Friday, December 24, 2010
with a shitty thaw that melted a lot of snow. good new years bash but more importantly the bike got washed and sold. Sad to see it go but it was time. The fish are biting also so that good to hear as we wade into the new season. Things will be on fire in May.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We are looking at sponsors from all walks of life. If you like bicycles and racing we are your team. We have a lot of fun and get on the podium at almost every race. Drop us a message here or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drummer-Racing/202047552017 Drummer 2010 Highlights... SERIES STANDINGS 7th Overall PRO Gravity East -Oliver Levick 3rd Overall CAT 1 19-29 Gravity East -Sam Chipkin 2nd Overall PRO Eastern States Cup -Oliver Levick 1st Overall CAT 1 19-29 Eastern States Cup - Sam Chipkin 4th Overall CAT 1 19-29 Eastern States Cup- Jack Williams 3rd Overall CAT 3 Eastern States Cup - TJ Hiney 3rd Overall CAT 2/3 19-29 Eastern States Cup Meredith Mansfeild INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS 2nd US Open Amateur - Sam Chipkin NY STATE CHAMP CAT 1 19-29 - Sam Chipkin 6th Pro Sugar Bush Gravity East Series - Zach Faulkner 2011 Three Pro racers Four Cat 1 racers Two Cat 2 racers Gravity East Focus.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Official race results are in. Click title to view track times.
Thanks to all who made it happen with trail maintenence, timing and getting asses in gear.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wow what a weekend. 10.10.10 Eastern States Cup Finals at Plattekill Mt Roxbury, NY was all about beers and podiums for DR. Oliver took second in the Pro ranks for the series and 7th on the day w/ a mech.
Drummer Racing owned the Cat 1 box with Sam taking the win and series title and Jack placing 2nd on the day and 4th in the series.
TJ placed 3rd for the series in Cat 3. Yeah TJ!!
Mer smoked the competition by 30 seconds in her race for the win (and did not fall either days ) and took 3rd in the series. In retrospect. 2010 was one of the team's most successful years to date.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Drummer continues to kill the competition well into the fall as Sammy C. takes his 2nd win of 2010 and places himself 3rd overall for the2010 GES Series in meow 1. Oliver finished the GES Series as the 7th overall pro in 2010 with a consistent season on a variety of race courses. Completes series results and individual race results are @ http://www.gravityeastseries.com/standings.html
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sickness. Things were very dry at Kmart. Mer and I did 9 or 10 runs maybe. Lots of cable to 34 and ripped our way down the race course with the Dougs from Worcester. Meeting Len @ Highlands in A.M. looking forward to the new trail and checking out the GES Race course
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
The weather was mint. The course was just as good. Sammy killed it meeow 1 winning with Jack in 5th 7 seconds back Oliver was so close to 3rd just off Rude http://www.live-timing.com/report.php?r=20163&rp=392057 Mer was close to a win with a fall during her run see picture below... Points wise for Eastern States Cup this i unofficial because my math sucks Kyle K. Voncooper 1st Syron Sinister in 2nd Sammy C. bumped up spots and now sits in 3rd I'm in 4th Followed by Matt D. 5th 70 points separate the 2nd-5th
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Bikes are getting fixed as Sam Jack and Zach all have some serious wrenching to do.
Whiteface is on the way up this weekend. Course is long and jarring. We did our homework on Saturday, then ripped Killington on Sunday. RESULTS http://www.allsportsevents.com/Results/mountain_bike_results/GES2010/Whiteface2010.html It rained slightly before finals on Sunday. It didn't really disturb the course that much. Sick sick weekend. On to Plattekill for NY STATE CHAMPS!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is the e-mail my girlfriend's dad (fellow rider) sent me after seeing our antics at Windham.... Sammy, So, UCI dh World Cup (finals, no less) comes to the east coast, Windham Mt.. A chance in a life-time. Right? Proper track, great weather, nice digs. Where were the hoards of high black sock/Five Ten/flat brim wearin', dh east coasters? Thank god Nicolas Vouilloz (The Almighty) wasn't there to see the lack of insanity. Europe anyone? But, wait. To fill the road gap and more... Enter the Drummer Racing Band of Gypsies. A jammin' 110 decible boom box, vuvuzela, whistle keepin' the flow, Old Glory on a stick and a rag-tag bunch degenerates (or dh'ers, hard to tell) letting the crowd know what's up. (Want some, get some, bad enough, ......) On their way down the mountain, they gave the crowd a reminder of how a dh crowd should misbehave. Good form boys! Thanks for the effort. Old Man
Friday, August 27, 2010
Drummer Racing and company will be making a total ruckus at the World Cup Championship in Windham, NY this weekend. Compound, check. Coolers, check. Cowbells, check. Custom Drummer Racing flag, check. Place your bets (on who will win, or on who will pass out with their shoes and sunglasses still on).
