Mountain Bike News
   :: from PinkbikeAug 31, 2002
Lopes and Chausson Take 4X at Worlds Lopes and Chausson Take 4X at Worlds
Anne-Caroline added yet another rainbow jersey to her wardrobe in today's 4X World Championships, while Brian Lopes took the men's event. With an estimated crowd of over 10,000 spectators, Chausson led from start to finish in the final, leaving Katrina Miller, Sabrina Jonnier and Tai Lee Muxlow to battle it out for second, third and fourth. In the men's final, Eric Carter got the holeshot over Lopes, but allowed just enough room for Lopes to pass him in the first turn. Carter then lost a pedal and was relegated to third after the hard charging Cedric Gracia. Michal Prokop of the Czech Republic took fourth while American Brian Schmith, until recently unknown, placed fifth.
   :: from PinkbikeAug 31, 2002
Vouilloz Still Has What it Takes Vouilloz Still Has What it Takes
After missing most of this season because of an injured hand, Nicolas Vouilloz showed he still has what it takes winning his tenth rainbow jersey in Kaprun today. Vouilloz' time of 5:08.53 put him just .54 seconds ahead of last years runner up Steve Peat. Chris Kovarik rounded out the podium while #1 qualifier Cedric Gracia settled for fourth. Johnny Waddell, fresh off his Norba win at Mt Snow, finished fifth. Canadian Dustin Adams was top North American in 17th place. In the women's DH, it was once again all Anne-Caroline Chausson on top of the field, this time followed by Fionn Griffiths and Missy Giove. Tracey Moseley and Sabrina Jonnier rounded out the top five.
   :: from PinkbikeAug 30, 2002
French Dominate DH Seeding at Worlds French Dominate DH Seeding at Worlds
The French took 6 of the top 8 spots in the men's and women's downhill yesterday in Kaprun. Cedric Gracia posted the day's fastest time of 5:23.88 followed closely by Mickael Pascal and reigning World Champion, Nicolas Vouilloz. On the women's side, Anne-Caroline spanked the field crossing the line over 13 seconds ahead of second place qualifier Missy Giove. Nolveen Le Caer and Sabrina Jonnier were third and fourth in the seeding. Dustin Adams was the top Canadian male, qualifying in 35th after crashing twice. Michelle Dumeresq, who recently garnered much mainstream press as a former male, was top Canadian woman in 25th.
   :: from PinkbikeAug 29, 2002
Golden MT 7 Psychosis - Sept 14 and 15 Golden MT 7 Psychosis - Sept 14 and 15
You've seen the videos, you've seen the pictures, and you've heard the stories, now's your chance to experience the real thing. September 14 and 15 brings you the 4th annual Mount 7 Psychosis in Golden BC. Imagine a 12Km downhill race through the roughest and steepest terrain on earth. In the first kilometer of the race you'll be surfing down the mountain, carving between the trees, holding on for your life. And you've only just begun! Average time, 20 minutes. Best time 14:44. This is the best race on the planet, hands down. For 2002, the whole town of Golden is behind the event and in addition to the race, you'll find a Consumer Expo/Trade Fair, on site beer gardens (all proceeds to support Golden trail building), fun events and the best mountainbike vibe you'll ever have the pleasure to experience.


Go to the OFFICIAL 2002 Mt7 Psychosis Website

There are only 200 spots for the race and they are going fast! Go online and register NOW to guarantee a spot.

