Malaga Video

If you are a regular reader of the blog here you may remember me talking about an amazing trip I went on in February to Malaga, Spain with a couple guys from the Gravity team. If not, this video will fill you in! In any case, it was a really great trip, and despite the rain we got almost every day and the flooding, we still managed to fit in lots of good riding. Here's the video, enjoy!


Crankworx Slopestyle Finals

Well another Crankworx is in the bag now, with our man Greg Watts making the super finals again! Unfortunately they ran things super fast after the first 2 final runs, so Greg didn't have time to get a new tire on his bike after a major blowout sustained by landing on a sharp rock off the 20' x 30' massive judges tower drop in his second run. Because of this he ended up in 7th place overall, which isn't too bad all things considered, but he was definitely gunning for the win to defend his title from last year. He rode great though anyway, here's a few photos of him riding and on the jumbotron in front of the tens of thousands of screaming fans in the village. I also threw in a couple photos from his best trick contest win.


Martin Ogden wins UK National Master's 4X Championships

Haro-sponsored 4x/DH pro Martin Ogden was crowned the UK National Champion in Master's 4X this past weekend at Southwest Extreme aboard his Haro Thread. He also won all 6 races in the national series with the National Championships being the series finale.
Nice work, Oggy!


Saint Deep Summer Photo Contest

I just got done with the Deep Summer photo contest up here in Whistler, it was amazing! Basically 6 top level mtb photographers are invited, they can have 5 athletes each and have 3 days to shoot a 3-5 minute slide show. I was a rider with Steve Lloyd, the only non BC guy in the contest, and had never even been to Whistler before! So we got together a crew and worked our butts off for 3 days shooting, it was incredibly hard work, sun up to sun down in the rain, hiking back up over and over again trying to get the shot! While the rain and cold weather made it hard to work in, it did make for amazing shots with fog in the trees and misty mountain shots. We got a ton of amazing to work with, so when it came time to edit the slideshow it was hard to narrow down to the best of the best. In the end I think we came up with a great show, the crowd was really into it! While we didn't win the contest, we did get runner up for best single photo, although it didn't win because they thought that what I was doing was too dangerous... I guess that's just how I roll! I can't post the show here because the majority of the shots will be published in magazines, but you will get to see them that way at least! All in all we had an amazing time, and produced several months worth of photos within 3 days! Here is a photo from the awards and presentation, it was a sold out venue with over 1,100 people there!

Greg Watts wins Crankworx Best Trick!

Greg Watts wins session 1 of the VW Best Trick Showdown at Kokanee Crankworx with an amazing backflip double tailwhip combo. You can check out Greg's insanity somewhere around the 1:00 mark on this video we grabbed from PinkBike.com:

PinkBike also has some great photos posted from the event..click here to check them out!

The action continues up in Whistler with Greg trying to defend his title in the Monster Energy Slopestyle contest on Saturday at 5:30pm. You can watch LIVE coverage on your computer at the Go211 website. Click here for more details. Go Watts!


Watts craziness at Crankworx CO

Here's a short video of Greg Watts during practice at Crankworx CO. Awesome!

Watts ended up pulling a 4th place finish in the slopestyle finals yesterday. Next stop: Whistler Crankworx so he can try to defend his 2009 title!

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