So, with all the coaching I have been doing this summer, Summer Gravity Camps, Sacred Rides, Silver Star Privates, etc. It’s kinda cool that I get the 1.5 page SWEET Gap shot in “Mountain Biking, The Manual” by Chris Ball
This book looks amazing and might just be what the coaching/riding world has been waiting for.
Check out Dirt Mountain Bike Magazine’s link for more information on the Author and his in depth cast of contributors.
Big thanks to Sven Martin for taking the Image.
by Lorraine Blancher on Aug.13, 2010
I would like to start this off by thanking Raceface for stepping up and supporting this event. Great to have you guys on!
Here is the first of the press releases outlining the event. More in the next few weeks…
Arduum 2010 – Bigger and Badder than all the years previous.
Mark your calenders folks for June 19th and 20th, the BC Cup to beat all BC Cup races in technical fun.
by Dan Gronross on May.20, 2010
“eh Line… eh?”
wanted to share with you some progress on ONE of the trails I’m working on in Nelson. I call it “EH Line” and no it’s nothing like “A Line” in Whistler. It’s not finished but I’ve put some cool things on it and have hit all of it so far, super fun. The plan for when it is finished is to preserve the gnarl factor but also make it friendly for most skill levels. lots of alternate lines. I like to call them “Girlfriend Lines”
So far this is the top, but not the start…
Crosses a creek to another railing berm,
by Mike Kinrade on May.20, 2010
My brother James and I have been building trails in South Taiwan for a couple of years now. Because the locals will not ride what we build (even if it is low risk) and the weather we have a constant battle with trail maintenance. If we take a couple of weeks off from building or riding it usually takes hours to reclaim the trail from the grass. Spending summers in Canada means that we have to rebuild everything on our return. When we returned last fall we returned to the jumps to find them in worst shape then ever. We were at the point where we were ready to give up on those trails and start somewhere new. After several months of digging our main line is back up and running. It is now bigger and better than it ever was.
Rob (me) table over the first gap.
Sequence of James on the refurbished hip.
Rob (me) tuck no hander on beginner step up.
James table on beginner step up.
The trail grows weekly. After riding in the heat on Sunday we decided to start clearing grass and bamboo for a new berm into a new jump. I will keep everyone posted. For more pictures of our Taiwan adventures click here or here.
by Rob Dunnet on May.18, 2010
Decline’s feature article this month is on a trip I did with the STUND Crew, Mike Kinrade, Steve Romaniuk, Garret Buehler and James Dorfling. So lucky! Sven Martin met up with the crew as we filmed the 4th STUND Webisode with Tam Forde and put this story together. Here’s a little peak…
Big thanks to master minds of STUND, aka Kinrade and Romo, for inviting me on the trip. You guys RULE!
Also got a great rider profile in the current Freehub Online Magazine. The coffee table edition goes to print later this Spring.
Can’t wait to see where my Rocky Flatline takes me this year!
by Lorraine Blancher on Mar.10, 2010
Just had a killer race to end the season. My second ever endurance race, big change from the XC and Super D races. After the disaster two weeks ago, fastest lap time and huge gap on the field…then 3 flat tires and a 6th place, I was determined to win this race.
I went from the gun to try to break up the field, but after a few miles I knew I could not hold that pace, so I backed off and was joined by two other guys. The funny thing was that all three of us have the same coach, Dario Fredrick of Whole Athlete. We worked together for three laps and drove a great pace.
On the fourth lap however all bets where off and attacks just started coming from the left and right. I think I attacked 4-5 times during the last lap. When we where getting close to the finish I took the front and knew I was the strongest of us three in a sprint. When I opened up my sprint my right leg cramped and I had to settle for 2nd. Oh well, there is always next year, I hope to win the National Ultra Endurance series.
by Ray Storm on Nov.05, 2009
A couple months ago I built a pretty large hip stepdown over a dried up creek bed. It took a bit to build and dial in and the whole time I was building it, it was intimidating me. I’d pause for a few minutes, stare at it, while images of this thing going down raced around in my head, most of the time it was me landing it but sometimes a scene of me eating it hard would play out. That’s when the intimidation factor kicks in. ”Why the hell am I thinking about this?”
Last look before it goes down.
by Mike Kinrade on Sep.13, 2009
Here’s a few more shots from the weekend >> (continue reading…)
by James Mcskimming on Jun.18, 2009
May Long Weekend. Ahhhh, the bike season is in full swing. I loaded up my Rocky Flatline, girlfriend Sarah, and my baby girl Jessamy into my truck (not necessarily in that order) and drove from North Van to Westbank, BC…home of Johnny Smoke and Barb Haley. They have an annual riding sess every year…hence the ‘annual’. ha ha Sarah had ridden there before and talked me into going in 08…it rocked! This time there were 30 people in the house, camping in the expansive back yard, wallowing in the hottub, lounging around the fire pit or tinkering with their steeds in the assorted bike stands when we arrived. Bike nerds all. I felt right at home.
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Anyone not familar with Smoke should know he is old school mtb history and passion personified. (continue reading…)
by Brett Tippie on May.19, 2009
Just rolled back home to Revy after an amazing month in Cali. It started off by hitting a 30 foot creek gap on the way to Sea Otter to checking out the Post Office Jump Jam in sweltering heat, doing a bunch of shuttle days on the classics runs in Santa Cruz, being taken to secret DJs and Slalom Tracks, coaching a few Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps, getting some great beach time all along the coast, two amazing rest days in Big Sur, riding the local goods in Laguna Beach and shuttling Tunnel and Cold Springs in Santa Barbara the morning their BIG fire started! Crazy! I miss the super hot days, fresh fruit and dry dusty trails but can’t wait as soon enough summer will be full on here…Bring it ON!
by Lorraine Blancher on May.13, 2009