We had a good time the other day in Aptos, fixing up and riding a couple spots and eating some banger sandwiches. Justin Brantley was there and put this edit together, check it out!
Mike's Rampage Legend:
Medium Black Anodized Banshee Legend, Manitou Dorado with Custom Green decals, Cane Creek XXc II headset, Straitline Stem, ODI Handle Bars and Grips, Formula Brakes, XO Rear Shifter, Manitou Rear Shock, Race Face Atlas FR Cranks, Straitline Silent Guide ,Straitline Pedals, XO Rear Derailleur, Atom Lab rims on Industry Nine spokes and hubs with Geax Neuron Tires.
I got the chance to go on a local zip line track through the redwoods a few weeks ago, and it ended up being crazy! It was a really neat experience traveling through the forest with an entirely different aspect. Iggy, Clay, Bryce, and I rode the local trails quite a bit that week, enjoying the dry conditions. It’s been dry for so long that there’s a nice thin layer of silt over the hard-pack so you can get nasty with the drifts. It can definitely get squirrely though, as we all had our close-calls. We got to bust out the hardtails later for a fun little evening sesh at Mike’s house, which was a good time mixing it up. Overall it was just another good week riding bikes with the crew!
Fakawi Banshee Team rider Adam's practice run on his Legend MK2 at the Specialized Asia Pacific DH Challenge, 2010 in Malang, Indonesia.
Popo, Indonesia's No1 rider, secured the win ahead of current World DH Champion, Sam Hill. Anyway you cut it, its a great achievement for Popo and Indonesia! Sip!
My buddies and I have been toying with the idea of making a website for a while now, and finally made it happen. It’s pretty simple, just a blog where our crew can post the latest happenings, pictures, and videos to get anyone who’s interested stoked. The plan is to make a series of web videos to go with the site, of which we finished the first last week. I’m really stoked how it turned out, especially the downhill shots as we got to capture the first rain of the season!
2nd Place on a Banshee Amp hard tail, does not get much more hard core than that right there.
You Like This is a web film currently being produced by Art Barn Film in Squamish B.C. Expect to see a selection of B.C. based shredders you may have heard of including Paul Stevens, Jeremey Norris, Ewan Farfard, Dan Skogland, Mirandia Miller, Andrew Teit, and myself. Art Barn Film has teamed up with Reel Water productions for this season and Reel Water productions will be filming a "behind the scenes" of the production of 'You Like This' for their web project 'The season 2'. To check out the first "Season" click HERE.
We have building cool lines and rad trail from Pemberton to Mission and filming when the weather is right. I am so stoked on the lines the Legend lets me shred, combining downhilling with free riding, allowing me to develop my own big mountain riding style.
Check out this shot from yesterday, photo by taylor loughran
Some more info for those interested... http://pubs.pembina.org/reports/enbridge-mgp-comparison-june29-final.pdf