Online Registration
   :: from Marc ArellanoAug 29, 2002
Butler Update From Norco Butler Update From Norco
You have certainly seen all the press recently, so you know that Darren Butler (Factory Team rider and Team Manager) was injured on Monday August 26th while filming in Kamloops BC. As the mainstream press seem to be blowing this way out of proportion, and there is some incorrect information floating around, we thought we would like to take this opportunity to update and clarify you all out there on what happened and how he's doing.
   :: from mentalAug 29, 2002
Appetite 4 Destruction - Aug 31-Sept 1 Appetite 4 Destruction - Aug 31-Sept 1
Looking for something to do in the lower mainland this weekend? Appetite 4 Destruction is throwing one hell of a party at the Oceanside Motocross Park in Tsawwassen BC. Competitors in many events, including BMX, Vert, Freestyle MX and Dirt Jumping will be vying for over $15000 US in prize money, so you can be sure it'll be an entertaining event. You'll also find a Bikini contest, Freestyle Snowmobiles/Quads, beer gardens, 50cc racing (for the adults and kids), DJ's and live music, hog wrestling, boxing and carnival games. Sounds like a great family event with just enough debauchery for the crazies out there. Visit www.appetite4destruction.com for more information, or check out their promo video (right click and Save As) to get a taste of what's in store.
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   :: from Radek BurkatAug 28, 2002
Drop In report on Darren Butler Drop In report on Darren Butler
We would like to take this chance to clear up some muddy water started by the Kamloops press and other local papers.


On Monday, Aug 26, Darren Butler attempted a large drop/gap in the Kamloops area for the TV show DROPIN. After warming up, Darren gave the go ahead. While riding into the drop the trail gave way causing him to wash out at the edge of the take off, forcing him to make a fast and calculated decision. Darren threw his bike and tried to make the transition but couldn't pull it off, and unfortunately he landed flat on his feet. The injuries were minor in nature only causing damage to his heels. He's doing well and plans to be back on his bike soon.

We all wish him well.

Email Darren with some well wishes and healing vibes at: darrenb@norco.com

   :: from Radek BurkatAug 28, 2002
first full loop on a mountain bike first full loop on a mountain bike
Kona Clump Team Member and star of Freeride Entertainment's films, John Cowan, has successfully completed the first full loop on a mountain bike! Check out this leaked photo from our shooter, Blake Jorgensen.

Watch for the upcoming motion in Disorder III - FREEWHEEL BURNING.
   :: from Martin WhiteleyAug 28, 2002
Greg Minnaar Injured Greg Minnaar Injured
Greg Minnaar has this morning suffered a broken left collar bone in
training for the World Downhill Championships. Following a visit at the
hospital here in Zell am See in Austria, the prognosis is for a recovery in
the next 4 weeks. The break is not complicated and does not require surgery.
Naturally Greg will not be competing in any of the forthcoming events
scheduled for Global Racing but intends to remain in Europe and conduct his
Big Air Training Camp in Spain in October.


   :: from Pist-N-Broke ProductionsAug 27, 2002
Back in the Saddle Premiere - Sept 4 - Burnaby BC Back in the Saddle Premiere - Sept 4 - Burnaby BC
On September 4, Ambrose, Cory and the rest of the Pist-N-Broke Production crew bring you the world premiere of Back in the Saddle at Studebakers in Burnaby.In addition to the premiere, they will have a ton of prizes to be thrown out, a Roach fashion show/giveaway, and a Sterling Lorence slideshow. Live music will be provided by Blinded with hip hop DJ Maximus spinning beats in between. Doors open at 8:00 pm and action at 9:00. Tickets $10 at the door and $8 if you wear some western dud's. If you have any questions call Ambrose at(604) 253-3253.
   :: from Marc ArellanoAug 27, 2002
Norco Team Goods Stolen Norco Team Goods Stolen
The Norco Team Truck was broken into on August 21. Thieves stole a bunch of Team-only products like our Norco Factory Team issue Kenda Stickee tires (24” and 26”, and marked “Norco Factory Team” on the sidewalls), one-of-a-kind new Truvativ Hussefeller cranks (silver in colour), a Team DH Frame (front triangle only), along with a Marzocchi Super-T fork with Black Spire star nut and top cap.


Also taken were our tech support work stands, tools and many spares used to keep many riders happy out at the events we supply neutral tech support at. Our loss is also a loss to all those who rely on Norco’s presence at cycling events around the province.


If you are offered any of these products, or see any of these items up for sale, please immediately notify Peter Stace-Smith or Marc Arellano at Norco with any details. They can be reached at (604)552-2932. Information leading to the return of these items will bring great Karma to the bearer of positive news along with some cool riding swag.

