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Entries from July 2011

Bogman XC race

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments

The Golan Bogman XC race , is a XC Mountain Bike race organised by new MTB club, Donegal Mountain Biking Club. It’s the first Race event to be hosted by the club and will be held in a beautiful scenic area at Golan which is just outside Milford in Co.Donegal. We actually know something of [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

The Atherton Project Series 3 Episode 5

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments

More from the Athertons who are chilling in Italy between World Cup rounds.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Aaron Gwin’s World Cup winning carbon Trek Session

July 28th, 2011 · No Comments

The standout racer of 2011, Aaron gwin talks about his new carbon Trek Session downhill bike.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Tech · Video · World Cup

Irish DH champs video

July 27th, 2011 · No Comments

EpicDH hosted the 2011 Downhill National Champs in Carrick in County Wicklow last weekend with the elite National Champions jersey changing hands but not by much as Dan surrendered the jersey to brother Ger following a thrilling run.  colin Ross was third ahead of Greg Callaghan and Scott Laughland.  Well done to all the racers, [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video

How to be a privateer DH rider – Bernard Kerr

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Bluegrass Combat Ready series episode #02: Bernard Kerr from Bluegrass Board on Vimeo. If you think DH World Cup riders have an exciting, glamorous life, then perhaps you should think again. Being a professional MTB rider is a rigorous and dangerous job that can keep a young lad on a shoestring budget very busy. No [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Cadel Evans TTs into yellow

July 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Cadel Evans will ride into Paris today (all going well) in yellow ahead of the biggest win of his career in arguably the best Tour de France in years.  It was always going to come down to the final timetrial but many of the GC favourites tried their best to turn the tables on the [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Tour enters final few days with all jerseys on a knife edge.

July 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

As the most exciting Tour in years enters it’s final three days, all the jerseys are within play with very small gaps between all the top contenders in each category.  Yesterday Andy Schleck finally answered his critics by blowing the peloton apart following a very early attack on the Col d’Izoard with over sixty kilometres [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Downhill Nationals this weekend

July 21st, 2011 · No Comments

On July 23/24, Epic DH & Flow Racing are teaming up with Nokia Ireland to bring you the biggest event on the Downhill calendar. The Nokia Irish Downhill National Championship will be held in the very fitting venue of Carrick Mountain, near the village of Glenealy in Co. Wicklow. This venue is well known and [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Trek In Pursuit – Windham

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments

The Trek World Racing team are off to Windham in the US for the World Cup.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup

Test – Fox F29 2012 fork

July 19th, 2011 · No Comments

With product becoming available earlier and earlier every year we can bring you a first test of the Fox F-29 2012 fork. While this is a 29er specific fork there is very little difference between the F-29 and the standard 26 inch fork. Having spent the previous six months on the 2011 F-29 we were [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Reviews · Tech · Tour de France · Uncategorized

The Atherton Project, Series 3 Episode 4

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Rachel, Gee and Dan head to Leogang for the Austrian leg of the UCI Mtb World Cup. As a bit of a test of stamina one of the Red Bull pilots, Raymond, takes the guys up in his plane for a G-Force test… cue Gee’s bravado, distorted faces and awkward moments

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

XC Nationals preview

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

A bit of teasing by Team WORC ahead of this weekends National Champs.  The big question on every ones lips is what is the Tombstone? Kilruddery Preview 1 from StuArt galloway on Vimeo.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Brandon Semenuk – Relentless XO video

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Tour de France re-cap approaching half way

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Ten stages in and it’s time to catch up.  Lots of action, lots of crashes and unfortunately lots of GC contenders out of the race.  Oh and as Eurosport put it – “hang on isn’t that Cadel Evans?”… Stage 4: Lorient – Mûr-de-Bretagne 172km (July 5)

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

National XC Champs this weekend

July 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Team Worc will host the 2011 Irish National Mountain bike champs at one of the best venues in the country – Killruddery.  The site of many an Irish Championship, K-Capital Cups and NPS races, Killruddery has it all – rocks, roots, open mountain, forest and of course singletrack.  Designed by perennial National Champion Robin Seymour [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Richie Byrne – Future Storms

July 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Richie Byrne is busy turning kids into MTBers with his Sproc kids initiative.  For anyone interested contact Richie on o876376065.  Over to Richie… There comes a time when Nature needs a helping hand. We have a big problem in Ireland, most of the population are cowards. They are afraid to say the wrong thing, do [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

TV car takes out riders at the Tour

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments

For those that haven’t seen it here is the video of the crash at the Tour de France involving a French TV car and riders Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky Procycling).  The driver has since (unsurprisingly) been thrown off the Tour.  Both riders managed to finish with Hoogerland collecting the polka dot [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France · Video

Mont Sainte Anne World Cup videos

July 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Here are two videos from last weekends mountain bike World Cup in Mont Sainte Anne, one XC and one DH.  Enjoy! Team CRC/Nukeproof at Mont Sainte Anne – Burning Through the Mist from chainreactioncycles on Vimeo.

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup

Wednesday morning motivation

July 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Okay it’s mid week and the weather is set to turn but the good news is that it should be back for the weekend.  To get you through here is a nice riding video from Rockshox of a trip they took to Bolivia with riders Jerome Clementz and Rene Wildhaber.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Tour de France update, Stage 2 & 3

July 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Three stages down and World Champion Thor Hushovd of Garmin-Cervelo remains in yellow with teammate Tyler Farrar taking his first stage win after a hectic sprint.  Before we get into that though, lets take a look back at Sundays Team Time Trial. Stage 1 was all about Alberto Contador losing time in the aftermath of [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

SSWC 2010 New Zealand video

July 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The Single Speed World Championships are coming to Ireland.  Check out the madness from last year in New Zealand! SSWC10 – the Aussie view… from Graeme Simpson on Vimeo.

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2011 Tour de France under way

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

With no prologue, the first stage of the 2011 Tour was always going to be interesting and yesterday was no exception but not for the reasons you might think.  Philippe Gilbert of Omega Pharma-Lotto had been widely tipped to take the stage and the first yellow jersey following a successful spring classic campaign and the [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

The Atherton Project Series 3 Part 3

July 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Danny MacAskill drops by, Dan talks inner demons after the injury and the three ride the Fort William World Cup… Series 3 of The Atherton Project can be found on Red Bull TV. Check out The Atherton Project website for more information.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup