From the fierce cold of the northern hemisphere to the warm shores of Australia or Argentina; riding the hard dusty dirt of California or the loamy trails of northern Europe, the fall season colors our riding experience differently depending on where we ride
The Alpinestars 2015 Fall Collection is truly global: no matter if your experience is warm, wet or freezing, our class leading-apparel and protection will keep you on the trails for longer. At Alpinestars we live to ride all year long, which is why our full range is guaranteed to cover all weather conditions.
COLD WEATHER COMBINATION
• All Mountain Jacket MSRP $199,95 / 199,95 €
• Outrider Shorts MSRP $129,95 / 119,95 €
• Milestone Jacket MSRP $129,95 / 119,95 €
• Nimbus Glove MSRP $54,95 / 54,95 €
COOL WEATHER COMBINATION
• Hurricane Functional Jacket MSRP $89,95 / 84,95 €
• Metis Long Bib Pants MSRP $129,95 / 119,95 €
• Descender Windproof Jacket MSRP $79,95 / 79,95 €
• Pathfinder Shorts MSRP $114,95 / 99,95 €
• Stratus Glove MSRP $39,95 / 39,95 €
COOL WEATHER COMBINATION
• Lunar Jersey MSRP $64,95 / 59,95 €
• Hyperlight MSRP $84,95 / 74,95 €
• Descender Windproof Vest MSRP $69,95 / 69,95 €
• Slopestyle Shirt MSRP $99,95 / 89,95€
• Manual Shorts MSRP $124,95 / 114,95 €
• F-Lite Glove MSRP $24,95 / 24,95 €
• Evolution Jacket: MSRP $159,95 / 159,95 €
• Evolution Back Protector MSRP $99,95 / 99,95 €
• Evolution Shorts MSRP $69,95 / 69,95 €
• Alps 2 Knee Guard MSRP $64,95 / 64,95 €
• Alps 2 Elbow Guard MSRP $59,95 / 59,95 €
• Paragon Knee Guard MSRP $39,95 / 39,95 €
• Paragon Elbow Guard MSRP $32,95 / 32,95 €
• Winter Socks MSRP $10,95 / 10,95 €
• Summer Socks $10,95 / 10,95 €
It’s been a great year for Moose. It kicked off with a rockin’ AGM GSL GM City with Calgary Cycle, Ridleys, The Bike Shop, and Bowcycle in attendance. The beverages were from Tool Shed Beer and the good vibes were from all the members in attendance. Since then, it’s been a full year with a great race series and productive volunteer days that saw Rueben Powell take home a new Intense M9 frame – how sick is that! Crews are at work on Moose but the fun times aren’t over quite yet.
Sunday October 4th at 11:00 is the annual Poker Run. Cards will be handed out for laps and prizes will be awarded for the best hands. There’ll be a classic MMBTS BBQ to follow just in case you needed another reason to come out. All you need to bring is your stoke and your 2015 MMBTS membership. We can’t sell stoke but memberships will be on sale.
See you there!
With the weather coming in, Enduro World Series organisers were forced to make a tough call regarding racing and sent the following notice out to all riders today:
To All Riders, follows the new schedule for the next days.
Friday 2nd October:
Following a long day of checking the weather forecasts, the organisation have been forced, due to safety reasons, to CLOSE ALL STAGES on Friday 2nd October.
Saturday 3rd October:
Plan A (good weather) – Racing will commence as normal, Stages 1-4 will open for competition
Plan B (bad weather) – Stage 2 will be cancelled and Stages 1,3,4 will be opened for competition
We will confirm either Plan A or Plan B at the scheduled rider’s briefing on Friday at 18:30.
We will post further updates as they come to hand.
Things are not looking this dry or dusty currently…
TweedLove Bike Festival, which has successfully hosted the two previous UK visits of the Enduro World Series, is including a new international enduro event in their 2016 festival events line-up.
