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Ray's: B-I-K-E- event Feb 8

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by cmc, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. cmc

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    Who are the rest of the the sixteen teams? Post em up.

    1. Paul Basgoitia and John Cowan
    2. Taj Mihelich and Aaron Ross.
    3. Greg and Andy Watts.
    4. Phil Sunbaum and Joe Perrizzo
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    :( i was supposed to go and watch this nonsense - but it didnt work out
     
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    Justin Guinard is in. Don't know of anyone else, though.
     
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    I find it hard to believe that Taj and Aaron will be possible to beat. They are disgusting.
     
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    I wish I could make it. Should be sick to watch.
     
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    joe and phil should be sick to watch... dumped 3s and flips for days
     
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    Mmmm, but Taj and Aaron's bags of trick are so much better then 3's and flips. IMHO

    Those young'ns have much to learn before they can pale to the comparison of Taj.
     
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    Don't sleep on Greg Watts...

    and I believe his name is John Cowan, not Jeff...
     
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  9. cmc

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    yeah, well he better be glad Melvin Hoffman and Blaine Bestwick don't show up.

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    heh thanks ; )
     
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    John Cowan doesn't stand a chance with these new kids.
     
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    Ya I agree with you.

    I am Skipping work Friday so I'll be there all day.

    To anyone: Say hi if you see an old guy riding a brown molly with a "gold" gold lable.

    Scott
     
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    what happened to my post? anyways watts is the only other person besides taj and ross that can throw down loonie toons ****, but no one stands a chance against ross
     
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    I just got in from Ray's and saw Taj and Aaron on some STP's. Let me just say, you guys going to the comp this weekend will see some very good riding.

    The place is fun as hell - I was so tired but couldn't stop riding. There is so much stuff to ride there.
     
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    i hope there will be some high end video coverage. does mtb have a PROPS equivalent ?
     
  15. Axis

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    Ya kind of DH productions MatchVideozine series.
     
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    alloutprod. might be there dont know
     
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    ill be there with friends that weekend. lt. blue tonic fg
     
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    I am sure Adam Hauk will be there
     
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    am i crazy but i dont see an event schedule, anyone know what it looks like? I want to go up sunday...thoughts?
     
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    Cowan is most likely going there for the name recognition, and because Kona is covering his airfare. He will have fun riding, and sign grom's NWD DVD's. That is why he is going, not because he thinks he has a chance against Taj and Chase.
     
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    This is only word of mouth but think it is pretty solid... qualifying 10-5pm friday... finals sat night...
     
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    Jeff Lenosky and Aaron Chase are the judges/organizers

    Eric Porter
    Ryan Smith
    Joe Prisel
    Adam Hauck


     
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    can anyone confirm this?

    it seem it would make more sense to have it go down on 2 weekend days no?
     
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    I am 100% positive now... and there is a link on the site www.raysmtb.com on the main menu below "prices"

    Finals are scheduled for 6pm Sat
     
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    well there goes that idea...that is a bummer...
     
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    Hey I was up there all day... Taj and Aaron Ross are just head and shoulders above everyone else. Of course that is my perception of the riding I watched. It was so disorganized and impossible to hear that I really have no idea where people stand scorewise but if those two aren't on the top of the heap there is something wrong.

    Chase and Lenowski did a good job MCing it wasn't their fault.

    Wow some of the stuff Taj and Ross pulled was amazing. JD was really doing well too.

    Oh too bad there wasn't any duece quads allowed.

    I'm heading back up to ride in a few hours and will rep the 24s.
     
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    know anyone there who is going to post some video !!??
     
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    No but there were a about 4 guys shooting video... just a matter of time beofore gets up on youtube or some such.
     
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    Duh. Can't wait to see them on 2-sixes... I wonder what the come up will have to say about that?
     
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    Taj has been riding 26" bikes on and off for awhile. Aaron hangs out with Taj quite a bit so it's no surprise he can shred them too. It's a shame things didn't work out for him to ride for a company that makes all types of bikes...
     
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    c'mon dude, get your girlfriend or something to hold a videocamera and post this sh*t !!! i am pissed i can't be there.
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    Not surprised by Axis's report of Taj and Aaron (damn, it's impressive watching them ride) but I'm not so sure how much jumping and park riding either of them has done on a 26"er before.

    The STP's they were on looked pretty new, if not out of the box new, and it seemed like they were just getting used to them (although they got used to them pretty damn quick). I don't know, I could be completely wrong, just seemed that riding 26" bikes at Ray's was a fresh experience for them. I'll be very interested to see the contest footage.
     
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    Ahh I just saw you leaving around 9:30 as I was coming in. I would have said hi but I didn't notice the until after it was too late. I was pushing my molly up the ramp to get in. Nice bike, liked the profile hubs. 24s rule.

    I'll be up Sunday monring around 9ish.
     
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    So who won? Who's got pics and vids?
     
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    Today was the finals for the Rays BIKE contest. The contest went a little late, but there were some bangers that made it all worthwhile! I think the highlight for me was watching Taj throw down a huge 180 gap over a wall, and Adam Hauck matched it! It was out of control!

    Adam Hauck was partnered up with Thomas Hancock, but he blew up his ankle on a flip over the Red Bull box, so Brandon Semenuk filled in for the final round. Semenuk came in especially handy on the no-hander, when he did a three-pointer (both hands and one foot off the bike) to no foot can!

    Here are the final results:
    1. Adam Hauck, Thomas Hancock, Brandon Semenuk
    2. Taj Mihelich & Aaron Ross
    3. JD Swanguen & Tyler McCaul
    4. Michal Plonka & Justin Guignard
     
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    I can't wait to see some footage of that 180 gap. I wonder where that was.
     
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    That's crazy that they beat Taj and Aaron. Adam Hauck is good, really good, but I've never been a huge fan of his style (or lack thereof).
     
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    Hopefully when video does come out, it is better than most MTB park/slopestyle/trails comps. Most of the big bike comps bore me.
     
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    I was there I am not a huge fan of the format but maybe the videographers can work some magic. Style is completely thown out of the equation in this format....release your hands from the grips 0.01875" from the bars and it is a no-hander....
     
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    From what I saw and this is just my opinion, Taj and Aaron were the top riders.