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Melissa Buhl, Women's Downhill National Champ - 2009 U.S. National Championships Photo Feature - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

Melissa Buhl, Women's 2009 U.S. National Pro Downhill Champion. Melissa didn't hit all 3 of the big jumps, but she did get into the jumps she felt good on and made up the difference on the rest of the course. Because of input from herself and other riders during the rider meetings, Pro DH competitors and officials came to an agreement about adding go-arounds for each of the 3 downhill jumps. At the rider meetings, the DH competitors and officials also made decisions about the jumps and whether or not they would be closed if windy conditions existed on race day.

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2009 U.S. National Championships Photo Feature « Previous

  • Welcome to the 2009 U.S. National Championships
  • Aaron Gwin, Men's Downhill National Champ
  • Duncan Riffle, 2nd, Men's Downhill
  • Shaun Palmer Returns!
  • Palmer with his eyes on the prize
  • And another Palmer
  • Shaun Palmer shots never get old.
  • The MTX gate that never was...
  • Mitch Ropelato, Men's MTX National Champion
  • Unused MTX doubles turned entertainment
  • Big Rich Houseman, 2nd in Men's MTX
  • The Beer Cart at the MTX track was busy all night!
  • Bryn Atkinson, chillin'.
  • Jill Kintner, Women's MTX National Champion
  • Reynolds and Theo
  • Beautiful National XC track
  • Melissa Buhl, Women's Downhill National Champ
  • J.D. Swanguen, 3rd place
  • Matt Thompson, 50 foot gap jump
  • Gwin and Cody Warren in a train for the jumps
  • Lisa Myklak, the peoples champ!
  • Did you bring your sunscreen?
  • Kain Leonard, ripping
  • Luke Strobel, focused
  • Autograph signing at the Pro Meet 'n' Greet
  • Jared Rando with his bike
  • Scott Papola, dust in the wind
  • Kirt Voreis and the Rexican, filming
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