Well obviously this season wrap up vid from PAWOODS is pretty awesome, but I’ll warn you right now, you’ll probably be forever haunted by Dunny’s Terry Crews impression!
The weather was absolutely perfect for this year’s Halloween Jam at Catty. A little rain the night before had the trails in prime condition, and unlike last year, it was warm and not a bit windy. I’m not 100% sure, but this very well may have been the biggest turnout yet!
The local crew sure did get around this year! Wish I could say the same, but oh well. Drew Ortega managed to condense almost a whole season of trails, traveling and good times from multiple states and spots down into this 16 minute edit. Considering this was kind of a shitty year weather-wise, I’m interested to see just how much more these dudes get around next season. Of course that’s assuming the weather cooperates a bit more.
The 2nd annual Swantz Trick Jump Contest was definitely one of the highlights of this year’s Catty Halloween Jam. It was like someone packed up an early 90s dirt jump comp, stuck it in a time machine and sent it to 2017. Shit was completely fucking loose! I didn’t think anyone had even filmed it, but leave it to Chris Bird to come through with some documentation as to just how awesome this was.
It’s been over twenty years since the original GT Fueler frame made it’s debut as one of just a handful of mid 90s frames that bridged the gap between the era’s flimsy race frames and overbuilt freestyle frames. Having grown up riding in that time period and experiencing first hand the self destruction of a race frame at the trails, frames like the Fueler definitely appealed to me. Something with the longer top tube and geometry of a race frame, but with some design attributes like beefier tubing and thicker dropouts taken from freestyle frames. While I personally opted for…
Last weekend over 30 ladies representing four different countries descended on the Leigh Valley for the first ever Catty and Posh Women’s Weekend in the Woods. Shout out to Taryn Hipp for putting the whole thing together! It’s absolutely awesome to see so many ladies coming together to ride trails. Hopefully this becomes a yearly thing!
Lots of stuff for you to get into this weekend if you’re here in The States. On the East Coast (Pennsylvania to be more specific) there’s the Heathens Fall Jam on Saturday, and the Women’s Weekend in the Woods at Catty and Posh on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t fret if you’re on the West Coast though! River Roast 2017 is looking like it’s going to be kicking a lot of ass on Saturday at Milestone MX Park in Riverside, California. No matter where you end up this weekend, have fun, make some new friends and enjoy the ride. Full flyers…
Hopefully you already locked down some shirts and hats from the Catty & Posh Store, but if not you still have a little more time. Emphasis on “little” because midnight tonight (Tuesday, 9/19) is the cut off to get your orders in. Remember, the proceeds from these go towards helping pay for the trail’s insurance, so help them out and pick up some merch HERE!
You know it’s going to be a good day when you wake up to find that S&M has put the full length Credence “Feel My Chest Muscles I’m A Trail Builder” DVD online! Now you just need to find yourself somewhere at work where you can hideout for 30 minutes so you can watch it.
The Catty Crew have decided to run the annual Halloween Jam a little earlier this year (October 14th) in the hopes of having some better weather. You’ll definitely appreciate this if you were at last year’s jam getting blown all over by the wind. They’ll be holding the traditional “Fast As Hell” contest and what I’m most looking forward to, the 2nd annual Swantz Trick Jump Contest. Bring yourself $5 to donate to the woods and cross your fingers that the weather/season holds out!