So X Games Dirt has made its triumphant return to US Soil. Dave King was in charge of building the course and I think he came up with a pretty good one. If you didn’t land decent on the second to last set you were pretty much ass out for the last one. There was a fair amount of panic pedaling going on and even more power cases. Nyquist cased so hard that he got ejected over his bars and all the way to the bottom of the landing. Even more impressive was Pat Casey’s 10/90 case. It wasn’t a 10/90 with his bike though, it was with his face! I might be being a bit overgenerous saying that 10% of his face made it over the landing because it really was pretty much only a hand and an eyelash. Somehow dude survived. Aside front the last set carnage the other highlight for me was Clint not only being in the X Games but making finals. I just wish they showed more than one of his runs. Oh well, that’s tv. (more…)
Finally some good footage of the Burlington Bike Park! I had no idea that Toledo Joe was behind it. Interesting!
I’ve been to a shit ton of dirt contest in my day but this one at Texas Toast has been the absolute best. You could actually feel the excitement and energy in the air as it was going down. Chris Childs came away with the well deserved win, and thank god he did because there would have probably been riots if he didn’t! You can check out the full results after the jump. (more…)