Author Archives: "Bike"
When the rope drops on day one at Red Bull Rampage, the athletes get serious. The world’s bravest big-mountain riders started carving, chopping and shoveling
This year Mammoth Mountain celebrated its second year of the Kamikaze Bike Games, since the original race series ended in 2001.
The ominous peaks of the Himalayas are known across the world as a premier mountaineering destination. Some even ski the precipitous mountains, but in the foothills, as discovered by Sebastian Doerk and Rob-J Heran in their latest video, “Gone Tomorrow,” there are epic spines, chutes and trails to be ridden around every corner.
We heard about surfer Tom Carroll and these very cool lamp-and–battery setups he devised for night surfing in Southern California. We didn’t have waves but we had lots of nasty, rocky and rooty trails that would trap your front wheel like alligator jaws.
Kieran Bennett knows how to handle a bike: downhill, enduro or moto, no problem. His fast, smooth-flowing, pinpoint accuracy and hard working attitude recently led him to his first downhill nationals round win this year in Nelson, New Zealand.
The world’s best 24 riders performed an incredible array of mind-blowing tricks to amp up the 62,000 live spectators. For 2 days, Nuremberg’s historic city center turned into a boiling pot for extreme mountain biking. The crowds witnessed the first ever Tsunami Flip in a MTB contest as well as a head-to-head battle until the last minute.
The slider door to my house hadn’t been opened for over a month. A month of wind and dust and fog, the usual elements of rural coastal California had crusted it with a layer of brown, enough so that it was sticky to open. Inside, leaning against the bookcase, four bicycles sat beneath a fine grey patina of settled particles…
In the opening episode of season 3 of “Fabien Barel Presents,” mountain biking legend Fabien and his buddy Jey Clementz are in the south of France. With Fabien’s grandma watching, the guys try their hand at petanque, a traditional game of the region. But it doesn’t go very well, so they go back to doing what they do best: ripping nearby trails and ripping on each other along the way.
Episode 5 of “Beyond the Bike” takes an intimate look at British racer Danny Hart. The downhill ripper opens up about the stresses of being a professional mountain biker, what has changed since his 2011 World Championships win and what he sacrifices to pursue his dreams.