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@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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Jared rules. One small mechanical was the only thing that stopped him from crushing everyone's hopes and dreams
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Sign me up... I'll test it haha
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WOW, that looks legit... corner after corner after corner and steep. Looks likes the closest thing to Schladming since Schladming.
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Simply the best photographs, video clips, stories, and insight. I'm glad to see proper journalism is alive and well on Vital.
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The one in Port A had the gold body spray painted black and a certain "O" logo that was etched into the body taped over.... hint, hint ;-)
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i really hope the enduro carze settles a bit and we get quality over quantity in the US. Right now it seems everyone one and their brother is adding an "enduro" series to their regional calendar but the majority of these seem like downslope xc or super D style. Proper enduro needs some good elevation and terrain, and I'm just not seeing this in the latest photos of US competitions.
The Euro series has the concept pretty dialed in terms of terrain, and that is the level we should be striving for here in the US. Maybe that means not every race series in the country can have and "enduro", but at least this way we are not dumbing it down like we have DH here (where Sea Otter and Fontana are acceptable venues for a national champ series).
Do it right or don't do it at all.
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