Video: Australian National Series Preview

Jan 13, 2014
by Captyvate Media  
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2014 Australian MTB National Series Dates

Round 1: January 17-19, Eagle Park, Adelaide, SA

Round 2: February 7-9. Mt Buller, VIC

Round 3: February 21-23, Thredbo, NSW

National Championships: March 6-10, Bright, VIC


The Australian National Series has been attracting elite mountain bikers for over 20 years. Stay tuned to Pinkbike to catch the highlights from all the DH racing action.

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67 Comments

  • + 62
 The shoe at 1:23 haha
  • + 24
 Finally! Proper use of slomo..
  • - 48
flag amosmo (Jan 13, 2014 at 13:50) (Below Threshold)
 Do I know you? haha
  • + 40
 That doesn't matter on this website.
  • + 9
 There was an Iraqi journalist at that race...
  • - 2
 ^Best comment ever Worm-Burner!
  • + 2
 Can i just point out that we're holding a World Cup in Cairns and MTBA can't seem to get nationals event going up there. 4 races for such a large country really is a piss poor effort.
  • + 1
 Spot on Hoolydooly where is the WA or QLD race
  • + 1
 Exactly, sam hill was born and bread there. There must be some decent trails.
  • + 12
 Who throws a shoe? Honestly! -- Austin Powers

www.youtube.com/watch?v=an0bVaTjF_Y
  • + 6
 Hard to detect your sarcasm (suspect some may be present) but just to clear things up..
The shoe literally flew off upon impact of the crash. Was quite a site.
  • + 5
 And I thought terrorists threw it Razz
Thanks for clearing that up for me Wink
  • + 0
 Now that's sarcasm! Wooooohahahhaahahhaha! Brilliant.
  • + 2
 Tough crowd. Yes, I know it was from a crash - a crash in which I hope the rider was not injured.
  • + 11
 No I'm not suffering from DH withdrawal NZ national series has already started.
  • + 7
 OMG I could be mountain biking in New Zealand right now. I need to win the lotto.
  • + 3
 This is Australia.
  • + 13
 Ha! Someone finally confused Australia as being a part of New Zealand! Small win for our tiny country!
  • + 5
 That's not amusing..... Ok a little bit
  • + 1
 But... is it a good thing?
  • + 2
 Wait a minute. First of all, I know the difference between Australia and New Zealand. I got family in Australia. I said New Zealand because I want to go to New Zealand and ride. Go from the tropical North to the mountains of a cold Middle Earth landscape in the South. Rent a caravan and camp on the side of the road every night.
  • + 1
 Just a funny comment on a video about Australia, I guess. That trip sounds awesome, btw. I'd love to find the time to do something like that!
  • + 1
 Unfortunately for many of us that is a once in a lifetime trip.
  • + 5
 In Europe there is miserable weather and temperatures under the zero and yeah, in january they gonna race on dusty tracks in Australia , you lucky bastards! Big Grin
  • + 10
 actually it's warm in europe, way too hot for skiing
  • + 5
 we have -5 C now and the first snow came last night. But i feel it is really welcoming. Its time to heal the body and fix the bikes.
(I´ve been riding 4 days a week since may 8th 2013 - january 11th 2014 and building tracks too so for me, winter is welcome anyway. Its even more fun to ride the bike when you had a hiatus from it).
  • + 7
 well it's fucking cold in newcastle!
  • + 2
 -30 in banff atm, bike season ended a long time ago...
  • + 5
 always bike season in so cal haha
  • + 10
 Lucky? In Adelaide where the first round is being held - yesterday was 40ºC, today is 42, tomorrow is 43, Thursday is 43 but cooling down to 40 on Friday for the first day of DH...ever been riding in 40+ºC heat?

That being said, we were up at Eagle park last weekend, it's in good condition and the new jump line is awesome.

Oh, and if that French guy wearing POC gear on the black carbon Mojo? is on pinkbike, thanks for helping me out after I snapped a gear cable and my mate had ridden off with my toolkit, cheers dude!
  • + 5
 At the moment if I go for a ride I'll come home with more dust than bike. Also you have to be careful because snakes are out and they aren't all little garden snakes, they're big brown snakes and red belly black snakes.
  • + 1
 Those snakes really help you improve bunny hopping. Watched a bloke brake and stop right on top of one and of course he then freaked out. I was to worried at the time but laughed hard with him afterwards.
  • + 2
 Yeah why isn't the DH series held in the winter. I only ride in summer enough to keep fit and to test the lines I'm building for winter after beating the ground a lot for Dugites, King Browns and Tigersnakes. Used to have similar problems with water mocassans when I lived in Florida but, at least it rained a bit and there wasn't any ball bearing gravel. Someone really needs to invent a cooling system for use with full DH gear. 661 used to have some kind of fancy neck sponge but they don't sell them anymore.
  • + 4
 The nut buster at the end is my worst nightmare. Hope your all right brother.
  • + 4
 That first crash looked like a neck breaker
  • + 0
 I think I heard his clavicle snap! Ouch! Oh, and congrats on the first ever POD with a side-arm.
  • + 4
 MY SHOE!!!!!!!!! NOO!!!!
  • + 3
 This is going to be a good year, lots of unknowns starting to rip and keep the top riders on their toes.
  • + 1
 But I'm still putting my money on Mr Hill getting back to his wild winning ways. Having said that, Mic could take it too.
  • + 3
 made me think of this lol www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwxIjQZF98
  • + 2
 really but where is sam hill?
  • + 1
 58 second mark I think
  • + 2
 Spot on
  • + 1
 Gutted, long term illness, forcing retirement from riding. My life is over.
  • + 5
 Its not called retirement, its called taking up xc riding - it happens to the best of us! The pros go over to Enduro
  • + 1
 faceplant into mudd puddle, yess
  • + 1
 the shoe flying across the screen at 1:22 is priceless lol
  • + 1
 29 seconds, that's when my cousin broke his wrist.
  • + 1
 Must be lovely to ride in the dry and warm - I may move over
  • + 1
 I thought they might use Cairns this year??
may be next
  • + 1
 that just remided me of how much i'm missing racing
  • + 2
 No Canberra venue?
  • + 1
 Yeah I thought that was weird to, Stromlo is almost always part of the national series
  • + 1
 Agree. I love to watch the DH at Stromlo. Last year during the storm was just awesome. Sparks were flying in the wet gloomy rock garden
  • + 2
 shoe flying into orbit
  • + 1
 That first crash
  • + 1
 Yeah looked like it would have hurt a bit!
  • + 1
 Song name??
  • + 1
 Encoder by Pendulum. 2 seconds in, bottom left Smile
  • + 1
 just straight carnage
  • + 1
 great! Very nice riding!
  • - 2
 Superman front flip 30secs ooosh also bikerider444 your a

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