Danny Hart : TRUVATIV : Every ride has a story

Nov 21, 2011 at 14:42
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  One of many jerseys Danny has had over the years...Though this one holds perhaps a bit more Clout and is definitely harder to keep clean.

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  When I looked at this I thought health, happiness and supplements play a huge role in an athlete's success and as for the stand of Chupa Chups Lolli's for Cat (Danny's girlfriend) "happy wife means a happy life". Success.

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  I was interested to see just how proud the people of the UK were of the newly crowned King, let me to tell you If it wasn't for the name "Danny Hart" on my customs form it could have been a very long day. Here in Danny's hometown of Redcar is one of many blatant shout outs to the king.

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  I'll give you one guess at which Magazine was chosen from the Rack...

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  Hamsterley Forest before it closes out into a Dark unforgiving funnel of steep roots and rocks. Honestly, the conditions and tracks that Danny has grown up riding for fun could easily rival any of the tracks on the WC circuit today.

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  A tight group of operators makes Descend Bike Park a perfect training ground. Owner/Operator Craig Hunter keeps the "uplifts" going. He also shed a little light on Danny's life as a Grom, it seems the kid never had an awkward stage.

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  Craig Hunter and his Uplift, a humble man with a vision and a deep routed relationship with Danny. Check out his bike park here www.descend-bikepark.co.uk

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  It's not un-common to have a cup in between laps at the park, the boys will take care of you.

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  These travel to most world cups with Danny, I guess Rob Warner was right, here they are in all their golden glory. Accurate casting...?

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  Bubba squaring off with the champ, I wouldn't doubt that a weigh in puts them in the same class either.

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  He's scrappy and disciplined; especially when he has a job to do...and so is Bubba.

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  CALTON BANK! What can I say about this place, a virtual roller coaster of a track. The weather rips through this place leaving not much more than the shrubs you see in the foreground. The sprint at the beginning against the wind and rain seemed to give Hart the speed to just absolutely flow through a mild but on point track. I could have spent all day right here at this section watching the weather follow Danny down the ridge.

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  The approach at the end of the ridge sprint, you can see Danny setting up to drop in just beyond my right shoulder, "ladies and gentlemen please keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times"...

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  One of many opportunities to double down into a set of corners, still battling a highland wind, yet another adaptation done with ease.

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  It is what it seems, left to long right. Repeat.

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  It's not all pinning DH trails, Danny does have a very strict training regime, one that includes sprints.

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  Not too beat a dead horse, but when it just happens, it's my job to bring it to your attention. A lunchtime spot with a fitting name.

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  Sr. Hart is a proud man and huge part of why Danny is where he is today, (Jr's praise). Four days spent immersed in Redcar I learned how Danny's support team works. It is a well-oiled machine; with certain amounts of expectation on everyone's plate insures every detail sees attention. And I don't mean just immediate family.

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  Anything with two wheels seems to be on the list of exploits, Moto a couple times a week keeps the strength and adjustment to speed on point.

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  For most guys' car garages aren't used to protect the grocery getters but to carefully organize their toys and everything needed to maintain them. Danny's Dad has a little spot set aside for a couple race plates, all of which are heavy on the 1-10's.

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  The details inside the machine...

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  Anyone involved in the World Cup schedule knows time at home is the smallest part of the pie chart. So when the time comes it's important to spend it with the people that sacrifice so much to be a constant part of your life. Danny and Cat in search of Carny games, staple of the boardwalk in Redcar

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Video by Taylor Sage
Photos and words by Adrian Marcoux
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120 Comments

