Monster Energy Specialized's Australian dynamic duo of Sam Hill and Troy Brosnan returned to World Cup racing this week after domination the Australian national series over the winter. Brosnan finished in 8th place on a track that catered to his pedalling strength, just over 5 seconds back. Hill crossed the line in 11th place, .8 seconds behind his teammate.
Greg Minnaar wins the UCI World Cup Downhill season opener aboard his Fox/Shimano equipped carbon V-10 with an exhilarating run that had the hill alive with the roar of thousands of fans including the oneLife crew and the Minnaarmy! Steve Peat came in 15th and Josh Bryceland 21st on this improved, pedaling course in Greg’s hometown of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
We made a rad little trip out to Morgan Hill to ride with our buddy JR at his jumps! With a stormy week, Ray, Keegan, and I decided to cruise out to Morgan Hill to check out our buddy JR's new spot. We didn't know what to expect, but were blown away when we pulled up! There are a few sweet lines, a mulch jump, and a foam pit! It was good times all round, putting some lines together on the main set and having a big session on the mulch! Everyone ended up landing something new, and we...
The summit of Snowdon last week. While most of the country sat in drizzle including Llanberis, the tops were out for a sun tan! Worth a run – up the railway path, then along the Snowdon Ranger Path, awesome descent, bit of a slog up with about 900m height gain but worth it.
Back on the trails after the snow! Having fun drifting around on the various twisty rooty tracks again trying to keep up with Paul Bassagotia! Everyone's mind is now turned to racing again, seems that no sooner than the season ends and people are aiming, training and planning for the next one. You think you know your limits and when you chase icons, you immediately discover you can ride much harder still. It re-calibrates your very potential! Thanks Paul!
In need of some extra seconds, race strategies, or some consistency in your down hill runs? If you are looking for an advantage going into 2012 race season, come get schooled by one of the best. J.D. Swanguen is holding a skills clinic this coming weekend (Saturday March 17, 2012) and he is inviting all intermediate and advanced riders to come out this Saturday.