DH 2018

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by herzalot, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'll kick it off with this fantastic piece that shows details we rarely see when looking at World Caliber DH tracks.

     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Name:
    J
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    SC Chameleon SS
    The first part of the track looks interesting.....however the last part I think misses the mark. Will be curious as to what the racers have to say about it.

     
  3. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Losin' J?
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I cannot believe you posted a video of a guy riding a DH course on an e-bike.

    Course looks very...different. Rough as hell up top. I hate the novelty in-town finish for a World Cup race.
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    J
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    SC Chameleon SS
    He must have been on his commute.....he finished his ride on the road.
     
  6. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'm afraid we might be, if he keeps riding his Hightower and posting DH videos - and e-bikes.

    Where's J?
     
  7. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    I shot the oldest DH race in the sport this week. Does that count for something? :whistling::sneaky:
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yes.

    Not sure what, but it definitely counts for something.
     
  9. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    Ok cool. Here's a teaser then... More to come at a later time. ;)

    TOVP_Leaping Lizard 2018_20180321_0110.jpg
     
  10. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Mt. Tam?
     
  11. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    I see how you are Jim. :gag: Nooo not that one. Ok, the longest running DH race in the sport. ;)
     
  12. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
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    BH Lynx6
  13. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
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    BH Lynx6
  14. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Something to wet your DH whistle whilst we wait...

     
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  15. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    been meaning to check that out. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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  16. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

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    Dustan Baker
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    Foes Mixer Trail
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  17. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

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    Name:
    Dustan Baker
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    I am bothered by the finish to. Some sponsor must be trying to sell more bikes in Croatia to get track approved. But still, it’s a WC DH and it will be exciting and full of triumphs and broken dreams
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    SC Chameleon SS
     
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  19. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster MTB Addict

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    Dave
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    So I read Claudio crashed good on his course preview and in the hospital, maybe for concussion (?) He did a interview on one of the websites tho so not too bad. Glad to see the season get started but weird on a new and unusual course and urban pavement/street finish. Personally not a fan of that but whatever gets UCI boats floating I guess...
     
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  20. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    On that note has anyone listened to Spomer's interview with Rob Warner for "The Inside Line"? It's definitely worth the time. He's probably the biggest world cup fan out there.
     
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  21. skyungjae

    skyungjae Well-Known Member

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    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    :Roflmao
     
  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Orange
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    J
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    SC Chameleon SS
  23. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Stupid BS novelty course... I hope no one gets seriously injured.

    Now get off my lawn! Damn kids...
     
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  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
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    SC Chameleon SS

    Apparently you haven't seen this:


    Instagram Link
     
  25. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'm not saying it isn't hard, or scary. I am saying it's barely over 2 minutes, drops a minimum amount of altitude and ends with a sprint through city streets. UCI can do better.
     
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  26. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5
    Too late on the injuries. Claudio had a concussion during the course preview and Loc Bruni separated his shoulder. Think a few others injured during practice.

    I saw some of the practice runs, it doesn't look easy at all. Few spots look brutal, even for a short course.
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    My point exactly...
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Did you click the link and read the post?
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Phhhpt... reading is for brainiacs. I'd rather spout an opinion without the effort of reading. o_O

    So, what you're saying is, my worries have already come true, and it's not even race day. Well that sucks. Especially for Loic - the defending World DH Champion. :(
     
  30. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5
    Glad to hear Bruni's didn't dislocate his shoulder. Ben Cathro has a pretty good World Cup Vlog.

     
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