2013 Southridge USA Shimano Super D Round 5

Mar 10, 2013 at 19:20
Mar 10, 2013
by Dan Severson  
 
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The final round of the Shimano Winter Series Super D delivered a great course and incredible conditions. Thanks to rain leading up to the event, many of the new sections put together by the trail crew received desperately needed water making the trails dialed and ready for the eager Super D riders.






The Pro men’s race was decided by only a .90 difference with 3-time 2013 Winter Series winner Waylon Smith ending up on the top step of the podium. Waylon did it with a 3:59.62 and a 4:35.47 while second place rider Jeremy Kneisly of Troy Lee Designs ran a 3:55.38 and a 4:40.61. With this win Waylon clinched the Winter Series Super D title. In 3rd place was two-time Winter Series winner Jon Buckell of Incycles and Shimano. 4th went to Northern California resident and new Yeti team rider Mason Bond. 5th was course designer and Shimano marketing man Joe Lawwill. 6th went to another Northern California rider John Hauer from X-Fusion/Muscle Milk.





This year’s Super D Winter Series was the most successful yet. Great turnouts and lots of stoked riders. Thanks to Shimano, The Path Bike shop and Donny Jackson of Southridge USA for making it possible to build all of the fun courses. Special thanks to trail builders Joe Lawwill, Jordan Steyer, Mason Bond, Art Babcock, Craig Harvey, Rob Whyte, Connor Rasmussen, Andrew Kempe and Jason Sheehan.





For more information about the Shimano Winter Series see www.southridgeusa.com for details.

Initial Results

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View more Super D images from Cleghorn Photography here.
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36 Comments

  • + 11
 Seeing lots of riders with googles and XC lids. Is that a new trend?
  • + 5
 Googles keep more crap out of your eyes and they are going mostly downhill on these courses with limited climbing.
  • + 1
 Oh cool. Glad to see I'm not alone. I wear contacts so I have to wear goggles unless its super dry.
  • + 4
 i feel like the dryer it is the more i need googles because of the dust
  • - 7
 so if mostly downhill why not full face helmets? And why don't you see people outside of super D races wearing goggles and half helmets? I agree with rideyobike, I smell a trend.
  • + 7
 @Gonzo - you aren't riding in the right places then. Today was poring rain, mud and all that grossness, fired on the goggles and could see great - not a trend, but rather useful gear.
  • - 1
 Oh I see the point of goggles for sure but it was plenty sunny in fontana today. I guess I am riding the wrong places. I'll keep looking in search of the magical trail with marshmallow trees and rivers of mountain dew where everyone wears goggles with half helmets cause it appears to only be at super d races.
  • + 4
 Racers have been wearing goggles and half helmets since the 90's, if not earlier. H Ball started this trendSmile
  • - 7
 Unless it's muddy, I find it unnecessary, and ridiculous.
  • + 1
 Goggles because when it's dusty and you're going 35mph on a gnarly downhill trail, you don't want shit in your eyes. No fullface because its hot and those things are heavier and sweatier, besides, they aren't necessarily XC lids if they aren't fullface, a new kind of helmet is being manufactured specifically for enduro, with more protection in the back and a bit bulkier shell.
  • + 2
 I prefer goggles in the dry cause dust knocks my contacts out. If it's really muddy I take em off because I'd rather squint to keep my contacts in than use tear offs or have muddy goggles. We should have a poll on this.
  • + 3
 Apperantly youve never Gotten a piece of mud in the eye while riding
  • + 2
 yeah that one little particle that you can't get out and you just keep blinking the whole ride, that's fun. I wear clear or amber glasses that have foam around the outside to keep wind out, got them for my motorcycle originally but wear them for the mtn bike too cause they're not breakable like sunglasses and they stay on. not that I go that fast on my mtn bike, I have a serious fear of getting a stick in the eye. I stick with a skate helmet most rides but wear the full face when I'm doing anything really gnarly or a new jump line. got to protect the moneymaker. and I've seen the half helmets with extra protection in the back, they look pretty pimp but I can't say I've ever fallen on the back of my head, and I've fallen a lot. and good point mfbeast but nobody's going 35 mph at fontana, it's not that kind of track.
  • + 2
 This is interesting. We should create a forum for us riders with glasses/contacts.
  • + 2
 I go goggles when its dusty and dry, thats when its good to have them. At the Super D race saturday it was good and moist conditions so going without goggles is perfect.
  • + 1
 mfbeast- I'd love to know where these enduro races are where you're going faster than World Cup DHers on an AM bike down "gnarly downhill" trails Wink
  • + 1
 @scotttownes OK, got me there, I was exaggerating a bit. But when you are going fast, downhill, and it is dusty, you do not want dust and shit in your eyes.
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  • + 3
 DANGIT WHY DID I HAVE TO BE SICK FOR THE FINALS AFTER RACING ALL THE OTHER WINTER SERIES RACES......Now seeing these pictures I feel like I had been taken away from home this weekend......STUPID FLEW/COLD.

sory the all caps. Smile ... ok i'm better now
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  • + 5
 "Winter" series. Damn you Californians Frown
  • + 1
 Yes, I also feel a little jealous... but then I remember what Peaty said in "Seasons": "That's why we tougher than those boys" Big Grin
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  • + 5
 Super d is sick!
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  • + 3
 Jordan from The Path on Pinkbike! Live in OC and need a Super D / Enduro bike, he is your man!
  • + 1
 Thanks for the shout out!
  • + 1
 For sure! I need you to show me some tips and tricks before I try a race.
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  • + 1
 The only issue with wearing goggles with a xc helmet is that the goggle strap covers your ears in the most annoying way. I prefer my Oakley jawbone over goggles.
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  • + 3
 Dan another great round of photos!
  • + 2
 Agreed, awesome work!
  • + 1
 Thanks Gentlemen!!
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  • + 2
 Yeah Mason Bond in fourth!!!
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  • + 1
 That weather looks so nice! Wish it was like that were I live.
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  • - 3
 always have write up on the Super D and DH. No love for us XC racers
  • - 2
 sorry, but its boring.
  • + 6
 www.spandexguys.com is that the same thing as XC love
  • + 6
 If the articles were well written I think there could be some entertaining xc coverage here that would get attention.
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