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Akula_7

Monkey
Nov 15, 2004
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Top 20 got to pick their numbers. Camellinni chose 111 after some moto guy.
Not just "some Moto guy", he choose it after Jean Micheal Bayle, pretty much the only Euro to go to AMA and hand everyone their ass. A true legend, was the first dude to really start tripling stuff in SX, bone fide weapon.

Strangely SA old-man Greg Albertyn used 111 for a bit too, he's like one of Minnaar's personal heros I think!


But yeah, skids and siht...........first WC I've missed in a while so I'm itching at home, cheers for the pics and vids there Fraser, that shot of Sammy with his rudder out is about the first time his Monster jersey has looked half decent in a picture, that thing needs some serious light to "sparkle".
 

stiksandstones

Turbo Monkey
May 21, 2002
5,078
25
Orange, Ca
Not just "some Moto guy", he choose it after Jean Micheal Bayle, pretty much the only Euro to go to AMA and hand everyone their ass. A true legend, was the first dude to really start tripling stuff in SX, bone fide weapon.

Strangely SA old-man Greg Albertyn used 111 for a bit too, he's like one of Minnaar's personal heros I think!


But yeah, skids and siht...........first WC I've missed in a while so I'm itching at home, cheers for the pics and vids there Fraser, that shot of Sammy with his rudder out is about the first time his Monster jersey has looked half decent in a picture, that thing needs some serious light to "sparkle".
JMB lived on my street in redondo beach during his AMA reign, I knew nothing about MX at the time, I was a full on bike geek...through him is how I got into being a MX fanboy. Cully, JMB and I rode bikes together and he was hella fit, hella nice guy too.

Camellini could dome this one.
 

- seb

Turbo Monkey
Apr 10, 2002
2,924
1
UK
Gracias.....gotta hand it to steve smith, as hideous as his bike and kit look, you know its him every time.
I was thinking exactly the same, definitely does the job doesn't it. When I was at Maribor I was trying to spot the top guys and a lot of them (esp. the SC lot) were in super-bland kit I thought, not doing themselves any favours.
 

BRIANBUELL

Monkey
Nov 17, 2005
500
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Boulder, Colorado
Any word yet on 4X qualifying?>
1. Salidini
2. Dan Atherton
10. Lopes
13. Milan

The course is really burley full of sharp shale rock! Rudy Unrau had a big spill tasting the local soil sample, it is too bad because he was doing really well! After briefly talking to Phil the course designer, he told me that the top of the course was made before the ski season and had time to set up and harden, the bottom straight jumps were built after the snow melted and is still soft because there wasn't enough time for the features to set up yet creating a mushy mudpit. They are doing the best they can to solve this problem.

Lots of quisodillas today on the last large double, pretty fun to watch! Should be good racing, my money is on Salidini!
 

BRIANBUELL

Monkey
Nov 17, 2005
500
0
Boulder, Colorado
1. Salidini
2. Dan Atherton
10. Lopes
13. Milan

The course is really burley full of sharp shale rock! Rudy Unrau had a big spill tasting the local soil sample, it is too bad because he was doing really well! After briefly talking to Phil the course designer, he told me that the top of the course was made before the ski season and had time to set up and harden, the bottom straight jumps were built after the snow melted and is still soft because there wasn't enough time for the features to set up yet creating a mushy mudpit. They are doing the best they can to solve this problem.

Lots of quisodillas today on the last large double, pretty fun to watch! Should be good racing, my money is on Salidini!
Oh yeah, mine and Michael's bike have not yet been delivered as promised by the airlines so we will be rocking some red Commencails(SP) and I will be wearing blue jeans and a rockgardn hoody. Most likely will be running flats which I was not intending to do. Hopefully our bikes show for SUN quali. At least I have the whole entire course memorized!!!
 

Akula_7

Monkey
Nov 15, 2004
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JMB lived on my street in redondo beach during his AMA reign, I knew nothing about MX at the time, I was a full on bike geek...through him is how I got into being a MX fanboy. Cully, JMB and I rode bikes together and he was hella fit, hella nice guy too.

Camellini could dome this one.
Did you have him saying "hella" by the time he finished spanking the AMA's? You should see him tapped out on a CR250 down an Olympic bobsleigh run, comedy!

As for bicycles, Cameltoe could for sure wrap up a big one this weekend, the depth of talent right through the top 30 is immense.
 

bdamschen

Turbo Monkey
Nov 28, 2005
3,378
157
Spreckels, CA
I'm pretty sure that back then people in so cal didn't say "hella", or at least no one did in San Diego...

