Photo Epic: The Final Chapter - World Cup DH Val di Sole, Track Walk

Aug 20, 2015
by Dave Trumpore  




Here it is, the final round of the 2015 World Cup and we are in one of the most storied venues of them all. Val Di Sole. Known for hosting one of the most rowdy and technical downhill tracks on the planet, Val Di Sole is easily one of the best places to sort the final standings in this year's World Cup battle.

We arrive here with the Women's and Junior titles already decided, but second and third spots are still up for grabs in both categories. While in the Men's race, Aaron Gwin has pulled a strong lead on Greg Minnaar and Loic Bruni. Though mathematically all three have a shot at the title, crashes, injuries, and mechanicals could easily factor in on these treacherous slopes to leave the door wide open for the competition to capitalize. Gwin has all the momentum coming off a win in Windham and has been on the top step in Val Di Sole two times before, while Loic is fired up to take his long overdue first WC win, and Greg who has never won here could spoil the show for both. And while well down in the points, Gee has won twice here as well and is looking to grab his first win and some confidence going into World Champs. In the women's race, Rachel is the odds on favorite with Emmeline Ragot out with injury, but a strong and motivated Myriam Nicole wants nothing more than to repeat her victory on these same slopes from 2011.

As for the track it's as legendary as ever.

The start has been moved up the hill a bit and riders hit a few fast bermed corners before dropping into the steep woods. Gone is the gnarly opening chute of years past that had become more rock than dirt and entirely too dangerous. In its place is a less steep but more tech and twisty opening that joins the old track about a third of the way down. From there it is the classic steep and gnarly woods that Val Di Sole is famous for. Not one section is straight forward, and often the good line dropping into a section ends in roots and rocks, and the clean exit requires a setup on a less obvious and more difficult line. Adding to the difficulty are the endless rocks and roots of a track almost entirely in the woods that makes memorizing each section extremely difficult. Fatigue and arm pump will surely be a factor, and only the strongest riders will be able to stay fast and smooth while pushing all the way to the bottom.

Another factor will surely be the weather this week as the Sole seems to have gone on holiday from the Val Di Sole and the forecast calls for clouds and chance of rain almost every day. With the gnarliest track of the year mixed with ever changing weather and all to play for, it is guaranteed to be a World Cup finale for the record books.


The Final Chapter Track Walk Val Di Sole

The weather moves in and out at a rapid pace here in the Italian mountains.
  The weather moves in and out at a rapid pace here in the Italian mountains.

Everyone was super happy to find we now have lift-off right out of the lift station. Especially the mechanics who previosuly had to carry rollers up and down from the start gate.
  Everyone was super happy to find we now have lift-off right out of the lift station. Especially the mechanics who previously had to carry rollers up and down to the start gate.

Loose as they come Wyn of the Masters walks the new high-speed albeit slightly foot-path inspired top section.
  Loose as they come, Wyn of the Masters walks the new high-speed, albeit slightly foot-path inspired, top section.

After a quick section of open turns it is into the deep and dark woods for almost the entire track.
  After a quick section of open turns, it is into the deep and dark woods for almost the entire track.

A mighty nest of rock and root to greet you as you dive into the forest... Where else but all-time classic VDS
  A mighty nest of rock and root to greet you as you dive into the forest... Where else but all-time classic VDS?

Track walk once again looking like a bit of a track stand. With the UCI not opening the tracks until mid afternoon this year things can get a bit congested
  Track walk once again looking like a bit of a track stand. With the UCI not opening the tracks until mid afternoon this year things can get a bit congested.

Boulders really mean boulders here at VDS.
  Boulders really mean boulders here at VDS.

Everbody lifts here bro.
  Everybody lifts here, bro.

Tracey Hannah tries to find a line between the rocks roots and riders on track.
  Tracey Hannah tries to find a line between the rocks, roots, and riders on track.

It s not the mud that will be the biggest issue here. It i the slippery roots and rocks underneath.
  It's not the mud that will be the biggest issue here. It is the slippery roots and rocks underneath.

