Bearclaw Invitational 2012 - Warming Up

Aug 3, 2012
by Derek Dix  
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Three things to know as you read this:

1. I'm not here to waste your time.
2. Practice and the Am comp is later today.
3. Pro Comp is on Saturday.

Here's a break-down of how things came together on Thursday. I've been on this mountain for a week now, and finally it's gotten somewhat exciting as things began to ramp up Wednesday night, and Thursday morning.

Alright, let's get to the pictures with some captions, since there's no need for anything long-winded from me...

This is the water happening and how it happens
The course got watered, it's super dry out... So don't smoke if you come to visit, it also ruins the spectacular alpine air quality.

Despite a primed course and riders tent for hanging out everybody was kickin it at the bottom of the course.
Despite having a ready to go course, and an amazing circus / riders tent, everybody hung out right were you arrive on course near the bottom.

Am riding the am line.
Eventually Am's started to practice on their respective line.

I made some banners to keep everyone s sponsors happy.
Custom banners were built to keep the course looking tight and the sponsors stoked.

Got some chicken wings.
Some riders threw down a hard chicken front. I bought it.

Even more chillin... Hope nobody got sun-stroke.
Everybody still kept chillin' near the bottom of the course, and managed to move up onto scaffolding.

Fastest on the track.
Jamie Goldman had the fastest time on the course all day. No surprise.

Wearing black is the best way to be seen in photos.
Aggy wore all black because that's how you properly mob... Just not for a photo. Regardless he won practice by being the first to flip and 3 the jumps.

There was a riders buffet dinner with poutine and a meeting some sort of tv crew and great rider packs to remind them to keep the rubber side down.
The day closed down with a riders buffet / dinner meeting. The riders also got some great packs from EVOC with some goodies to remind them to keep the rubber side down, or ride don't slide or something like that, discuss that in the comments if you wish.

And that's how the first day of the contest unfolds...

More later, hopefully tonight if all goes well.


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 Apparently aggy had a big crash and is gonn be out for at least 8 weeks Frown . Casey just posted it on Facebook.
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 Thanks for the update man..... Poor aggy
  • 35 3
 Wtf is Jamie Goldman doing riding a V-10?? Isn't this a slopestyle event??
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 Bigger bike = Something good?, he must have a few tricks up his sleeve...maybe
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 He's almost certainly brought multiple bikes with him, that one is to smash out runs in the bike park.
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 Hes going for fastest time on the course!
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 Timed runs on a slope course could be pretty entertaining Razz
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 Did it take anyone else a good amount of time to find Aggy in that photo...?
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 yeah I was like "where the hell is Agg.. ohhh" hahaha
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 Back at the Claymore Challenge Jamie rode the course on that same bike and it was pretty sick, he threw a massive front flip over the bottom booter!
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 lol keep the rubber side down... condoms too Wink
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 Yeah JAMIE!!!! Lets see some big bike frontys!
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 V10 with single crown forks may work. Moto whips all the way to first!!!!
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 After seeing pictures from practice I might have to retract my comment, maybe he's getting prepared for Rampage!
  • 19 3
 i bet its going to be semenuk again..
  • 29 0
 Throwing yourself out there with that wild guess, huh? Wink
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 so stoked to go up Saturday and smash out some runs with my wife and then watch the Pro comp all afternoon. Yep that's right I have a wife that rips on a mtb
  • 9 1
 me too bro, she started sending big drops this year
  • 3 0
 Can I borrow her for a little while? My wife won't progress beyond the dirt trails at the town park...
  • 7 1
 lucky f*ckers^
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 mine doesn't ride, but she shuttles me up whenever I want to go for a lap.
  • 21 4
 Whats so cool about having a wife that rides? One of the great things about mountain biking is getting away from the wife!
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 Best thing ever= Chicks that ride!
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 haha Taylor the chicksterminator!
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 Anyone know if its gonna be live?
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 ANY LIVE WEBCAST????????????
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 Hope Messere stays on his bike this time, would love to see him win it
  • 7 3
 "hey specialized punk"
Soderstrom.should win here
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 Big Grin best vid ever!
yeah would be great to see him win
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 Are we actually going to get to see Mike Montgomery and Cam McCaul ride?
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 i checked out practice yesterday, course is super gnarly. saw darren and semenuk send the huge booter and my jaw hit the floor. going to be insane tomorrow.
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 i want to see an edit of the am riders.
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 that is going to be an amazing event wish i could go and see it
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 Will there be a webcast?
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 My money is on Mr. BRETT RHEEDER!!!
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 i couldnt see aggy for ages then but when i did i just thought what a ledgend :p
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 Will there be a Live Stream for the Pro Comp on Saturday? :o
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 Mtn. bikers not smoke.....? Cigarettes anyway...
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 Course looks nuts as ever
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 is it live
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 booters, condoms, and whiskey....should make for an interesting event.
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 I want to be there!!!
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 Soderstrom for the win!
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