Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Danny MacAskill in the NY Times

I know we've all seen his famous youtube video .... Today, Danny MacAskill made it to the front page of the NY Times sports section, kid is seriously blown up. Good for him http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/sports/global/29cyclist.html?_r=2&ref=sports


Sure thats cool with the trophy trucks and all but it ain't nearly as red neck as this...

Trophy Truck Update

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Solid day of skiing. Funky view with a massive low-lying cloud that covered ground all the way over into VT and through the Champlain Valley. At the end of the day, the cloud started to move and creep up the hill, as seen in the last pic. Good times. And then I went sledding today. We called it early because we were soaked from rain. Fin. PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Movers and Shakers

Big Ups to Jimmy C, great to see some 'Mericans killing it in the ski world. On a slightly different note, just saw this little piece about straight hucking trophy trucks. nutterz. video, please.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

racing in my head

so there was a race last night in my room at 156 ferguson in burlington. between the hours of 12am and 10am. doug daver oliver and sam were there. there was a huge drop i think it was @ mt snow because of the tall grass.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Outside

Means it is time to hit the stationary bike. First indoor ride of the year. Me thinks it is heart rate monitor time as well. Happy Training.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

december rules

and so does global warming. the rt 7 pumptrack is still runing strong. got the xc bike out today and rode into a tree @ f.s. 2009 has been a great year for riding bikes due to the lack of snow (march-december) and destroys the old excuses for not riding in the winter. so much for the off season, more like the post season. Everyone is fired up about Drummer's 2o1o season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Update: Agent X recieved an email stating that Windham is ON for 2010, more news soon.


Vacation was nice. Did a little tripod filming and photography. So of course I shredded the hell out of this berm in my yard. Check out that rut: booshtastic. I'd say like 4-5" tall, 3' long, and 2" deep. Yup, still talking bikes here, thankyouverymuch. Cornering is fun. Listening to the tired literally shred the dirt was baller. Not to mention the SX rips so hard. <3 Photobucket Photobucket staking my prey. just for fun. Photobucket

Monday, November 30, 2009


Selling my Hardtail. Photobucket My 40 as well. Photobucket

New Recruits

Working on getting some new peeps to hook up with DR for '10 and beyond. Limited success so far, but we'll see how things turn out. Might have to be more persistent than I thought. If anyone has ideas or requests for people I should call, let me know. I am open to ideas.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Got My Dirt Jumping Fix

Been jonesin to hit some DJ's for years now, finally got the chance on wednesday. It hit the spot, heres some pics... Yes that is a 360 Berm

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pump Track

this thing is keyed up for success. so fast so flow. love weekends in november with 50* weather.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Trouble in Paradise

This would not come as a huge surprise to those in the know, but it would still be sad to see because I know I wanted to see this happen in a BIG way. Hopefully things pull through and it stays, but the UCI is a picky mother and Windham dropped the ball when it was under the gun and had the eyes of the MTB World glued to it. Only time will tell if this is actually a rumor or not. Yikes. (For more information perhaps supporting this potential decision, read the collectors edition of Decline that came out in October. The article in question was written by Matt Delorme and brings the issues at hand to light).

Saturday, November 14, 2009


802 Top Secret Test Location is raked off and partially prepared for the spring.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pump Track Madness

It went down again today on just off Rt. 7 at a (not so) Top Secret Location. We got loose. We got low. We had fun. You need one too. Should you need someone to build it for you, my rates are very reasonable.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Rules

four days of consecutive days warm weather = pumptrack - highland and more pumptrack. Digging rules. Highland on Saturday depending on weather. The New England Style jump trail @ highlands was fire on sunday.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


The header is new and improved at Mer's request, picture is from the old Vital, aka Litter Mag, from Schaldming in 2008 taken by Damien Breach. In other news, XC rides at Saxon Hill on a DH bike while sick as a dog are not highly recommended. Fun, but harsh. The Rt. 7 pump track saw me for the first time yesterday. Good fun in the dirt with Jack and Jay. Some digging to be done soon. And at some point we should have a legit team meeting if people are down, basically just to voice ideas and air grievances while holding onto the ceremonial boobar. That is all I have for the moment.

