Privateer Perspectives

It's tough for the privateers, racers and squids alike. This project came together at Windrock during the opening round of the 2019 national series. The athletes who gave me their time and honest insight are both friends of mine and people you should know more about. Here are all the rad folks I wanted to... Continue Reading →

Spicy Speed Machine

Sriracha. That the new bike's name. The new bike is a Marin Hawk Hill 3, which the dudes at Marin helped me sort out, as it's not actually available as a frame, which is what I purchased. For those tuned into the Social Media Sphere, this is the same frame that the likes of Veronique... Continue Reading →


When the conditions don't need explanation; A small gallery of the wild conditions in Tennesse for the first race of the 2019 season.

Two Degrees

  The Handlebar, without it we would probably ride unicycles. It is the main greeting point on a bike, the first thing you grab. People don't know much about their bars past the material from which they are made. But, really, the handlebar is highly undervalued and underrated - it is the unsung hero of the... Continue Reading →

Racer Ready…

Definitely don’t call it a comeback. Just putting it out there... With that said, I was finally able to make good on a goal from this year and get back between the tape. For the first time since 2015, I entered and competed in an Elite Men’s DH race (a.k.a. the Pro Open in the... Continue Reading →

Can you feel the speed?

I will never not own a DH bike. To me, it is the ultimate contraption for fun. This is the new race rig, and I'm fired up about it. I remember the first time I watched the gen-1 version of this design functioning as intended, and it blew my mind: Remi Thirion, MSA, 2015 - he... Continue Reading →

MSA Finals

Twas a beauty of a day for a race. The Women's race was a battle against a track which had up-and-gone from the time they practiced at 8am to when they raced at 12:30pm. Not a super fair thing in my eyes. But, they cracked on with it, fighting it out, bike against ruts and... Continue Reading →

MSA Qualifying

Sunny day and a light breeze made for a nice time on the hill. The cameras had a different idea though and made life difficult. Good shots were limited shooting on the 5D instead of the 1D, but the race went on. Loic looked good and qualified in 2nd, so here are some shots of... Continue Reading →

MSA Practice

Today was a first: they had to stop the lift in the middle of Group A due to lightning. With the amount of rain that came down, we could have had a kayaking competition down the river on track instead too. MSA is always a lower-attended round, but it seems that this year is sparser... Continue Reading →

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