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 Danny hart is like a chocolate pie filled with skill and rainbows. I would also purchase the magazine Country Walking. (top left) Wait, your saying he bought the boob mag??? Oh dearie. Danny, stay on your bike.
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 danny stay only on your bike, you are a champion! do not play the fool Wink
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 Awesome video and article about an awesome rider. Anyone else notice Danny burning his ass on the engine when he crashed the moto?
  • + 41
 Hart is the man, I just cant understand a single word the guy says.
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 Definitely the Big BOOB issue!!!!!
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 @bikerm - I see what you did there, haha.
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 Hahaha the trail he rides first is one of my favourite tracks, sickk haha
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 CARLTON BANK REP-RE-SENT
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 1) too hot for you maybe.
2) why SHOULDN'T the world champion get the girl?
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 Not so much - being world champ is part of his personality. I'm sure there are plenty of good looking guys out there with great achievements that 'Cat' could get, but they probably wouldn't be as awesome a guy as Danny.
Let's say you're given this choice: spending a day with danny, or a random good looking, high achieving guy?
Danny, right? Right, because you're a big hucker!
  • - 2
 thats his sister.....
i joke Wink
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 "rs-pitch and Danny up a tree..."
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 He trains near a chemical plant, I know where the big balls come from !
  • + 2
 Haha, I'll give you that. It did sound a little bro-mantic. Especially as the other dude has now deleted all his comments..
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 Danny really does have the skills to pay the bills
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 No, I must have pissed off the pinkbike gods cause they deleted my comments. I don't know why? All I said was she was to hot for him.
  • + 5
 yeah but thats harsh
im sure shes happy
especially if he rides her as good as he does bikes then shes in for a treat Wink
  • + 1
 These guys dig the track at Carlton! www.pinkbike.com/photo/7064805
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 chosen from the rack.. hehe i see what you did there
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 no BIKE mag?
id buy ZOO then....
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  • + 9
 Taylor and Adrian are the fearsome twosome. Such an amazing edit and photos! I love this sort of content because it gives us a look into the lives of riders that we look up to and admire. Also, Hart on a bike is over the top.
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 That shot on the moto is insane... Well done guys!
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 I spent 6 years living and riding in the North-East of England

can I ask....the photos where Danny is riding on the top of a big hill, caption says "CALTON BANK! What can I say about this place, a virtual roller coaster of a track"

is this "Eston Hills" near Redcar? we used to race there in the early 90s against newcomers like Steve Peat

I've been to Redcar a number of times, and other locals towns like Middlesborough, strange locations with their own charms Wink
  • + 1
 Carlton is further south than Eston. Just down the road. I remember Eston though. Racing Steve Peat and Plunkie at the Nambs and Nemba races back in the day........
  • + 2
 ah ha,..racing with Paul Plunkett and the sheffield crowd (Will Longdon, Bobby Blake, Helen Mortimer, etc.) brings back memories for sure!

I was riding for "Hardisty Cycles" of Newcastle with fellow team mates Adam Robertson and Jason McRoy (JMC),

spent plenty of time riding with Plunkett and JMC, fond memories of those days Smile
  • + 2
 eston hills... youths on mx bikes nicking bikes ! nice bit of berming paul !!! hanging with mr crud, fun times !!!
  • + 1
 @hampsteadbandit I used to work at Denton Cycles. Used to hang out with Adam quite a bit when he rode for Sintesi.
Only got to hang out with Jason once, but he made an impression. Remember racing at the nambs when he died.

