Friday, October 31, 2008

Sam Hill Photos on Demo 8

looks like pics of Sam are starting to hit the web forums. check it out... the Demo 8 never looked so nice as a race bike!

Ft Bill & Bromont Win BEST UCI EVENTS in 2008!

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Election of the best events in 2008


Description: Following the tradition, all those involved in the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup voted for the best events of the 2008 season. For the first time this year, the downhill and four-cross events were ranked separately.

The winners are: Fort William (SCO) for downhill, Bromont (CAN) for four-cross

DHI: Fort William claims back the trophy

The 2007 trophy is the only one missing from Fort William’s collection. And for a reason… the team from Rare Management, led by Mike Jardine and Lesley Beck, organized the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships that year. As soon as it returned to the World Cup calendar, Fort William easily won the title of best downhill event. The huge crowd that amasses along the course each year is used to this result.

Once again in the top three, Mont-Sainte-Anne is second, while Maribor (SLO) is voted into third place.

4X: Bromont for its track

After nine years’ absence, this small Canadian ski resort organized a triple World Cup event. Thanks to the commitment of the organizing committee and particularly the resort, the Bromont track came out ahead of Fort William, which is ranked second. Maribor takes another third place.

The voters were divided into five categories (World Cup winners, other riders and UCI mountain bike teams, journalists, UCI sponsors and UCI) and counted according to the following percentages (20%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 30%). Voters could attribute point to three events of their choice.

Matti Lehikoinen Injury Update #2

courtesy 23 Degrees Sports Marketing

a little old news, but good to hear some updates on Matti..

Matti Lehikoinen has been busy doing nothing but recovery in the month since his 6 hour operation to repair his wrists.

Currently Matti has a total of 12 screws, 3 x 10cm plates, 3 x 10cm pins and one long 15cm pin going through his left wrist, so quite a bunch of metal work! On October 13 he has a check up with X-Rays to make sure all is healing in place, then on the 27th he will have his mobility casts taken off, and the large pins (10cm and 15cm) will be pulled out. The other screws and plates will be assessed later.

Therefore, on October 27 Matti will start his new phase of recovery with more mobility, and lots of physio for the following 4 to 6 weeks. During that phase it will be really important to keep moving the fingers and maintaining mobility and blood circulation for quicker recovery.

Matti said today: - "In a way this is more of a pain in the ass than the broken back last year. I'm not in pain so I feel normal, but I can't do the most basic of things. I can't use the computer and write to people, and I walk around with headphones on the whole time, taking phonecalls hands free. I started to get feeling back in my right index finger which has been numb since the accident."

Matti's biggest concern is the ends of both radius bones which have been compressed. The doctors took cartilage from one of his hips during the operation to rebuild the ends of the bones' surfaces. These will take some time to get right.

Otherwise Matti is looking forward to getting on his computer next week and catching up with everyone who's been sending him emails and messages.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Justin Leov Injury Update

just got off the line w/ new Trek Factory rider JUSTIN LEOV about his recent injury while riding his moto. Apparently he hi-sided and broke 4 ribs. He was kept for observation at the local hospital due to some bleeding around his lungs, but has since been released & is doing well... although a bit sore!
Heal up quick bud!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jeep results

Lopes beats EC

Griffiths beats Buhl

Minnaar beats Rando

Pruitt beats Myklak

EC and Buhl Win Overall

Jeep update

Lopes and ec into finals
- EC wins Jeep overall title

Rando and minnaar into consi

The new long travel Jeep Bike

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mick Hannah on Mongoose!

I was keepin my lips zipped for quite some time on this, but I guess news has been let out hat Mick hannah has officially been signed to Mongoose.
Great to see Mick back with a factory ride!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Sorry for the delay in the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fundraiser Auction. I had posted these items long ago with a set date and time to go live. UNFORTUNATELY, I was not aware that Ebay removed the items since I listed the works "Benefit the Tara Llanes 'Road to Recovery' Fundraiser." Apparently, since Ebay does not know anything about Tara, they flagged my auctions & removed them since they though they were illegal postings.

Anyway, CHECK OUT for a full list of Ebay Items & Raffle Items!