Eric Carter was charging in the chainless race but rolled his front tire and pile drove the ground hard enough that I felt it in the next turn 20 feet away. He came back & got 7th on a 29'er the next day.
Prepping for the chainless stage. Kris Jamieson in audio.
Jamie Goldman may not be able to crack out a nac-nac flip during his run, but he takes the racing seriously.
Brian Happ didn't win this race but his Jen Voight's Army site helps him win at life. If you want to see some funny shit check out their spoof of <a href="http://internationale.teamjva.com/" target="_blank"><b><font color="#ffff00">Rapha's site</font></b></a>
Sandy and bricky.
Riddle and company.
Load 'em up, move 'em out.
The town welcomed the event with open arms.
Matthew Slaven's 3rd place at the Sandy Super D was enough to put him at the top of the <a href="http://www.naetmtb.com" target="_blank"><b><font color="#ffff00">North American Enduro tour</font></b></a>.
Zach 'The Badger' Jarrett is the BLM head in charge of managing the Sandy Ridge trails. They've spent almost a million dollars developing a mountain bike-specific trail system that's the closest good riding to the Portland metro area. It's really a work of art something everyone should consider checking out in person.
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Eric Carter getting on the gas.
Is this a screengrab from Headliners? Nope, it's 2011 and EC and Lopes are still crushing souls on the course.
Lopes celebrates his chainless victory.
Pro Women's winner, Lizzy English welcomes you to the Sandy Ridge Super D, site of the Oregon Super D series finals. Story by Tim Zimmerman.
Timmy Evans putting it down for a solid 4th place finish.
They're starting them early in Oregon with the Super D half-lid-goggle combo.
Dave Hemming is a good friend of mine and Junior Expert World Champs silver medal holder from the early 90's. He had a mechanical this day but is an absolute beast of a bicycle rider.
Jeremy Tuffs tips his hat to ya.
Tyler Horton took the overall series win in Cat 1 men 19-39 and put in the 2nd fastest time overall in the Chainless DH the day before. Look for this kid to make a splash next year in the pro division. His bike was run over by a car after the chainless event and he was racing on a bunch of borrowed gear.
Tyler Horton hearing a who.
Zach Jarrett, stoked on a great season.
Jill Kintner, 2nd place pro women's class. Not a bad replacement for steep, muddy World Champs.
Brian Lopes attended this race and set a new course time of 19:52. He also won the chainless DH.
Jordan Lopez negotiates a seriously ripping corner.
Devon Lyons and Brandon Ontiveros are the organizers and promoters of the Oregon Super D series. They have big plans for next season and we want to thanks them for their great work in 2011!
Pretty rad medals for podium finishers.
Some Oregon Super D riders are such hippies, that they wanted to win just so they could re-use the parts on the medals.
Pro men's podium. 1. Brian Lopes, 2. Nathan Riddle, 3. Matthew Slaven, 4. Timmy Evans, 5. Anthony Diaz.
There was no shortage of sweet prizes for the raffle.
Nathan Riddle verifying that the rotor is straight and ready to be re-used in true hippie fashion.
A G for a g.
Second place slayer, Slaven smiles, satisfied.
Portland shredder, Wade Striedeck, threads some thick needles.
Frames from Transition, Ellsworth and even a Santa Cruz carbon Nomad were all prizes in the series.
High Life and bicycles, a perfect combo.
Pro Women's podium. 1. Lizzy English, 2. Jill Kintner, 3. Alice Pennington, 4. Angie Weston, 5. Beth Hausam. On this 25 minute course, 3rd and 4th were only 2 seconds apart!
There were wildfires on Mt. Hood, very close to where the race was being held. This made for some dicey breathing conditions. I'm not sure if it really affected any of the racers but it seemed like it should have. I heard of a few racers that were camping near the ridge that were asked to evacuate by the Forest Service.
Nathan Riddle got 2nd in the Super D behind Brian Lopes but won the series overall. Devon Lyons is the primary organizer for the Oregon Super D series and gave Riddle a proper dunking for his victory.
Kris 'Jaymo' Jamieson from GoPro tried to make sure there was product placement everywhere. Everywhere included my toolbox shot and every podium shot where he had that little camera on a stick that had to be cropped out of every shot.
Transition's DH squad was in attendance and Lars Sternberg finished 8th on the day under some PNW greenery. Devon Lyons in audio.
The Oregon Super D Series came to a close with the Sandy Ridge race where Brian Lopes snuck in and set the fastest times of the day. Local boy, Nathan Riddle took the overall series win.