Off Camber #6

A weekly, or more likely occasionally-sometimes-kinda weekly, roundup of news, videos and other tidbits I found interesting and/or entertaining.

Video: Thomas Vanderham’s Maiden Voyage – via Pinkbike
Great riding in this edit for Rocky Mountains’s new carbon DH bike. The bunny hop at speed about 2 mins in is highly impressive. Also checkout the comments section for some metal related name puns.

Are we Misapplying Light Hands-Heavy Feet to MTB? – Pinkbike
An interesting article by Pinkbike reader (user) James Wilson on how this often dogmatically taught concept of correct body position, if taken too literally, can lead to bad habits.

Bike park Wales – Terry’s Belly New trail open at BikePark Wales (VIDEO) — Singletrack Magazine
This looks like a great trail, long and winding, this might prompt a visit in the near future.

“BikePark Wales, hope of some very entertaining runs indeed, has opened a new Blue, ‘Terry’s Belly”.”

UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup – Windham

Last weekend’s action at round 6 in the US saw Rachel Atherton not only take her fifth consecutive win (her biggest World Cup winning streak) but she also placed 1st in qualifying giving her enough points to take the overall title. Go Rach!

Add to that the return of the Missy ‘Missile’ Giove thanks to the round visiting her home state. Despite losing a pedal Missy didn’t back off an inch and had an exciting run.

The legendary Missy Giove takes on Windham (VIDEO)
—Singletrack Magazine

“Last Saturday saw the World Cup downhill circuit take to old-school Windham in the United States, with the return of the legendary Missy Giove.”

As always Claudio’s course preview was entertaining as he chased Aaron Gwin down the mountain. Well done to Gwin on taking 1st in the mens in front of his home crowd.

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