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Best post race interview of the year!

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB Val di Sole 6/15/2013 2:37 PM

Steve Smith 3:14:04
Rachel Atherton 3:49:78

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Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Bicycles Introduces New Aluminum Blur TR 1/27/2013 6:44 PM

I think this trail is in Canada somewhere. Americans could never build something that fun. There would be lawsuits or.. land use issues.. or rabid hikers that would surely put a cap on it.

Added a comment about video DirtTV: Hafjell Worldcup Day One Practice 9/15/2012 9:31 PM

Favorite edit from the whole season. Very impressed, and the slow mo was perfect. Not too much and absolutely amazing when used. As said the tire almost off the bead was incredible!! Thank you for an amazing video, with a great vibe!

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Added a comment about photo Dropping In 8/9/2012 10:47 PM

apparently you are more right than you know..

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Added a comment about photo Dropping In 8/9/2012 3:33 PM

Where the hell is that first Dr.? Afghanistan?

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Val D'Isere World Cup 7/28/2012 8:03 AM

Aaron Gwin 2:19:45
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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Windham World Cup 6/30/2012 7:31 PM

A Gwin: 2:21:22
R Atherton: 2:45:67

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Added a comment about video Tri-Ride - Velocity.ONE // Val di Sole World Cup 2012 6/12/2012 10:34 PM

Awesome edit! Thanks for this!

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Liked a comment on the item CONTOUR Course Preview from Troy Brosnan of the Leogang Austria iXS Cup Downhill Mountain Biking 5/26/2012 10:24 AM

love the subtle "cough" that means get the f*&k outta the way!

Added a comment about feature Win Custom Painted Allsport OH2 Carbon Wrist Braces 5/24/2012 10:44 PM

I feel sorry for whoever has to sift through all these stories of gnar....

This isn't my worst crash, but my most memorable and humorous.

Mine was just after I graduated high school in 1995. I had a very high tech Alsop suspension stem (the GOOD one with the squeaky bushings and coil spring that kept the travel in a linear motion, not radial). This was the first major upgrade I was able to afford as my dad had grown weary of it when he got his first set of Rock Shocks.

I had been riding DeLaveaga Disc Golf for years, but never had descended the face of one particular hole, or basket. I really wanted to hit this natural halfpipe drainage, that ran down the hill below the last hole before "Top of the World".

If you have ever played Disc Golf, you know what a stoner sport it is, and I was a regular on the course, as were all my friends and their friends. We even made a bench in the trees below the tee for the hole I was talking about, for pre-game preparations.

On this day, I was riding with a somewhat inexperienced riding friend and pedaled away from him and made my descent down the hill that turned out to be way more rough at speed than walking up hill while stoned would have you believe. Add to this fact, that the tee is a flat spot carved into a steep hill. When I reached top speed in my biggest gear, I realized:
1) I was going WAAAAAY too fast to do anything fun on the drainage walls
2) I forgot about the tee-pad
3) suspension is not supposed to "Suspend the Rider, not the bike(TM)"

I hit the tee, and nose-wheelee-ed across (nose manuals are on purpose, done by people with skill) the tee pad in a sort of slow-motion, over the bars flip, at about 30mph. I had just got the back wheel under control when I hit another drop, OFF the tee pad that put me over the bars. Over the bars real good.

My riding friend had stopped half way down when he sensed that I was going to eat shit in a big way and he wanted to see it. He thought I had killed myself as I soon as I hit the ground, but I had tons of adrenaline and was convinced he was right behind me, so I jumped up with my shattered bike and body, and got out of his way. I looked up and saw my friend who seemed shocked that I was standing, but before I could even take stock of my bodily or bike damage, I heard a familiar voice coming from the stoner bushes.

"DENVER?!"
"F*&cK........YEAH?..."
"BWAHHAAA HAAA HAAA HHAAAA!!! THAT WAS GNARLY, DUDE!!! BWWWAAHHHAAAA HAA HA HAAA!!!!.......................................................................................................dude....Are you ok?"
"I think so"
"BWAHHAHAHAHAH HHAAA HAHAHAAHAHA!!!!"

Turns out some friends were starting a round of DG and burning one in the bushes and just happened to see one of my best wrecks ever. When I realized I was pretty OK( minus the slight concussion and massive dirt rash all over my back and destroyed knees and elbows), I limped over and heard them re-play my crash to some other stoners who missed it.

I was in so much pain, I didn't realize my tube had popped out of my taco-ed front wheel without popping. I heard somebody say " Whoa! check it out! That's so trippy!"
It was so thin it was translucent and when one of the stoners touched it, it blew up in his face, knocking him on his ass.

I still ride this area frequently, and every single time I have to laugh and picture what I must have looked like to a bunch of super high kids, blasting into their view, and exploding into a high-speed tumble weed of carnage......

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Added a comment about video Kicker Short Edit 5/18/2012 8:54 PM

@Scott_Townes; The vid was probably just posted for the foam idea. It isn't a PRO set up, just somebody that works in a warehouse stocking up on shipping foam and putting it to good use. I think it's pretty sweet, and for old idiots like me, it seems like a low budget way to learn some shit without putting myself out of work!

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Pietermaritzburg South Africa World Cup 3/16/2012 5:50 PM

SMITH Steve 3:56:50
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Added a comment about video Shit Mountain Bikers Say 1/20/2012 10:48 AM

@ Veach: Top comment! Funniest thing I have seen in a while!

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Added reply in a thread Support Pogonip Trail In Santa Cruz 12/7/2011 7:38 AM

The local mountain bike club that is doing so much legwork to make this trail happen has posted an online petition. If you could sign and send and then pass it along to as many people as possible it will help combat the local sierra club's petition. ... more »

Added a comment about photo Michael Mechura 11/18/2011 7:37 AM

Get that freakin Vuvuzela outta face, Man!!!

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Added reply in a thread Support Pogonip Trail In Santa Cruz 11/14/2011 1:43 PM

@Big Bird: Agreed! I think it's awesome that a young shredder stepped up! It's too bad more groms don't do that, as it really shows responsibility and maturity. There are a lot of adults who don't ever get involved with anything.

Added a comment to Mitchell Pisciotta's profile 11/14/2011 7:55 AM

Thanks for sending your letter! It is only three years until you get to vote, and I sure hope you are enjoying our killer trails by then. It means a lot that stepped up and wrote to your government about something you are passionate about. Tell your riding buddies to do the same!

By the way, sick profile pic!
Denver

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Added a comment to Big Bird's profile 11/13/2011 9:35 AM

Thanks for sending your letters! No lets go fuckin Dig!

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