   :: from Ridge SportAug 27, 2002
Ridge Sport Seeks Distributors Ridge Sport Seeks Distributors
Canadian company Ridge Sport is now actively pursuing both U.S. and International Distributors for their complete line of Helmets and Body Armour. Demand has become too great and we can no longer ignore the requests coming from U.S. and International markets. Interested parties can email us at jon@ridgesport.com for more information or check out www.ridgesport.com to get a better understanding of what we offer.
   :: from Bicycle RetailerAug 27, 2002
Volvo/Cannondale End Team Sponsorship Volvo/Cannondale End Team Sponsorship
After nine years sponsoring one of the mountain biking's biggest teams, Volvo and Cannondale will no longer sponsor the Volvo/Cannondale Mountain Bike Team for the 2003 season. The companies said they will explore other cycling partnerships in the future.


"It has been a fantastic run," said Scott Montgomery, Cannondale's vice president of marketing. "We have accomplished everything we set out to do and more. Now it's time to move on to other projects and new challenges."
   :: from James RadkeAug 23, 2002
Alberta Provincial DH - official word Alberta Provincial DH - official word
The official word is in and as of noon thursday, we had 9 registured in the DH, 5 in the DL, compared to 180 in the XC. Most of the riders who have registered were women, one from Japan, the National Champion. We will have to cancel/postpone the DH and the DL Due to the lack of interest from the Commuity. The XC will go ahead.
   :: from Steve FisherAug 22, 2002
Kicking Horse Resort Update Kicking Horse Resort Update
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort gets Golden BC's busy race month under way this weekend with the Kicking Horse Challenge. Russ and his trail crew have been working like mad shaping new lines and massaging existing ones. Unfortunately, some riders have taken it upon themselves to poach lines of their own in the high alpine, forcing Kicking Horse to issue the following release.

"Environmental stewardship is of uptmost importance to Kicking Horse
Mountain Resort. Our network of trails has been designed to incur the
most minimal environmental impact. We are so committed to preserving
the natural environment of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, that if riders
do not stay on the established network of trails, we will discontinue
our mountain biking program completely"


Don't be the one responsible, be the responsible one!
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   :: from Keith WhiteAug 22, 2002
Fundraiser for Coquitlam Bike Park at Lafarge Lake Fundraiser for Coquitlam Bike Park at Lafarge Lake
The Coquitlam Bike Park at Lafarge Lake (British Columbia) is in it's
initial stages of resurrection. The track that currently exists at this
location was never properly finished. The new tenants to the park are
primarily mountain bikers hoping to make the area into a useful and fun park
for all riders. A 4-lane wide track is in planning as well as lots of dirt
jumps and a beginner area for rookies to cut their teeth on. This is the first
fundraiser we are holding and we hope to be digging by as soon as possible.

   :: from Radek BurkatAug 20, 2002
Dropin TV show - Update after Episode 7 Dropin TV show - Update after Episode 7
Traveling and living on the bus over the past 40 days has been great…a little smelly and messy at times, as you can well imagine, but an incredible experience for us all! (see attached photo of bus interior). 8 guys living and traveling in a 10x40 foot bus has been surprisingly easy to handle for most of us. To date I think it’s a close tie between Mike Kinrade and Dylan Tremblay to win the award for the messiest guy on the bus, although the trip’s not over yet and Shawn Denny seems to be gaining ground fast. If it weren’t for Byron Grey (a.k.a. Dad) keeping the boys in line and making sure they clean up after themselves I’m sure things would be looking a lot worse.
   :: from Mark WoloskiAug 20, 2002
Kamloops Bike Camp Special Promotion Kamloops Bike Camp Special Promotion
Featuring: Dangerous Dan Cowen

Dates: August 26, 27, 28, 29th

All-inclusive package includes: Pro Coaching, Lift tickets, accommodations, Recreation Center pass, all meals and most of all, the best time ever!
Discover Sun Peaks and hang out with Dangerous Dan and enhance your freeriding skills. This camp is going to be the main topic of your winter, “I can’t wait to ride again”, stories. Don’t miss out!

