Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
“There’s just a start, a finish and the struggle in between….” So begins this short documentary on Rebecca Rusch’s attempt to set a new record on the 142-mile long Kokopelli Trail. Despite injuries and broken lights, Rusch smashed the female record by an hour–completing the entire trek in just 13 hours and 32 minutes.
Hope Technology give an insight into the “average” working day at the Barnoldswick factory. The Tour features a slightly star-studded employee guest list including: Guy Martin, Dougie Lampkin, Steve Peat, Martyn Ashton, Chris Akrigg, Rob Warner, Adam Brayton, Rob Jarman, Neil Donoghue and Olympic Gold Medalist Tim Baillie.
Where can you snowboard and ride your DH bike at the same time? The rock quarry, of course! Check out the lines when Brett Tippie, Jake Tippie and Graham Agassiz drop into the dirt!
New Zealand Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Brook MacDonald searches for some new and challenging scree. Brook found some at the Glentanner trails near Mount Cook and quickly picked up some speed. This clip shows him shredding the trails and also riding at his hometown of Hastings.
A few weeks ago I pulled a douche move and went riding on a trail day; my indiscretion has weighed on me ever since. It was time to alleviate this guilty conscience of mine; forgive me father for I have sinned it has been 237 days since my last trail work.
Far off the beaten path of typical downhill courses, the Inca Avalanche starts out at an elevation of nearly 15,000 feet above sea level and descends an outstanding course over traditional Incan roads and paths to the finish line five thousand feet below.
VP Components and Kali Protectives partnered to host the second round of the California Enduro Series at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos, California. The courses ranged in nature from super fast with stunts and technical flowing tracks to full-on power to the pedals Super D.
Far away from the clichés of a wild Nepal, our shaper and rider Pierre-Edouard Ferry went on to share his knowledge and expertise with Kathmandu¹s youngsters. In a city which teems with life, pumptrack riding can be seen as the symbol of escape for a whole new generation of Nepalese riders. The wheel is spinning in Nepal.
Professional racer Eric Carter and Racers and Chasers race promoter Robert Herber (collectively, the Progressive Cycle Association or “PCA”) are more than halfway into this year’s GER Series (Gravity Endurance Racing Series). Here’s the footage from the May 5th event at Black Mountain Open Space park, in the heart of San Diego.
It’s hard to believe that the gadget you see here changed the entire landscape of the mountain biking world—but it did. It started a veritable revolution in bike components, helped usher in a wave of boutique brands and somehow managed to survive the market vagaries that killed off many of those same brands. With Grip Shift, it’s always been a love it or hate it kind of thing.