World Cup points leader Aaron Gwin scopes out his line under the constant scrutiny of the competition.
  World Cup points leader Aaron Gwin scopes out his line under the constant scrutiny of the competition.

The Final Chapter Track Walk Val Di Sole

Sniping celebrities from behind the woodwork.
  Sniping celebrities from behind the woodwork.

A fair bit more natural than anything you saw on re-runs of Baywatch.
  There may be a couple of very brief boardwalk sections, but overall raw and natural are the names of the games, in signature Val di Sole fashion.

Slippery when wet We hope not.
  Slippery when wet? We hope not.

The Final Chapter Track Walk Val Di Sole

Marcelo Gutierrez and his Giant teammates discuss the multiple line options on track.
  Marcelo Gutierrez and his Giant teammates discuss the multiple line options on track.

Truly a sight for sore eyes. The Italian forest loam makes for some of the most beautiful terrain on the planet.
  Truly a sight for sore eyes. The Italian forest loam makes for some of the most beautiful terrain on the planet.

Pekoll going full jedi attempting to absorb the twisted upper sections into the old noggin.
  Pekoll going full Jedi, attempting to absorb the twisted upper sections into the old noggin.

Guess who.
  Guess who.

Despite the daily rain the dense woods still have a few sections made of beautiful loam.
  Despite the daily rain, the dense woods still have a few sections made of beautiful loam.

No bike park trails here.
  No bike park trails here.

In past years Hart has managed 7th 6th and 2nd here at Val di Sole and looked extra dangerous at all times.
  In past years, Hart has managed 7th, 6th and 2nd here at Val di Sole and looked extra dangerous at all times.

Some sections have an obvious good line. This is not one of those sections.
  Some sections have an obvious good line. This is not one of those sections.

Ratty seems to be back on top of his game and has some happy memories on Italian dirt... not least leading out Sam Dale and Remi Thirion here in 2008 to storm the junior Worlds by over 7 seconds.
  Ratty seems to be back on top of his game and has some happy memories on Italian dirt... not least leading out Sam Dale and Remi Thirion here in 2008 to storm the junior Worlds by over 7 seconds.

Then the track gets steep... Exclamation mark.
  Then the track gets steep... Exclamation mark.

The bottom half of the track is the definition of technical and steep.
  The bottom half of the track is the definition of technical and steep.

Multiple lines everywhere here in Val Di Sole.
  Multiple lines everywhere here in Val Di Sole.

Fresh of his King of Crankworx title Bernard Kerr helps point out the good lines to his friends and teammates.
  Fresh of his King of Crankworx title, Bernard Kerr helps point out the good lines to his friends and teammates.

There is talk of a few top guys that this could be one massive step down. The takeoff being the log drop and the landing at the stump just below the riders pictured here.
  There is talk of a few top guys that this could be one massive step down. The takeoff being the log drop and the landing at the stump just below the riders pictured here.

Point 26... intimidated
  Point 26... intimidated?

Spot your line between all the feet.
  Spot your line between all the feet.

Greg Williamson approves.
  Greg Williamson approves.

Steep fast and rough. Val Di Sole is one of the best tracks of the year in the opinion of many.
  Steep, fast and rough. Val Di Sole is one of the best tracks of the year in the opinion of many.

The Final Chapter Track Walk Val Di Sole

Third in the juniors here in 2013 and at the end of a great elite season Gwin s buddy Luca Shaw is one to watch.
  Third in the juniors here in 2013 and at the end of a great elite season, Gwin's buddy, Luca Shaw, is one to watch.

Early signs suggest we are headed towards carnage... the greasy kind.
  As of the end of trackwalk, signs suggest we are headed towards carnage... the greasy kind.

Wizard or Mary Poppins
  The man, the myth... the Wizard. With a Mary Poppins twist.

Summer s gone.
  Milk was a bad choice and so were flip-flops. Summer's gone.

