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AT's Showdown 2012: Practice
Nov 9, 2012
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Welcome to AT's Showdown 2012 at the infamous Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.
Seattle to San Fran in one night, we did it. Steven Bafus preps up for todays practice
Thumbs up and it's go time here at the showdown.
Watts dozin' the dirt. Don't get in his way, he'll likely run you over driving around at full bore speed.
Dirt.. and lot's of it.
The Genovese brothers catch up with their fellow Canuck posse
Merican Radness Movember: Steven Bafus takes charge
Justin Wyper's post burrito siesta halfway through the day.
T-Mac doing what he does best. Keeping the dirt happy.
First to make it through the course today, Bafus amps up a 3 onto the container.
Cody Gessel was the only one to attempt transferring lines on the big sender. Mission completed.
Wyper was absolutely destroying the course today getting more sideways than Travis Pastrana in a rally car.
Unfortunately this whip got the best of him. The remains of the chew can that was in his back pocket...
Casey Groves awaits his run in up at the top of the course.
Connor Gallant getting all sideways on the little set. Probably one of the better whips of the day!
Martin Soderstrom showed up today but hadn't ridden the course by the time we left. Saving it for tomorrow maybe?
Brett Rheeder with a huge stretched out can near the end of the day.
They boys gave the course an end of the day buff in preparation for tomorrow.
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(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:42)
HEY YOU SPECIALIZED PUNKS! DONT YOU KNOW WHO I AM?...I AM MARTIN SODERSTROM!!!
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:18)
why is semenuk never at AT's?
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:31)
think he does rally car in the fall
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:34)
too good for that
(Nov 10, 2012 at 1:22)
probably ruin the friendly fun atmosphere
(Nov 10, 2012 at 20:27)
Some people race for goals, some race for passion, some don't even know they are racing, they are just having fun.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 21:19)
Chewing tobacco? All respect lost.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 22:09)
don't chews to be a loser. cause losers chew.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 22:19)
respect gained!...as long as he grows out of it eventually...hahaha
(Nov 10, 2012 at 9:11)
why is it that just about every pink bike article or video has to have some comment by a goof like you trying to criticize something that has nothing to do with the riding, how and why does this effect you in any way, shape or form? Do you think that because of your "lost" respect he's going to go out and quit? no
Do you know him? (Not claiming I do) but your respect for him has come from watching him ride, not from his actions in his personal life. If you were to learn more about half the riders out there that you like, you'd probably learn that they have some kind of vice, then you'd probably have a hard time finding any riders you "respect" For some its just a part of growing up and being exposed to a million different substances, and its not really your place or anyone's to say what they should and shouldn't do with their OWN health.
(Nov 10, 2012 at 16:48)
Thanks for the feedback acdownhill. I guess I was a bit jerkish. But if every Pinkbike article or video didn't have something in it that has nothing to with riding (girls, beer, profanity, etc.), goofs like me probably wouldn't feel the need to comment on it. But it does effects me. It bums me out when I see talented young guys with everything going for them doing something so obviously silly. Granted, I was exaggerating a little when I said "All respect lost." I'll always respect good riding. But my feelings about people are made up of everything I know about them, and I'm sure you're the same. There are some people that I respected even more when I got to know them better, others whom I've lost respect for. Of course my feelings don't have to mean anything to them, and I don't expect them to change on my account. But then again I never told anyone to change. Cheers.
(Nov 10, 2012 at 23:41)
Considering how many MTB'ers smoke pot, do other drugs, smoke cigs, etc, I think a can of dip is probably one of the lesser evils I have ran across in this sport. I've seen some top end experts / semi pro riders packing camel 100's in their backpack, or sitting at the bar after riding a day in whistler with a smoke in their mouth.
Chew doesn't effect physical abilities like smoking does (pot included). No one mentions how many people you see hittin' a j on the lift at whistler, or pounding 10 beers back to back after riding... now do they?
Our sport is full of drugs, dopers, hippies, losers, winners, straight edged folks. That is what makes this wonderful.. people from all realms participate in the sport we love. Heck... you better remember where MTB originated from... and that was hippies in California in the 70's and 80's.... on who knows what types of psych drugs.
In the end, no point in crying about someone elses personal ordeals. Generally if you would walk up to someone in real life on a bike and say "what your doing is bad"... you will probably get your arse knocked straight out... because in the end... it's none of your business.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:09)
can't wait !!! think soderstrom will take it
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:50)
Note to all of the out of towners: only tourists call it San Fran
Call it the City, SF, or San Francisco, but NOT Sn Fran.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 21:02)
Right, so we're all from Washington, that would make us tourists right?
(Nov 9, 2012 at 21:49)
F-ing tourists!!! Damn them all straight to hell for not referring to a city in the proper "local" terms!
(Nov 10, 2012 at 6:45)
mericans are renowned as some of the worlds worst for bad geography...
(Nov 10, 2012 at 7:33)
Actually I apologize, I'm from San Mateo originally, can't call myself a tourist really, I should have read and corrected that...
(Nov 10, 2012 at 23:46)
More like shit city. The neighborhood the Cow Palace is in has to be one of the most dirty, illegal immigrant, crack head, drug dealing areas in the region. Not to mention it's close to the actual city of SF, which is just as bad. Dirty, creepy filled town in every way. If everyone else in the bay area had their wishes, SF and Oakland would break apart and float away into the sea, hopefully sinking shortly there after.
(Nov 11, 2012 at 8:23)
actually that neighborhood isn't bad compared to hunters point & the mission district. i do agree though it's all a shit hole.
(Nov 13, 2012 at 13:53)
Quality banter no ones more passionate about there homeland than the Scottish. But you San Franians are definately having a go.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:39)
gammar/cliche police: it's full bore!!!! not full boar lol
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:40)
good pics though!! can't wait to see the event!
(Nov 9, 2012 at 22:37)
(Nov 9, 2012 at 23:07)
if he ate like a pig, you could say he's full boar...
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:05)
Yeah. stoked for good weather tomorrow! Always a fun event to check out in SF.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:39)
STEVEN BAFUS! Your my hero. Rock it.
(Nov 10, 2012 at 13:18)
(Nov 10, 2012 at 23:48)
Looks like a can of tampons. Only females dip with pouches. Men use long cut.
(Nov 10, 2012 at 5:49)
Go Sweden and Söderstöm!
(Nov 10, 2012 at 8:14)
Mabey I will drive to" the city" and watch??
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:30)
dosnt get funner than that!
(Nov 10, 2012 at 5:49)
Bafus sporting custom D3 open face...
(Nov 10, 2012 at 11:53)
What sort of camera is that that's displaying the speed and g's?
(Nov 10, 2012 at 0:27)
Get shots of Clint Chandler!
(Nov 10, 2012 at 0:02)
loving Nic Genovese's manstache ... must be Movember
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:20)
course looks like so much fun
(Nov 9, 2012 at 23:32)
Wish the vid showed bit more of the other riders.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:16)
THEO! Should have made the trip up.
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:11)
Cant wait for finals tomorrow!
(Nov 9, 2012 at 19:09)
Sam Dueck also messed up his wrist first run
(Nov 10, 2012 at 14:10)
(Nov 10, 2012 at 3:34)
(Nov 11, 2012 at 6:52)
(Nov 10, 2012 at 3:47)
song on the video???
(Nov 10, 2012 at 5:26)
oh please just buy a go pro
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:04)
What's up with the skinnies?
(Nov 9, 2012 at 20:48)
what's a skinny?
(Nov 10, 2012 at 4:32)
the opposite of his girlfriend.
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