Garett Buehler and Gully shredding for Addidas Eyewear.
A few weeks ago I picked up the new Patrol from Transition and met up with videographer Jack Anderson in Seattle for a few days of shooting. Jack and his friends cut a new trail through some classic northwest forest that was a prime spot to put the Patrol through it’s paces. With inches of fresh dirt, moss, leaves and pounding rain, we came up with Loam Patrol. Enjoy!
Seattle Gravity’s Team Headed over to the Beacon Hill Double Down Hoe Down last weekend. Beacon is a great event because you can bring all of your bikes from Jumping, Downhill, Enduro and even XC. We loaded up Scott Kemp’s badass new County Law Diesel Ford Truck and hit the road. It was a beautiful Washington day for a scenic drive to visit our friends in Spokane.
Things kicked off early Saturday Morning with the start of the Enduro. The discipline mixed some of Beacon’s best All Mountain Riding with the technicality of it’s Down Hill Course making it a very versatile event for those who entered. Gravity’s Kyle Thomas in his first event back in almost a year showed off his skills taking the win with over a 40 second gap on the number 2 spot. Kyle has been eagerly training in the offseason waiting to punish any track or rider is his way. Kyle took down the first Pro Podium on Gravity’s Prototype Gradient Full Carbon Cranks mounted to his Diamondback Mason 29’er.
Mike Hopkins Just got this awesome shot in Dirt Rag this month. Mike is healing up from the Rampage Injury and should be shredding his ski’s in no time.
Excellent Season Hop-O you killed it this year! Check out some more from Mike Hopkins from his 2013 Checklist:
Gravity and Wide Open’s Conor Macfarlane has been on a mission this year. Conor started off getting 2nd place at the Frew Farm Jam in NZ that Gravity Components sponsored, then making his way to a few comp’s in Europe including Crankworx Les Duex Alpes. Conor just kicked out this new video from BIKE Morzine filmed by their staff videographer Tom Richards of Furnival Media. Check it out!
The NW Gravity Crew put together this edit with Justin Olsen just after Crankworx. We hit our local spots and even some secret trails too! Check out the video and watch as Gravity Employee’s Scott Kemp and Mike Lawless show you the local scene up in Mukilteo, WA and DH Pro’s Kyle Thomas and Charlie Sponsel thrash Steven’s Pass Bike Park!
Long Nguyen put together a cool edit featuring a behind the scenes look at the Camp of Champions coaches and riders. Porter is one of the featured coaches in this edit along with the Gravity Casting Couch contest winner Lasse Jensen who also makes an appearance. Check it out!
Kelly is from Nelson New Zealand and lives part time in Whistler, BC.
Mike Hopkins is a Professional Mountain Bike Athlete bred from Canada’s B.C. Interior. He grew up amidst the outdoor driven community of Rossland,
Charlie Sponsel is from Portland, Oregon and runs the Team Robot Blog and Writes for Pink Bike. He also sends it further than you on the weekends.