Zak Earley is still creeping around the country in that shady windowless van of his. He doesn’t use candy to try and lure people into it though, rather he has a much better bait, tasty brews from Oskar Blues. This edit corroborates the rumors that his van was recently spotted in New Jersey in the vicinity of the Area 51 trails.
The Powers Bike Shop crew got the chance to check out the new Louisville Mega Cavern jumps a few weeks back and they did a little filming while they were down there. This place has a lot of people talking and I foresee some trips to Louisville getting added to more than a few agendas this winter. Not to take away from the place or anything but I can’t help but wonder what the result would have been had they brought in some trail builders like Dave King or Adam Aloise.
I heard Adam Aloise talking about this event the other week at Dreamline. He was headed straight from NC to Vegas to build the course, and my curiosity was piqued as to what it was going to be all about. I couldn’t really wrap my brain around how a contest based on speed and style (aka tricks) would work. Well after watching this I don’t think I was the only one who didn’t know what the fuck was going on. Given I don’t know what the exact rules/judging criteria were, it basically looks like it was a dirt jumping contest where you had to sprint off the roll-in. Pretty much after the riders dropped in, all focus on getting to the end of the course first went out the window. I’ll just assume that tricks carried WAY more weight towards the overall score than did winning the race. I mean why else would you have Pat “Face Case” Casey sending giant three whips over the first set? He could have at least pushed through and done some sort of scrubbed three whip. Now that would have been something to see! Even more confusing was Kris Fox flying through the course full speed only to give up the win by pulling up as hard as he could over the last set to do one of his signature whips. Anyway, the course looked rad and hopefully it got some of the spectators there for Monster Energy Cup stoked on our little non-wax carrying side of BMX.
The anticipation for Red Bull’s Dreamline has been steadily building as we’ve been getting closer to showtime. Riders are starting to trickle into Asheville as we speak and soon they’ll get to see what Adam Aloise and his crew have waiting for them. Red Bull just dropped this video with some of the invited riders talking about what they’ve been doing to get ready for the biggest dirt jumping event and jumps of the year.
In case you somehow missed this yesterday!
HEAVY sessions going down in the PA Woods this weekend! Doug Foulke is on it and already whipped together an edit from yesterday’s.
As much as I don’t want to accept it, trails season here on the East Coast is on its last legs. Everybody has been scrambling to get those last sessions in, including the crew at Area 51. Hopefully you’ve been doing the same!
I’m going to say that this is actually from several different sessions judging by the different states of the foliage in the background.
Fresh from Red Bull is this video of the riders getting the first look at this years Dreamline course. That shit looks so gnarly! Foster sums it up best when he points out that there is more medical staff on the mountain than there are riders.
If you saw our video from last weekend’s Take It Back Jam then you definitely know that checking out this gallery is a must. Brian Yeagle was kind enough to shoot the photos for it and also did a little write up on the jam. Check out both of them as well as our brand new gallery layout after the jump.