Round 2 of the 2016 DVO Winter Gravity Series is now in the books with this past weekends, Mob n Mojave event at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, Nevada. With temperatures in the 70's all weekend and racers coming from as far away as Alaska and the Yukon Territory, many were basking in the warmth as if winter did not exist at all. Not one to bad-mouth winter, but between the temps in the 70's, the sunny skies and a Bootleg Canyon MTB race, this event was hard to pass up in February. Friday was open practice for all 3 of the events disciplines; Super D, Dual Slalom and Downhill. With 276 gravity racers in attendance, this gravity event was off to a festive start.
Greg Gibson racing for Trucker Co & Big Bear Freeriders, took 1st in the Men's Pro with a time of 9:34.06. Greg not only rides for Trucker Co he is the companies owner/operator. A little further down in this story, you will see just one of the many examples how Greg and Trucker Co help support the growing gravity youth scene.
Fast forward just a couple more hours to 1:00 pm on Saturday and the Dual Slalom Seeding Runs are now center stage. Still sporting the DVO green and All Mountain Cyclery (AMC) orange start box from last months State Champs event, all systems were proper and full speed ahead, including All Mountain Cyclery's traditional Pizza Party alongside the race track. The Dual Slalom race had the right atmosphere and AMC always sees to that!
Battling out in the Juniors is Ryan Wischmeyer #94
against Dante Silva #95. Both amazing competitors, but young Mr Silva just edged out Ryan to take a first place in their category in a very exciting race to witness. Just look how fun that looks.
Seen in the photo below is Ryan McGarrity. Ryan is from Irvine, California and rides for TLD and the Path Bike Shop. With a time of 5:39.17, Ryan won the Boy's 11-12. Photo by: Phillip Beckman/PB Creative Photo.
Sadhu Low fully pinned and on his way to his 1st place finish in the Pro/Open Men.
Brian Zimmerman looking rather pro and relaxed here on his way to a 1st in the Men's 29+.
Laketown Gravity's Bryn Bingam always killing on the DS track. Another great picture taken by: Phillip Beckman.
Sunday: The day started off with 8:00 am shuttles for additional open practice, course walks and continued with consistently picture perfect weather. Intense Palmer Project's, Steven the Swaltonator Walton was on fire as usual. The Swaltonator blazed across the finish line in 4:36.35 which made him the fastest Junior Expert of the Day which also earned him the well deserved $100 cash from Trucker Co. That time would have been 4th in the Pro field. Picture by: Phillip Beckman.
Here are some more pictures by event photographer, Ian Cook of Elements of Exposure. Enjoy!
belongs to Fransisco Valle, Men's Category 3/30-39 winner.
belongs to Ian Johnson, Men's Category 3/15-18 winner.
belongs to Ravi Patel, Men's Category 2/19-29 winner.
belongs to, Michael Leavitt, Men's Category 2/40-49 winner.
belongs to Brian Zimmerman, Men's Category 1/30-39 winner.
belongs to Bill Benda, Men's Category 1/40-49 winner.RESULTSPro Women
1st Samantha Kingshill racing for CollegeCyclery/Kali Protectives_5:33.50 from Sacramento, California_wins $250.00 cash
2nd Amanda Wentz racing for Gamut/Fox Clothing_ 6:17.09 from Reno, Nevada_ wins $125.00 cash
3rd Lauren Heitzman racing for Mojo/IXS/Spank/Fox Suspension_ 6:19.49 from Pesacola, Florida_ wins $75.00 cash
Winner of the Men's Downhill was Laketown Gravity's Demetri Triantafillou race plate #35
with the fastest time of the day, 4:27.60.Pro Men
1st Demetri Triantafillou racing for Laketown Gravity_4:27.60_Salt Lake City,Utah_wins $500.00 cash
2nd Bruce Klein racing for Incycle/DVO/Intense_4:28.54_Altadena, California_wins $250.00 cash
3rd Galen Carter racing for Transition Anvl Sram_4:32.28_ Salt Lake City, Utah_ wins $150.00 cash
4th Andrew Flaschenriem racing for Canfield Brother Bikes_4:38.93_Whitefish, Montana_wins $125.00 cash
5th Kyle Hogan racing for Novatec Factory_4:41.18_ Arroyo Grande, California_wins $75.00 cash
Photo of Demetri by: Ian Cook: Elements of Exposure
Full results and how to register early for the DVO Reaper Madness can be found by visiting the official event website: www.downhillmike.com
Made possible by event sponsors: DVO Suspension, Box Components, Promax, Five-Ten, MTBParks.com, Canfield Brothers Bikes, MJT Designs, All Mountain Cyclery, Troy Lee Design, Kore North Bikes, Foes Racing, Ryno Power, ODI Grips, Scurvy Dog Racing, Trucker Co, Bootleg Canyon Flitelinez, Decline Magazine, Team Incycle/DVO/Intense, Kali Protectives, Boulder City Parks Department and the late, Brent Thomson.