Mike runs full kit Straitline Components and without it, he can barley pull a skid!
Sit back, relax and go WTF?
Just as I bitched about no coverage on the event it has come in, sadly all from the teams who attended but Pinkbike put it up on the front page promptly.
Our Canadian distributor Lama Cycles and DH team fired over a little update on the race from their eyes.
Straitline's Andrew Mitchell and Dean Tennant sweep the Canadian open along Straitlines Team Lama Yann Guavin in third!!
But why such little coverage from Canadian Media?
1 Andrew Mitchell (Can) 4:08.060
2 Dean Tennant (Can) 4:09.060
3 Yann Gauvin (Can) 4:10.225
Dunbar Cycles sent a release that captured the event quite well with some shots from the guys!
Next stop is the US Open Next weekend in New York. From there the boys head over to Scotland for the 2nd round of the World Cups in Ft. William
A good pic of Drew near the bottom of the course http://www.privateermtb.com/content.php?220-Canada-Cup-Round-1-Mont-Tremblant
Below is a little course walk preview from the boys on Friday
Canada Cup # 1
Course walk with the Dunbar/Devinci/Elka Team
With team mates Andrew Mitchell and Dean Tennant
So as we headed to the course through the village we could see that the snow was still lying around. As we got closer to the infamous rock garden we could see some sort of animal moving about, but we were also missing Dean. Wait a minute... that's Dean so pumped on smashing boulders.
Everyone has always enjoyed racing Tremblant except that you have to go through a river that everyone hates! So Stupid.
This course hands down has to have some of the gnarliest sections on any track we raced imagine trying to race across this rock...
Overall the track has had some great improvements and we are looking forward to practice tomorrow!
Except for this jump which you have to turn off the race line to hit but was just freshly built for the race.
New pedal is 89 percent designed, robotic arm is ready and it is a long weekend.
Jumpship is also coming very soon and we are helping organize the barge and event… lots on the go and I need R&R before we get pinned with summer.
So I’m going camping on a small island off of the island called Vargas, boat drop off only and there are wolves that roam the beaches.
This used to be a company I ran ages ago, the SeaFire was used in the night to rescue a man dragged out of his tent by a wolf years ago. The entire world media was calling the office for a story on it.
So to revisit the beach I devised a plan to be the first man in the world to wolf fish!
I am putting a bunch of meat into a filter bag, wrapping it with fishing line and I'm casting it out down the beach to wait for wolf.
This is very stupid but i have to do it because I just blogged on it. No backing out now right.
See you next week.
About two months ago, I put a foot down weird on a sketchy 360 and broke the third metatarsal in my right foot. Thankfully, my recovery was smooth and painless, with constant entertainment and good times that my friends and family brought! Not to mention, I got a killer cast-tan out of it! I got cleared to start easing into riding two weeks ago, so I spent a week building up strength riding cross country, and started jumping the week after. I’ve been collecting GoPro footage along the way, with some clips during my recovery, my x-rays, a bit of cross country riding, and finally jumping and downhilling again! It feels absolutely unreal to start riding again and I couldn’t be happier! Enjoy!
Serious on the Wedgie threat!
Our local park www.freeridebc.com has been a labor of love for many years and lots of big name pros have helped chisel each section. But we need you now to vote so we can get some maintenance cash!
If you are not going to dig then at leas applaud our efforts and vote to help gain us some KEG funding.
MMM filet mignon… go eat at the Keg after the vote is done!
Thanks from all of us at Straitline!
We're building a Bike Park in North Saanich. We have applied to The Keg Steakhouse for help. Here is where you come in. In honour of its 40th Anniversary, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar is donating $1 million to the communities that have contributed so greatly to its success. The campaign will donate 40 $25,000 grants to fund community-based projects or initiatives in Keg communities. The Keg called for entries from charities and individuals who need funding for a community project or initiative.
I'm happy and proud to share the our submission for one of these $25,000 community grants has been chosen as a finalist-and your vote can help us win. Between May 16 and June 14, you can vote for our entry at www.kegsteakhouse.com . To find it, search for our project titled North Saanich Bike Park. Another place to ride is a great thing. You can vote once a day until June 14. Please vote!!
Thank you for your support and please help spread the word.
All The Best,
Friend of the North Saanich Bike Park”
Our client Sebastian is a man of patience! 2 years ago we ran a competition for Aaron Larocque’s What's Next and had a live release with industry friends in Vegas where we announced winners of custom one off pedals.
But poor Sebastian never got his, they were stolen twice in delivery to him. Never ending mishaps but he is finally getting a set of JLO pedals with 24 karat pins. High five to speedy delivery!
If I knew he was this good at film making I would have got them sooner and maybe made this film. Next time I’ll shoot for a 1 year delivery date!
Enjoy this flic from Sebastian!
And again for the 54th time… Aaron’s What’s Next film sponsored by Straitline with Straitline riders Hepburn and Casey Groves.
I have been biting at the bit to do our Ghetto shop tour #3 but the Robot has been delayed a bit. We have a new DH pedal coming that will be smaller in the body so perfect for the all mnt crowd as well.
This happy couple will work tirelessly through the nights producing hundreds of finished parts while we do other things.
This is just a small step into the right direction for us. We have always utilized automation but this is our first fake employee and now we can only dream of ways to cut assembly and packaging times down.
Some cool stuff already is in reach for smaller firms, I hope we get to this stage soon-
I love making those catchy one-liner titles like the local paper… but
So Camp now has Intense bikes added to the DH fleet for this summer!
They will be decked to the hilt in our freeride components along with Chromag and Spank and Maxxis and a few other brands evolving as we speak.
Show up and abuse their bikes not yours and get to ride a worldcup ready rig every day!
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