Monday, November 2, 2009

email me your results -mntbiker84@hotmail.com

we should try to get some more support for next year.
please email me all of your seasons results. so we can compile them
if you can't find them
or usacycling.org results and rankings you can search by your norba lic number
dave doug and zach all got 5th GES in cat 1 and pro respectivley
oliver and dave placed 2nd for the vt state series in age groups
jack placed 2nd @ ny state series
lauren took a win in W.virginia
mer didn't get stiches and took a 2nd at platty
cody didn't get arrested
sam had a 4th @ highland and took home the drummer win 2/3 races
if anyone else has any highlights send them to me


Had a blast riding at Diablo closing weekend. Saturday kinda sucked, it rained all day and the lift line was longer than it was at the U.S. Open. However, Sunday was one of the best riding days I've had all season and made it all worth while. Rode most of the day with Sue and her bros from VT. (awesome pose) then linked up with Memmelar and Gavin Vaughn and tried to keep up with them for a couple of runs, which was awesome. For the last run of the day, everyone waited at the top till they shut the lift down and trained the whole upper mountain down dominion to the top of alpine. At Alpine, someone suggested the idea of a Le Mans style race, so we all put our bikes down, and hiked up the hill. Thanks to my strategically placed bike and getting the wholeshot I won the Le Mans race! Great way to end the season at Diablo. Yuroshek took some helmet cam footy of all the shinnanigans, which can be viewed here.... http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Diablo-FreeRide-Parks-Last-Run-Down-Train-of-2009,753/Yuroshek,1184

Friday, October 23, 2009

Platty #7 FINALS

bueller? been sick all week. finally feeling better. about to take off for platty finals double points. sitting in second for the overall. how you feelin tony?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009


the season is winding down. Only 3 races left platty drummer platty.
the ges finals is this weekend. the link is above. THe mob will be there. Hopefully the weather is drier than the past 1o days

Sunday, September 27, 2009


was sick. perfect day. think we banged out 10 or 12 laps. big ups to Rian letting cody use his scott which was a dope ride according to cody. from then the madness continued into NH for some drinking.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Platty #5 results up

such a sick weekend. sick race course. the points are getting tight as the season winds down.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cody is in town someone take the kid riding. He is desperate.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Pro Race...

Raced pro today at Highland, possibly my best race of the season. Had an awesome time, great to race with the pros. 15th fastest time overall, 10th in Pro, 4th in AM Link to results... http://live-timing.com/race2.php?r=13847&u=60 Moody killed it as usual

Drummer Killing It

like a butcher.

Good Vibes

Photobucket GO JACK! Drummer #3 was just a warm up for this guy.

2009 WC Champion

Sam Hill. Photobucket

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Platty #5

Looks fecken wicked auwesim! Old school to say the least steep and fresh. Ulmer might have created a monster. Can't wait to see it on Saturday. mainted 3rd in points from in last race. Bershmeshky might show bueler? buleler....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bikes for cheap-ish

http://diablofreeridepark.com/demobikesale.html just thought i would throw this up just in case.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My New Race Ritual:

Coming to a starting area near you, Zach Faulkner, scaring the shit out of the competition with crazy chants and dance moves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqnimvUMCAk (GO BLACKS!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Race Schedule

Saturday: 9:30am - Course Maintenance 12:00pm - Practice 8:30pm - Apres Ride Party Sunday: 10:00am - Practice 12:00pm - Race

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Platty #4

Its was bone dry all weekend. Perfect weather. Dave showed up on Sunday and pushed some new lines into the plan for my race run. The course was the jumptrail/fun run which was fast but alot of work into the mother of all plattekill features- Hardcore- ( I now need a backiomitomy ). Then into some fresh new stuff in the bottom. Dave placed 5th 329with a crashin his run. I again placed 7th 315 with a clean run. 8 seconds off first and 3 off box. Psched not to wad up and crash but with 3 people in my second everything was important. There are only 3 platty races left . One of the is GES Finals. Get there

Monday, September 7, 2009

Race Prep

Doug, Steve and I have been up on Drummer for the past couple of days laboring over the 2 new sections of trails we're going to have for the Drummer Race this time around. We're building a sick new course on the upper power lines and a new lower section of double drop. I'm inviting anyone who wants to come up and practice the courses on saturday to stay at my house and party if they want saturday night. So start training, we mean business this time around

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mid Season

You know it is mid season when your bikes are roached like your tires and you begin counting down the final events on your schedule. As well loving the bone dry conditions of the past week in comparison to the new sport of swamp dh.
Didn't work last week so I rode. Killington 2x. Got to Highlands with Len on Sunday as well.
First 3 races = good results. Would have been nice to Q @ Open but it was a dope weekend.
Following 4 races - crashing bug had laid larva in my brain.
Race #8 at Mt Snow was ok except I took a poll and some course tape with me but i exorcised the crashing larva.
Race #9 is Whiteface coming up in two weeks. If
Race #10 Platty #4 Double Points. Oli sits in 1st for series. I sit in 3rd for series.
Race #11 Platty #5?
Race #12 and 13 are ! Platty also.
Drummer Race #2/3is coming up quick also and the mudslinging has begun.

