “normal” and “mundane”. I think a daily muse is in order for Dec. 1-25, open a door into another area of my life that many of you do not see, not racing so you get to see what I do otherwise.
Other news…rode my bike for first time since Iceman the day after Thanksgiving, ouch…endurance wattage felt like high tempo and don’t you hate that feeling like someone is sticking needles through your skin from the inside-out because you have not had a heavy sweat in a while.
And finally my Mountain Bike is still for sale! $3000.
2010 Superfly 100 all stock except XXX handlebar upgrade and setup tubeless with Bontrager XDX 2.1 on front and Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 in Rear.
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by Nathan Guerra on Nov.27, 2010
by Jon Hadfield on Nov.24, 2010
Race Face & Ryan Berrecloth have teamed up to bring you a great contest to ‘Stoke You Out’ with some great gear. Get over to Pinkbike.com for details.
by John Chow on Nov.23, 2010
There once was a day when the Kamloops Bike Ranch was home to massive mounds of finely crafted dirt and riders galore. Over the years those mounds have dealt with the violence of the sun and much more riding than care. Early last week Taylor Hollstedt realized something was missing these days. He Figured it would be a good idea to let local rampaging redneck and jump building extraordinaire, Brad Stuart, have his way with this precious zone. He missed riding dirt jumps and having a place to gather with friends so much that he filled up a bob cat full of diesel and let Brad loose for the remainder of that week. Excitement was in the air when the word got out. Those massive mounds of dirt were quickly taking shape again. Coming back to life, taller, wider and steeper than ever.
It is getting cold in the Loops and the riding season is quickly falling behind us. Taylor Hollstedt wanted to celebrate the return of the bike park in a big way. In only a few short days he managed to bring together over 30 riders to help pack, shape and ride the new jumps. Everyone from the big dogs to the little guys and the little guys’ parents were in attendance. Weiners were eaten, bikes were jumped and smiles were passed from face to face. When the already clouded over sky turned black
the temperature dropped dramatically and everyone packed it in for the year, taking comfort with the new dirt piles. Already anxious for spring. Thanks for the “Weiner Jam,” Taylor.
by Dylan Sherrard on Nov.16, 2010
I had a awesome season, Basically everything I wanted to do I got too do. Huge thanks to everyone that helped me out this year!
by Noah Brousseau on Nov.15, 2010
As fall slides into winter and the days getting shorter and shorter, finding the time to get out for a ride gets more and more difficult. Add to the mix that I am super busy at work and that window gets smaller and smaller. Yeah having lights is great but when you are getting back from work at 7-8 pm, night rides remain hard to accomplish.
My leg is mending well but unfortunately one of the side affects of the break was that my knee is really weak. I figured the best thing that could be done was to head on over to Dunbar Cycles and pick me up a road bike.
After the minutes of silence (I actually think that there were tears) Robby V told me that there was one waiting for me and all I had to do was head over and grab it.
Without the pedals she was 18 lbs… so if it really matters she is probably close to 20 now.
I have been out on here 4 times this week alone. It is super fun to be able to walk out your door, ride for an hour and end up in Horseshoe Bay.
Hopefully this helps with the strength in the knee.
The All Mountain bike comes early next year.
by Dan Gronross on Nov.14, 2010