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This past weekend (actually, Thursday the 22nd - Sunday the 25th) was the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival in Whistler, BC.

www.crankworx.com

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Freeride Competition and Expo and to experience first-hand what Photo-John has been raving about since the Marzocchi product launch there 3 weeks ago.

I have many, many photos to sort though, but here are a select few to show for now.

Here is a shot of the Expo area near the bottom of the lifts. There was a huge announcing stage put up, and if you were lucky, you could catch some of the free swag that was being tossed to the crowd! There was also a concert stage with live rock bands playing. The crowds were huge!

very crowded expo area


Here is a shot of a new bike that I personally got to test out for the weekend. I will be writing more details about the new Prophet from Cannondale soon.

Green Cannondale Prophet


There was a great trials demo put on by the Baia Brothers. The kids are aged 7, 9, and 15 and our all quite skilled.

Trials Demo


Many, many thanks to Eric Stobin from Sportworks for the generous hospitality, transportation, accomodations, and trail guide! Eric even shared some of the Sportworks booth space with MTBR and allowed us to put up our banner and hand out flyers! Thanks so much Eric, it was fun! Here is a shot of the booth, with the New FreeRider DH hitch rack made for 40 to 50 lb downhill/freeride bikes, with wider trays for tires as wide as 3".

Gregg and Eric in the Sportworks/MTBR Booth!


During one of my runs, I spotted these two cubs and their mom hanging out by the Olympic Station.

Cubs and mom


Not part of the expo, but another great reason to go up to Whistler, is this trail, called "A River Runs Through It". It is very easy to get to from the Village, and is a very fun and challenging trail! Wish I had something like this as MY local trail! (If you ever ride this trail, be sure to use mosquito repellent.)

A River Runs Through It


A big part of the Expo, this is the Dangerous Dan Flow Show. It included a huge drop and some of the most technically challenging stunts. Here is a shot of something that I've never seen before, this rider is riding across a short bridge made of chain links! Looked even more challenging, because not all the flow riders could clean it.

Chain Ride


I have shots of riders hitting this drop, which I will post soon. This shot gives a good indication of just how high the drop really is.

Hypin' the crowd!


By far the most popular event of the weekend, was the slopestyle competition on Saturday night. Huge crowds lined up to catch riders like Cedric Gracia, Timo Pritzel, Cameron McCaul, Richie Schley, Wade Simmons, and more...

Here is a shot of Kyle Strait during his second run of the finals. More pics to come!
 

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It was great getting in a few runs with you Gregg! (Shame we couldn't have hooked up for a XC ride Sat. morning...)


A couple of other threads with Crankworx pics:

SlopeStyle pics posted by "bog"

Crankworx pics and video posted by "brumos" (DH Board)

Thanks to the guys at the SRAM/Rock Shox trailer for rebuilding my fork Sunday morning (after it died Saturday night) allowing me to ride in the afternoon.
 

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That Pinkbike Video is Awesome!

Hey Radek and Mike,

Good talkin' to both of you guys at Crankworx! Awesome job with the editting on that video! You got all the killer shots, and the music is perfect.

See you guys at Interbike!

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CraigH said:
A video by the guys at Pinkbike, 21.2 MB:

http://vpfree.pinkbike.com/video/crankworks.wmv

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Another 26.5MB vid on a seemingly slow server.

Right Click, Save As:

http://static.zed.cbc.ca/users/b/BPonline/files/crankworx.mpg
 

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look at the first pic do u see the hot girl in the middle in the blue? its about time there was an atractive female in the sport, all the rest look like they went face first into the ground a few too many times, but then again that is only a shot from behind. but she certanly caught the dude in the yellow fox jersys attention eh?
 

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finchy said:
look at the first pic do u see the hot girl in the middle in the blue? its about time there was an atractive female in the sport
Trust me ... it's Whistler. Those who've been there know what I mean.

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finchy said:
look at the first pic do u see the hot girl in the middle in the blue? its about time there was an atractive female in the sport, all the rest look like they went face first into the ground a few too many times, but then again that is only a shot from behind. but she certanly caught the dude in the yellow fox jersys attention eh?
Yea, shes pretty hot...all 1/7th of her. :)
 

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Definately the hottest MTB chick ive seen from behind... ;) Nice Pics!!!
 

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Are You People Blind

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look at the first pic do u see the hot girl in the middle in the blue? its about time there was an atractive female in the sport, all the rest look like they went face first into the ground a few too many times, but then again that is only a shot from behind. but she certanly caught the dude in the yellow fox jersys attention eh?
um...i think we shouldnt as such worrie that much about tony getting laid...we have a bigger problem on our hands...finchy shame shame sham on u...this one however i feel is boyond me and will leave for someone else to fix...

and we all know the hottest MTB chick is niki guidex... :rolleyes:
 

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um...i think we shouldnt as such worrie that much about tony getting laid...we have a bigger problem on our hands...finchy shame shame sham on u...this one however i feel is boyond me and will leave for someone else to fix...

and we all know the hottest MTB chick is niki guidex... :rolleyes:
Who is niki guidex???
 

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Hottie!

Nice Pics! Thanks for sharing!
 

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konabiker said:
she cant be real, to hot to mtb. :D
Hot chicks have hobbies too. Ya know. They just don't stand around being hot all day. When you ask a hot chick what she likes to do, she doesn't reply, "I like to stand around being really really rediculously good looking". :)
 

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Hot chicks have hobbies too. Ya know. They just don't stand around being hot all day. When you ask a hot chick what she likes to do, she doesn't reply, "I like to stand around being really really rediculously good looking". :)
you dont know the kind of hot chicks i hang out with. they do just taht, but there not as hot as nikki gluidex.
 

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Are those ALL the pics of niki guidex yall have??? :D
 
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