Good Month / Unhealthy Month: Crankworx, Bike Recognizing, Accidents & Wildfires
Crankworx Summer time Collection does racing in BC.
There have been reside broadcasts, occasion highlights, weekly recaps, course previews, bike checks, tech roundups, and extra… It was additionally fairly cool seeing some venues we have not seen utilized in fairly a while such because the legendary Mount 7 Psychosis course. The occasion was a hit and Crankworx simply introduced they will be running at similar format in Innsbruck at the start of October.
Racing means testing… after which there is a Discipline Check.
With racing beginning again in numerous locales together with the Crankworx Summer time Collection, numerous Nationwide occasions, and the EWS at Zermatt, the tech we have been craving is lastly beginning to reappear. Moreover, whereas I can not say anybody was craving seeing a strong week of “Lycra Levy”, we received the down-low on the most recent downcountry and cross nation bikes with the XC field test.
Bergemann joins the RedBull crew.
In a time the place a lot is up within the air, it was nice to see Jill Kintner and Michelle Parker shock Hannah Bergemann along with her Purple Bull helmet in entrance of the Transition workplace, the place she works on the advertising and marketing staff. We won’t wait to see what Bergemann and Purple Bull accomplish collectively.
Pierron, ALN endure arduous crashes.
Andreane Lanthier Nadeau had a mishap in Zermatt with a crash on the Shakedown day forward of the EWS. The Shakedown takes place on a path that is not a part of the race route and permits riders to get a style for the terrain of the venue with out gaining the benefit of using the phases earlier than follow. Andreane was fortunate to stroll away with simply stitches in her hip and elbow after she was bucked at excessive pace onto some sharp, rocky terrain, however she was unable to race as a result of extent of her harm.
Properties are misplaced and lots of are displaced throughout horrific fires.
Amongst those that have misplaced the whole lot are quite a few mountain bikers and other people within the bike business. Santa Cruz Bicycles employees have been hit particularly arduous with dozens displaced and several other dropping their houses.
With Cal Hearth sources stretched skinny, many locals (together with some mountain bikers) defied evacuation orders and fought the fires themselves, saving quite a few houses. Santa Cruz Bicycles have arrange a fund to assist their staff and there are a selection of different sources in place the place folks can contribute to assist locals if they need.