The fade drop into the last turns has been souped up and should see some fairly obscene air-time by the weekend.
  The fade drop into the last turns has been souped up and should see some fairly obscene air-time by the weekend.

We re imagining more like 40 than 20 .
  We're imagining more like '40' than '20'.

Probably the most famous corner on the planet.
  Probably the most famous corner on the planet.

A baron race-scape ready to be transformed into a packed-out arena where history will be made. The 2015 WC season is all over come Saturday.
  A barren race-scape ready to be transformed into a packed-out arena where history will be made. The 2015 WC season is all over come Saturday.

The rain beginning to really hammer down over the finish jump.
  The rain beginning to really hammer down over the finish jump.

All eyes and just about every camera are on Aaron Gwin right now.
  All eyes and just about every camera are on Aaron Gwin right now.

Danny Hart still hasn t thrown the kind of punch he hoped to this season. VDS is the last chance saloon to start a brawl.
  Danny Hart still hasn't thrown the kind of punch he hoped to this season. VDS is the last chance saloon to start a brawl.

Brosnan s not going to let anyone team mates or otherwise walk away with this one. He hit the podium here in 2013 and in 2011 and with no chance of taking overall this time only the win will do.
  Brosnan's not going to let anyone, team mates or otherwise walk away with this one. He hit the podium here in 2013 and in 2011 and with no chance of taking overall, this time only the win will do.

As the rain began to fall at the close of the day the mechanics began their quite preparation for tomorrow and what will surely be a rowdy day of practice.
  As the rain began to fall at the close of the day, the mechanics began their quite preparation for tomorrow and what will surely be a rowdy day of practice.

Convincing ad but now what about rust
  Convincing ad, but for now it's rust we're starting to worry about.

The Final Chapter Track Walk Val Di Sole
  Johannes Fischbach stocks up on Dirty Dans at the Schwalbe pit, ready for a messy day on the hill tomorrow.

All lined up and ready to go.
  All lined up and ready to go.

The Devil is in the details and on a track like Val Di Sole nothing is left to chance.
  The Devil is in the details, and on a track like Val Di Sole nothing is left to chance.

Do not be afraid. Sam Blenkinsop welcomes visitors into the Norco pit.
  Do not be afraid. Sam Blenkinsop welcomes you in from the rain to the Norco pit.

Right on schedule the threatening skies opened up just as riders were finishing up track walk.
  Right on schedule the threatening skies opened up just as riders were finishing up track walk.

No chances are taken at the Mondraker pit on a course as brutal as this one... Sealant keeps the tubeless tires welded to the DT rims.
  No chances are taken at the Mondraker pit on a course as brutal as this one... A special blend of extra strong sealant keeps the tubeless tires welded to the DT rims.

As mechanics did their thing to cope with the mud so did many of the riders.
  As mechanics did their thing to cope with the mud, so did many of the riders.

As the saying goes... Look after the pennies and the 25 000 look after themselves. Bernard Kerr knows.
  As the saying goes... Look after the pennies and the $25,000 look after themselves. Bernard Kerr knows.

Deep summer in Italy or deep winter in Transylvania
  Deep summer in Italy or deep winter in Transylvania? You decide.

Summer s dead.
  Summer seems to be flat-lining just a little bit...

After a day of clouds and rain this was the parting view. Leaving us optimistic that we might just see the sun Val Di Sole is famous for tomorrow.
  After a day of clouds and rain, this was the parting view. Leaving us optimistic that we might just see the sun Val Di Sole is famous for tomorrow.




About the Photographers


Dave Trumpore • Age: 35 • Years Shooting: 4
Dave spent the bulk of the past 17 years racing professionally before realizing that despite qualifying for the random World Cup final here and there, the next generation was just way too fast and way more talented. Upon hanging up his racing boots in 2010, it would be a few years until Dave picked up a camera and started shooting the odd race here and there as a way to stay in touch with all the friends he had made over the years, and the rest as they say is history. In just a few years time his photos have graced the pages of just about every MTB magazine and major media outlet, while his commercial client list includes a who's who of the cycling industry, and he is lucky enough to shoot regularly with some of the best riders on the planet. Currently at Pinkbike, Dave shoots the Downhill WC and the Enduro World Series as well as contributing to the occasional editorial story.


