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Awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing, Gary.
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Epic section of trail there. Hopefully got an equally epic shot with all those flashes
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I've only had to open my bag once in about every 10 flights and it was a smooth operation. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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Shit happens and shot breaks, all the equipment are still tools for the job. I just broke my 70-200 two days before three weeks of work which stings a bit to replace on short notice. One of my fisheyes is full of dings from roost but the resulting shots were worth it. I would equate it to buying a top end DH bike and them hitting the World Cup with it. Things will wear out and break but with proper use and maintenance it will still be a winner. I've had good luck on planes as I carry lenses and bodies as carry on.
What @noahColorado said....
5 stars means, pretty much perfect in every way. I wasn't blown away by the suspension in the trail mode, though some of that may have been the rear shock needing a bit of tweaking, and one day/ride isn't enough to dial it in. Standover wasn't the best simply because they want to be able to fit a water bottle, which in the end is a fair trade off. Weight would be another issue as it isn't the lightest thing out there, but this is offset by price and solid construction (the saying "light, strong, cheap... pick two" comes to mind).
I did however feel the geometry and suspension in "gravity mode" are some of the best I have ridden.
Add that all up, weighing the good, the bad, and the things that could be improved and a 4 stars is pretty damn good.
Just about every single top end bike these days is amazing so it takes something really, really, really special to be considered perfect.
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@pininator there are a few somewhere on my instagram account if ya look hard enough
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haha, @pininator we had all had one or two too many and had been messing about doing tricks on the minibike for the camera for quite some time before that shot, hence the bleeding. However, Joey had no clue he was getting covered in beer on this one and it's just one take, spur of the moment goofing around.
@Nicholast thanks for the good words. We had a similar experience on Elbert with hikers and I recall pulling over to stop on the descent when I came up on a large group trying to be courteous and not knowing what their reaction would be. One guy in the group actually gave me shit for stopping because he was trying to take a video of the riding. They were all pumped on bikes, which isn't always the case with hikers in Colorado that's for sure.
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I think part of the reason you have not heard tons of accolades from other media outlets in regards to DVO, is because very few have been able to test one. Vital was granted one of the most (and only) in depth test sessions to date.
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TBS back in action !!! Hope that femur is all healed up and you're out shredding again.
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Convert those pounds to USD and it's not terrible for a seasonal job.
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@jergus slideshow was created during practice on Friday, so we did not yet know the winner. We put a photo on the homepage of the winner right after the race and a full event recap and slideshow will be up shortly. It will be worth the wait ;-)
Edit: Check it out! - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Wild-in-Mexico-Taxco-Urban-DH-Race-and-Best-Trick,6590/Slideshow,0/sspomer,2
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Haha, love that last caption. Enjoy it fellas!!
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Saturday is for riders who qualified on Friday to build lines for Sunday. The schedule was already cut short a day after the rain shut everything down for the entire day on Thursday, and riders were scrambling to finish.
Most lines were not even ridden until Sat. night including the Oakley Sender, and T-Mac and Aggy finished their lines just before finals Sunday morning.
And when you are doing live TV and working with NBC sports with such a large scale operation it is not so simple as just saying, hey lets go.
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@big bird, the rapid temp changes in the desert make the mornings windy more often than not. On Sunday morning the event was delayed due to the fact that the wind was nuking through the venue. At 9am it was so strong even at the sheltered base camp that I had serious doubts there would be any comp at all.
I've been patiently waiting for these TP slideshows. Well done guys, this race is definitely getting added to the bucket list.
@ Verbl Kint, I'm confirmed for the event, so you will have coverage
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Maybe do it invite only, and hold a 30 minute open jam the morning of to add 10 or 20 wildcard spots. Only riders with invite/wildcard wrist bands allowed into the afternoon finals.
Nope... I'm not sorry for standing in the track to shoot this, or for putting beers in everyone's hands ;-)
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gravity pirates, where you there?
if so you would have been aware at the complete lack of organization throughout the event and the lack of cell phone and internet service at the venue, etc.
photos of results were posted to Vital before any news his USAC website. As of 6 pm last night they had yet to post proper results on site. USAC may have had them for their own updates but they did not share, and there was ZERO regard given to getting this info to the media.
There are lots of photos and interviews coming, have some patience. It will be better coverage than you will find anywhere on the internet. The event ran hours behind schedule, we all have long drives home, then have photos to process, audio files to sort and cations to write to tell a story... This does not simply just happen immediately, it takes time and HARD WORK.
I fail to see how Vital or any media outlet can should accept any responsibility for the poor turnout. The state of USAC sanctioned races, their poor product, and poor turnout are the sole fault of USAC.
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