Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Biking

05
Aug
09

This Race Sounds Like Fun

Winning the Tour de France earns you something in the area of 3/4 of a million Euros plus the respect of European cycling fans — something you obviously CAN’T put a price on. Winning the Single Speed World Championship doesn’t come with the same kind of prize.

Started probably in 1995, the SSWC is a mountain-bike race where all the competitors tackle a daunting course with just one gear on their bikes. Featuring a myriad of interesting characters in the race, the winner doesn’t take home a yellow jersey or a trophy, instead the winner gets a MANDATORY tattoo — where is up to you.

sswc-3Where the Tour de France has rigorous drug-testing, the SSWC considers you like a doper if you’re NOT hung-over during the race. And forget those classy lycra bike uniforms with sponsors names all over them, at the SSWC ridiculous costumes and outfits are de rigueur.  Think frilly dresses, neon unitards, Helga wigs, fishnets, feather boas, and faux fur, and that’s just on the dudes. The big prize for the participants, besides bragging rights, was a bottle opener with their placement number on it, but only for the first 150 of the 350 participants. SWEET!

Don’t worry, the participants aren’t the only ones in ridiculous outfits, with rambunctious (hard-partying) fans lining the course and celebrating the rides as they roll by.

The 2008 race was in Napa, California, the 2009 one will be in September in Durango, New Zealand. Start your training now!

[Outside and SSWC09]

10
Feb
09

Down We Go

Hey you’ve got some time to kill, so why not watch this video of a pretty awesome mountain biking descent. No one crashes, so that’s disappointing, but instead there is a really long, really windy, pretty damn dope course for these guys to go down, and I don’t even LIKE mountain biking. This track is in the Alps and must be darn high for such a long descent. All I know is that I don’t like my balls rattling around that much unless I’ve paid someone to do it for me…

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08
Aug
08

In Which I Fall in Love

She may be a professional mountain biker, but to me, Niki Gudex is simply a super hot Australian, and a future ex-Mrs. Slanch. When she’s not on her bike, Niki is a graphic designer and a model and I think she photographs quite nicely, she is more than welcome to take me for a ride on her handlebars anytime. Join us as we take a gander, including the last two in the gallery after the jump which are NSFW.

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