Pics from Attitash

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sugarbush Pics

Oli, Jack and Dave

40 voodoo

cut n paste and learn how to keep your 4o factory

Windham Roll Call

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAAASSEEE let me know if you are going. so far: Yes LP Me No Jack Mer Doug Dave MAYBE? Ollie, Sam who am i forgetting? it's late. text. call. facebook. anything. i am trying to make this condo thing happen! haha

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I think Sam, Jack, Doug, and possibly Ollie might like this:

Jolly Blue Giant Photobucket

Brapplesauce Slo-Mo

2009 Thunder Valley Slow-Mo Destruction - More Motocross Videos


If you haven't seen this, now you have. Baller steez? ya damn right...holy handles batman.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quick Edit From Diablo

Went up to Diablo to do some filming yesterday, came up with a little quickie. Going back next week to shoot some more PEEP IT

My other bike is a car...

Brought to you by Top Gear. Who else?

Monday, August 3, 2009

sugarbush. results.

Pro: Heath Moody Vaughn Howland Faulkner Cat 1: Ollie (1st) Jack (9th) Mer got 2nd, Sue 4th, Dylon 6th, Jason 1st, Dave 9th SO slick. gnargnar.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sugar Bush GES

bush is 40 min. from my house and are slowly developing a mountain that could eventually compete with killington in 5 years if they keep it up. the race course from last year was awesome from the half lap i did. I need to tone down my race runs by a see you next tuesday hair. the entire mob will be in attendance.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Being that the Fall Semester is approaching, I thought it was appropriate that we start to think about a date for the next Drummer Race. I thought the weekend of September 12th-13th might be appropriate. There is a Diablo race that weekend but I don't think any of us will be traveling down there for that. If anyone has any objections or better days, speak now or forever hold your peace. Holla

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cannondale is DEAD

I got the 2010 Cannondale schpeel today from our rep. NO judge, NO perp, NO chase. Cannondale's longest travel bike is the Moto with 160mm. I can understand them dropping the judge and even the perp but the chase?????. Their bikes aren't even made in America anymore. F**k C-dale. End Rant

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Platty #3

Oliver ripped a #2. 2:57 I'm consistently in 9th for the third time this year . I laid it down twice in my run/climbed back on the course for a 3:06. Beat Dave by a second.3:00 was 5th place .
Mer finished 2nd and killed it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Joining the Big Boys

Got my expert upgrade! I'm coming for you Jack... P.S. - Some good pictures of all of us on sicklines from the weekend. Ollie's shot even made the cover... http://www.sicklines.com/

Monday, July 13, 2009

HIghland GES Pics

Dis izz wut ei gottt. idk whear da groop wouns aire. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Highland GES vids of Zach

Race Run Practice Great weekend! Beautiful weather, huge crew, and a rad mountain. Props to Sam (2nd), Doug (2nd), Dave (3rd), and Sue (4th, and Happy Birthday!). Lots of fun, and pretty stoked that we now have a caravan!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cove To Introduce 3 New Bikes

Zach, I thought you might appreciate this... http://www.moarshimz.com/Articles/cove-expands-lineup-with-3-new-bikes-revises-dh-bike-a4.html


boom...he's back.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Killington Days 3 and 4

Saturday was absolute muck and rain. Sunday was awesome all the mud dried up, James, Dave and Sue along with little Dylan and Dave ripped laps all day. Finding all sorts of ninja lines while shopping at K mark this year. The pump track skills are definatley translating well.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


If you all recall, after the most recent Drummer race our recorded times went missing under my possession. There was some skepticism as to weather or not I was just upset that Jack had beaten me by 9 seconds on the upper single track BUT whilst parking/cleaning my car yesterday morning I made a very exciting discovery. The missing 2009 Drummer Race #1 results have been found. So here they are.....

