. His name sounds like the alter ego for some long forgotten superhero created by Bob Kane
or Stan Lee
. Storch isn't a superhero, but he does have preternatural bike control and style to match. Carson's riding progression these past few seasons has been exponential. From no foot cans to flipwhips in three years. Bend, Oregon is Carson's hometown and a hotbed for mountain bike talent. Like Whistler, Kamloops, and Aptos, the presence of skilled veterans (like Jamie Goldman and Kirt Voreis) and hungry young riders creates a perfect storm of progression. I won't say they're ''feeding off each other,'' but there is a certain amount of co-operative learning and pushing of comfort zones that occurs. With riding buddies like Voreis, Goldman, and Austin Aldrich, how could you not improve? Carson shreds on everything from the hardtail to his freeride bike. Fall trails are the best trails.
Video: Brian Nilestheoutlawpartners.com
Words: Scott SeccoI hope that Gunnar Oliphant and Carson will make another video together someday.