I blame nor cal for the whole thing.
 

- seb

Turbo Monkey
Apr 10, 2002
2,924
1
UK
The dumb thing is I almost want to sit at home and watch the racing instead of actually getting out on my bike
 

bizutch

Delicate CUSTOM flower
Dec 11, 2001
15,929
24
Over your shoulder whispering
Can I just say that DH tracks with giant berms and moto stepdowns are "IN" and I am "JEALOUS". Gonna send Sean at Diablo a request to open up those lame berms in the last part of the course to look like Andorra berms!!! :D
 

S.K.C.

Turbo Monkey
Feb 28, 2005
4,096
25
Pa. / North Jersey
Can I just say that DH tracks with giant berms and moto stepdowns are "IN" and I am "JEALOUS". Gonna send Sean at Diablo a request to open up those lame berms in the last part of the course to look like Andorra berms!!! :D
Heh - still dreaming about the lower part of Utah that I took you on with the Step-up and berm section?

:biggrin:

You should see the new step-up they added next to the fire road section of the US Open course before the double step down. Pretty sweet - I'll be hitting it next weekend, so I'll let you know how it is. Looks like you can hit it wide open and clear the deck to the other side, landing just before the first step-down.

Andorra looks pretty rad - I like the tree section although I think it's gonna be a pin-ball game if it rains and gets sloppy.

Is Cedric wearing a Leatt Brace? If so - that's good to see!

Sam looked all business in that practice shot. I think he's seriously pissed after getting 2nd to Smitty at the Open - might be looking for a bit of revenge...
 
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big-ted

Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.
Sep 27, 2005
1,400
47
Vancouver, BC
The dumb thing is I almost want to sit at home and watch the racing instead of actually getting out on my bike
lol. I'm not quite that bad, but I am considering taking my laptop to a race, including camping in an undoubtedly muddy field, on the off-chance I can get a wireless connection!
 

RMboy

Monkey
Dec 1, 2006
879
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England the Great...
Anyone read the dirt blog about the track. Like you guys have said they are not liking it, something like 2mins long..lol sound more like an British DH race than a WC one
 

dhkid

Turbo Monkey
Mar 10, 2005
3,358
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Malaysia
the newest vids are showing that the riders are starting to like the course.

i could be wrong but wasn't there a year where mt st anne was under two minutes? still makes for awesome racing!!

#looks for earth 1 now.#

yea it was, 1.14.17, peats winning time. MSA 02.
 
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General Lee

Turbo Monkey
Oct 16, 2003
2,860
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The 802
I know Cedric owns a bar on the mountain (the Podium) but I didn't know he had a bike shop too. He totally must feel like king of the castle when he's back home.

 

c2001

Paparazzi
Aug 10, 2001
1,093
0
where everyone is
MTX quali results: you have to click the pdf link on uci site

