“Big Wave Dave” Rider #155 Showing Off His Skills on a Kona Coiler With A Cold Corona

Sorry motorcycle race fans, but Dave had to step in at the last second for Ben Bostrom #155. If it is any consolation he is pretty quick on a Kawasaki Ninja 600!

My kind of rider, cunning and inventive. Rumors have it Shimano may be coming out with a comparable model available for Christmas.

All padded up and ready to roll…

Catch you at the finish line!

Posted by: Mike S.

Pictures of Adrian Thome (#142) Mountain Biking in the Santa Ynez Valley, California

Adrian Thome Mountain Biking in the Santa Ynez Valley California At left, I’ve posted a photo of Adrian Thome, (#142), which was taken of him during one of the April 12th practice runs for the Gravity Shootout downhill mountain bike race. Adrian raced in the Sport Men 19-39 class. He is from Altadena, California.

Below is another photo of Adrian, also taken on the same day. I shot this aerial view while hitching a ride in the helicopter. OK, not really. The real story: This photo was taken after I had just arrived on the scene at the event, and I had no idea where I was going. I was on the wrong trail all together- which is typical for me, the “directionless wonder” photographer. I ended up hiking quite a distance up a hilltop that was somewhat above the correct trail. Luckily for me, I spotted some of the riders whizzing by below, or I would have been lost for a long time. When I took this picture, the camera was zoomed in as far as it would go, and even considering that, Adrian still looks like he is a long distance away. One thing I do like about this photo: it actually shows how extreme the curve was on that part of the trail. I’m not sure that my other photos manage to accurately convey that.

If you have any additions or corrections to this post, please comment! Comments are always welcome. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

Posted by: Amy S.

Photos of Geoff Fisher (#89) Mountain Biking in the Santa Ynez Valley, California

Here are a couple of pictures of Geoff Fisher (#89) which were taken on Saturday, April 12th, during the practice runs before the Gravity Shootout Downhill mountain bike race. Geoff raced in the Sport / Men 19-39 class. He is from Fontana, California.

Everyone, please feel free to post & comment, especially if you notice that I made a goofy typo or other error. But even if I didn’t, I’d love to read your comments about the race, or about biking in general. So don’t be shy! 🙂

Posted by: Amy S.

A Picture of Dillon Magnuson (#167) Racing the Gravity Shootout Downhill Mountain Bike Course, Santa Ynez Valley California

A Photo of Dillon Magnuson Mountain Bike Racing Apr. 2008 Santa Ynez Valley California

Here’s a photo of Dillon Magnuson (#167) catching some air on one of the jumps on the downhill trail. This photo was taken during the April 13th ’08 Gravity Shootout downhill mountain bike race at the Chamberlin Ranch in Los Olivos, CA. Dillon raced in the Sport / Junior Men / 18 & Under class. He is from Newbury Park, California.

Posted by: Amy S.

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