The US Open of MTB just went down on Memorial day weekend at the wonderful Diablo Freeride Park. The 5 day event was huge, starting on Wednesday May 25th and rolling all the way thru to Sunday the 30th. The US Open brings people and top level riders from around the world. Many world champions where in attendance this past weekend and so were the riders from Giant/HBG trying to take on some of the fastest.
Check out this video from the Red Bull Art of Motion event that took place in Vienna, Austria.
I'm leaving tomorrow for the USA! Plan is staying a couple of days in Boulder,CO chilling and training a bit then drive to Vail,CO fot the 3rd stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2010... I don't have any expectations due to my poor form and low syke on plastic this year but we will see what happens!! I'm sure it will be a great event like every year and it's cool to see some friends I haven't seen in a while!
Ahh Boulder! It's been so long since I've stepped into the bubble, nearly 3 years to be precise. After hearing word of the most groundbreaking competition circuits to date, I received the official invite and decided to put off my rock fondling habits for a quick weekend to check out the hype.
Here we are: 2010 race season! Once again, the first stop of the Canada cup is in sunny Mont Tremblant. Now that's something we can't say often, the sunny part that is, and to top it off I don't think I've ever ridden the course as dry as it was throughout the weekend. It remains, unfortunately, one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit in Canada. I say unfortunately because it is so early in the season. I've heard many riders manifest their desire to race this track later on the Canada Cup schedule, once a little more...
Yesterday, (May, 27) I went on a solo mission to Chaos Canyon in RMNP. After 2 hours of hiking in snow, I managed to send Jade V15 for it's 6th Ascent. I logged it as a V14 on 8a.nu for a variety of reasons, but more importantly I believe the ascent to be one of my greatest accomplishments as a boulderer. I can't tell you guys how important the "TEAM 5.10®" shoe was for my ascent.