Category Archives: Downhill Racing

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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2007 Mt Hood Scotty Graham Memorial race

My second race up at Mt Hood Ski Bowl this year and unlike the last my fortunes were a bit better this time. I’ve described the Mt Hood course in previous posts so I’ll just add what was new this … 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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Mt Hood 2007 State Games of Oregon Recap

Mt Hood was in rare form for the 2007 Oregon State DH Championships…..and by that I mean perfect. I almost didn’t recognize the mountain at first under the beautiful BLUE skies. Yes that’s right blue, shadows were cast on perfectly … Continue reading

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Nathan Riddle’s Downieville Race Report 2007

The DH Well Downieville is over with for another year…unless you are a kindred obsessive spirit and are already strategizing and second guessing those strategies for a year from now. I am, and I know that most of those who … 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 (aka Groundhogs day)

Well I think I just got done racing the 2nd annual Mt Ashland Super-D. Or I’m stuck in some kind of Bill Murray “Groundhog’s Day” scenario. When all else fails let’s check the hard facts; Evidence supporting G-day scenario; 1. … 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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Spring Thaw Results…excerpt from Team Motion Based

Article on Team Motion Based Blog by Olivier Bock “…While Mark Weir (WTB) muscled his Nomad up the climb, a different sort of rider was making good time, it was Mark’s teammate and local racer Nathan Riddle. Riddle was racing … Continue reading

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