1. 66 FRA19861010 SALADINI Romain FRA TEAM SUNN 49.30
Course length : 700 m / 0.43 Mile - Average Speed : 51.12 Kmh / 31.76 Mph
2. 77 GBR19820125 ATHERTON Dan GBR ANIMAL COMMENCAL 49.92 +0.62
3. 76 FRA19800826 DELDYCKE Mickael FRA 50.18 +0.88
4. 70 GER19760514 TSCHUGG Guido GER 50.19 +0.89
5. 79 FRA19780323 GRACIA Cédric FRA COMMENCAL - FURIOUS - OAK 50.30 +1.00
6. 68 CZE19850705 TATARKOVIC Kamil CZE SUZUKI-RB 50.61 +1.31
7. 80 GER19780620 MEYENBORG Sascha GER 51.42 +2.12
8. 69 NED19830330 MEIJER Jurg NED 51.49 +2.19
9. 67 NED19780519 WICHMAN Joost NED CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING 51.61 +2.31
10. 93 FRA19850624 DERBIER Quentin FRA 51.74 +2.44
11. 65 USA19710906 LOPES Brian USA 51.92 +2.62
12. 72 GER19880304 FISCHBACH Johannes GER TEAM GHOST INTERNATIONAL 52.05 +2.75
13. 75 SUI19870716 GSPAN Dominik SUI 52.08 +2.78
14. 100 CZE19870217 MECHURA Lukas CZE CHAIN REACTION CYCLE 52.11 +2.81
15. 83 USA19781205 MILAN Ross USA YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RAC 52.29 +2.99
16. 140 SVK19861021 PIRMAN Rastislav SVK 4 ELEMENTS YET 53.05 +3.75
17. 111 USA19860628 HADERER Michael Robert USA 53.54 +4.24
18. 84 SVK19870522 VITKO Matej SVK 53.70 +4.40
19. 88 NED19860215 VAN VEGHEL Joey NED 53.80 +4.50
20. 74 ESP19810301 ALVAREZ DE LARA LUCA R ESP 53.82 +4.52
21. 118 ECU19840125 JARRIN MOLINA Mario Jo ECU 54.39 +5.09
22. 145 SUI19880303 SCHMID Reto SUI 54.63 +5.33
23. 87 SUI19831216 GERBER Sidney SUI 54.66 +5.36
24. 110 GBR19870520 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR CHAIN REACTION CYCLE 54.73 +5.43
25. 86 GBR19890907 LACEY Lewis GBR 54.74 +5.44
26. 92 AUT19820811 SIEDL Nicolas AUT 55.03 +5.73
27. 121 USA19770315 STERNBERG Lars USA 55.14 +5.84
28. 90 GBR19810310 WARDELL Dave GBR 55.19 +5.89
29. 130 GER19850429 SCHÄFER Thomas GER 55.36 +6.06
30. 144 GER19860316 GOTTSCHLICH Florian GER 55.76 +6.46
31. 132 FRA19800813 FAURY Matthieu FRA 55.87 +6.57
32. 124 FRA19890618 BOISSIN Bruno FRA 55.92 +6.62
33. 73 GBR19780602 BEAUMONT Scott GBR ROCKY MOUNTAIN UK 56.01 +6.71
34. 81 SLO19870518 FRANK Tilen SLO TEAM SCOTT LACTAT 56.20 +6.90
35. 82 GBR19741123 LONGDEN Will GBR TEAM BIKE RADAR 56.28 +6.98
36. 112 GBR19910216 KERR Bernard ° GBR 56.29 +6.99
37. 105 ITA19840908 GEMME Federico Mattia ITA 56.55 +7.25
38. 85 GBR19841006 EVANS William GBR 56.70 +7.40
39. 143 NZL19900324 WALKER Matthew ° NZL 56.97 +7.67
40. 113 SUI19820530 KIENER Adrian SUI 57.09 +7.79
41. 134 GBR19890403 CAMPBELL-JENNER Patric GBR 57.12 +7.82
42. 102 SUI19851220 WEISS Adrian SUI TOMAC FACTORY RACING 57.26 +7.96
43. 116 AUT19890419 WARMUTH Thomas AUT 4 ELEMENTS YET 57.76 +8.46
44. 141 FRA19850123 MORLAND Jeremy FRA 58.00 +8.70
45. 95 AUT19800707 BUBLA Thomas AUT 58.05 +8.75
46. 142 ARG19750618 ALVARO Diego ARG 58.73 +9.43
47. 135 ESP19841221 CARRASCO MORERA Borja ESP 58.82 +9.52
48. 103 SUI19900406 GSPAN Nicolas ° SUI 59.21 +9.91
49. 101 FRA19830911 GADOIS Ludovic FRA 59.34 + 10.04
50. 115 ESP19820305 VICENTE MERIDA Joan ESP 1:00.02 + 10.72
51. 128 FRA19871115 GATEAU Vincent FRA 1:01.66 + 12.36
52. 89 CZE19880308 TEJCHMAN Premek CZE 1:02.49 + 13.19
53. 117 AUT19790903 ROSCHNER Peter AUT 4 ELEMENTS YET 1:02.54 + 13.24
54. 106 ESP19891031 GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Juan ESP 1:02.93 + 13.63
55. 136 GER19861104 HANKO Adrian GER SOLID ACLASS FACTORY TEAM 1:04.13 + 14.83
56. 99 ITA19840220 RAVIZZINI Federico ITA 1:04.71 + 15.41
57. 98 AUS19860714 SCARR Mitchell AUS 1:06.91 + 17.61
58. 108 ESP19900103 FERREIRO PAJUELO Anton °ESP MASSI 1:07.76 + 18.46
59. 104 SUI19880730 FREI Martin SUI 1:10.01 + 20.71
 

norbar

KESSLER PROBLEM. Just cause
Jun 7, 2007
11,476
1,686
Warsaw :/
He's got it all. Living in a nice warm resort with long summer, own bike shop, bar and a nice contract with one of the best bike companies.

Sb fix me sth like that ;)