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LittleTrace13 captyvatemedia's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 19:48
Dec 10, 2018
9 Bikes from Australia's 2018 Cannonball Festival
@drangus: it wasn't even on my mind sorry for the offence. Excuse my pose.
LittleTrace13 captyvatemedia's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 19:47
Dec 10, 2018
9 Bikes from Australia's 2018 Cannonball Festival
Wow no way i was just trying to be super girl, did not work out, didnt mean to offend anyone sorry guys x
LittleTrace13 paulhaysom's article
Mar 18, 2018 at 21:07
Mar 18, 2018
LittleTrace13 paulhaysom's article
Mar 18, 2018 at 21:05
Mar 18, 2018
Tracey Hannah is Currently out of Crankworx Rotorua 2018 - Video
I have been reading through the comments! - is not the way I wanted to start this message, however, its those of you who actually do comment that I wanted to speak too, so I guess that it is how I will start. My crash was pretty simple, I missed the line that I was trying to commit to, my bars twisted up and kind of sling-shot me into the nearest tree like a penguin dive. The top of my head directly hit the tree and my neck and spine suffered some impact as well. The video interview I did was not directly after my crash, it was, however, done within moments of me being told I had failed the concussion test and I would be out for all of Crankworx at least, I was super upset, I was very disappointed in the fact that I couldn't race Rotorua crankworx. I can be pretty useless at interviews at the best of times, and this interview was not pretty. I was in shock, not only crashing but my Crankworx week was over, and potentially the overall downhill series which I've won 2 years in a row. One of my goals for the year was Crankworx DH series champ for the 3rd year in a row. I spent my offseason working really hard towards reaching my goals. I think its good to keep perspective when taking judgement. For around 45 minutes I had concussion symptoms. In the interview, I did, and do feel fine, with the obvious, headache and sore neck. The point is, EVEN if you feel fine, you probably could still have brain swelling, bruising or injury, which needs rest. After a big head impact, minimum 6 days as I learned yesterday is the beginning of recovering from a concussion. I am not actually allowed to compete until I have a sports doctors written sign-off that I am O K. The information regarding concussions is so new, the studies are so recent that we as athletes have a lot to learn as well. This has been a huge lesson for me as it would be the first time I have stepped away from competition due to hitting my head. I hope that this can be an example to everyone, take any kind of hit to the head serious, look after your brain. Crankworx has done a great thing in preventing further injury by having these rules in place.
LittleTrace13 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 14, 2017 at 18:39
Dec 14, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards: Innovation of the Year Winner
The Mountain Bike community is small, in comparison to so many other industries. We should be celebrating innovation whether good or bad. These weren't developed overnight or in a bar on a night out drinking. Carefully engineered over years and put out on the public forum in the hope that this one will be successful. Thank you to the brave ones, sleepless nights and countless disappointments so that maybe this time this one will work. When I look back to my very first bike when I was 3 and a half years old to the bikes that we can ride now, I am thankful for the innovators who never gave up even though there was sure to be many failures along the way. So happy for the winner! I can personally only vouch for one of the innovated products as its the only one I've tried; Darrell Voss' Naild R3act suspension - The Polygon XQUARONE. The first time I heard that we were going to have a new bike and it would be a bit different I was thinking " oh dear ". I don't much like change, when it comes to parts on my bike or frames I'm not much up for changing things, I like to keep my old gloves, helmet, knee pads etc. So something as out there as the new Polygon was going to be a shock for sure. Sure enough, I got to try the bike for myself, hesitantly'! I took the Morzine lift as far as it could go then continued on the bike riding up up and up. Anyone who really knows me knows that I hate riding uphills, yeah I ride up hills for training but I don't ride up hills for fun. I found that this was an easy way to get up the hill, I finally understood why people enjoyed riding up hills; the wind in your hair, sweat dripping down your face, legs burning, such a good sensation. Finally I have found a bike that minimized the struggle I felt riding up the hill, the platform stays the same whether you are on flat ground or hit an up hill, and the best thing was when you hit the single track with rocks and roots it wasn't such an intense struggle to giddy up over the obstacles, the rear end of the bike kind of moments over the terrain to create a smoother riding experience over the technical, single track, up hill riding. I guess the most importan part for me in trail riding is the down part, never have I ever been on a bike I've enjoyed riding down that gets me up the hill in, at least, half a good mood. I guess I never understood climbing for hours up a hill to ride the same bike down. When I was told my Xquareone had 8in of travel in the rear end I said “you can get stuffed" I ain't riding that up the hill. However, after riding it up ^^ and still having energy left in the tank, I had nothing left to do but test this bad boy on the downs. Man was I shocked, tbh at first I thought I had a flat tire, I literally pulled my bike over and felt for a flat ( very common I've since found out ) and nope, I still had full air pressure. I continued and realized I wasn't used to having this kind of traction in the rear, and it literally felt like my tire was sticking to the ground like I had a flat. I committed to jumps and drops and huge turns, like never before, I had the most amazing time that I've ever had on a trail bike. No wonder, with the suspension of a downhill bike its like being on one. Out of the box I was shocked at the look of the bike, "oh dear" is exactly what I thought. Have you ever judged a book by its cover? A person by there looks? Then later realize that you have forgotten what they look like because the book was such an adventurous read? Or the person has a personality that shines like the sun! The Xquareone has an adventurous personality and shines like the sun, I can't see what the bike used to look like I can only see how it makes me feel. Tracey Hannah
Jul 30, 2015 at 2:45
Jul 30, 2015
Mont Sainte Anne, Take the brakes off bike... 1 psi more in tires... Prettiest Racer Wins!!!!
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Jul 11, 2015 at 12:27
Jul 11, 2015
Have fun this year! Stay off the brakes!!
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Feb 25, 2015 at 19:13
Feb 25, 2015
oh tracey!! HI you're the better i love you... you're my idol ... Good luck this year to enjoy!! And you have fun thoroughly without touch the brake Big Grin
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Jan 30, 2014 at 12:19
Jan 30, 2014
you are awesome. good look for this year pin it to win it
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Jan 30, 2014 at 10:35
Jan 30, 2014
You are amazing, you are my favourite dh racer and you inspire me all the time!!!! Wink
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