Start Tuesday with some hero dirt in your eyes.
The conditions at Saturday's race at the second round of the UCI World Cup in Cairns, were so wet and nasty that pro riders were overhead say they might be better off running sections. As reported by Red Bull, this was "possibly the only international-level bike race ever to be paused to allow a snake to cross the track, the jungle threw just about everything at the riders." Enjoy this epic highlight video produce by the Parkin brother for Red Bull and you.
The venue which will forever be synonymous with Shaun Palmer’s near miss of the World Champs by just 0.15 seconds back in 1996, returns to the World Cup calendar. Watch the entire 2014 finals race coverage here.
"The rock garden is way gnarlier than anything else on the track. From what I've been told, it's really hard to get through it. I knew that looking at it. There's just so many different ridges and the rocks are so greasy and then red dirt is getting pulled onto them. It'll be tough, but looking forward to it. Everybody's running the same track so... It'll be good times." –Bryn Atkinson
Did you miss the first stop of the Enduro World Series? Well, you're in luck. Our friends at DirtTV put together this excellent, comprehensive video coverage from the Nevados De Chillan. Watch the complete story of the race here.
In March, a group of Euros decided to mount studded tires on their mountain bikes and slog down the crevasse-riddled Valle Blanche, one of Europe's most popular winter ski and snowboard runs. Call it part so-typically-Euro, part badass, part funny. Or just call it done. Either way you have to commend this crew for getting out there and trying something different. Check it out here.
This (somewhat graphic) video is the second of a three-part series by Smith Optics that brings you through the last few days of the Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race with an unexpected hospital visit to keep things exciting. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard racers should and can push themselves around every turn. Viewer discretion is advised...if you go lightheaded at the sight of blood you SHOULD NOT WATCH the video. If not, take a look for a raw and real view into the highs and lows of enduro racing…
To help aspiring stage racers prepare for singletrack challenges, Kona XC racer Barry Wicks gives some tips on how to survive the races you set out to slay.
If you can spot a narrative thread to our season finale of Fishing With Joe, let us know. Even the producers are confused over this chat with Brett Tippie.
Sometimes, Fishing With Joe is more about catching a beer buzz than anything else. Actually, that's most of the time.
In this episode of Fishing With Joe, our host and Scott Struve of Hayes talk about Harleys, brakes and beaches. Wanna be a smarter person? Watch this video.
Casting a line in the Sea Otter pond was a first for longtime festival attendee Gabe Schroder. Watch the latest episode of Fishing With Joe to see if beginner's luck helped him in reel in the big one.
Slopestyle phenom Martin Soderstrom reflects on his long road to recovery from a broken leg—and how it has shown him what riding actually means to his life.
After getting second in the women's downhill race of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic, Sarah Leishman feels the thrill of victory when she goes Fishing With Joe.
Our friends at DirtTV recently shared with us this artful, documentary-style short on Andrew "Needles" Neethling, talking about his career, racing and plans for the future. This is the first in a series that Dirt will be releasing monthly. They have a great line-up of riders including Darren Berrecloth, Aaron Gwin, Steve Smith and Tyler McCaul.
In this episode of "Fishing With Joe" Salsa Cycle's marketing manager Mike "Kid" Riemer helps Joe finally reel in something edible from the Sea Otter pond, but this nibbler doesn't have gills.
The Sea Otter Classic 2014 downhill race was as much a showcase of new enduro bikes as a display of descending prowess. Our video and gallery show why.
The Sea Otter Classic 2014 Dual Slalom finals more than lived up to their usual promise. Our video and photo gallery showcase the event's defining moments.