For all the details check out the Kamloops Bike Camp website

   :: from PinkbikeAug 19, 2002
NCS Finals Mount Snow NCS Finals Mount Snow
The 2002 NCS finals wrapped up this weekend in Mt Snow, Vermont with John Kirkaldie and Sabrina Jonnier taking the overall downhill titles. In the mountaincross, it was Brian Lopes and Katrina Miller winning the overall titles. Roland Green took his seventh straight NCS win in the men's XC to secure his place in history with the most consecutive wins. Canadian Dustin Adams finished third in the overall DH standings behind young Aussie Mick Hannah.
   :: from Marshall RutmanAug 16, 2002
Race Face's Ultimate Freeride Challenge II Race Face's Ultimate Freeride Challenge II
Race Face is proud to announce the second annual Ultimate Freeride Challenge (UFC) is officially underway! Building on the success of last year’s contest, riders are once again able to submit their own freeride video with the hopes of securing a US$10,000 sponsorship contract with Race Face.
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   :: from Chris BreikssAug 14, 2002
Justin Tilson's Wheelchair Stolen Justin Tilson's Wheelchair Stolen
Justin is paraplegic mountain biker from the North Shore of Vancouver. His custom mountain biking chair was stolen from his garage while he was away last week. Please send this posteraround to your Vancouver friends as he has a TV gig coming up in a couple of weeks and needs his chair back. Maybe somebody will know of it, or where it is and return it to him.

More info on Justin can be found at the following link:

http://www.justintilson.com

   :: from Cro-magAug 12, 2002
B-Team dirty dog adventures: Operation Rossland, Part I B-Team dirty dog adventures: Operation Rossland, Part I
In true B-Team fashion planning for the August long weekend was complete and utter chaos. None the less the plan was set. We’re headed to Whistler….right guys? Wrong…Rossland …no Whistler…Rossland…after some arguing Rossland won out... “It’s cheaper, less driving, less gas and we can camp”. It didn’t take very long to get everyone on board with this idea. As usual, our roadtrips begin on the Thursday of a long weekend (to be a true B-Team member one HAS to take off the Friday in order to lengthen the riding as much as possible).
   :: from PinkbikeAug 12, 2002
Whistler Bike Park Fatality Whistler Bike Park Fatality
On Thursday August 8th, Allen Moore of Langley BC died after crashing at the Whistler Bike Park. Moore, 33, apparently crashed on the last jump of "Crabapple Hits", one of the hill's most popular trails. Moore's full face helmet was destroyed in the crash and he suffered severe trauma to his head and chest. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Allen's family and friends.
   Aug 9, 2002
This just in - Disorder III teaser This just in - Disorder III teaser
That's right, the boys at freeride entertainment are bringing you one of this year's top films Disorder III - Freewheel Burning.
Starring:
Bender, Robbie “Air’ Bourdon, Anne-Caroline Chausson, John Cowan,
Cedric Gracia, Steve Peat, Ryan Leech, Jeff Lenosky, Greg Minnaar, Timo Pritzel, Richie Schley, Joe Schwartz, Wade Simmons, & more.

With a sick new soundtrack featuring:
Fu Manchu, Hoobastank, Unwritten Law, Cypress Hill, Dope, & more

Check out the Disorder III video teaser
(12 MB, Quicktime plug-in needed)

