Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

Elements of Perfection: Dirt

06.18.2011 //

Check out this sweet video from the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. “Elements of Perfection: Dirt – An infinite collection of tiny rocks and decomposed plant matter. You clog my lungs and grit my teeth. You scratch my goggles and stain my clothes. But you also stain my soul. So thank you.”

Atherton Project Ep. 2

06.17.2011 //

Episode 2 of The Atherton Project 2011 sees Dan get back into racing at the second round of the British Downhill Series in Moelfre, Wales, after 7 months of training following his injury last year. After that, it’s back to the brand new Atherton Racing HQ in Llanhaeadr for a guided tour and some Atherton

Specialized Team at Leogang

06.16.2011 //

Following Sam Hill, Brendan Fairclough and young gun Troy Brosnan at the World Cup DH in Leogang.

Ridemonkey’s Coverage from Leogang

06.16.2011 //

Photo by: Fraser Britton Check out Ridemonkey’s coverage from Leogang here.

Meeting of the Minds

06.14.2011 //

After 2 days in the think tank, some of the biggest names if freeride mountain biking conceptualized what will be the Red Bull Joyride course. With just 6 weeks until the event, the course construction is well under way and the anticipation for the 2011 Kokanee Crankworx festival in Whistler, British Columbia, is building.

Jump Ship

06.14.2011 //

Photos: Danielle Baker Jump Ship, a Silver stop in the FMB World Tour, saw over 20 professional riders flock to the jump-filled barge in Victoria Harbor, British Columbia. The battle for first place in the slopestyle event was a tight competition between Brandon Semenuk and Mike Montgomery–who just came off a win at the Teva

Aaron Gwin Wins At Leogang

06.13.2011 //

Source: Trek World Racing After suffering a crash in Fort William one week ago, America’s Aaron Gwin proved that he is still the man to beat in the downhill season of 2011, with a win in tricky conditions at Leogang Austria. Aaron’s win means that he, like his team mate Tracy Moseley, will be carrying

Rocky Mountain Bikes: World Cup DH #2 Fort William

06.12.2011 //

Sabrina Jonnier returns to competition after a month off due to an injury she sustained in South Africa, and Ruaridh Cunningham storms the course where he became 2007 World Jr DH Champion.

Bike Week

06.09.2011 //

Hi. We are at Bike Week away from the internet. We suggest you get away from your internet for a little while too. Go for a ride. Enjoy the day.

Geoff Gulevich Shredding Hood River and Bend, Oregon

06.07.2011 //

Geoff Gulevich Shredding Hood River and Bend, Oregon:

Mechanic Mondays

06.06.2011 //

On this special Bike Week (the Bike staffers and some of our industry friends take a week to ride and kick back at a Western Spirit-guided location) edition of Mechanic Mondays, Squirrel shows you four ways to open a beer with your bike.

Trans-Sylvania Epic – Day Six and Seven

06.05.2011 //

Source: Trans-Sylvania Epic/Mike Cushionbury The Queen stage of the Trans-Sylvania Epic came down to a battle between the top three overall contenders. As predicted, Jason Sager attacked on the biggest fireroad climb of the day, which came early in a bid to distance himself from Kris Sneddon. As the open men went up the first

Atherton Project – Season 3, Episode 1

06.03.2011 //

Red Bull TV kicks off its 3rd season of the Atherton Project. Watch the world’s fastest siblings train, bungee jump and race mopeds.

Chris Akrigg – Not If, But When

06.03.2011 //

This video or Chris Akrigg has everything: sweet skids, big moves, some moto and one hell of a crash.

Videos: KHS Travels East

06.02.2011 //

Follow the KHS team in this three-part video series as they make their way from Highland Mountain to Plattekill for the Pro GRT #3 (where apparently it just rains leafs and twigs).

Fise Live Webcast June 1-5

06.01.2011 //

FISE15 LIVE WEBCAST 2011 by fise Live video stream of the biggest european action sports contest. Events: sakeboard, roller, mountain bike, skateboarding and BMX. (Yes, people still roller blade) Here is the schedule: Times are for the Pacific Time Zone. Schedule for June 4-5 will be added soon. 01 June 2011 9h30 – 10h00 (AM)

Pro Skier Andrew Whiteford’s Spring Ride

05.31.2011 //

Pro Skier Andrew Whiteford shredding some dirt on the Parallel trail in Wyoming. Thanks to Powder magazine for the find.

Trans-Sylvania Epic – Day Two

05.31.2011 //

Source: Trans-Sylvania Epic With humid temperatures hitting the 96-degree mark, the Coopers Gap Stage of the Trans-Sylvania Epic melted apart in a long train of cooked riders. A stage that, according to last year’s overall winner Jeremiah Bishop was “Juicy and rooty. It was awesome in this old retro way,” he said post finish.  “Like

Trans-Sylvania Epic – Day One

05.30.2011 //

Source: Trans-Sylvania Epic The second annual Trans-Sylvania Epic mountain bike stage race kicked off at State College, Pennsylvania, Sunday with a 12.5-mile prologue in hot and humid conditions. This year’s prologue course maximized the use of singletrack found in the area. The major obstacle of the day was not the exposed, two-mile road climb off

Jack Fogelquist Riding at Santa Cruz

05.29.2011 //

The music isn’t to our tastes at all (huge understatement), but the riding in this edit of Jack Fogelquist is pretty good.

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