Archive for April, 2009

Distilled Digital: Pietermaritzburg

April 29, 2009

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Quinton’s Sea Otter Repo

April 27, 2009

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Check it out here:

http://quintonspaulding.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/sea-otter-classic-2009/

Whiteface Early Season Passes

April 23, 2009

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There are only a few days left to purchase an early season pass for just $179! We have some very exciting plans for the 2009 mountain biking season at the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park operated by High Peaks Cyclery. From our opening on June 19th until our closing date of October 18th, we are jam-packed with events, races and fun activities going on all season! So don’t miss out and get your pass now! To learn more about purchasing an early season pass, please visit:
www.downhillmike.com

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Plattekill Opens This Weekend

April 23, 2009

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2009 mountain bike season OPENS Saturday April 25 at Plattekill Mtn in Roxbury, NY.  Lifts will operate every weekend starting this weekend thru early November from 10am-5pm with over 60 miles of biking terrain.  Bike rentals, guided tours and chairlift rides are available as well as “learn to bike” packages.Plattekill also offers a full mountain bike race schedule sanctioned by U.S.A. Cycling.  First race of the season is a Downhil event May 3. 

For more information on our racing and riding visit www.plattekill.com.  
Photo: www.DownCycles.com

Ibis Mojo Raffle

April 21, 2009

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Ibis Cycles are raffling an Ibis Mojo with 100% of the proceeds going to support the excellent trailbuilding crew around Downieville CA, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Check it out: http://www.ibiscycles.com/raffle/

Sea Otter Mini-Repo

April 20, 2009

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From Claire Buchar/Kovarik: “Well the 2009 round of the Sea Otter Classic is over. Phew!
The weather was very hot days and very cold nights and dry and that made it much more fun. It also made for a loose, dusty Dual Slalom on Saturday, everyone was going down and the berms were disappearing fast. Aboard my new Intense Tazer, I was able to post a 4th place qualifier and then finish 5th in the finals. Oh my legs were burning by the end of the day!

Sunday was the DH, well I guess you can call it that. But it was alright, there are some fun jumps on the track and the flat pedally bits that make up the rest of the track just makes it super challenging. I had a not perfect but solid run to put me on the podium in 4th. I think my lungs are still bleeding though and I sound like I have a frog in my throat. Just need a good nights sleep! Overall a good weekend and glad I came. Get to go home to Whistler for 10 days now, woohoo! I am so excited to see my cat! Thanks again to our sponsors and thanks Marshy for your hard work and terrible driving.” Claire

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Distilled Digital: Corsair Ducat

April 19, 2009

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Transition TR450

April 14, 2009

The Transition TR450 is designed as a dedicated downhill racing machine. Factory rider Lars Sternberg, along with other select riders, will be rallying the frame all season. Transition expects production models to be ready sometime early winter 2009 for the 2010 race season.

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Corsair Ducat

April 14, 2009

This weekend we did a photoshoot at the Brooklyn Banks for the Corsair Ducat we’ve been testing. Check out the full Distilled Digital article next week.

Rider David Holzer being photographed by David Tufino.

MTBCut: Pietermaritzburg Day 4

April 13, 2009