2017 UCI World Cup Season Opener

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by mtnbikej, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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  2. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

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    jaime
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    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    :sleep: :p
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Caught napping indeed!

    Thanks for posting up, reformed DHer @mtnbikej
     
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  4. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

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    Ryan
    So much to look forward to this season. Will Hart's streak continue? Will Gwin regain his early 2016 season form? Will a healthy Bruni be able reassert himself at the top? What will 29er DH bikes mean to it all? I can't wait for this weekend.
     
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  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Definitely an intriguing season opener. The questions above plus: How will Mulally do being re-united with Gwin, back on a great bike and healthy? Will Gee Atherton be relevant again? Can Minnaar regain his winning form once again?

    It'll be like having a birthday!
     
  6. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

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    Fullerton, CA
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    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    It's definitely more interesting watching the men's races. I assume Rachel Atherton is going to dominate per the usual.

    I'll be honest though... I didn't watch every event last year like I did years prior. I think it had something to do with riding a Bronson on the FLoop instead of a downhill bike.
     
  7. riiz

    riiz Member

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    Redlands, CA
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    Eric
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    Santa Cruz Heckler/Killmaleon
    Thats is a conundrum, with the UCI rule changes, there will be even less Women competing. And will Rachel Atherton have a worthy competitor this year? Because last year I would just skip to her run, then continue from there because the Women racing was not exciting.
     
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  8. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

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    Laguna Beach
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    Timothy M. Ryan
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    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Does anyone know how to record the Red Bull TV (from Apple TV) with a DVR? My friends are balking at coming over to watch at 4:00 a.m.
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Redbulltv should have it available for replay immediately following the live broadcast.
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    Ok... For those of who know nothing about the event, is the course the same as last year? I went to the Red Bull channel on the Apple TV and there's no preview for 2017! Where's Claudio?
     
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  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    You need better friends. I'll come over in my jammies!

    Wait, that sounded a little odd. Uhhh, I meant that in a totally "bro" kind of way. :oops:
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Probably won't hear from Claudio until tomorrow.
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    This'll tide you over. Rachel running a 79er...

     
  14. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

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    Ryan
    Am I the only one who finds Wyn annoying as an interviewer? I get he has a goofy schtick, but he seems to throw most people off which makes for an awkward interview. His stuff ends up being pointless.
     
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  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

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    Dennis (AKA Dio)
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    Sounds like my kind of fellow.
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I find it juvenile, and apparently so do most of those he interviews. But I'm not 22.
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    I got the impression that they were all told to play along and be goofy as well.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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  20. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
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    Ryan
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    BH Lynx6
    Hmmmm, Rachel, qualifying second! That 29" up front slowing her down???
     
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  21. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

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    jaime
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    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    Wow all those girls are really fast !!! I know who won but won't spoil for those who are still spleeing :thumbsup:.

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    and Mariana Salazar looks like my HS sweethart...:oops::inlove:
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    No spoilers from me. Just... Wow. :confused:
     
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well, that didn't go well...

    strong, gusty winds kick in, then slippery snot and wind for the last ten riders... :thumbsdown:
     
  24. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

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    Mark
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    Ride Life Ride Giant
    And the winner is...........THE WEATHER!!!
     
  25. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

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    Brett
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    The (potential) problem with a good qualifying run.
     
  26. riiz

    riiz Member

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    Redlands, CA
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    Eric
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    Santa Cruz Heckler/Killmaleon
    The only positive thing about the weather is that it effected all of the top guys, so this race will not give anyone an edge in the points. So in essence this race pretty much didnt mean anything, the smart guys rode out smooth and tried not to get injured getting down. Fort Bill will be the first real race for racing's fastest.
     
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  27. 7Mary3

    7Mary3 Member

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    Andrew
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    They should've sent Brett Tippie to do some inteviews / behind the scenes stuff..guy cracks me up.
     
  28. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

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    Ladera Ranch
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    Dustan Baker
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    Foes Mixer Trail
    Even with the weather, look at how close the times are. f@cking pros.
     
  29. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

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    Ladera Ranch
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    Dustan Baker
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    Foes Mixer Trail
    Here to make a couple WC DH predictions.
    1. Eliot Jackson will see a Win
    2. By Mount st. Anne all podiums will be 29er
    3. Gwin will win season on points, but won't take a WIN at any of the 7 events.
    4. Hart will take the next 2 wins, but then fall off pace
     
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  30. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Disappointing show today. Wasn't really worth the time.
     
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