Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gravity...its over

Kids just want to race, really. The stoke coming from these groms is amazing. How could you not get excited with a view like this before dropping in?

In a flash of fun the Mountain States Cup gravity events have come to an end as unexpectedly & loudly as the flash of lighting that struck ground & started a small fire just hundreds of yards away from the Sol Visgta expo. 4 days of practice runs & racing at the 2009 National Championship location concluded a great season of gravity racing. Props to the Mountain States Cup for pioneering the G3 format & allowing descending folks more racing options than ever before. Because of the foresight, execution & work with quality venues the MSC series has elevated the game in gravity racing here in the Rocky Mountain region as well as the national scene in general. Here are some images from, man we've done a lot of racing this year...eddies been shooting nearly of all them. Thanks for the late nights falling asleep on the keyboard brother.

Jacqueline Harmony kept the warp factor high all weekend to ride to a 2nd place overall in the Pro Womens class.
Bitterbrush Cycles Sam Powers learning to rail like a freight train in the extremely competitive and talented Junior X class.Pinner and winner Aaron Gwin from the Yeti/Fox world cup team showed up to smoke the whole field by 10 seconds on Saturday. Gwinny shows top notch form here as he sails over a 35 foot gap jump.
The Silky Johnson may be one of the funnest berm filled runs in all of mtn biking. With an estimated 90 berms, it's easy to get your carve on like this racer. Notice the absence of a chain on this bike. All of the experts and pros elected to run the course chainless for an extra bit of bragging rights and most importantly fun!

Who says fashion and pink are not in with the downhill race crew!
Instead of the typical dh'er braaap, Abigail Hippley let's out a hen sort of baaah cackle as her front tire comes within millimeters of the bridge coping on the Silky Johnson.
Go Ride team racer Naish Ulmer launches another huge jump on Buc Nasty.
Brian Buell setting up to hop in, out, and then over the short bridge on Sunday's chainless Silky Johnson race course.
Aaron Gwinn sends it off the "Thunder Huck" a good 20 feet on Monday's Buc Nasty Course. He would go on to win another race and the overall for the weekend.

One more time...the MSC has upped everyone's game in 2008-PROPS. As the summer officially rides away from us we celebrate the Endurance finals this weekend in Breckenridge for the legendary Fall Classic. Hope to see you on the trail...if not, maybe Downstairs at Eric's for a can of Dale's Pale Ale.

With a tear we say goodbye to the 2008 Gravity crew, damn that's heavy.

We will be hosting the 2nd annual Osktoberfest this weekend in our own little Lyons, CO brew-pub.
We’ll have bands from 2:30 PM until closing, the music is free all day and night, the lineup includes Velvet Elvis, The Dangerfields, Buckskin Stallion and Ash Ganley. We’ll also have a $10 all-you-can-eat buffet of great German-style food, from brats and apple-glazed pork roast to Bavarian-style barbecue.
Wash it down with our new Osktoberfest lager. It’s a German-style treat with a silky body, 5.8% ABV, and satisfying flavors of lightly toasted grains and elegant hops. We craft it with hefty amounts of Munich and North American malt, English Crystal and Melanoidin malts, and Northern Brewer and German-grown Opal hops. It’s a divinely quaffable fall beer that'll make you want to oompah all night long

Here are a few other events we'll be playing the OB role in this weekend, enjoy!
Sept 5 -Emerald Coast Beer Festival
-Denver Brew at the Zoo
Sept 6- Crested Butte Fall Festival of Beer and Chili Cook-off
-Scottish Irish Festival, Estes Park, CO
-SkirtChaser 5K Denver, CO race
-Longmont, CO Octoberfest Sprint Triathlon

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