Sam Payet is just one of the current crop of fast downhill and enduro riders on the come up in Western Australia. He’s a regular podium attendee and has some wicked style on the bike but that’s not a lot to go on so we thought we’d sit down and ask him a few questions.
What bikes are you currently riding?
For downhill I’m on a Morewood Makulu which I’ve had for about 6 months now, the suspension is pretty active so its tracks really well and its super fun on rougher tracks. I’ve also been riding Morewoods Sukuma out on the trails and some of the more tame downhill tracks over here, it’s a pretty playful bike and is perfect for a mid-week shred on the trails.
Do you enduro?
I mountainbike does that count?
Who do you think is going to surprise us on the race scene this year?
There’s few guys that have come over from motocross who are getting pretty quick, at the same time some of the other regulars have been training really hard so I think instead of any standout performances we can expect a pretty tight top 5 with most guys looking to push up the ranks.…View More
Over 100 competitors and a large number of spectators were out at the picturesque Golden Grove Orchards track for the second round of the Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club WA State Downhill Series. Golden Grove produces some of the best orange juice in the world as well as a great fun downhill track that is really good for spectators – being able to see about a third of the track from the grassed areas.
Live timing was again a hit, with riders and spectators crowding around to see if the next rider’s time on the big display would do better than the current leader. The live timing means the format was able to follow the World Cup format – qualifying was used to seed the riders in each category so that the fastest went down last, hoping to sit in the hot seat. After racing was done the top 30 riders were then sent back up the hill to do one more run – either for the spectators or to try shave another second or two!…View More
DWELLINGUP,Western Australia 11th – 12th AUG
State Downhill RD4
After a sunny day of practice the weather turned forcing the organisers to call off the race. Sean Lee was on hand to capture all the action on both days and here is what he saw…. Follow through for the full gallery>>>
There are more railed turns whips and scrubs than you can shake a stick at in this edit. Todd Madsen dedicates his “Ride Life, Ride Giant” entry to Paul Neve legendary Western Australian trail builder in honour of his upcoming 50th Birthday, by riding one of his more well known trails. The snake run at WA’s Goat Farm. Music: Dramatic Romance – Touch the Sky Cameras: Sean Lee, Leon Fry Edit: Leon Fry
The creative scene over in WA is just boooming. Filmed for a competition on another site, these two vids have some gnarly action that just makes you crave the trails. Kian Esmaili filmed “the import” Luke Ball whilst Sean Lee filmed Tom Antitich both out at Mundaring. Check them out ! You can keep up with Kian’s filming escapades on facebook. Here and all of Seans Here.