I had email troubles last week so missed a few items of news. Here is a quick round up of some items that may have slipped the net.
First up Adam Hauck one the Red Bull Bike Night comp in Trieste, Italy.
The Red Bull Bike Night features riders of two different bicycle types, BMX and mountain bikes, which are riding in one competition. Mountain bike riders and BMX riders are building two man teams and battling in mixed doubles during six minutes sessions to make their way into the next round. This discipline is called “combo move”.
Adam Hauck (USA) and his teammate Mike Mein (UK) had a real good day showing not only sick trick combinations like TuckNoHander to NoFootCanCans, but also a lot of rotations. After Mike had shown a 720 on the spine with his BMX, Adam got some speed to attempt the same move on the big box with his mountain bike: A clean 720 on the first try with a lot of amplitude made the spectators yell the house down.
Chris Kovarik (CRC Intense) can do 9 runs of the Pleney in less than 2 hours………chainless. Think you can do better?
Dert Bike Shop, Morzine is holding a Pleney run-a-thon every 2nd Wednesday in support of the Stephen Murray fund. Click here for more info.
The above pic is the 2008 adidas Slopestyle course plan.
The 2008 adidas Slopestyle course starts with a nice Roll-In that leads into a Wooden Gap Jump (Roller Coaster). After this, riders drop down two metres into a berm. From a Tree Step Down they enter the technical part that starts with a real tough right-left-berm-section called Corkscrew. Further down in that section two gaps, ‘Nacho’ and ‘Macho’ are waiting for the Slopestyle and Ticket2Style participants. Macho has a step down distance of about ten metres and Nacho, the little brother, of about five metres.
Turning left after the brother gap jumps, riders enter the style part where they go through a berm that ends in the right-hand 90-degree Alm Hip. After the hip they face the ONE BIG PARK obstacle combo, a satellite dish that takes them on top of an alm hut. There they have two choices that ‘separate the boys from the men’: they either ride on to a drop tower for an eight metre free fall or they choose a four metre drop down into a berm followed by a left-hand turn that brings them back into the big drop landing.
Straight after that the Twister, a step up step down box with a twisted platform waits for the guys offering plenty of choices to continue their run. They can jump on top and drop down straight, jump a huge left-hand hip crossing the edge of the Twister or jump on top and drop down to the left. If they choose the straight line the Flying Wallride is next on route. It brings them down to the Joscha Tree, a massive curved wallride that is fastened to the trees in a height of four metres. Joscha Tree takes them directly down to the Dirt Wiesn.
However, some riders may prefer to tap on the Flying Wallride and skip the Joscha Tree to go over a four metre road gap instead that also leads to the Dirt Wiesn.
World Junior champ and Dirt columist and blogger Josh “Miami” Bryceland has a new website. Tappety here to check it out.