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5/14/2017 6:19 AM

matmattmatthew wrote:

Luke Strobel, one of the first (if not the first) to win DH races on a 29er can't get one of those fancy Fox 49s? Is he still on a Wreckoning? Or does Evil have something new brewing?

don't know for sure, but i'd think it's just a wreckoning. here's a new pic from the feature launching soon from seeding

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5/17/2017 7:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/17/2017 7:36 AM

PA ProGRT looked Sick! Vital always has the best coverage for our #USDH races!

Beech mtn is up next, if your curious about what to expect at Beech check out Elevated Trail Design's facebook page for lots of bike park and Pro GRT track pics https://www.facebook.com/elevatedtraildesign/.

ETD has been digging at Beech non stop for the past month and the whole mtn looks prime! Neko, Dakota Norton and Sean Leader were just there for some testing on the new Pro track. From what I've seen and heard from the builder the entire top of the track from start hut to the road crossing is all new, including a "Fear Factory" section... There are new park trails to freeride, and all of the existing trails have been given a full face lift this spring.

Come say whats up to me in the announcing booth at the race! See ya there -Trill

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6/19/2017 8:16 AM

The Beech ProGRT looked like a blast! Check the results and as usual, MTB Mania brings the footy from some rowdy days of #USDH

Pro Men's Results


Pro Women's Results


Finals


Qualifying


Practice


Full results for all classes at usacycling.com

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6/21/2017 8:43 AM

It was a wild weekend at Beech! The weather held out on race day and track conditions were a mix of slippery and muddy in the top woods, dry in the rock garden, and fast and grippy on the bottom berms.

Had Bruce not crashed in the final berms his time would have been in a completely different zip code!

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6/27/2017 8:12 AM

Angel Fire Pro GRT Results
Pro Men


Pro Women


Video fun from Mountain Bike Mania!


Full Results on USACycling.com

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7/27/2017 10:36 AM

Killington PRO GRT is this weekend - nothing out there yet - can't believe how poorly this is promoted!

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7/27/2017 10:41 AM

olddogbmxer wrote:

Killington PRO GRT is this weekend - nothing out there yet - can't believe how poorly this is promoted!

Vital is there. Zach Faulkner will drop stuff tonight and we'll have a RAW tomorrow too.

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7/28/2017 5:12 AM

Appreciate your coverage but lack of promotion I am referring to is the sanctioning body USAC

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7/28/2017 8:36 AM

olddogbmxer wrote:

Appreciate your coverage but lack of promotion I am referring to is the sanctioning body USAC

USAC is promoting DH race coverage and details through various social media feeds, which is a big improvement over previous years.

https://twitter.com/usacycling
https://www.facebook.com/usacycling/

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7/28/2017 10:02 AM

bturman wrote:

USAC is promoting DH race coverage and details through various social media feeds, which is a big improvement over previous years.

https://twitter.com/usacycling
https://www.facebook.com/usacycling/

bturman speaks the truth. I was announcing the downhill races at National Champs and was working alongside USAC media folks. One media guy was live tweeting results from DS rounds and DH seeding/racing. After talking with them for a few days I got them to set up a simple live feed of the DH finish line for race day which got watched by quite a few folks. Nothing fancy but they at least put some effort in, it takes a lot of effort to get connectivity in the backwoods of Snowshoe.

Now I do agree with olddogbmxer on USA cycling's Pro GRT promotion and media coverage. It's been very underwhelming to say the least. The individual events themselves have seemed to be stepping on on execution though which is good. An interesting and promising tidbit that I ran into yesterday is that Neko Mullaly will be one of the people serving on the USAC MTB commitee for this coming year. Neko is representing gravity race directors. I believe this committee helps craft the GRT, and when Neko is involved good things always happen.

Many thanks to vital for the awesome race coverage! Stuff like this report from Windrock back in March makes me stoked to keep pushing USDH http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/U-S-National-DH-Racing-is-Back-Windrock-Pro-GRT,1656

Looking forward to seeing what comes out of Vermont this weekend, best of luck to the racers!

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8/6/2017 9:35 PM

Just got back from Stevens Pass for the 6th round of the NW Cup. Here's the video from saturday's practice. Dry and
an evolving track all weekend long provided for some fun filming. Will be uploading footage from today's finals hopefully later tonight or tomorrow!

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8/7/2017 8:05 PM

Ok, here's yesterday's finals video from the NW cup at Stevens Pass.