   :: from SEAN JENKINSAug 9, 2002
Giant Bicycles Canada team update Giant Bicycles Canada team update
Canadian National Series finals.
Tucked in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, Fernie Mountain Ski resort hosted the last stop in the Canadian National Series. With some awe inspiring terrain and serious vertical drop the Canadian downhill finals started out steep and fast. One pedal stroke to get going and then it was more about keeping off the brakes. Giant Canada’s Rob Hewitt layed down a solid third place finish, despite losing traction in one corner and laying the bike down Rob kept his composure for the bronze medal...even though the gold could of been his. So far this season Rob’s trend has been the harder the course the better his result, with a third place this weekend and a third place at the first National race in Quebec.
      :: from Radek BurkatAug 8, 2002
Dropin TV show - tales from the road Dropin TV show - tales from the road
Here we sit at Invemere in Byron Grey’s back yard. We have completed location/episode 5 and working on number 6 here at Invemere. We have some really cool locations planned from sea level (lake) to above alpine. We’ll provide an update in a few days once we’ve had a chance to enjoy, and adjust to the heat!
   :: from Rob LindbergAug 7, 2002
New Mountain Cycle ShockWave 9point5 New Mountain Cycle ShockWave 9point5
Mountain Cycle is proud to announce the arrival of a new model to be unveiled at EuroBike and Interbike this year, the ShockWave 9point5. The frameset is a dedicated downhill machine and is the company’s new premier offering for those who want to push the limits on steep and nasty terrain.
      :: from Andrew HinesAug 6, 2002
Inside Brooklyn Machine Works Inside Brooklyn Machine Works
In 1997 I read a small piece on a company from Brooklyn, New York in an issue of Dirt Magazine. The company was called Brooklyn Machine Works. Before BMW was formed, it was just two guys, "Doc" (who gets his nick name from his past profession as a practicing MD) and Joe Avedesian. They were making pedals and rim brakes because they were fed up with breaking the parts they were using. Soon, they found themselves making pedals and brakes as a hobby, and for friends. This was their claim to fame. Alot of people became interested in what they were doing and the demand for their products blossomed, and there it began.
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   :: from Karen PepperAug 6, 2002
Canada Cup Series Champions Crowned Canada Cup Series Champions Crowned
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The top mountain bikers from across North America competed this weekend in the Kokanee Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series Final at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series represents the highest caliber of cycling competition in Canada with venues across the country. As the final event of the series, elite mountain bikers were competing not only for cash prizes, but for the 2002 Overall Canada Cup Series Champion title.
   :: from PinkbikeAug 5, 2002
Durango NCS News and Results Durango NCS News and Results
Missy Giove finally found her form this season and took top honors in the women's DH finishing nearly 8 seconds ahead of second place Lisa Sher. Rounding out the women's podium was Tracey Moseley, Kathy Pruitt and Sabrina Jonnier. On the men's side, it was Chris Kovarik; recently recovered from a broken thumb, rib and bruised kidney besting the field by more than 3 seconds. Kirt Vories, John Waddell, Nathan Rankin and Canada's very own Dustin Adams also found a spot in the limelight. In related DH news, Dustin's Giant teammate, Myles Rockwell announced he'll be retiring at the end of this season.
   :: from PinkBikeAug 2, 2002
Kokanee Canada Cup Finals Set to Go Kokanee Canada Cup Finals Set to Go
Fernie Alpine Resort is geared up and ready to host the Kokanee Canada Cup
Mountain Bike Series Final on August 3 & 4, 2002.
Registrations are flooding in and currently sit at approximately 150
registered participants for the Cross Country, Downhill and Dual Slalom
races. Registered participants in the Cross Country race include 3 of the
top 10 Elite female riders in Canada and 9 of the top 20 Elite male riders.

Read the full sorry on www.fernie.com
   :: from MattAug 2, 2002
Green, Redden sweep mountain bike gold Green, Redden sweep mountain bike gold
Matt Graham passed this news along from the CBC Website.

CBC SPORTS ONLINE - Canada's best-known mountain biker, former world champion Alison Sydor, took a pass on the Commonwealth Games, but that didn't stop Canada from dominating the mountain bike competition in Manchester and sweeping the gold. Read the Full Story
   :: from Mike JohnsonAug 1, 2002
Initial Impressions - Ridge Apex Fullface Helmet Initial Impressions - Ridge Apex Fullface Helmet
When Jon from Ridge walked into the shop the other day with a few of next years helmets to show off to the public I knew right away that this would be my next helmet.
 
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