Just got back from the 2009 Shore Showdown at Esher Shore bike park here in England, UK
It was a pretty chilled out affair this year, with 40 riders and about 60 spectators, and lots of drinks given out by Monster Energy, plus swag from 661, DMR, Freeborn, Devinci and Specialized
the weather was shady last night, with a torrential rain storm; but the bike park benefitted as it made the dusty trail tacky, providing great grip which was useful for a "transfer session" on the Pump'R trail
We had a best trick session on the big kicker, which Tim Webb won with a huge superman air, and all the riders had great fun sessioning all the different trails in the bike park
Adam from the southern freerider website showed up on his super light Wildcard, a couple of other Wildcard riders showed up and I did my best to ride my Rampant with its blown Pike forks (Winterberg!!)
it was a hot and humid day, but good fun and everyone went home with lots of swag...
huge thanks to all the riders, sponsors, hard working trail crew and Marius the DJ for making the 2009 Showdown a chilled, but fun event!!