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Ft. William 2013 World Cup Round 1

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by OGRipper, May 31, 2013.

  1. OGRipper

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    NORCAL is the hizzle
    Come on fellas, it can't be too early for this.

    Predictions?

    I'm going with Minnaar, the rainbow stripes will give him wings.
     

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  2. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    It'd be silly to bet on anybody but gwin at the moment.

    And i'm never silly.
     
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    Gwin if i was a betting man, Smith for the wildcard.
     
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    can't count peaty out on home soil.

    regardless, excited for the season to get under way!
     
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    Hart
    Gee
    Smith
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    Beaumont

    Gwin will skip this race to take his freeride bike to Revolution.
     
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    I predict the word enduro will disappear from this forum for a while once this race happens.

    Woot woot!
     
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  8. 'size

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    last years top 5 for reference.

    1 Aaron GWIN
    2 Danny HART 0.834s
    3 Gee ATHERTON 2.516s
    4 Sam HILL 3.532s
    5 Josh BRYCELAND 5.056s
     
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    Excited for next weekend :eek:

    1. Hart
    2. Gwin
    3. Hill
    4. Minnaar
    5. Brosnan
     
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    1. Gwinnnn
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    3. Danny and Gee will tie and have to play rock, scissors, paper for 4th (arm wrestling isn't fair)
    4. tbd
    5. Hill
     
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    Anyone wanna lay down a bet that a new wheel size wins?
     
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    pssh



    no
     
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    What is the deal with online streaming this year. Will it be on Redbull like last year?
     
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    anyone besides KHS actually racing on road bike wheels?
     
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    Yeah it looks like redbull is doing it again.

    I hope they have their replays up as quickly as they did last year. There are only so many bloody marys I can drink at 5am.

    http://live.redbull.tv/
     
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    1. Gwin
    2. Atherton
    3. Minnaar
    4. Smith
    5. Hill
     
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    1. McDonald
    2. Gwin
    3. Smith
    4. Atherton
    5. Brosnan
     
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    gwin
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    bryceland

    rachel
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    Lots of rumors around about different teams "testing" bigger hoops so it's safe to predict some folks will be racing them. I doubt we'll know until race weekend (or earlier spy shots from the pits).

    PS: It's gonna be great to see all those ENDURO riders on big bikes again. (Love ya 'Woo.)
     
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    testing something doesn't mean anyone will race it for a WC. case in point: inverted fox 40
     
  21. 'size

    'size Turbo Monkey

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    "what time does everything happen in my time zone?"

    just getting this out of the way now for those who are clock challenged.

    http://www.timeanddate.com/

    you may need a basic knowledge of geography.
     
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    View attachment ftbill_last6.xls
    Spreadsheet of last 6 races top 10.

    1. Gwin
    2. Minaar
    3. Hart
    4. Gee
    5. Bryceland

    This is gonna be Smith's year, but he has never had results at Fort Bill. Best result was 10th in 2011.
    I wonder whether Hill or Stevie will post a better result?
     
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    Gwinn obviously has something to prove with the new sponsor i guess but its so close these days, no such thing as an educated guess imo...
     
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    Embarrassingly I've been a roadie all year....

    No Parkin Bro's/Dirt 2012 review?
     
  26. 'size

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    Rubbish! Remember watching the trailer just thought I must have missed the rest.
     
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    Dirt Norco on 650 Aurums, yes?
     
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    Hart had a nice result at the BDS but I really wonder what will the new TWR riders benefit from their team.
     
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    From what I understand, the Parkins are shooting "Enduro" as their focus this year and will be missing a few world cups. Maybe that's why?
     
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    Oh noes the evil Enduro might take some of the DH limelight.
     
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    everybody calm down. ;)

    all events for both disciplines are being covered - they're just splitting up for the dates that conflict, with one at the EWS and the other at the WC.

    http://www.bikemag.com/news/exclusive-brothers-to-bring-backcountry-to-your-laptop/

    "...so it will be business as usual for all but the two rounds in the middle of the season that clash; for those we’ll be splitting up with me at the two North American rounds of the EWS and John at the corresponding World Cups, while also sourcing the additional footage we’ll need from some of the talented filmers who will already be there."

    however, maybe editing DH while on assignment for EWS is a conflict of interest...
     
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    It's not evil (I mean hell yeah, fvck the UCI).


    But watching enduro coverage is like watching dh with it's balls cut off and its nails painted.


    Enduro is one of those things like golf. Fun to do but I don't need to see it.
     
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    ^ How bout 9-ball? :D
     
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    1. Smith
    2. Smith
    3. Smith
     
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  38. William42

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    Smith's one win came the one race that gwin didn't even compete in. Just sayin.
     
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    But his moustache has extra shimz in it this year..
     
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    ^^^^^^^f.t.w ^^^^^^^