The WA State Downhill series kicked off down in Albany, four hours south of Perth. The Mt Clarence track is short and rocky, and always provides close racing. Tactics came into play, with some riders choosing shorter travel bikes to try and gain an edge in the pedally sections. In the end, Kristie Lanigan took out elite womens, while Luke Ball had the measure in elite mens. A big thankyou goes to PDMBC and all the volunteers who made the event happen. …View More and Gallery
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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NEWS
With Spring upon us there has been a flurry of trail building and maintenance being carried out in WA at the moment. The Kalamunda Circuit trail crew have been continuing there excellent work with a new black diamond trail called “Luvin Shovels” and Trent Cain recently made this excellent video during one of the volunteer build days, take a look it is very well done.
A new pump track is also being built at the Black Stump car park on the Kalamunda Circuit. Eastern State’s company Dirt Art have been brought over to complete the job and are also holding pump track construction workshops that are open to WAMBA members on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Sep. Continuing the unstoppable KC trail building juggernaut, is a new 500-800m skills trail that will be built next to the Camel Farm Cafe trail head and is being designed for beginners MTB clinics and skills classes for people and children to get some confidence up before heading onto the KC loop. More details can be found at:http://www.wamba.org.au/
After a week of heavy rain the sun came out and stayed out for the 2012 Stihl WA Downhill State Championships. With plenty of preparation going into the track from the PDMBC crew, and conditions that were getting tackier with each run the stage was set for an epic weekend. Saturday’s practice session saw just over 100 riders take to the hill trying to master the course which was still very slick in parts with the second rock garden claiming it’s fair share of victims however with the track evolving over the day some sections dried out, while in others dry rocks and roots got a thin coating of mud and kept riders on their toes (or bums).
All out rocky downhill singletrack with Deon Baker. Rad! A short film by Sean Lee and Deon Baker. Music: Dying For Dixie, by Jack On Fire.
We’ve posted up something similar to this before and once more Sean Lee and Luke Ball have worked together to produce the goods. Frothing! click through to see this rider and image come alive Continue reading
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….
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