I'm pretty excited to watch the Olympic Games. Obviously I have a few special memories, and wish the Athletes in the 2016 games the best of luck. Our BMX Squad has a lot of potential to bring back some hardware!! Good Luck Alise Post, Brooke Crain, Corben Sharrah, Nick Long, Connor Fields!! XC bandits as well!! USA
Jill wins the Downhill and Slalom national championships, making for her 16th and 17th USA title across 5 disciplines. Aaron Gwin won the men's DH event, and Mitch Ropelato won the slalom and enduro titles.
Round two of the Crankworx World Series headed to Les Gets, which is new to the tour, and a iconic zone for mountain biking in the Alps. Home to the '04 World Champs, and also a european mountain bike mecca in the Portes du Soleil. Unfortunately, with excessive rain leading up to the event, the ground was saturated, causing difficult conditions for the organizers and riders. Delays and schedule changes pushed the limits for all events, particularly Slope-style, which was cancelled.....
May was kind of all over the place with racing and media projects :)
• PRO GRT 1 - PORT ANGELES, WA • PRO GRT 2 - VERNON, NJ • NYC + BROOKLYN BIKE PARK • SHIMANO Di2 COMMERCIAL • WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN • LEAVENWORTH PUMPTRACK • WHISTLER OPENING WEEKEND • STEVIE SMITH MEMORIAL • PHOTOSHOOT- FREEHUB MAG
Round2 of the ProGrt National DH series went to Vernon, NJ, which is an hour and a bit outside of NYC. I really enjoy this place, it was once home to the US Open, which was an incredible event. Gwin and I took the victories. There was a good turnout of US riders, since its an easy trip to Scotland after that. Luca Shaw, Mitchypoo, Binggelli, Dakota, Max Morgan, Kiran Mackinnon, even Richie Rude came out for a lap. Unfortunately for Neko Mually he broke his arm, but other than that, good event, cool trophy, sweet prize purse.
Chairlift season has arrived! About time too, winter seemed to drag on forever, and all the homies were up in Canada this weekend. Dunno if I have ever been up there when it's that smooth, but fun none the less. Get up there and enjoy!!
Stevie's death is pretty hard to come to grips with. Some people seem like they will be timeless and never pass, but accidents happen and we lost someone special. I wrote this for him...
I remember Steve Peat taking on the nickname "cappachino steve" for his love of cappachinos, while Stevie commented one time that he just liked "shit drip coffee", thus affectionately being referred to as "shit drip steve" from there on out:)