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SEA OTTER JOURNALS DAY 2–MARCH 22

SEA OTTER JOURNALS DAY 2--MARCH 22 By Chris Firth Since yesterday's entry was done around one in the morning, I guess that this entry technically counts as the same day. Jimmy Mac and I arrived at the Otter around noon. So I…
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CONSIDER THIS AN APOLOGY!

CONSIDER THIS AN APOLOGY! Suspension for a mountain bike is a stupid idea. All the suspension a mountain biker needs is right here: you got ten inches in your arms and ten inches in your legs. --Richard Cunningham, addressing the…
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SEA OTTER JOURNALS-MARCH 21, DAY 1

SEA OTTER JOURNALS-MARCH 21, DAY 1 By Chris Firth I've been running around trying to get my bike, gear and camera supplies together at the last minute just like the rest of the industry. Because it's an early preseason race, the…
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WADE BOOTES’ NEW SLALOM BIKES

WADE BOOTES' NEW SLALOM BIKES The Trek/Volkswagon cross-country racers will have a quiver of bikes to choose from this season, depending on the course type and conditions. Not to be left out, so will their Dual world champion, Wade…
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SINISALO OUTFITS TEAM BE ONE

SINISALO OUTFITS TEAM BE ONE A famous motocross company is jumping into the mountain bike World Cup series. Sinisalo is one of Motocross Action Magazine's favorite clothing outfitters. We learned through the grape vine that the…
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KOVARIK DOMINATES AUSSIE FINAL-MARCH 2

KOVARIK DOMINATES AUSSIE FINAL-MARCH 2 (Courtesy of Jennifer Gabrielli/Spy Optics) Chris Kovarik (Intense Cycles/Spy Optic) has done it again, bringing home his second consecutive Australian National Title. Kovarik beat out Jared…
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TRAIL WORK WITH HARV

TRAIL WORK WITH HARV I noticed that the neighborhood BMX rodents were out in force with wheelbarrows and shovels last week. The vision of dark brown soil being packed into monster-sized double jumps triggered a voice somewhere in my…
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UPDATED NORBA/UCI SCHEDULE–FEB 23

UPDATED NORBA/UCI SCHEDULE--FEB 23 There have been a couple of changes to the NORBA National series and the UCI World Cups so we just wanted to get out the most current dates to our loyal website readers. 03/22 - 03/25 Mercury Sea…
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2001 MANITOU TEAM LIST–FEB 20

2001 MANITOU TEAM LIST--FEB 20 We just got a hold of the 2001 Manitou team list. Here are some of the Lucky racers that get to compete with the new Dorrados and Black forks. Some of these riders are actually pretty good too! There…
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GLOBAL RACING UPDATE–JAN 26

GLOBAL RACING UPDATE--JAN 26 Global Racing Announces Official Suppliers and Coaching Staff OK, here's the official word as to what's going on from the Global team. It's quite different from what we've heard before this. Damian…
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DEER CREEK RESORT 2001 RACE SCHEDULE

DEER CREEK RESORT 2001 RACE SCHEDULE Although they're relatively new to hosting major mountain bike events, Deer Creek resort in Macungie, Pa., will be putting on one of the biggest series on the East Coast for the 2001 season.…
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LOLLIPOP– THE MIRACLE PUP

LOLLIPOP-- THE MIRACLE PUP By Richard J. Cunningham Working in the fields, that's what I call test riding mountain bikes. Today, I was on the second day of evaluating the new Look Fournales linkage fork. A giant storm was upon us,…
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NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS FINALS–DEC 18

NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS FINALS--DEC 18 The Roadie branch of USA Cycling staged the cyclocross national finals at Overland Park, Kansas (Dec. 16, 2000). This country's cyclocross finals are usually graced with warm weather?hardly the…
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WE ARE NOT OHV’S!

WE ARE NOT OHV'S! Richard J. Cunningham We often hear industry luminaries lauding the correlations between off road motorcycles and mountain bikes. Truly, the seeds that have sprouted much of the technology that liberated the…
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DEC 18–IMBA’S CALL TO ARMS

DEC 18--IMBA'S CALL TO ARMS We don?t cry ?Wolf? when it comes to land access issues because over-reacting numbs our sensitivity and reduces the impulse to react in an immediate and positive way'so listen up! This warning from IMBA is…
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CANNONDALE RUMORS–DEC 9

CANNONDALE RUMORS--DEC 9 In a telephone conversation with Scott Montgomery, Cannondale's number two leader, we learned that Team Volvo/Cannondale was going to retain its core team members for the coming season. On the DH side,…
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DEC 9–SPECIALIZED AND GIANT REACH ACCORD

DEC 9--SPECIALIZED AND GIANT REACH ACCORD Specialized announced over the web on December 6th that their lawyers have struck a deal with the legal staff of Giant Bicycle corporation to license the patented, four-bar linkage…
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IMBA’S NEW PRESIDENT: STEVE ANDERSON

IMBA'S NEW PRESIDENT: STEVE ANDERSON MEET STEVE ANDERSON MBA had a hard time catching up with the hard-charging Arizona man for an interview. When we did, Anderson was putting the final touches on a multi-use, off-road park with…
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SEEDS FOR SPRING

SEEDS FOR SPRING By Richard Cunningham Half the northern hemisphere is becoming a frozen wasteland, and most of us--even hard-core mountain bikers will soon abandon our trusty steeds in favor of other winter activities. I have the…
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DO WE HAVE A PLAN FOR 2004?

DO WE HAVE A PLAN FOR 2004? By Richard J. Cunningham So, what are your plans for 2004? Most of us would have a hard time answering that one in any specific manner. If you were the head of a multi-million dollar company, you would no…
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BRIAN LOPES SIGNS WITH GT….ALMOST!

BRIAN LOPES SIGNS WITH GT....ALMOST! GT announced that ex-Volvo/Cannondale downhiller, Brain Lopes will be going solo for 2001. Brain has formed an independent team headlined by GT bicycles and Fox Clothing. He is stoked to be on…
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MAXXIS ANNOUNCES 2001 DOWNHILL TEAM

MAXXIS ANNOUNCES 2001 DOWNHILL TEAM Maxxis gave us the scoop on its 2001 downhill team. U.S. pros; Colin Bailey, and April Lawyer will join New Zealander John Kirkcalde. The team will continue riding Intense chassis.…
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THE MAN’S MAN-10/25/00

THE MAN'S MAN-10/25/00 You don?t see many mountain bikers in the section of the San Gabriel Mountains I was riding--especially in the peak of deer hunting season. This particular ride begins with a low-gear, 13-mile ascent to 5000…
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GOTH’S, BIRD-WATCHERS AND MOUNTAIN BIKES

GOTH'S, BIRD-WATCHERS AND MOUNTAIN BIKES By Richard J. Cunningham ?It's Goth appreciation month,? Rex whispered to me as we swilled espresso at Java N Jazz. A pack of twenty-something locals cruised through the cafe totally vamped…
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WASHINGTON VS. CALIFORNIA: WHO WINS?

WASHINGTON VS. CALIFORNIA: WHO WINS? By Eddie Rea Eddie is a good friend of mine and asked to write my column this week. Check it out. RC On a recent visit back to California, I hooked up with a few good friends for a reunion…
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2001 NORBA, AMBC AND WORLD CUP SCHEDULES!

2001 NORBA, AMBC AND WORLD CUP SCHEDULES! THE 2001 NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES May 31-June 3 Snow Summit Resort Big Bear Lake, California June 21-24 Snowshoe Resort Snowshoe, West Virginia June 28-July 1 Deer Valley Resort Park…
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