Aussie National DH Championships - Day Two Photo Gallery

Mar 13, 2015
by Richard Cunningham  

Mick Hannah is not afraid to boost anything
Mick Hannah, unafraid to boost anything, anywhere.

The atmosphere in the pits was chill today as racers took turns loading into lorries for a crack at taming the Beast of Bright before timed seeding runs begin tomorrow morning. School was in session on course. Dry conditions and steep tracks opened up wheel-swallowing bomb holes and coated both riders and photogs with fine, golden talc - with extra helpings served to the unlucky ones who did not manage to keep the rubber side down.

Troy relaxes between runs with his Mum on the ping pong table
Ping pong with me mum.
Bilt team always have a strong show
Local force to be reckoned with: Bilt bikes.
Take a shot and pass it on
Selfies in the lorry lift
Connor Fearon may have lost his long locks but has found a bunch of strength and fitness this year
Conner puts on his game face.

Newly signed Deity recruit Shelly Flood is looking quick on track today
Newly signed Deity recruit Shelly Flood, looking quick on track today.

Dave McMillan leaves the start hut
Dave McMillan leaves the start hut.

Andrew Crimmins had a mixed Day with a big crash but will be back tomorrow
Andrew Crimmins had a big crash today, but says he will be back tomorrow.

Angus Madden is a old home town riding buddy of mine. Not the best way to come and say hello though.

Bright National DH course 2015
Bright National DH course 2015

Angus Maddern
Did you get that?

Connor using all the travel
Fast? Fearon G's out on a catch berm.

Remy Morton is a beast and showed his rear wheel who is boss today
Remy Morton - out of shape in the steeps.

Tracey Hannah guided some of the girls through some sections today. True sport. LittleTrace13
Tracey Hannah, giuding some of the female racers down the course today. Respect.

The stepdown towards the finish is just a huck after such an exhausting track

Bright National DH course 2015

Troy Brosnan always pinned

Bright National DH course 2015
No need for words

The final chute into the finish pedal fest
Bringing it home: Airing the last chute before the finishing sprint to the line.

See full sized and additonal images in the Day Two gallery.

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Sunday 3:00pm AEST the downhill is being Streamed
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 Do you happen to know if they'll do a replay?
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 Yes the stream will be available for reply afterwards, ill put the link to it in the finals post
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 Thx for the info...much appreciated Smile
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 God bless you champ.
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 Was just checkin' the time...10pm tonight(Saturday) for us West Coast NA types.....Game on!
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 i love australian girls
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 Your welcome.
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 me too!!!!
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 i love girls.
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 Love Straya!
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 i love canadian girls (not beiber tho)
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 nobody in canada likes beiber either
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 And Nickelback i hope!..
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 That photography is very, very good.
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 Those pan/blur shots are incredible.
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 Get them to say 'hey... Take me round the back and show me your deck'.
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 that's New Zealand, don't confuse our accents !
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 She was definitely Australian. I'm pretty sure I wrote that in the Aussie girls thread.. excuse me.. pardon me.. wrong thread.. excuse me.. sorry..
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 Shelly Flood
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 I likes me sum Shelly Flood Smile
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 connor finally got a haircut ay? committed.
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 Is that the new Polygon on Remy Morton hands ? Looks beautiful !
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 Close to production from what I've heard
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 talked to a guy at frostbike who was getting one anyday now...
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 Some mint pics....
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 Killer pics! The excitement is rising like the Phoenix for the season opener. This race quenches the thirst til' then.
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 This light in the woods...
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 Great Shots! Thanks for covering the women too. Total respect for Tracey too!
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 the panning shots are quite well executed..
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 cmon Shelly
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 theres one more variable of this .... id rather not say tho , goddamn gurl
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 Very pretty...looks like she has personality for miles....obviously CAN ride....Winning package...Go Shelley
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 Where is Sam Hill ?????????
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 No Graves?
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 EWS is soon in Rotorua. I'd say he will be preparing for that.
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 Troy takes first, Connor 2nd and Dean Lucas 3rd. Well played Troy - Connor was killing it too, he will podium in world cups this year for sure.
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 They brought back that lame finish pedal?
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 ty It actually wasn't that bad you come in quick enough you could roll easily to the end and there are some fresh berms just above
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 What Kona's snap? If anything comes to mind with Kona its heavy and indestructible.
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 Wish there was a closeup of Fearons 650b Precept.
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flag wuzupjosh (Mar 13, 2015 at 21:36) (Below Threshold)
 why ? its just another grody kona , waiting to snap
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 What Konas have snapped? If anything comes to mind with Kona it's crude durability.
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flag wuzupjosh (Mar 13, 2015 at 22:15) (Below Threshold)
 i know two people who have snapped carbon operators , and my buddy also snapped an alu one from a few yrs ago , remember how bender got off kona cuz he broke too many ? and why andreu only was on kons for , what was it a year i think ? mby 2
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 You are terribly misinformed, Josh. Bender was riding when I started tracking the sport... 13 years ago, (you were still in diapers), and I don't recall him riding anything but Karpiel. Andreu was also with Kona for at least 2 or 3 year there, and he didnt leave due to broken frames.
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 Pretty sure I've seen more demos break than konas in the last couple years
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 i deffinately not vouching for demos either
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 I've never seen a broken Demo either. And those are the two most fun bikes I've ridden.
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 I have a buddy that's broken two. I work for a huge specialized dealer so I guess that might be why. To be fair though, with how many bikes we sell I see a pretty even rate of cracks and assorted problems.
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 Cracking photos @kaneophoto excellent panning
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 Connor puts the fear on! Take 1 for Team Kona. Good luck!
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 I love "did you get that?" comment, LMAO
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 Who needs a lot of words when you have pictures like this!!! Well done photographers.
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 Connor's new hair cut looks NEAT! Go Kona Riders!
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 troy by 0.21

no one else seemed to show up. Did Hannah crash?
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 I think from memory he was 6th or 7th? Not 100% but sure I read it.

Troy 1 / Connor 2
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 live stream is pathetic. just showing the fire road finish.

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