Windham recap

Holy Mud Batman...but the massive amounts of running/standing water and mud on course, it was actually a cool race. 4 and half minutes on average for pro times and good pitch off the top with flow on the bottom resulted in a rather fun to ride course. Racing it was a different story, but all in all it was well put together after some mods were made post practice on sat. I finished mid pack (16/32+), doug got 5th, and a i am unsure as to where sam finished. All I know is that i am buying mud spikes and tear-offs before the next race. cheers.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Killington Opener

The weekend was awesome ripped runs with a lot of familiar faces at Killington. Winter was good to the trails not much has changed. Some sections are super bombed out but it just makes the riding better. Rumor has it that they are re opening the closed 30's eventually The GES race at Highland is in two weeks followed by GES Attitash. Hoping to make it to 1 of those before heading back to Plattekill for race#3 and then GES Sugarbush which are back to back weekends.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Windham is not only good enough for the Gravity East Series, its good enough for the World Cup. Last time the WC came to America was 2005 at Angel Fire. Mark the date http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/2010-mountain-bike-world-cup-to-return-to-the-us

Mount Snow #2 Course

http://www.mountsnow.com/images/Race_2_course.pdf hope you liked the #1 course, #2 is pretty close to the same...http://www.mountsnow.com/images/Race_1_course.pdf

Thursday, June 18, 2009


MT SNow #1 was a awesome event ... I know, can't believe I just said.
Everyone is looking forward to ripping ski slope again along with some roots this weekend.
Oliver even asked me to bring a trainer so he must be for real. Hopefully the rain stays away.
I am looking to get on the box by going 5 seconds faster and not crashing out.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

who does #2 work for?

Plattekill Race #2 Recap

Super Duper Weekend. The course was totally rad with lots of steeps, drops and corners. Plus it was freakin' fast! Practice on Saturday was the bomb-diggity. So much fun, even after the brief rain that passed through (read: hero drifts!) Sunday was slick from a night of rain, but still awesome. One of Platty's best courses I think... Results: Ollie won Cat 1 by 6 seconds which was really exciting and a long time coming. Congrats again! Jack came in 8th in Cat 1 even with an off in his race, so a solid recovery gave him a very respectable placing. I (Zach) came in 4th in Pro, my first good result of the year and Pro rankings, so I was really pumped. A great weekend all around!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Platty #2

Oliver and I are making the trip out. The course will be sick with sections from the May 07 race for those that remember those things. Zach is the edge and is Douglas. http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219345 Pics of the June course in above link.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

US Nationals at Sol Vista

I have a friend who lives in Boulder, CO and I wanted to make plans to visit him this summer. Coincidentally US Nationals are about 2 hrs away from where he lives in Colorado. I'm seriously considering taking a trip out there in Mid-July for the race/visit. Let me know if this is tickling anybody's appetite, rolling out there with a Drummer posse would be the best way I could imagine it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The plan

was not to do anthing this weekend and just ride trails in town and relax. That didn't happend as i got dragged into riding xc on saturday then went to the kingdom trails and did shuttles with the crew up there. So fast so much pedaling . Platty #2 is up for Sat and SUN. the course is already hyped up as epic so we will see. This week is ride some xc keep the dh bike fresh and rip pump track laps.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


So sick. So tight. It is truly dizzying. I will post pics and vids when i get my hands on such equipment. Dirt SHovels Carpets water and bikes = pump track. Even the chinook knew because the chain broke yesterday. Been posting 5.45 for best lap time to give you an idea how small this guy is. Working on a cross back and adding two smaller dj in the middle is also possible. It is easy to rip 5 laps before getting sloppy. that and getting out takes about 50 seconds.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mt. Snow Follow Up

So it's Monday, June 1st, and the race finished up yesterday afternoon at around 1 pm. The rain held off for the most part, a few sprinkles here and there, but nothing course changing. On my end, I decided to replicate my fall from practice on Saturday, at the end of practice on Sunday, but into a giant mud puddle. Just as awful, but with more mud...read: mud in and on everything. Yuck. But, that aside the race itself was pretty good for eveyone. Ollie's chain gave up the ghost out of the start gate which was a huge bummer, as he was looking really solid all weekend. Jack gave Cat 1 a nice whipping with an 8th place finish (hopefully he'll drop another line and chime in) and a time of 3:47 and change. For my first debut USAC Pro race I managed 11th with a 3:49 and change. I was a lack luster run, but after two massive falls, I just wanted to get down in one piece. Doug had a great run as well, but I forgot his time, my apologies. Look out for Mr. DMD, as he is looking on point for 2009. Fun times.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mt SNOW #1

Is moto city. Majority of the course is open grass fast muddy muddy ruts and holes. The woods are old school beginer sport sections from Nats. oliver is still recovering from the open. Zach is recovering from a crash on the noggin today. Thankfully he was ok. Doug is working the kinks out for his 1st race of 2009. Things dried up a lot today and should continue on into tomorrow.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Media Coverage

http://www.littermag.com/2009/us-open-30-photos-and-exclusive-video/ Keep an eye out for plate number 43

