Video: Nik Nestoroff Previews the Rock Strewn US DH National Rd 2 Course

May 29, 2022 at 4:05
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesHop on board for a lap with Steven Walton and Nik Nestoroff down the second US DH National of the year here in Mountain Creek Bike Park in Vernon, New Jersey Nik Nestoroff



33 Comments

  • 26 3
 I still find it wild that the US National DH series is completely segregated to the east coast alone.
  • 8 1
 Would be interesting to know what led to that behind the scenes. Either the series is rejecting west coast venues or none are pursuing a race. Both would be interesting.
  • 1 0
 @Blackhat: basically if you have more than one event at a venue it just takes away from the race series already there with the current state of dh racing.
  • 6 0
 @Blackhat: a lot has to do with who owns most places that could host a solid DH race in the Rockies and west. Mostly all Vail which doesn’t do crap anywhere stateside for biking. Tons of support for Whistler but anything south is left hanging. It’s a bit of a bummer
And then second is that sometimes race organizers aren’t that respectful of things at a resort and don’t exactly get welcomed back.

But that being said it’s rad seeing the Downhill Rockies series start and more DH popping back up out west!
  • 5 0
 Logistics competing in the series would be a nightmare too- imagine what it would cost to travel both coasts for a race series.
  • 10 0
 @schofell84: motorcycle guys do it with little complaint (in several disciplines). Personally I feel the SCCA’s approach of several separate regional series with a big national event at the end for the points leaders from each region would be a good fit for where DH is now in the US.
  • 4 0
 @stormracing: I wouldn't say they have provided tons of support to whistler either most of our infrastructure was hear before vail took over and since then all vail has wanted to do is to dumb down the trails here to make it more family friendly
  • 4 0
 could be worse, we don't have a national series here at all. Some of the best young talent in the world but no one to race against unless you drum up $20k and go to Europe.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, seems the switch away from the pro GRT meant no more races out west. There used to be 2 associated with the NW Cup. Usually one at Tamarack and one at Dry Hill. Didn’t seem to bother people competing for series points then.
  • 8 2
 Karma from when it was all West coast a couple of decades ago and the US kept sending guys from SoCal to World Cup races and wondering why so many did so poorly when it rained or when a root showed up on course (with a handful of notable exceptions).
  • 2 0
 @joehowlett55: dang, that’s as bummer to hear. Expected but still a massive bummer to hear. Sounds very much like them. I haven’t been to Whistler since they got bought out but have been wondering what I’d see when I get back there.

Also they bought a great resort here in Colorado, took the approval from forest service to expand that the previous owners had gotten, threw it away, open the bike park later, shut it a month earlier, and nearly doubled the prices. Massive bummer
  • 8 0
 Memories of going to Action Park when I lived in Morris County back in the 90s.
  • 8 0
 Ah yes. Accident Park, or even better, Class Action Park.
  • 6 0
 Traction Park
  • 5 0
 Still have some scars and great memories
  • 3 0
 @ReeferSouthrland: ReeferSoutherland made me laugh out loud. nice one
  • 7 0
 2.20 DEADMAN ON THE LEFT!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Heal up rider!
  • 5 0
 Steve was looking real smooth through the top rocks.
  • 4 0
 Beast Coast
  • 2 1
 all this needs is a loop de loop!
  • 2 0
 Love the reference to Action Park you got in there. The loop the loop was crazy - did it a couple of times before they closed it (and then closed the park soon after). Would love to ride the bike park now for a bit of nostalgia.
  • 1 0
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  • 1 0
 Dirty Jersey.
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