Author Archives: "Bike"
While the first four days of the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro were far in the backcountry, today was held entirely in the bike park. While the trails may have not been as epic, or unique, as the previous four days, the level of racing certainly elevated to a new level.
Following an exciting World Cup season, the Hafjell World Championships 2014 were par for the course.
The laid-back town of Aptos, California, has become well known for its celebrated Post Office Jumps, which have drawn talented riders from all over the world. These jumps gave the locals inspiration to build unique zones in other Aptos locations, and few locals are more influential than Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard, Jeff Herb and Kyle Jameson. Our new short film, ‘Live from Aptos,’ documents the passion that these riders have for the scene that they and so many others have helped to create.
Eight meters above the ground, riders fly across the 15 meter gap in the Big Air District in front of a sea of cheering spectators.
As I rolled out of bed at 6:30 this morning, I couldn’t help but feel the effects from the previous day’s efforts. We had in fact ridden 30-plus miles, climbed over 6,000 feet, raced flat-out, lung-burning stages for almost 30 minutes, and battled with the altitude and sun.
At home in Spain, Andreu Lacondeguy practices downhill on enduro motocycle trails with his brother, while Kyle Strait pursues his passion for racing, earning a silver medal at the U.S. National Championships, and Tom van Steenbergen goes to Europe for a slopestyle competition he’d rather forget.
Steve Peat and 2014 World Cup Champion Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland take us on a run down the Hafjell World Championships 2014 track.