Downhill was a totally different scene back then....... miss those days.
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 These guys dig the track at Carlton! www.pinkbike.com/photo/7064805
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  • + 11
 The casting of his balls was scaled down. If it were accurate he couldn't hang them from his car.
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 Rad Video....i'm assuming the photography is by Adrian Marcoux....i'm not a fan of heavy photo editing, and i am a fan of using flash....this guys is the polar opposite but i must give him credit, it works...i like his aesthetic...for some reason it meshes well with his style....i would love to know what lightroom preset he's using...good stuff, danny will hopefully be the next sam
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  • + 9
 Future king of downhill. *bows his head to computer screen*
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 haha never thought I'd hear Scoob featured on Pinkbike front page, brilliant. So weird seeing my local spots from a different perspective.
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  • + 6
 He's one of the funniest and focused guys you'll ever meet Smile He deserves every ounce of success he gets.
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  • + 2
 Danny hart is my favorite rider. Remember first video i saw of downhill before i started riding again. Halo BDS when he shreds down the fort William track.... Made me start riding again and made me love Giant glory bikes.
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  • + 5
 Sick Video...Rollin in the Gash now danny Wink
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  • + 0
 What's up with the pic of the magazine stand?! Having grown up on this site, I would expect better! There is no reason to take a site that is all about the love of this sport, and make it inappropriate! The Internet has plenty of sleaze! There is no reason for pinkbike to put itself on that same level! Come on PB!
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  • + 3
 It's kinda funny that his jeans are skinnier than his girlfriend's are. lol
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  • + 3
 How can you show the highlights of Redcar, and not even include a PARMO!! Danny, you'll know what I'm talking about!
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  • + 3
 Awesome piece. Love the insight into the rider's lives on and off the bikes. Well done, PB!
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  • + 4
 Question is, will Danny be riding that Tweenies rig next year?
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  • + 3
 What a great story, I can invision him winning a world cup real soon, keep it up Danny! tup
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  • + 1
 Why do you a-holes even bother posting anything negitive...The guy is so dialed and over the top,and everything is working for him.Hart has it going on big time,and he's just going to get faster and faster !!
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  • + 4
 Great work Taylor and Adrian!
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 whats the song on the last riding section before the end?!?
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  • + 4
 Danny Hart... One Word.... WEAPON.
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  • + 1
 FOUR HEATED TEA SPOONS!

I think you mean "heaped" Danny mah boy!

Sick video, nice to see he's a normal bloke and not some kind of race winning robot fuelled on Redbull and kerosene
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  • + 2
 Think I saw Danny pedal more in any section of trail in that video then I have in most race runs! Must be training so hard for next year!
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  • + 3
 That video is well different. Kind of trippy. Well done
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  • + 1
 Brilliant piece!! Beautiful photography and video! Amazing to see a local lad on top of the world and staying grounded, go on danny lad!
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  • + 2
 This kid is the next Sam Hill... I still can't believe he killed them competition by 11 seconds !!
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  • + 1
 I got Danny's old Appalache with upgrades if any one wants to buy? Doesn't look right on my wall, considering someone should be riding it.
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  • + 1
 yes danny awesome vid and selection of shots, that day at hamsterley was amazin wish i got a hair cut before we went as you can see from pic six my hair was outrageous lol
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  • + 2
 Cool to see a 'UK' riding vid/pic article, not just American one's etc. Aswell as Danny's accent Razz
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  • + 1
 Fucking hate these widescreen videos, my internet connection is too shite and my laptop is too old. It's like watching a bad slideshow
  • + 0
 Buy a iPhone
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  • + 3
 we need one great picture of Dany Harts girl friend. she is gorgeous
  • + 22
 Yeah that's not creepy at all......
  • + 1
 You didn't watch the video did you stalker
  • + 1
 Why you hating on me. Im not a homo man.
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  • + 1
 It's a good job he can ride. Did anyone else notice he was making gravy using a heated teaspoon and milk?
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  • + 0
 I actually like that Hart is getting all the press for his one win. That way the true legend will continue to fly under the radar, and continue to win race after race...
  • + 1
 I think he's getting the press because he's young, has a lot of style and is a new addition to the list of the boys at the very top. There is also the small matter that he put down arguably the best downhill run of all time on the biggest stage in our sport. Of course Gwin is the fastest man in the world at the moment but Danny is more exciting as a new prospect.
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  • + 1
 I feel like this is edit represents what Lynne Ramsay on speed would make of Danny back home after world champs...
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  • + 1
 What a guy.. at WC in Champery he made me believe that next year could/should be The year of Danny Hart. Rip on!!!
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  • + 1
 What would he have done if he caught the sheep? Haha.

