AT's Showdown Building Wrap Up!

Nov 5, 2010 at 8:49
by Casey Groves  
It’s been a real long week building the course and I couldn’t have done it without Casey Groves and Greg Watts. Luckily this year the Grand National Rodeo was the weekend before our event so the guys from the Rodeo moved the dirt into place for us unlike last year, and it saved us a lot of build time. We started building the course last Saturday and completed it today. Some of the riders who showed up early got to test out the course and by the looks of it everyone was stoked. It’s so rad to see a course you designed in your head come to real life and work and if Greg Watts can flip his mini on the jumps (video of this feat inside!), you know we'll be killing it on our bikes this weekend.

It’s going to be a good weekend!
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Casey Groves – I arrived in Santa Cruz last Friday. AT picked me up from the airport and took me to get settled in at his house. Saturday morning we went to San Francisco for our first official build day of the showdown. After roughing out the landings, the course was shaping up. Today we have a rad crew of riders out there lending a hand to finish up the course. THE COURSE IS DONE! Once the weather cooled off everyone got their bikes and started to work in the course so we could get all the little quirks out to make sure it's dialed and top notch. I have to say, I have been to every contest in Canada and the USA and no course can match up to AT’s Showdown! The drops/jumps reach up to 35 foot gaps with 7 foot lips. It's super nice to see big jumps at a contest, other events should take a look and learn. Personally I think that AT’s Showdown is WAY under rated and could easily make a GOLD event on the FMBA World Tour! I'm Stoked, all the riders are stoked and AT’s happy, so we couldn’t be happier! Day 1……is a close, Tomorrow is practice and it's going to go off! Yeeeeooooooo!

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55 Comments
  • 34 3
 please get a full face Frown
  • 5 2
 Agreed ^. Course looks sick and huge! Greg Watts = the Travis Pastrana of mountain biking?
  • 3 0
 that course is just straight up fucking sick
  • 8 0
 watts is amazing but pastrana just can't be compared to anyone
  • 2 0
 ^^ f*ck yeah its sick! cant wait to go tomarrow! Gonna be sick!
  • 8 0
 They gave pastrana an STP at some dirt jumps and he back flips all of them first go........ and half of his skeleton is made up of Titanium and ceramics
  • 8 0
 Casey you're gonna kill it!!
  • 5 0
 hell ya so is watts, already backflipping the step down and the massive 35er
  • 4 0
 i'll be there in 22 hours, 37 mins, 51 seconds and counting....
  • 1 0
 Yess!!!! Cant even wait
  • 6 0
 I agree with Casey, they should make it a gold event on the FMBA World Tour! at the showdown there's some gnarly riding going down!
  • 1 0
 Jo bro! what if we build a replica of this in your new bikepark huh?!!

OT: Sick course guys! Let it rip and and send that shit! whooot! Big Grin
Good luck to all!
  • 5 2
 Fuck's wrong with these kids, full face and knee pads should be mandatory at every event. Other than that, this shit is tight!
  • 2 0
 I like the white ford and tacoma´s pick up´s hahaha, noooh wawh!!really very nice spot,biggest jump´s nice video, funny!! I love !
  • 2 0
 The course is really awesome guys, way to visualize it AT and good work to Casey, Greg and everyone else that helped him make it happen. Have fun this weekend.
  • 1 0
 Hey I was wondering, do you need to pay to go to this event?
  • 2 0
 I believe that the event is free to spectators to watch.
  • 1 0
 Awesome, thanks!
  • 1 0
 10 bucks I believe
  • 1 0
 12 at the door
  • 1 0
 but theres a giant swap meet there
  • 1 0
 Wait what? You have to pay to watch it? What does the swap meet have to do with it?
  • 1 0
 AT Showdown is part of the SF-Bike-Expo. it cost $10-$12 to get in. it is full day schedule. not only the AT competition (although this is the highlight for many people)
  • 1 0
 it was free if u just walked down the hill haha
  • 1 0
 I know man! I parked right there too! I feel like a dumbshit lol
  • 1 0
 theo just whippin out the vids! nice edit and good capture of the amount of work involved, and the little moments of payoff captured! im a pisces but id rather be a killa whale
  • 3 0
 What's hapenned to Andrew?...
  • 3 0
 how big is the secund,35ft jump?
  • 3 0
 err i think you may have answered it yourself
  • 3 0
 Shame no Pilgrim, Soderstom
  • 1 0
 Way to go At!! Casey!! Greg!! Wish we could be there to watch it!! Maybe next year you will have a live feed!!! Enjoy the day!!! Mama and Papa G
  • 1 0
 how did AT actually cut his head?
  • 1 0
 Sick Vid! anyone know what song was playing during the riding section?
  • 1 0
 really like the look of the course. Very clean and simple
  • 1 0
 im soo fucking pumped that i get to go to this, gunna be so sickk
  • 1 0
 Casey Groves is the BALLS!!!!!
  • 1 0
 how high is the secund,35ft jump? my bad dued
  • 2 0
 Damn I love RideSFO.
  • 1 0
 yeaaaaaa
  • 1 0
 There isnt going to be a webcast is there?
  • 1 0
 NOpe, but there will be daily videos and pics.
  • 1 0
 Great job on the images, Josh!
  • 2 1
 thanks
  • 1 0
 and awesome minitrack thing there
  • 1 0
 Sick Course,The Containers were a good idea!
  • 1 0
 that was so sick ye man
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 dude thats amazing!
  • 1 0
 wow crazy !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Fucking epic today!
  • 1 0
 first song??
  • 1 0
 total radness!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 SOOOOOOOO pumped!
  • 1 0
 love the course
  • 1 0
 Groves or Watts FTW
  • 1 0
 sick course







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