Matthew Delorme • Age: 40 • Years Shooting: 8
Matthew DeLorme is just one of Pinkbike’s motley crew of World Cup Photographers. He currently lives out of a Ogio bag, and calls the road his home. Delorme works for Trek Bicycle, covering their MTB racing programs. He can usually be found laying in the dirt trackside, cracking jokes and saying things that make little to no sense. He enjoys capturing accessory moments and the journey every bit as much as catching the action shot.


Nathan Hughes • Age: 28 • Years Shooting: 2
Nathan Hughes was snared as mainstay Pinbike media crew for the 2013 World Cup season and has been trapped behind the lens and the keyboard ever since. In between the biggest bike events of the year Nathan can be found on client shoots, making far-off travel stories and trying to catch a moment to spin the pedals himself. A great appreciation of the wilderness, the fear of a normal life and the quest for the perfect picture will have him hooked and looking to raise the bar for years to come.


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109 Comments

  • + 70
 For the picture with the caption 'There is talk of a few top guys that this could be one massive step down. The takeoff being the log drop and the landing at the stump just below the riders pictured here.' There better be a camera placed here, that drop is going to be amazing!
  • + 81
 Inside Gwin's mind: stiff suspensions and 2 drops of chain lube on both rotors
  • + 7
 sam hill.
  • + 6
 They need to stop walking and start running already. Clear the track for Claudio.
  • + 33
 Excited does not begin to describe how I feel!!!
  • + 4
 for sure man, favorite track of all time for me, so stoked to soak it all in
  • + 1
 I just can't contain myself, I am too exited. This gonna be great.
  • + 5
 hope no one gets hurt. Good luck to all the riders
  • + 30
 He better stock up on those schwalbes, he will only get half a run in before the knobs fall off.
  • - 32
flag RealC (Aug 19, 2015 at 22:34) (Below Threshold)
 Ah you're thinking of Maxxis
  • + 7
 just stop skiding, and your knobs will last
  • + 1
 So true. My hans damph knobs were shredded like flaps of skin after just a few rides. Snake skin sidewall tore on the rear and burst along a seem in the front. Worst quality i've ever seen. Need to see if schwalbes will warranty...
  • + 1
 @dfiler- Definitely get them warrantied. That was a past issue with Schwalbe tires. They are the best gripping and rolling tires out there.
  • + 3
 Got at least 20 rides on my Hans Dampf's and they look pretty mint still. I've been riding at least fairly hard trails on them and seems to be wearing no faster than my high roller. Surprised to hear they're having these issues as everyone I know who rides them likes them.
  • + 1
 There must have been one or more productions runs that had serious problems with de-laminating layers. The reports of this are widespread. Not sure how they're handling it though. Bad production runs happen to every company. What matters is how they handle the situation for customers who received bad product. We'll see...
  • + 3
 @Zachmozach same for me, i don't feel they wear faster than my previous maxxis. I mean, if you use a soft rubber compound it's normal to have few cuts and few damaged knobs...
  • + 17
 Hmmm...could THIS be the race where Danny Hart wins his first world cup? If the weather stays craptastic, I would not bet against him. He should podium no matter the conditions, methinks. Whatever happens, they couldn't have picked a better track to end the season on.

Also, Peaty's back - FTW!!!!!!
  • + 2
 No Athertons walking the track?
  • + 4
 @reverend Didn't see any umbrella.
  • + 12
 i hear the UCI banned them after Gee attacked Thirion with one.
  • + 21
 Welcome to Val di Rain
  • + 18
 Those boardwalks look hell sketchy in the wet.
  • + 6
 but they're obviously covered in chicken wire...
  • - 3
 ...chicken wire, that will endure the first 20 aggressive riders only
  • + 3
 I'm hoping someone successfully gaps from the first boardwalk turn to the last!
  • + 1
 Is it allowed to jump over a taped section as long as you don't break the tape?
  • + 2
 So ya'll see Peaty's leg? Thanks to the boardwalk.
  • + 17
 In 6 hours i will be there.. xcited much!
  • + 12
 CLAUDIOOO where R u ?
  • + 4
 "A baron race-scape ready to be transformed into a packed-out arena where history will be made. The 2015 WC season is all over come Saturday"

I believe you meant barren? Unless the Baron of Val Di Sole is racing hehe.

