How could I not… “Ryokou follows the journey of World Champion cyclist Shane Perkins in Japan whilst competing in the 2012/13 Keirin competition. The web documentary explores the Japanese Keirin as a pivotal part of Shane’s personal and professional growth, in context of some of the major events in his career. The series comprises of 5 episodes which will be released over 5 days in May/June 2013.” SBS will also be televising it on the 26th of May at 6:30. Get Keen!
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The Sunshine Series DH has rolled around again for 2013 and once more it has opened at the classic Toowoomba trail, ‘Mackenzie Frenzy’. A lot of modifications were made before the race, bringing new life to the old track and keeping riders on their toes especially through the off camber top section. Further changes worked out well providing a fresh look to the track whilst still having the well-known ‘Mackenzie Frenzy’ flat out speed and looseness riders have come to expect.
The weather threatened all Sunday afternoon with some small showers but nothing did deter the riders or their times.The Elite category was big and stacked with talent, containing names like Kovarik, Maltman and young guns Remy Morton and Max Warshawsky who both were racing above their years. The U19′s win was claimed convincingly by Sam Rohdmann above Cairns boy Lachlan McLaren who pulled second with two crashes and Loughlin Murphy rounded out the podium in third. …View More
With the first World Cup of the season mere days away the Trek Factory Racing team have just realeased this tidy little edit to introduce the team. Within you will find some top notch footage of Australian racing legends Bec Henderson and Dan McConnell, check it out.
At first glance, the Flow EX rims look too light to be a strong and durable Downhill rim. Weighing in at 490grams (that’s 165grams lighter than a Mavic 823!) I expected them to only last a few runs before I would be changing them out. I was wrong.
Stan’s have put a lot of time and thought into the engineering of these rims, focusing on how the tyre works and designing the rim around its performance. The low profile of the side wall gives you a strong and durable platform which not only creates a fantastic bead edge for the tyre to lock secularly into place, but also allows the tyre to form its intended shape to give you optimum grip. This also means it has the ability to run lower pressures and reduces the likelihood of burping or pinch flats. …Continue Reading
The release of JL Medias highly anticipated Insight 2 is just around the corner and having seen the final edit ourselves we believe your in for one sweet visual experience. Copies will be available this weekend at the VDHS presentation day and online there after. If you want to know whats instore for you click through and watch the trailer after the jump…Watch the Trailer
Having never ridden 100 km on a mountain bike before (98 km being the most), I knew the Convict 100 wasn’t going to be a walk in the park! Having got some good training in since the national series ended, I was confident I could “race” the race and not just ride it, even with the bit of fatigue I was carrying. The week prior had me searching all across the internet for every detail about the race I could get my hands on. One recurring theme throughout the videos, articles etc. was the feared first climb. Coming around at 11 km into the race, after a flat section of road, it would most likely shape how the rest of the race would pan out.
As St Albans is rather remote, the closest accommodation option was camping. The night prior to the race after much deliberation (by Dad) we finally chose a camping spot, by luck it happened to be right next to fellow national series racers, Michael Crosbie and Alex Meyland. Then it was onto a quick roll up the start road, rego, dinner and an early night.
A very favorable start time of 7 am (not very favorable) meant waking up at 5:30 am, which left enough time for several nerve induced toilet stops and some food. Quadruple checking everything with bike and rider, all seemed squared away and there was time for a short warm up.…Read On