Top Of The World

It’s been a ten-year-in-the-making journey, but in 2016 I’ve finally found my way to Whistler for Crankworx.  The hype has been deafening, the stories unbelieveable, and the photos stunning.  A part of me knew that if I went at the wrong time in my life, I might just never leave.  Hedging on that bet, I... Continue Reading →

A 3-Minute Rodeo

When seasoned riders and journalists alike are calling a track, "One of the gnarliest, ever...", you know things are looking pretty beastly. The monster track in Italy this weekend went from rough-but-sick, to how-many-more-runs-do-I-have-to-take-before-I-can-go-home.  The holes turned into trenches, and the ruts into ravines.  Loose rocks littered the track like beer cans at a house... Continue Reading →

The Unveiling…

Today we finally got to see some hard times put to paper, and it was worth the wait.  The Elite Women have a legitimate battle for the top spot brewing between Tracy Hannah and Rachel Atherton - just .597 between them.  Junior Men saw a cool upset, with "local" Andrea Bianciotto taking the top spot in... Continue Reading →

And On The Second Day…

The track is in ruins, and it's only the second day of riding.  Foot inspection was almost more common than riding for the first hour of each practice session.  Assessing the damage to the lines and corners was crucial to keeping the rubber side down and not ending up caked and choked out in dust.... Continue Reading →

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