AT's Showdown 2012: Practice

Nov 9, 2012
by Paris Gore  
 
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Welcome to At s Showdown 2012 at the infamous Cow Palace in San Francisco CA.
  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 preps up for todays practice
  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.
  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 boar speed.
  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.
  Dirt.. and lot's of it.

  The Genovese brothers catch up with their fellow Canuck posse

  Merican Radness Movember: Steven Bafus takes charge

Post burrito siesta halfway through the day.
  Justin Wyper's post burrito siesta halfway through the day.

T-Mac doing what he does best. Keeping the dirt happy.
  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.
  First to make it through the course today, Bafus amps up a 3 onto the container.

Cody was the only one to attempt transferring lines on the big sender. Mission completed.
  Cody Gessel was the only one to attempt transferring lines on the big sender. Mission completed.

R dog
Whipping. Cam McCaul and Shane Trento.
Justin was absolutely destroying the course today getting more sideways than Travis Pastrana in a rally car.
  Wyper was absolutely destroying the course today getting more sideways than Travis Pastrana in a rally car.

Wyper was absolutely killing the whips today but this one got the best of him. The remains of the chew can that was in his back pocket...
  Unfortunately this whip got the best of him. The remains of the chew can that was in his back pocket...

Casey Groves was throwing a bunch of sick looking stuff today.
Casey Groves awaits his run in up at the top of the course.
  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
  Connor Gallant getting all sideways on the little set. Probably one of the better whips of the day!

Martin Soderstrom showed up today but didn t ride the course. Saving it for tomorrow.
  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.
  Brett Rheeder with a huge stretched out can near the end of the day.

The course shut down for while for maintenance. Work goes quick with a crew like this...
They boys gave the course an end of the day buff in preparation for tomorrow.
  They boys gave the course an end of the day buff in preparation for tomorrow.

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49 Comments

  • + 73
 HEY YOU SPECIALIZED PUNKS! DONT YOU KNOW WHO I AM?...I AM MARTIN SODERSTROM!!!
  • + 16
 why is semenuk never at AT's?
  • + 17
 think he does rally car in the fall
  • + 2
 too good for that
  • + 47
 probably ruin the friendly fun atmosphere
  • + 5
 Some people race for goals, some race for passion, some don't even know they are racing, they are just having fun.
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  • + 22
 Chewing tobacco? All respect lost.
  • + 2
 don't chews to be a loser. cause losers chew.
  • - 3
 respect gained!...as long as he grows out of it eventually...hahaha
  • + 4
 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.
  • + 3
 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.
  • + 6
 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.
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  • + 9
 can't wait !!! think soderstrom will take it
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  • + 6
 Note to all of the out of towners: only tourists call it San Fran Wink Call it the City, SF, or San Francisco, but NOT Sn Fran.
  • + 18
 Right, so we're all from Washington, that would make us tourists right?
  • + 5
 F-ing tourists!!! Damn them all straight to hell for not referring to a city in the proper "local" terms!
  • + 0
 mericans are renowned as some of the worlds worst for bad geography...
  • + 1
 Actually I apologize, I'm from San Mateo originally, can't call myself a tourist really, I should have read and corrected that...
  • + 2
 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.
  • + 1
 actually that neighborhood isn't bad compared to hunters point & the mission district. i do agree though it's all a shit hole.
  • + 0
 Quality banter no ones more passionate about there homeland than the Scottish. But you San Franians are definately having a go.
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  • + 6
 gammar/cliche police: it's full bore!!!! not full boar lol
  • + 1
 good pics though!! can't wait to see the event!
  • + 6
 ...gammar police...really?
  • + 7
 if he ate like a pig, you could say he's full boar...
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  • + 2
 Yeah. stoked for good weather tomorrow! Always a fun event to check out in SF.
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  • + 3
 STEVEN BAFUS! Your my hero. Rock it.
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  • + 1
 Looks like a can of tampons. Only females dip with pouches. Men use long cut.
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  • + 2
 Go Sweden and Söderstöm!
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  • + 2
 Mabey I will drive to" the city" and watch??
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  • + 2
 dosnt get funner than that!
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  • + 1
 Bafus sporting custom D3 open face...
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  • + 1
 What sort of camera is that that's displaying the speed and g's?
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  • + 1
 Get shots of Clint Chandler!
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  • + 1
 loving Nic Genovese's manstache ... must be Movember
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  • + 1
 course looks like so much fun
  • + 1
 Wish the vid showed bit more of the other riders.
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  • + 1
 THEO! Should have made the trip up.
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  • + 1
 Cant wait for finals tomorrow!
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  • + 1
 Sam Dueck also messed up his wrist first runFrown
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  • + 1
 song on the video???
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  • - 2
 oh please just buy a go pro
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  • - 2
 What's up with the skinnies?
  • + 10
 what's a skinny?
  • + 13
 the opposite of his girlfriend.
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