Words by Brice Minnigh
Photos by Bruno Long
The Crankworx Whistler Air DH race went down on Wednesday in a cloud of dust, big airs, speed scrubs and shenanigans that would make most mountain bikers proud. After a year-long hiatus due to injury, Stevie Smith reclaimed his crown as the Air DH champion, while Jill Kintner continued her reign of terror on the legendary A-Line trail.
Here are some of the highlights:
Mountain biking’s Queen of Style (and substance), Casey Brown, drops into A-Line ready to send it. You only wish you could ride like her. Without even breaking a sweat, she soared into a third-place finish.
Oh yes they call him The Streak…. For many, Speedo aerodynamics are what the Air DH is all about. And a bandaged ankle, flip flops and a wrap that is falling apart won’t stop some punters from givin’ ‘er all the way down. It’s all about winning. At life.
After a one-year hiatus due to injury, Stevie Smith reclaimed his crown as the Crankworx Whistler Air DH champion. He said his new DH bike helped him plow through the chunder in all of A-Line’s blown-out corners.