In Italy, barone was the lowest rank of feudal nobility except for that of signore or vassallo (lord of the manor). The title of baron was most generally introduced into southern Italy (including Sicily) by the Normans during the 11th century. Whereas originally a barony might consist of two or more manors, by 1700 we see what were formerly single manors erected into baronies, counties or even marquisates. Since the early 1800s, when feudalism was abolished in the various Italian states, it has often been granted as a simple hereditary title without any territorial designation or predicato. The untitled younger son of a baron is a nobile dei baroni and in informal usage might be called a baron, while certain baronies devolve to heirs male general. Since 1948 titles of nobility have not been recognised by the Italian state. In the absence of a nobiliary or heraldic authority in Italy there are, in fact, numerous persons who claim to be barons or counts without any basis for such claims. Baron and noble (nobile) are hereditary titles and, as such, could only be created or recognised by the kings of Italy or (before 1860) the pre-unitary Italian states such as the Two Sicilies, Tuscany, Parma or Modena, or by the Holy See (Vatican) or the Republic of San Marino. Beginning around 1800, a number of signori (lords of the manor) began to style themselves barone but in many cases this was not sanctioned legally by decree, while there was even less justification in the holder of any large (non-feudal) landed estate calling himself a baron. Nevertheless, both were common practices. In most of peninsular Italy the widespread medieval introduction of the title was Longobardic, while in Sicily and Sardinia it was coeval with Norman rule some centuries later, and one referred to the baronage when speaking of landed nobles generally. The heraldic coronet of an Italian baron is a jewelled rim of gold surmounted by seven visible pearls, set upon the rim directly or upon stems; alternately, the French style coronet (entwined in a string of small pearls, with or without four bigger visible pearls set upon the rim) is used.
  • + 7
 Beat me to it!
  • + 1
 But do we know who is gonna get the crown(s) on sunday?
  • + 7
 Nice word for word copy of the Wikipedia definition of baron. If you are going to be a grammar Nazi, you should at least sight your source to avoid a much more serious offense know as plagiarism. Wikipedia has that definition too if you are not familiar ;-)
  • - 1
 Cite, not sight.
  • - 5
flag fasian (Aug 20, 2015 at 15:00) (Below Threshold)
 @davetrump. Maybe I'll put it quotations to make you happy. This isn't a fourth year undergrauate paper so "citing" my sources isn't very critical. As you quickly found out, Google can tell you where I sourced that info anyway. Some of us here have a university education and appreciate the proper usage of words, correct grammar and spelling. But I can see you're still working on that Wink
  • + 4
 Actually smart ass I finished university long ago. It has nothing to do with anyone education level. You picked on Nathan's comment over one word being misspelled/misused and decided that quoting a lengthy article lifted straight from Wikipedia was the way to make yourself look soooo much more intelligent than him or the editors who proofed the article. You're just another sad grown man hiding behind a keyboard, who hasn't realized that no level of education can but you class. Justifying yourself based on your perception that you've attained a higher level of education, and therefore are entitled to be a pompous ass just makes you even more of an ass.
  • - 4
flag fasian (Aug 20, 2015 at 18:30) (Below Threshold)
 Copy and paste bro. It's the way of today. I won't engage with you any further as you appear to be the internet hero with your comments above. Take a step back for a minute a breathe man, you're a professional and a representative of this website and you should act accordingly. Take the high road whether you ego will let you or not. I wasn't attacking the people who wrote/edited the article but myself (and others) noticed the error and pointed it out (in jest).

