Race Face dayz -Three days, two locations, four Race Face athletes.

Sep 8, 2010 at 0:10
Sep 8, 2010
by Margus Riga  
 
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It was late July when Ryan Berrecloth called me up and suggested we hit up a set of jumps in Penticton, BC he had built last year, but never got a chance to hit. It sounded sick, and we decided it would be even sicker if after Penticton we got Mike Kinrade, James Doerfling and Beth Parsons to meet us at Silver Star for two days of speed and fun.

Part 1 pictorial inside,

Late July + Pentiction = F'n hot!
Late July + Pentiction = F'n hot!

Ryan Berrecloth, ready to make it happen.
Ryan Berrecloth, ready to make it happen.

Watering makes bumps grow into jumps.
Watering makes bumps grow into jumps.

This was the last drop of the line. Here, Ryan contemplates on whether to put the three hours of labor into it to make it ridable, as the landing is peppered with huge boulders hidden amongst the tall grass.
This was the last drop of the line. Here, Ryan contemplates on whether to put the three hours of labor into it to make it ridable, as the landing is peppered with huge boulders hidden amongst the tall grass.
In the end, we decided to scrub the last hit, as it was just way to much work, for not enough reward.
In the end, we decided to scrub the last hit, as it was just way to much work, for not enough reward.

The first time hitting a line you've pumped yourself up on for so long can be a bit nervy...especially when you're not sure how fast you need to go to make the Chiclet-sized landing on the first gap. Too far and it's blow up time, too short and it's goodbye to your rear.
The first time hitting a line you've pumped yourself up on for so long can be a bit nervy...especially when you're not sure how fast you need to go to make the Chiclet-sized landing on the first gap. Too far and it's blow up time, too short and it's goodbye to your rear.

This was the first hit. Perfect placement. Now it was time to send it. Once.
This was the first hit. Perfect placement. Now it was time to send it. Once.
Twice.
Twice.
Thrice.
Thrice.

Due to the fact that all the hits were really close together, you needed to hit all of them to hit any of them. Good for video, not so good for photos, or the rider. Thanks Ryan, for hitting it like twenty-five times.
Due to the fact that all the hits were really close together, you needed to hit all of them to hit any of them. Good for video, not so good for photos, or the rider. Thanks Ryan, for hitting it like twenty-five times.

...No, thank you Margus, for making me hike twenty-five times. I sure hope you got the shot.
...No, thank you Margus, for making me hike twenty-five times. I sure hope you got the shot.

With the sun setting on Ryan's line, we packed it in for the night, and readied ourselves for Silverstar. BTW - We got the shot...look for it at the Race Face booth in Vegas.
With the sun setting on Ryan's line, we packed it in for the night, and readied ourselves for Silverstar. BTW - We got the shot...look for it at the Race Face booth in Vegas.

Stayed tuned for Part Two.
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18 Comments

  • + 9
 "I sure hope you got the shot."

You definitely got them! Awesome shots.
  • + 2
 Ow sick is the 8th photo !
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  • + 7
 So many of those shots could get POD!
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  • + 3
 Awesome jump and great pics....but is that an endorphin he's on? I thought they were trail bikes not freeride. Damn those things are tough!
  • + 1
 Knollys can take a pounding and he's smooth
  • + 2
 I thought it was a slopestyle proto?
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  • + 1
 Some more great shots of this line in my album www.pinkbike.com/photo/5703828
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  • + 1
 Really nice shots! I want to see a movie from there on the same level!
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  • + 1
 LOVE the bike. should produce em!
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  • + 1
 Some grade A shots in there for sure
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  • + 1
 Hell yeah, Penticton and Naramata rule!
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  • + 2
 Beautiful shots.
  • + 1
 Some more great shots of this line in my album www.pinkbike.com/photo/5703828
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  • + 1
 love the shots
  • + 1
 Some more great shots of this line in my album www.pinkbike.com/photo/5703828
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  • + 1
 Killer photo's!
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