The TweedLove International Enduro will be on a Tweed Valley course ‘worthy of an EWS event’, and will be held on Sunday 22 May, with a potential prologue stage the day before. The race is timed to headline the central weekend of TweedLove Bike Festival, which is also the weekend after the Ireland round of the EWS. The TweedLove organisers have contacted all the teams who raced the UK EWS event in 2015 to guage levels of interest in the event.
||Of course we’d love the EWS to come back to the Tweed Valley. There was a strong feeling of disappointment around the UK with the EWS not returning for 2016, so we’re very, very happy that there will be a chance to see some of the world’s top trail riders back at TweedLove. I think we’ve proved we can put on a world-class event, on some of the best trails you’ll find anywhere on the planet.
We’ve had a very positive response from many of the pro teams and it looks like media interest will be very high too. We’re not pretending it will be on the scale of the EWS itself, but it will be a top quality race on awesome trails, maybe a bit more relaxed than the World Series, but still a good challenge for everyone.
It’s going to be another chance for the ‘normal’ riders to practice and race with the stars. TweedLove has always been about having a good time and a sense of inclusiveness, so races like this are in our DNA. We’re all sharing the love of great trail riding and bikes in general.
There has always been an enduro at TweedLove, and in 2016 it will be a bit different again. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the valley. – Neil Dalgleish, TweedLove Festival Director
Prize money is still to be announced for the event, which will use the same Peebles town centre location for event village, expo and pits areas as at the EWS. This should give fans another chance to soak up the atmosphere and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the sport.
TweedLove Bike Festival has just won Singletrack Magazine’s hotly contested UK Event of the Year Award, coming in ahead of the Fort Williaim DH World Cup among others, so the event is now very much established on the industry’s calendar. Organisers promise another full programme of bike events at TweedLove 2016, with visitors and spectators are strongly encouraged to bring along their bikes, mates and kids to enjoy the the great riding and other events on offer in the Tweed Valley in early summer.
The event will be part of a series of three Tweed Valley enduro events in 2016, kicking off with Vallelujah at Easter, TweedLove International in May, and the Scottish Open Champs in late August. The full TweedLove programme will be announced soon.
Public entries for all three events will open later in the autumn, with places retained for the pro riders in the International, so demand is expected to be high. All of TweedLove’s 2015 enduros sold out within a few days.
It has been a busy year for Logan Peat. With solid performances in all three Crankworx Slopestyle events, the 25-year-old finished 5th overall in the Crankworx Slopestyle Championships. Between events he built his dream set of jumps at the Coast Gravity Park and filmed for the upcoming video release The Backwoods, and organized The Backwoods Jam, an invitational slopestyle contest, which was held after Crankworx Whistler. And this fall, he’s heading to Utah, to test his mettle at the legendary Red Bull Rampage.
We sat down with Logan a couple days before his competition runs at Red Bull Joyride, to talk about building, contests, filming and confidence.
SRAM — Which came first, the idea for jumps or the idea for a video?
LP — It was definitely based on building something to ride — and film. I’ve always wanted a set of jumps like what I built and, obviously, showcasing that to everyone — making a video — is part of the fun. It’s awesome, working with Nic [Genovese]; he’s such a good friend of mine. He’s the one I choose to work with, and I know he can show what I do the best.
SRAM — How gnarly was the build?
LP — The build: insane. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, and my vision was a lot smaller than what it ended up being. I don’t know if you know about machinery, but we got a 270 — that’s a big, big machine. As soon as that rolled in, I just kept telling them to keep stacking the dirt, keep stacking dirt. Bigger is better for landings, you know, you’ve got more landing to fall on.
But once the machine left was the big surprise — you go stand by those piles with a rake, and you realize you’ve got your hands full. But the CGP [Coast Gravity Park] staff — I hired a bunch of those guys — and we just put our heads down for a couple of weeks, and it all came together pretty good.
SRAM — And your dad helped….
LP — Yeah, Dave the Slave. He acquired the name. He’s not as skilled with the packing and, you know, fine tuning stuff, so he’d be getting the grunt work. He killed it — kept the team morale going. He was working harder than all the young kids, you know, and whipping them into shape.
SRAM — It sounds like your parents have been supportive of your riding.
LP — My parents are so supportive of me. Like, just growing up in Ontario, they actually bought an empty lot so I could build jumps — probably six years ago, now. That really kick-started me, being able to build. They’re so supportive, like helping out financially when the sponsors don’t come to the table. And my dad, he’s digging and my mom’s bringing lunch — it’s just awesome.