You're in the same age bracket as me (according to your profile) and you're calling me the sad grown man...........I'm sure we could talk about this more over a cold beer. I hope you response doesn't resemble your previous two as defensive as they were. Keep calm and ride on.

And like Keyser Soze, I'm gone.
  • + 3
 Ahhhh yes.... The classic "I was just kidding" backpedal from the Internet troll, followed by an "I leaving". Let me be the first to say good riddance. It's always better to have one less of your kind represented here.
  • - 4
flag fasian (Aug 20, 2015 at 19:33) (Below Threshold)
 Did some one shit in you're camera bag Dave? Cuz you're coming off as a defensive loser who's can't handle a joke........ directed at somebody else.........on the Internet. There how do you like dem apples?
  • + 3
 Haha, You really are one class act.... keep banging those keys.
  • - 2
 Lol baron
  • + 2
 Well, @fasian, I have a PhD, am younger than you, and think you're being an ass. Want to bring my education into question when I suggest that you lay off these photographers who are working very hard just to bring you timely and comprehensive coverage each day? Perhaps you would like to volunteer to edit their captions at 2am after they finish editing and uploading their media following a long, physical day on the hill? Just to avoid potential typos, ensure proper grammar, and perform a spellcheck, of course. You may want to apply those tasks to your own comments prior to making further criticisms (or, jokes, as you say); using terms like "cuz" and "dem" really makes it difficult to take you seriously.
  • - 3
 @C9H13NO3 no I will not challenge you. It's a waste of time. Glad you got your shot in because it is the Internet and all.

"Perhaps you would like to volunteer to edit their captions at 2am after they finish editing and uploading their media following a long, physical day on the hill?"

Maybe they shouldn't be so quick to post their articles without double, triple, even quadruple checking their writing. The pressures they are under are immense no doubt, especially at PB, where the "gotta be first" attitude is quite prevalent.

Measure twice, cut once.
  • - 3
 Haven't you seen Good Will Hunting? YOU'D LOVE IT. The internet is crying today........
  • + 3
 Sorry, not making the connection. I was 11 when that movie came out, haven't seen it. Unfortunately for them, it's a catch-22. Post too quickly with typos, get flamed by jackasses for spelling errors. Post too late, jackasses complain that it took too long to get their free coverage. Which is worse?
  • - 3
 You're new to this internet thing. Watch the movie you'll get the quote.
  • - 3
 Oh and nothing is free.
  • + 3
 Moral high-ground fallacy and a red herring?! (You're paying for PB? I think you're doing it wrong.)
  • - 1
 Sorry I hated English literature. I was more of a history buff.
  • + 2
 You must be new to this logic thing.
  • - 2
 Ha no I don't pay for PB. I do however, pay into the industry that pays for the advertisement that keeps PB rolling though, so extract from that what you will.
  • + 0
 I'm not really the Vulcan type.
  • + 8
 Marcelo gutierrez!!!!!
  • - 5
flag Mirks Plus (Aug 19, 2015 at 19:22) (Below Threshold)
 He is ready and if focused can podium. I told him that on Sat at Crankworkxs
  • + 8
 glad you told him
  • + 5
 Possibly the best set of photos ever published. Now, let's see some of the XC course.
  • + 7
 Thanks PB for you, just mention XC and someone starts the hate and neg props you.
  • - 12
flag rrsport (Aug 19, 2015 at 20:55) (Below Threshold)
 Yea for a mountain bike website its full of brain dead DHers
  • - 1
 They started off the season with such good xc coverage, the last few rounds have been a bit lacking, give us more bike checks and practice coverage
  • + 11
 It's really only one guy who covers XC. I think he, and PB, are doing their best to get you as much coverage as possible; it's tough at the dual rounds with both XC and DH in one weekend. Those guys are out working sunrise till long after everyone goes to sleep, but they can't be in two places at once.
  • + 8
 "Brain dead DHers" Cos yeah, DH is all about switching your brain off and just mashing those pedals, while xc is more about skill, line choice, forward planning and balancing risk/control...
  • + 5
 find a penny, pick it up, come race day you'll have good luck.... or at least an additional penny to put in your pocket.
  • + 6
 Crank it up f*ckers
  • + 2
 I hope so badly that it rains. Of course not for the carnage... But if wether is good i have to work... And i live just an hour from vds ????
  • + 4
 I got a boner just looking at this track
  • + 3
 This track is viagra for downhillers.
  • + 3
 Well... This was the hottest summer ever here in Italy... and now for the World Cup... "winter is coming..."
  • + 3
 Oh boy! This is going to good. I would not be upset with an "upset" at the top step of the podium.
  • + 4
 Eliot Jackson in the loafers! lol
  • + 4
 The photographers are AWESOME!!!!!
  • + 3
 Gwin, will win, but watch out for Danny Hart if its wet.
  • + 3
 Best pants and shoes award goes to Eliot Jackson!
  • + 3
 My insides are happy !!!!
  • + 3
 Baron race arena should be Barren race arena yo!
  • + 3
 It´s getting to an end... Frown
  • + 4
 yes it is sad. This year was fantastic all the time about everything, maybe the best I can recall.
  • + 3
 sorry mate , the tracks have been great but I think there's been more memorable seasons: Ratboy stepping it up last year, Stevie smiths WC overall, Gee just edging out Minnaar on the last run of the season.

