Friday, August 27, 2010

Cool Site

One of our riders found a new site that had quite a bit of stuff from ranchstyle. Funny picture of Micah in the banner and a new vid on the homepage. Click here for site.

Grassroots Ranchstyle Slopestyle Comp from ih8 bikes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Full Tilt in Telluride Race Report By Pete Knepper

Well, to everyone's delight, the weather held out. It didn't rain a drop until the entire race was over. If you had ridden the world cup course prior to this weekend, you hadn't ridden the good world cup course. A lot of work was put into the course the week before and after 3000+ tires rolled down it in practice, it was buffed out and ready for some balls to the wall race runs. It was a pretty short course with the top pro time being 2:42 by Chris Boice.

Mike Zeek and I were the only ones from Grassroots in attendance and this was Mike's first race all year and almost his first time on DH bike all year.
Here I am ripping one of the many solid berms up top. This is the first race where I really started to learn to trust the berms and let it fly.
For being his first time racing this year, Mike was throwing down. With some more practice he stands a good chance of being on the podium next year in CAT 1. Unfortunately in his race run, he managed to go O.T.B. in a rock garden up top which put him in last place. Luckily he wasn't hurt and managed to do a fun run with me after the race.
Here's Mike and I celebrating after my HUGE win. I bought a few beers for everyone before I realized they would give them to me for free for wearing my gold medal! I was on cloud nine for 2 days after the race because I threw down a 2:53, beating all of the CAT 1's, making my time good enough for 10th in Pro, and beating Michael Buel (Factory Banshee Team)!
This was the best race of my life and I couldn't have done it without encouragement and help from my friends, Grassroots Cycles, Canfield Brothers ,and James Wilson at MTB Strength Training Systems.

After this Race, Grassroots Cycles as a team is in 4th place in the Mountain States Cup. If we get a decent showing at Winter Park in two weeks, we could move up a place or two for the final! Dust those bikes off Roots Riders, lets finish strong!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chill ranch sesh

James cruising the ranch with the new helmet cam.

Ranchstyle Vid

Watched this vid again.. And it's sweet!

Ranchstyle Slopestyle 2010 - More Mountain Bike Videos

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Local video

Video if some local riding made by our buddy Noah Sears.

Everyday Riding: August 2010 from NoahColorado on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nick Simcik Edit

Nicks webisode from Whistler. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ranchstyle 2 time winner takes 3rd at Crankworx in Whistler!!!

Top Zink throwing a 3 of the monster drop, Casey's tailwhip below!

Congrats go out to Casey Groves on his 3rd place finish at Crankworx in Whistler BC. He threw down!! Props of course to Cam Zink and Mike Montgomery on their 1st and 2nd place finishes as well!! We were a little nervous for Casey when he kicked this tailwhip off the drop that sould really only be sent on a Huck bike, but he stomped it with authority!! Super sick riding, and wishes for a quick recovery for Barrecloth and Semenuk and all other fallen shredders...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ryan Howard is Style!

Love watching this dude ride. Here's a cool little edit of him riding outside of Aspen.

Ryan Howard Dirt Jumping - More Mountain Bike Videos

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Simcik is stepping up his game

Nick has been learning new tricks like crazy recently. We watched him compete in The Claymore Challenge and just recently Crankworx at Winter Park. Keep an eye out for him as he starts to get all kinds of flip variations dialed.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Daily Sentinel

Check out Sunday's Daily Sentinel to see James and Jeff rippin. The article is to promote the bike park that is going to be built at the bottom of Tabaguache. Check out the article here.

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