ON THE GAS! Mont Sainte Anne DH Practice Action 9

<b>It was dry yesterday during track walk. Not so much today during practice. Danny Hart drops into the mist. “I have a beard of fog that I wear on misty mornings. It’s not cigarette smoke, but I’d understand if you wanted to shave it off and inhale it. 
” ― Jarod Kintz</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Mist, Roost, DH. Must be MSA.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>#roost</b> -Tim Lake

<b>Aaron Gwin, text book style on a new feature that has never been shot before. One part of that statement is not true.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>PIT BITS because gordo wants them even though nothing's changed and this is still Gwin's bike like the other World Cup with new SRAM drive train. #runonsventence</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Sam Hill said he took it easy today and is saving it for qualifying. From the video footage we saw, his *taking it easy* is the ultimate run for 98.83% of the world.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>They say the eyes are the window to the soul. If that is true, the rest of the WC field should be very afraid. Andorra Winner Remi Thirion.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The Bare bones tool kit for Yeti this weekend.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Seriously Boris, 10 beers at Whistler for PIT BITS on Friday.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>We are all wondering who Brendan stole a similar-but-blurry shot for his Instagram feed from, but right now he is just warming up for Whip Off Worlds next Friday in Whistler.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Rachel dropping the tricky slippery new drop in the woods that most of the "women and weapons group" were struggling with today or simply not doing. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>The start house silhouette selfie with a twist.</b> -@maddogboris

<b>Andrew Neethling, Top 5 in timed practice, making short work of the misty top woods.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Junior pinner, Luke "Booga" Ellison, on his first World Cup season, drops in to this sloppy mess of a berm.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Some guys keep low, some scrub, some roll off but the Kiwis are not afraid to boost. Hey Brook, tucked in knees shave tenths. Don't forget.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Like I said before, the Kiwis are another breed and they see different things in tracks. Another boost from Blenkinsop.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Mick isn't just going through the motions waiting for Worlds, He's done well at MSA before and looks good to do it again.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Marc Beaumont, flying under the fog and the radar.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Aaron Mono Bartlett getting in the way of this stunning Sam Blenkinsop shot...and also getting footage for "Life On Wheels."</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>6th fastest in timed practice for Harry Heath. Not bad for a privateer.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>@Brendog_1</b> -Tim Lake

<b>Gee Atherton with quite a few flats today managed 3rd in timed practice.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Troy Brosnan's mom and dad made the trip this year. Last time TB had his parents at MSA he won junior World Champs.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Marcelo is a powerful, yet precise and methodical rider. Under the guidance of Oscar Saiz at team Giant, he has come a long way. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>MSA could have the fastest speed trap for the whole World Cup series. Jack Moir gives it a crack in timed practice.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Bryn Atkinson time warp.</b> -Tim Lake

<b>Sven testing the weather proofing capabilities of his last remaining camera and lens. If this shot goes tits up, it's iPhones and Instagram for the rest of the season.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>#radness</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Deano, the Junior World Cup leader loves his Devinci and doesn't mind the rain and mud, snagging his Aussie National title in similar conditions.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Judging by the amount of time CRC team manager, Nigel Page spends on his bike, it's difficult to know whether these are for him or his riders.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Off Track Flipping</b> -Tim Lake

<b>Who knew a robot could have feelings?</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Loic is not a gorilla but he is in the mist. However, his recent riding is much like that of a overly-powerful, large-scale, teen-aged primate.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Mt Ste Anne is not the easiest place to pull tear-offs. There aren't too many spots where you can sit up on a smooth section. Remi Gauvin in action.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Feelin' the flow...</b> -Tim Lake

<b>One more Remi Thirion shot for his #1 fan, Joe Bowman, who's with Duncan Philpott trying to win Deep Summer in Whistler.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Todays fastest rider during timed runs, Steve Smith, slipped below the radar today quietly taking care of business because he knows gordo bet on him for Vital OTB.</b> -Sven Martin

It was dry yesterday, but today it was wet! Mont Sainte Anne downhill practice started out wet and slippery, then turned gooey. The groomed-looking course of the track walk is now littered with bomb holes and rocks and the consensus seems to be that of stoke. Mud flinging action comes in hot from the World Cup!

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  • SpokeApparel

    8/9/2013 8:53 PM

    great content. thanks for the coverage.

  • TheMidgetFlinger

    8/9/2013 3:08 PM

    Where's Peaty?


    8/9/2013 7:05 AM

    "....they put the camera down when they see teh 3 digit number plates..." sad to hear...real life there folks...

  • Mr. P

    8/9/2013 8:41 AM

    yep. Stars pay the bills.

    But I loved the privateer slide. (And slides in the past.) Great stories from that group.


  • SpokeApparel

    8/9/2013 8:56 PM

    aye. so easy to identify with. no pay check. no sponsor. no glory. just you and your bike against a stacked field you will never beat. heart of champions these guys. #respect

  • Nicholast

    8/9/2013 11:24 AM

    The most discouraging thing about being a mid-pack pro is all the camera lenses that drop when you pass. You don't want it to, but it does mess with you to some degree.

  • TimBud

    8/9/2013 2:54 AM

    What a shot with Gauvin's tear off Sven!!

  • thehorseman

    8/9/2013 12:32 AM

    bryn atkinson with a knee brace on one knee? wasnt like that when I saw him at whistler last week!

  • redride

    8/9/2013 11:04 AM

    whistler aint no mont st anne? maybe?

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