at the end of the day, all the titles have effectively been wrapped up already; this isn't Minnaar's track and Gwin is on fire

still been a great season though, for the chainless run and Minnaar's semi-comeback if nothing else!
  • + 3
 I think it's been a great season, Chainless Gwin, Ratboy coming back (put that in contrast to Stevie), Marcelo Podiuming, Bruni so close to his first WC win (although is a negative but it adds to the excitement), Gwin winning by almost a 4 second margin taking away Minnar from the hotseat, Minnar also won on a track when we least expect it. Awesome season in my books.
  • + 2
 for me too! We had a great and balanced season.
  • + 1
 I'm just going to leave this here...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYgAX6D43Q

Come on Danny!
  • + 2
 One of the best PhotoEpics ever!! I am so excited for this weekend!!!
  • + 2
 What's in the calking gun?! I need to glue my tires as well.
  • + 1
 silicon will glue them on there well and good - you'd have to cut them off with a knife after
  • + 3
 lets go Bruni!!!!!
  • + 0
 Want to pick him badly on the OTB contest, but every time I do he winds up in 2nd. I'll pick someone else this time! Smile
  • + 0
 May the best man win ..(womens is over).
Mind that boulder.
Gwins face is in Semenuk mode.
DH season over in 48 hours, please can we have more races ????
  • + 1
 These photo epics keep getting better and better. Can't wait for Saturday.
  • + 1
 Val Di Sole in the wet. Saturday will be awesome!
  • + 1
 a little mud in your shoelace won't hurt
  • - 3
 Methinks PB might've wanted to inform us minions of the variables surrounding the WC.
Like where the GOAT*(AG) needs to finish in order to secure the championship, and where AG needs to finish for the other possibles to win the C-ship if they win the race..?

*I don't care who has the most wins, the MAN solidified being the G.O.A.T by beating the best in the freaking world, with NO MOTOR!
  • + 1
 Final round, let there be carnage!!!!
  • + 2
 Last pic is gorgeous.
  • + 1
 mmmmmuuuuddddd
  • + 1
 get ya bike claudio!!!!
  • + 1
 coming tomorrow!!
  • + 0
 Its not a track walk without Tracey Hannahs Legs on show. Smile Sexy gurl!
  • + 1
 hells yeah!
  • + 1
 nice pics bruh
  • + 1
 i have a sad
  • + 6
 i have a happy
  • + 0
 All this talk about the last race and summer being over...
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 Makes me kinda sad too. Season's almost over...
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 Look on the bright side guys, summers not to far away! Wait...........
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 Youre right, summer is only 9,000 miles away!
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