AwesOme Danny, keep it rolling into next year bud! Smile
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  • + 2
 part in the forest is absolutely stunning!!
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  • + 1
 Wow Danny Hart shreds in the wet. Truvativ gear helping him make the podium!
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  • + 1
 oh danny boy your mountain bike is calling, come flying right down the mountain side. =)
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  • + 1
 He's the worlds champ and still comes across as a real normal everyday person. Danny is a classy kid!
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  • + 2
 to bad he didn't bring "THE WHIP!!!!"
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  • + 1
 haha, great vid, but i find it depressing that hes still faster than me, even in slow mo :L should be vod tho
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  • + 1
 great article, top guy. loves how he comes across as just a normal person having a laugh!
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  • + 1
 Lets take a pole. Whose pants are tighter? Danny boys or his girlfriends?
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  • + 0
 Nothing against Danny he is a amazing ride...but he ist't a beauti, so please shave your beard Wink
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  • + 1
 Yes, it is true, it really is grim up north.
  • + 1
 gota love it tho Big Grin
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  • + 1
 those blackbox forks are so nice looking
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 Song ? when he is riding ? Razz
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  • + 1
 why hasn't danny hart got his own tv programme? i'd watch it....
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  • + 1
 I wonder what kind of toilet paper he used to go soooooo fast!
  • + 1
 Sandpaper.
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  • + 1
 Danny rips, but next time put on some subtitles please!
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 WHATS THE SONG, PLEASE ANYBODY
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  • + 1
 Danny I think, is the only rider that has master the element of water
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 none of those gnarly wips
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 want to see what the headcam recorded when danny run to the lambs Big Grin
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  • + 1
 see how big his rotwiller is thieves beware become the dogs new chew toy
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  • + 1
 dan you are the man well done from ses
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  • + 1
 love it soo good, good old danny Smile
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  • + 1
 What is the first song in the edit? like before he rides?
  • + 1
 it`s bonnie ship the diamond, but idk who`s the singer
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  • + 2
 Danny hart is the man
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  • + 0
 Danny looked dumb when he was playing, but when he got on his bike, damn, what a great rider on the trail!!!
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  • + 1
 hahaha can i pick up those ZOO magazines??????? plsss....
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  • + 1
 somebody laughs like Mr Bean at the end
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  • + 2
 Horlicks FTW!
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 Yeah, Horlicks and Classic Tractors. The stuff world champions are made of!
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  • + 1
 nice work on the wife, Danny.
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  • + 1
 such a cool guy and one hell of a rider
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 Please name song, Smile
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  • - 2
 I never realized that danny does have a bit of muscle on him... of course not a ton but i had always thought that he had the body of a skinny video gamer... (ya know)
  • + 2
 I doubt it's possible to be a world champion without a significant amount of muscle or physical fitness.
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  • - 2
 she is Danny's girlfriend ???????
i'm confused, she's so pretty 'nd hot and he's ass face .....
what a f**k????? ; P
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  • + 0
 Nice sister Danny
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 He's a ripper, no question there.. but interesting how we don't hear nothing about Gwin anymore Smile
  • + 9
 Except we still here about Gwin quite often? Unless you've got a cozy rock.
  • - 1
 Gwin will smash Heart 9/10 times
  • + 4
 gwin actually wrecked in the WC you cant argue with that
  • + 1
 and that's the only down side of having a 1 day 1 run World Champs. did Heart get a top 3 Prior to that race? cause we all know what Gwin did all World Cup long. and that was smash almost everyone every time out. so neg prop me all you want. Gwin will destroy Heart at most events. sorry guys
  • + 1
 Uh, yes Hart did have a top 3 prior to that race... I'm a huge Gwin fan, but Hart should definitely be able to race with Gwin next year.
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 Gwin is just so fast. i cant give it to Hart after one race.
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 True story! hahahaha!
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  • + 10
 ...is this the new Johnny English fillum...?
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 Nice 'stache....
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