Tuesday, June 14, 2011

USA -Europe Tour of destruction.

me watching me .Groningen ,Holland

My arm in not the best shape ...20 stitches,

Us open slalom Diablo park ,New Jersey USA

Rotterdam park ,Holland


Upside down In the land of Zero Mountains..

this ramp is SO FUN . steel and smoooooth!

A4 trails ,Holland

Cafe chillin ,Holland.

chilling on train Geneva to Thun ,Switzerland. Lake and
mountain veiws and full booth to myself...stoked! 

Me and Ramon camping it up in France

lake jumping In Switzerland

FISE course ...Montpellier France
Yo Bros!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!! I have been balls to the wall traveling and riding all over the freakin place …

After having a bloody awesome time at the US open race at Diablo park in New jersey , I packed up my bikes and jumped on a plane to Switzerland where my good mate Ramon Hunziker picked me up from the airport. (cheers Brah!!)

After sleeping off some jetlag it was straight on the road to FISE competition in Mont pellier ,FRANCE. We took a detour and headed to some epic French trails ..we got a session in when we got there and then stayed the night hopeing for the big sesh in the morn …unfortunately the weather gods wernt having a part of that plan and we awoke to pouring rain… So we slammed a couple of croissants and a coffee or three and cut our losses and headed to Montpellier to check out the course and set up camp.

We arrived in Mont Pell and I was instantly stoked , catching up with buddys I haven’t seen in a year and the course was pretty legit with a 40ft plus maga ramp type jump , an in out fruit bowl jump and a nice finish line jump to top it off.. The best FISE course I have seen yet .

The weather was looking shadey for the weekend so the organisers decided to run Qualis on Friday which ment not to much practice for us.

My quails went pretty terribley to be honest! I was having a good first run but when I 360d out of the fruit bowl I landed of to the right in the soft dirt and I lost a bunch of speed and couldn’t trick the last jump ..pissed!

My second run I had a lot of pressure on my self and I ended up overshooting the mega ramp on a flip! SO pissed!

So that was it … sometimes it doesn’t go to plan!! The rest of the weekend was awesome tho! BMX park blew my mind …those guys are super GNAR …Pat Casey ripping the first ever Decade flip which was amazing to watch.

We had a great time with the FISE crew and rapped it up and headed back to the land of SWITZ ..except I jumped on a plane and headed for Holland for a few days to ride and visit some friends ..

I had a pretty huge crash at the Midden berm trails and ripped a massive hole on my elbow and had to sample the dutch medical system….20 stiches later and a pretty massive medical bill I was back on the street !

So this leg of the trip has had some ups and downs but HEY its all part of the gig . Ya never know where you bike is going to take you…. Sometimes to the podium ….sometimes to the HOSPITAL!

So thats a bit of whats been up over the last couple weeks , Its been pretty hectic on the road all the time but it a hell of alot of fun riding differnt spots ,meeting cool people and in some cases sampleing healthcare systems..hahaha

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