Trek Slash SuperD - North Shore Ripper June 8-10

Jun 11, 2012 at 11:28
by Lee Lau  

The weekend is completed with a SuperD race following the Adidas Eyewear Chainless DH and Specialized Euro Enduro.

The route will be another North Shore classic ride (TNT - Upper Dales -.Severed - Cardiac Bypass to Sticks and Stones - Blair Rifle Range.) It started with a freakishly cold 8 degrees light mist in the morning and ended in the Blair Rifle Range in the sun. Roots, rocks and rolls were incredibly greasy. Racers were surprised though at the fantastic work done by the NSMBA's TAP program on TNT and Dales (among other trails)



Super D results are here. The combined results for the Trilogy (all three events raced on the same bike with same components) are here.

The newly crowned Ripper King is Chris Johnston with Michelle Lachmann as the Ripper Queen!

Selected pictures from the day below. There are more pictures in Justa Jeskova's page, Lee's Facebook set, and this Pinkbike album, Scott Robart's Pinkbike album, and Dave Bryson's set from TNT .

SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Race Face was representing on the SuperD course


Photo copyright Justa Jeskova - SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike
Perry Schebel on Dales

SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Richard Hall taking the woodwork slow line on Dales; because I heckled him into riding the line for the shot. Thanks Richard!


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Katherine Short couldn't be distracted from speed and rails Dales


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Jon Mepham has consistently looked good in every shot taken on this course


Dave McInnes on Upper Dales/TNT

SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

If this bridge on TNT looks slippery - its because it is; Clark Lewis


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Craig Finley on Dales


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

James Panozzo 29ering his RM Element 970 on Dales


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Liam Kain off the TNT startline


MEC Bike Fest

While the SuperD race was going on the weather was changing for the better further down the mountain at InterRiver park at the MEC BikeFest grounds. Here's some other shots from the BikeFest grounds

SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Jason Louden of Louden Enterprises provides neutral tech support at this event and many other Cycling BC events through summer with efficiency and good humor


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Got a great Race Face customer service story. Dorothy won a RaceFace handlebar but loves her pink accessories on her bike. Rob Bohncke, ever the customer service king, swaps her prize for a beautiful pink Race Face Turbine handlebar.


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

As the sun came out so did the people.


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Prizing for SuperD racers


SuperD race on Mount Seymour - northshoreripper.com trilogy super-d. Held over over the weekend of June 8 - 10th along with the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike

Piles and piles of prizes. Stacks of prizes

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23 Comments

  • + 17
 so. much. free. stuff. Eek
  • - 3
 ive been down here looking up at your stuff for awhile now, care fo float my some of our cool stuff? I may a trade for my eye or let you ride my tiger but you cant keep em' and the thrill is all ours.
  • - 1
 So strange, I didn't write the above comment. What's happening?
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  • + 2
 Lee, out of interest:
How many racers were there?
How long was the course timewise?
What was the format (best of two runs, best of as many runs as you like, one run only etc.)?

Looks like a great event suitable for the vast majority of riders and the majority of bikes.
  • + 1
 There were about 45 racers out for the Super D. Times were around the 20-30 minute mark with he winning time being 18:36. Format was one run with 1 minute intervals but plenty of opportunities to pass and be passed. I would say it was a climbers Super D for sure.
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  • + 5
 Eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the ride.
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  • + 3
 "Look mommy dominated!"

Best line EVER!
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  • + 1
 looks awesome !!! Can't wait to start racing enduro working my way to the big stuff !!!
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  • + 2
 OH my god,TREK SLASH!!!.. what a unable dream Frown
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  • + 2
 really lee? eye of the tiger? nice.
  • + 2
 Haha. I wanted to drive behind some poor schmuck riding up some long long road then blast Eye of the Tiger going behind him. If that isn't a pick me up I don't know what else would be.
  • + 3
 That reminds me of a time when i blasted the Cops theme song while i drove past 5 black gang bangers getting arrested.....i personally thought it was funny...the cops didnt Wink
  • + 1
 oh man that would have been the most epic pick me up of all time. Imagine if someone just followed you around with a boombox, and blasted that song every time you're having a hard time.
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  • + 2
 this is what I wanna do
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  • + 1
 Michelle Lachmann and Queen has a nice ring to it Wink
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  • + 1
 anyone know where i can find pics of the airbag?
  • + 1
 I have some in the photosets - see the links in the story
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  • + 1
 Not one of them was riding a Trek Slash.
  • + 2
 There's on in the last pic
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  • + 1
 only one Cove ?!!!!!
  • + 1
 sadly only one
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