Good Month / Dangerous Month: Crankworx, Bike Recognizing, Accidents & Wildfires
Crankworx Summer time Collection does racing in BC.
There have been stay broadcasts, occasion highlights, weekly recaps, course previews, bike checks, tech roundups, and extra… It was additionally fairly cool seeing some venues we’ve 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’re going to be running at similar format in Innsbruck in the beginning of October.
Racing means testing… after which there is a Discipline Take a look at.
With racing beginning again in varied locales together with the Crankworx Summer time Collection, varied Nationwide occasions, and the EWS at Zermatt, the tech we have been craving is lastly beginning to reappear. Moreover, whereas I am unable to say anybody was craving seeing a stable week of “Lycra Levy”, we acquired 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 together with her Purple Bull helmet in entrance of the Transition workplace, the place she works on the advertising and marketing staff. We will not wait to see what Bergemann and Purple Bull accomplish collectively.
Pierron, ALN undergo onerous 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 driving 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 velocity onto some sharp, rocky terrain, however she was unable to race as a result of extent of her harm.
Houses are misplaced and plenty of are displaced throughout horrific fires.
Amongst those that have misplaced every thing are a lot of mountain bikers and folks within the bike business. Santa Cruz Bicycles employees have been hit particularly onerous with dozens displaced and a number of other dropping their houses.
With Cal Fireplace sources stretched skinny, many locals (together with some mountain bikers) defied evacuation orders and fought the fires themselves, saving a lot of houses. Santa Cruz Bicycles have arrange a fund to assist their workers and there are a selection of different sources in place the place folks can contribute to assist locals if they need.