Category Archives: Downhill Biking

Oregon Super D #1 (Hood River)

Last weekend was the 3rd annual Hood River Super D race at Post Canyon.  This race happens to be the kickoff to the 4 race Oregon Super D series and is also a part of the recently formed North American … Continue reading

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Damn..I think it’s working

The training that James Wilson is having me do that is.  I just got done racing the 20th annual Spring Thaw race in my hometown Ashland, OR and it went really well.  Far better than I expected actually.  I think … Continue reading

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Trust me it’ll be fun….

Ah—how many times have you led friends astray off on some wild, stupid, idea of a ride where your friendship is definitely strained until you get back to civilization. The symptoms are; You feel like a total asshole and you … Continue reading

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OBRA Oregon State Championship race at Willamette Pass

The Pro/Expert course has evolved every year since the beginning at Willamette Pass, with most of those changes occurring in the treacherous top third of the course. And most of those changes have been due to the efforts to reduce … Continue reading

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Team Lopes comes to Ashland

My wife Wendy Maynard & I recently had the rare honor of having 3 time World Champ Brian Lopes & his wife Paula (team Lopes) stay at our house in Ashland OR. Years ago my friends Alex Criss, Duncan Coppedge … Continue reading

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Downieville Preparations

Downieville is Awesome! It’s beautiful high Sierras at it’s best, and the trails are so much fun. Racing Downieville can become a bit of an obsession in terms of bike setup. For half the course you really want your DH … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Mt Ashland Super D (pre-race course conditions)

Hey kids, make sure to bring your wool skinsuits & mittens this time cause it’s cold right now up on Mt Ashland. I was up there last night putting arrows at all the key intersections & it was cold,..& then … Continue reading

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