The Final installment of the Swift Rocky Mountain team for the 2012 / 2013 season. This episode follows the team as they attend the final round of the Alpine Elevation All mountain Series at Beechworth Northeast Victoria, home to JL Media, where Lucy and Crundy stayed and enjoyed a casual weekend of racing and good times. Then off to Bright for the National Series final where Crundy unfortunately spent Sunday night in hospital with an injured leg, leaving Mundy as the one man army to tackle the track. Then off the Mt Baw Baw for the second last round of the Victorian Downhill series, fantastic track which saw the team sporting their new One Industries kits, Crundy still not back on the bike from his off at Bright. Then the Series final at Mt Beauty with the conclusion of the season for the team.
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Check this quick edit of The Giant All Mountain Cartel knocking the ball out of the park in this stylish Go Pro edit. Featuring all round trail destructors Mick Ronning, Jason Blackmore and more.
Joey tells us about his races over the last month, including, National Champs at Canberra, All Mountain at Beechworth, National Series final at Bright and finally Baw Baw VDHS round 5.
Goulburn Mountain bike club have been out shredding their all new all mountain track, track looks like a heap of fun, retains the classic red dirt we all remember Mt Major for and even has a climb to the top “Major Pain”, or you can take the easier rout of the sealed road to the top of the Mountain where the track begins.
After being split between two camps last year, All Mountain has come under one banner in NSW to produce the Rocky Trail Rollercoaster Series, with a full roster and tracks. Round one yesterday was at Ourimbah to much success, postponed by one week due to rain the turnout was perhaps not as strong as it should have been but was still formidable. Utilising the upper section of the downhill track and lower “Rollercoaster” section of the cross country course, there was fun had by all with the top being dry and the bottom wet.
Racing was fast and furious and not without casualties, local Brad Kelly took the win in Elite Men with Jon Odams and legend Michael Ronning in second and third. There was some dispute with timing but more on that later. In the womens Genevieve McKew took out the top spot from Vanessa Thompson and Lauren Mackertich.
Full report in the upcoming mag including all the thrills and spills. Results can be found HERE. Click through for gallery Continue reading
It seems every second week I am in Canberra for one reason or another, at least 99% of those occasions bike race related, so it can become a little hard to become excited about return trips, especially to when it involves the hume and federal highways (boring). Stromlo can also be a little bit grating when you spend all the time behind the lens but never fear this time the photography would be taking a little bit of a backseat.
Having been to the previous Rollercoaster held at Stromlo earlier in the year I was super keen to return when I heard there would be another. There has been a lot of hype placed on All Mountain bikes and races from the industry as of late so when I arrived I really did expect to see more people equally as amped to race. No matter, they just might when I finish my short tale.
Although the title may suggest you need a all mountain rig, the course at Stromlo is far from technical and it only uses the fun stuff. From the observatory riders rode along the flat and up to the Western Wedgetail Junction before beginning their descent, then heading down into Skyline before banking left and heading down luge. Through the berms the track then veered off in a alternate directions, heading back up a fire road for a small pinch climb before dropping briefly into the downhill course and into the new playground section. Riders then had the choice to either drop in off a set of three log drops or go around them into a wallride/berm. The final section comprised of berms and corners before the legendary downhill sprint for the end.
Whilst in Whistler Liam Renaut caught up with Watty a member of the well known Wolfpack for a day of trail riding on some of Whistlers most famous trails. Make sure you put this in HD and full screen because this ones not for small screens.