If you want to jump jumps, fine. Go to it. This is cool, too. Focus on it. Try to be the best at it. But don’t get on the track and pretend you’re a racer. You’re not. You’ll just be a 2x loser, not good at either one.
Mountain bikers have known about the ski slopes for years. The MTB discipline of Downhill started on the green summertime slopes of ski resorts. For people like me, who only want their snow on postcards, riding the slopes in summer is the only way to go.
Now we get this new video of a Jeremy McGrath-designed track on the slopes of Powder Mountain, just outside Salt Lake City, UT. There’s nothing cooler (hotter?) than massive elevation changes in a track. What better place to get those than a ski resort?
Maybe all the ski resorts should think about repurposing those gnarly hills for summer?
Here’s some top-notch racing action from the 2008 Nostalgia Scramble at Kendal, Cumbria, England last weekend. The rider in yellow is 67-year-old Terry Challinor. Found via RacerX and artist Rob Kinsey.
Ever since I saw the first BMX freestyle rider do a front flip on a bicycle I’ve been waiting for someone to try it on a motorcycle. To be honest, I didn’t think the physics of a motorcycle would allow it. But, as is often the case, I was wrong. Check out Jim DeChamps practicing front flips for X Games 14. I am speechless. I think I’ve seen everything now…
Short video of Round 3 of the DEP British Two-stroke Championship. Pretty cool. This makes a hell of a lot more sense than the 4-stroke MX championships now that two-strokes have been all but outlawed from all national and international MX competition.
Think you need a modern MX bike to get some air time? Think the Step-Up contest at X-Games is a new thing? C’mon! We did it all in the ’70s already. Bob Wills flies his ’73 Elisnore over 300ft off a ramp.