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Discussion in 'Australia' started by clarky, Dec 27, 2009.
The unloaded rig
That should be re-named; "the lemming pile up"
methinks that bike park trail needs some warning markers !!! and an arrow <<< just before that bridge feature...
Thank's for posting that pic jardine
That explians a bit more the load capacity - I did not realise at first (from the first post) that the rear frame loop/chainstays and luggage rack are elongated as they are - obviously to improve the carrying capacity/weight bias.
Still one helluva' load though
Very apt having the bloke in front from Argentina. Wonder if the fella with the camera was from Fukushima?
Hi Troy, the bike is made by Kona and its appropriately called "The Ute"
The way Catman has it loaded you would think its for flat roads only and awful to ride! Bugger pushing that load up a hill, no fun in that!!
A great name for it... KONA have always had unique/quirky names for their bikes... I used to get a kick out of riding my old 'Dawg (full suspension enduro) and my brothers "Stinky Dee" (freeride/DH).
Yep and my current CX workhorse is a Kona "Jake the Snake" - kooky name which is kinda cute and cool and a great bike!
Talk about extreme bravery and talent..............
Umm .. "Follow me I known the course" would not be my choice .. I'll just watch thanks, walking that course would not be an option, you'd need wings...
Surly make an extended utility as well.
I was at the Bowral classic on the weekend and got talking to the Specialized reps about their in house motor in their road bikes.
It looks like they have taken things to another level regarding weight and zero drag when exceeding or not using the motor.
The bikes currently range from $12000 to $18000.
Supposedly give a range of 170 km with extender battery in a bidon.
Was that a 360 loop the loop at the 1 minute mark? Incredible!!
The ADV girls did well in their Adventure race on the weekend.
I did hear the MTB's got pushed up a hill at one stage tho
Hopefully i can get fit/injury-free for next year's rounds
Thanks to @Miss Jane for being a late call-up partner and awesome effort.
Red Bull Rampage in the USA... those guys are certifiably nuts, gifted with alien skills... and they gotta' have balls the size of watermelons - some of the moves they pull on trails that would make mountain goats shit their fur...!!!
I've watched the coverage on the Red Bull channel the last few years... diabolically dedicated - grass roots MTB freeriders - the majority of the top pro's are. Did you know that part of the competition (which goes over a week) involved the riders and their "dig crews" (up to three other individuals) spending anywhere up to four days prior to the event, sighting, surveying, setting out and manually digging/sculpting - WITH HAND TOOLS - their "lines" and the jumps/features that they then ride.
Often the riders "team up" with other crews during this part of the equation to help one another - because they have to sherpa in all of the building material (wood, lumber etc.) that they need for the jumps and ramps... and it's bloooody steep, hard core terrain they are working on (a geologist would probably call them mesas and cliffs), often in 30 to 35 degree + heat. The cameraderie amongst these blokes was something to behold... and then they go out in competition and shred the terrain like it's a municipal skateboard park.
It really is intriguing (not just the riding, but the behind scene culture)... check out Red Bull rampage on youtube or the Red Bull channel if you are interested to see some of what is behind those epic film clips.
Speaking of building crazy MTB lines... Can anyone recommend a good online resource for trailbuilding guidelines? But maybe for mortals not the above looneys. My bro has done a great job scratching in the start of a singletrack trail up in our bush block & now we're trying to figure out where to take it next.
When your only tool is a 12 tonne digger every problem looks like a massive double jump ...but this needs to be hand built.
I saw a tv show on the rampage from it’s inception.
The original ones were on natural terrain and the carnage was massive.
The riders would pick a line with an I think I can attitude and just go for it.
i personally dislike IMBA however you might get something out of this series of videos
Ok, apparently it's time to teach the 11 yo to bunny hop.
Last night he was out riding the rail trail and he took out a snake. Sprog 1 was out front and had called a warning as she hopped over it ( waking it up....) , sprog 2 was riding at the back and got a clear view of the thing trying to slither away....unsuccessfully....sprog 3 was very upset about hurting the poor snake Not scared, just upset that he'd hurt it!!
One I had a good view of from the rear.
Rider 1 woke the snake. Rider 2 stirred it up. Rider 3’s bike copped a strike. The rest of us were back enough to stop and let it get off the road.
Red belly black so not too agressive.
Whenever I come across one on the motor bikes my legs go up as high as I can get them.