Project 529's Chase Jaimeson is one of those 11 year olds that excels in anything he does, if he commits to gravity bike racing 100% in the next 5 years I assure you all that we'll see this kid's talents. His dad has passed on his impeccable character and drive while recovering from a nasty crash at US Nationals this year. Looking forward to seeing Darrel Jamieson resume his role in Elite Master for 2011.
Who's this guy? Well it's contributing Pinkbike event's man on the scene, Fluidride (and NW Cup) Announcer, yours truly in my first timed run in Cat 1 injury free! My time wasn't important although it proved I'm brake heavy still, what was important to me was just participating. If you follow me on twitter at m_estes then you're more in the know. I dedicated my run to everyone who is currently battling for their lives against cancer and young Tyler Blick, son of Oakley's Steve Blick.
Wad Of The Race Caught On Film!
In the words of Mark Brent at Awesomeland Productions "Women who ride bikes are beautiful!" Your 2010 Fluidride Cup Pro Women's Champion Jaime Rees of The Bike Hub enroute to victory.
Junior Expert (planning to turn Pro in 2011) Irish Colin McAdoo had the cloudy day bike paint scheme and a new kits. Had to share.
'I Got' Wood Skinner (yes, that is his real name) has riled up some people on Pinkbike by accidentally calling Kelly McGarry a 'girl' and is now paying the price. He also showed up late for his start time and busted the bubble of another racer who celebrated the win only to find out he's 'first loser' hopefully the Wood will get love for his girly basket ensemble for his winning race run. Hilarious dude.
Running the # of the beast deserves a recap shot don't you agree? Project 529 has taken over where other teams dropped out and have become the premier team to be a part of...I'm just saying.
Post race bike wash finally had some water pressure. Downhill Zones Tyler Gilsdorf (fresh off the injury list) washes under close watch of River City's Jared Hobbs.
The Allride legend Kurt Vories was on site to witness Mikey Sylvestri rip the Pro course with no derailleur and chainless to win by 6 seconds! Who does that?! Congrats on the win holmes!
Plagued with knee and hand injuries for the entire 2010 Gravity season, N-Dubs own Casey Northern was stoked to ride injury free as well. The good part about Casey Northern being here was some behind the scenes issues were resolved and I'm proud to announce the 2011 season has rejoined Dry Hill in PA back with Mt Hood as the N-Dub NW Cup!
Chairs shut down a bit early due to weather concerns, but the bike park is now fully functional and a total hoot. The skills park portion is just near the DH finish line which made it much cooler to hang out. Oct 1st and 2nd are weather permitting days of operations so if your curious about the 3 new trails that were installed then watch the weather!