Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Photos and Words: Colin Meagher Maribor, Slovenia’s, gravity fueled World Cup saw the weather play a significant role. The first day of downhill training was held under dry conditions, lulling riders into a false sense of security. Then came a steady—and at times heavy—rain during qualifying that totally degraded the track into one seemingly endless [...]
Photos and Words: Colin Meagher It’s been eight months since the last World Cup gravity-fed battle. Eight months since the World Cup Finals wrapped up in Schladming, Austria. Since then, riders have switched teams, new bikes have been designed, old ones tweaked, and components crafted, all to get ready for this: the 2010 World Cup [...]
Photos and word: Colin Meagher 4X Four-cross racing is such a crap shoot as to who’s gonna take home the big “W”. It requires equal doses of skill and luck. On most courses, the hole-shot rider ends up on top of the podium. Houffalize’s course, however, rewards patient and consistent riders giving less advantage to [...]
Pro gravity racing saw close competition during the 2010 Sea Otter Classic. Saturday’s DS event had its share of upsets and triumphs beginning with first-place qualifier Brian Lopes crash early in the game during his run against 32nd qualifier Josh Bryceland who also ended up eliminated in a slip-up during a later heat. Mick Hannah’s [...]