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The Open was sick this year. Practice on Friday was a lot of fun. Diablo got the jumps right this year. The weather was perfect until Sunday afternoon during the finals and it dumped. I missed qualifying on Saturday by 8 seconds ran a 2:55. The cut was at 248 I think. It was a great race. It was great to see Martin and the the Liquid Lightening crew who are hooking us up again in 09.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

US Open DH and GS Videos

Look for some familiar faces... DH GS

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pump Track

Is almost done. 4 rollers little dirt jump into lefty berm into righty berm into 2 rollers and 180 berm into two rollers and then back i think. So sick. Got a Ge Aunt it is French of GIANT Chincoook from 92 rollin on twenty fos.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

On the Bike and Back on [Single] Track

We finally got enough parts on my Kona to hit the local hill with it. Big ups to Len for the new fork, and to Jack for the knowhow to ghettorig any bike part! Jack and I hiked a few trails at Ethan Allen Park in Burlington yesterday and I'm feeling MUCH better about the DH season, now that I'm not ricocheting and bouncing off things on little paths with my 27lb. hardtail/commuter. Highlands tomorrow if the weather holds. US Open practice starts in 6 days. BRING IT ON!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

the Yee Ha in Massanutten

L.P. placed 3rd down in VA last weekend. http://www.derailedonline.com/archives/000372.html Way to go Lauren 2 races for Drummer and 2 podums thus far. Do I smell blood in the water? will o9 be like o5? wait and see

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Steep N Deep

Rode this mofo today in the damp. It was so slimey. Last time it was dusty. Got about a 101

Monday, April 27, 2009

To follow up on Sam's entry here is the picture of the top 3!  Good times for sure - can't wait for the next one!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Drummer Race #1

Thanks to everyone who came out today and rode. I think its safe to say we all had a great time. To all those who follow this blog and weren't there today (Zach), we hope you can make it out next time. The torch has been handed off to the current champion, a Mr. Jack Williams. Jack smoked everyone with a blistering time of 1:49 coming down single track 1 into the power lines, making it near impossible for any of the competition to catch up. The rest of the races were all extremely close and exciting, I will have the times all posted up as soon as I locate the piece of paper that I have currently misplaced (whoops). -Sam

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Practice at Drummer Saturday

With the big race on Sunday who wants to join me for a little practice Saturday?  I will have the trailer with me (holds at least 7 bikes) and should be there around 11 or 12.  Let me know!!!


One week. What? Seriously. Pretty weird. Just had to share. (this is actually me sharing that I have a week left of school and am amazed at the fact...I just linked it to a bunch of vids for fun) Random Quip: Narwhale...give it a helmet and it becomes a Gnarwhale

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stoke the Fire a Little More!

Litter has videos that make me go WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Here &HERE


We are slowly tuning up the trails for the F1rst race of a 3 race series on Drummer Hill in 2009. Proposed Trails are: Single Track 1 and powerlines Threader, Jump Trail, and Clay Corners. Sam is fresh off the injured list and looking to keep his Pumpkinfest Title. Everyone else is tuning up for the 2009 season which starts May 2 and 3 @ Platty.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sick Mick Whips the Donkey

Sicklines has the scoop. Photobucket Decline has full results. Pro Men Mick Hannah 2:08.1 Greg Minnaar 2:08.2 Andrew Neethling 2:08.8 Justin Leov 2:09.0 Brian Lopes 2:09.2 Eric Carter 2:09.3 Dan Atherton 2:09.6 Jared Rando 2:09.9 Bryn Atkinson 2:10.3 Nathan Rennie 2:10.3 Cody Warren 2:10.3 Sam Hill 2:10.9 Cedric Gracia 2:11.2 Pro Women Tracey Moseley 2:21.6 Melissa Buhl 2:22.2 Kathy Pruitt 2:27.7 Claire Buchar 2:28.0 Lisa Myklak 2:32.0

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fak Sheet Ya

Plattekill work weekend. Riding a lift . Start of the season.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nine Five One

DIRT has the goods on this one. Photobucket

Now this, this is cool.


Okay, so let me tell you a little something about this picture...it is nucking futs. That is a good 25+ feet, dare I say 30... Leading up to it, is is a small uphill (peters into some flat), into a 90'er turn, into more flat, then that little gravity pit, then the lip you can see. INSANITY. Litter, coming through with the goods: Photobucket GO TO LITTERMAG

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Photobucket Transition's new proto DH rig. Two thumbs up I'd say.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Platty Work Week

Sam and I are p lanning to attend. The weather looks good so far. So money.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CRC and You and Me

Photobucket Kovarik's bike here.