SRAM — And Darren Hemstreet was the master on the machine?
LP — Yeah. Such a cool guy. He’s kind of the owner of the bike park. And he’s so cool — he just kind of wants us to live the dream. He’s got the property, he’s got the skills and the machines, and he’s just so happy to let us do what we want, and kind of fuel that fire.
SRAM — Talk about filming versus competition.
LP — It’s pretty similar, the amount of pressure you put on yourself. You’re just as scared. You put all the pressure on yourself, you know what you can do and you want to do the best you can. It’s a little better, because, you know, you have control — if it’s windy, you come back tomorrow.
With the events, it’s tough, because you’ve got to go, and you’ve got to do it all in two tries. Filming’s great, because you have as many tries as you want.
SRAM — How long were you guys filming?
LP — Filming took a while…I don’t know the exact number of days, but the filmers came on three different occasions. It was tough, between all of our schedules. I had some contests, had to go to Europe, a couple of falls along the way, which postponed things. It was a long time, but I am super happy with the finished product. It’s awesome.
SRAM — And you have a contest coming up on your jumps — what’s the format?
LP — It’s an interesting format. I love going to these big events like Crankworx, because it’s so fun with all your friends. You meet up, you ride a cool course, but there is a huge amount of pressure on everyone to do well. You know the crowds are watching.
So I just wanted to get that group of riders together on a cool course like Crankworx and just have fun for once. Ride around, have Nic film it, and just showcase the fun for everyone through video.
It’s going to be super low key. There’s going to be a riders’ choice award, which is kind of for who’s been killing it. And we’re going to have a Best Trick and a Best Style, so it’s just going to be decided amongst the riders. There’s no money, just some cool prizes I’ve picked up. It’s all about good times.
SRAM — What’s next for you after the Backwoods Jam?
LP — After the Jam, I’m going to put the slope bike down for a bit and jump on the downhill bike — focus on Rampage. It’ll be a nice change of pace to wake up in the morning and go shuttling instead of jumping into a mulch pit. I’m really looking forward to that.
SRAM — Rampage: Have you been out there yet to look at potential lines or anything?
LP — I haven’t seen the new site. I went the past two years, before last year, and helped Brandon [Semenuk] build, so I’m kind of used to the dirt. And I’ve done a little riding out there. But I haven’t seen the new course, so I’m definitely a little bit nervous. But I’m just going to go with the mindset of just having a goal, like to do a certain trick off a drop or something — just sort of don’t worry about the big event for my first year.
SRAM — And what are your plans after Rampage is in the books?
LP —I’d really like to stay on my bike and get ready for next year, ‘cause I feel like I’m very close to being able to do a lot better at these events, and I just know that a couple more tricks and a little more practice will get me there. So I just gotta stay focused.
SRAM — Yeah, it feels like you’re right on the edge of doing something really big.
LP — Exactly. You do your run and you just know that, like, had I done this…that’d be that extra little bit to bump you up. But you know you have to practice that stuff and be comfortable — you don’t want to get injured and set yourself back. It’s basically all about the hard work in practice to get you dialed.
SRAM — Your focus at these contests is clearly evident, but you also seem very relaxed — you never seem to get whipped into any kind of nervous frenzy. Do you have an awesome poker face or is it simply your level of confidence?
LP — It goes back to that practice at home. I practice so hard, and when I get to these events, I just come with the mindset that I know what I’m doing — I know how to do these tricks. I stay confident and I just try and have as much fun with the guys as I can. I almost joke around and stay happy to avoid going into that mental-stress zone
True to form, Logan stayed cool despite a one-day Joyride postponement because of rain. He knocked out a solid first-round run that had him sitting in 2nd place when the riders headed up the hill again. A crash in his second run, and stellar performances by Rogatkin, Genon and Lemoine, relegated the Santa Cruz rider to 5th on the day — and 5th in the Crankworx World Tour ranking. Peat’s success in 2015 is admirable by anyone’s standard, but we expect to see even more from him next year.
In the meantime, don’t miss his film project, The Backwoods, which premieres on October 1st,
Photos by: Adrian Marcoux
Additional Photos by: Nic Genovese
Interview by: Joe Parkin
Video by: Mind Spark Cinema