Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Joy Ride!

Yo Bros
Well Crankworx 2011 and Red Bull Joyride has come to an end and all in all it was a wild time! Crankworx was nice enough to put Myself and 15year old ripper Anthony Massere up in the Hilton in Whistler which was sweeeeet! we got up to plenty of no good hangin out there for 7 nights !hahhaha 
flip tabz.
Crankworx was hectic..bigger than I have ever seen it before.. I get so syked catchin up with every body and seeing all the radical riding go down over the week
The Joy Ride Course was constructed by a different team this year (Patty K and crew) and it came out a fair bit different than previous years.
The course was more snowboard style this year with hips and spine landings all over the show which made for some awsome tech riding
The only thing I could say about the Course was WAY TOO MUCH SPEED FOR EVERY THING!!!
yep had to brake super hard for every jump on the course to avoid missing the landing ramp completely!!
This proved to be challenging sometimes with a few riders getting knocked out of the comp early due to over shooting the landings of the jumps!
I was lucky enough to be pre qualified for the 16man final thanks to my 5th place finish last year , So when saturday rolled around It was go time for mcgazza!
I showed up for the 2 hour Pracco session and sran into trouble 2nd run in when I was contemplating spining off the first drop I went way to slow settin up and cased hard bending my forks!!! I raced down to see the good blokes at Marzocchi and they hooked my ass up with another set of forks! Cheers Mates!
Then it was back into pracco ..I spun the first drop ..landed and my deraileur went into my spokes!! it doesnt pours!hahha
Thanks to Porter and Brian from Gravity we got my bike up and running for the final..
I was dropping 3rd to last so I watched some frickin insane go down infront of me with a masssssssive crowd cheering everyone on!! SO rad
Finaly my run came around ...I was pretty dam nervous (as Usual!!) I dropped in and stomped my 360 down the 1rst drop and sent it down the course feeling good...I came into the second jump a 35ft left hip ,I braked to what I thought was about the right speed to flip table it...I lofted it and it was working out well but I just tagged the landing when I came around  and went down in a ball of dust and rocks, DAM !! too much brake!
My shoulder hurt and I knew I had broken my collar bone. Bummed as I had nailed the trick a bunch of times in practice.
I sat back in a pile of broken bones and watched the rest of the madness go down ! What an insane comp! I am so stoked on Slopestyle!! its the Gnarlyest sport! and so exciting to watch!!!
Im sure you guys checked out the action! incase you diddnt check this sheeeeezy!
Anyways Thats about it from my end.... Now im set up on the couch for the next month healing up ...It sucks but its all part of the game right.
At least I have some good mates to hang with while Im down and out! Cheers Guys!

at least I have a good crew to chill with!!! hahahahha still havin fun!
Hooksy,Maya and Mcgazz Up to no good!
table over whistler

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