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The compound is headed out to the catskill mountains tomorrow night. Oliver and I both sit in 2nd in the ESC in our respective meows (categories). The weather looks really good and the mountain should be dry. The course wasn't photographed so I don't know what it will include. It will be a nice surprise. RACE REPORT http://live-timing.com/race2.php?r=20147&u=60 The course was a mix of 2009 GES with a different finish that traversed back left of the POC road gap. Super low turn out = no lift line. It was fast on Saturday and pretty dry with everyone taking some big stacks in practice. Then it rained for 10 hours. It was cold and windy at the top on sunday with lots of fog. Finally got some more box but my run didn't feel like it.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
The course is good. 7 a got cleaned up where it needed it and the bottom of 23 is also cleaned up with a new exit. Its long its pedal fest in spots and super tech in others. If it rains it will be a battle. Killington was so dry and fast this weekend. The course is already starting to show some signs of wear with a hole or two popping up. Hoping the weather continues to be awesome into the week.
Friday, August 6, 2010
So instead of driving straight home to NYC today, I used a website called Concrete Disciples to map out a couple of skate parks that weren't far off of I-91 and I-95. I found Greenfield skate park, which I'd been to before and Milford skate park in Connecticut, which I'd never been to before. Greenfield was sick, had the whole place to myself, rode there for about 45 minutes, super hot, sweat a ton. Milford was super sick. Bit of a puney little "street" section, but the concrete bowl and transitions were a ton of fun to ride. Ended my tour at the Highbridge Park dirt jumps in NYC, which had changed quite a bit since my last time riding there. Took quite a few runs to dial in the new flow of the jumps, made more difficult by the distraction of obnoxious dominicans yelling behind me. Overall, trip was a great success and it certainly won't be the last time.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The course was nasty wide and fast up top. ninja lines were to be had. it wasn't wet but it wasn't dry either. Zach returns to normal with a 6th in pro Mer got the new bike on the podium with a 3rd Oliver threw down another mid pack pro finish with 12 Sam crashed twice but was mid pack in meow 1 with a 422 Jack didn't crash with a 418. Doug had some issues but will rip @ Killington, the next stop for GES. Sugarbush results http://live-timing.com/report.php?r=20101&rp=391966
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saw Ollie, Mel and Jude getting their Kabob on last night at 10:30 while I was going to KKDs for the dankness. Congrats to Jack and Mer on their new pad in Dub-bury. And I am glad to see that Sammy is learning why RM and other sites are lame-o. Enjoy the backlash, but dont worry, it builds character...haha Hope everyone has been working on their fitness. As Jack said, it's getting intense.
Monday, July 26, 2010
sugarbush returns for a third year as the GES rolls into VT. The next three GES tracks will all be 5 min plus and natural long and nasty. Ski slope and lots of it more swampthings. Oh yeah pracetice is from 10 am - 6 pm. i witnessed a broken bar post race last weekend. no injury but it was cool.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Returns to the last event at Mt Snow. They didn't run the traditional sport beginner. They ran something new but familiar with grassy ski slope muddy ass turns. that were fun. they DID NOT tape the course all that well again. which lead to some freddy lines. results are up. swampthings rule.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
THe 2010 season is about 1/3 over.
So far Oliver sits in 8th place for GES in Pro
also in 2nd for ESC
Jack sits in 2nd @ ESC for cat 1.
Sam sits in 6th in GES fro cat 1
Zach has the banged up but not out injury bug.
We are rolling into August which is a stacked month from the start. Get the work until until then.
Killington is doing so much work to make their mountain better. Can't wait for the GES
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Managed to get to Killington twice in the past two weeks. The trails are getting worked on. The cable trail will soon be the jump trail. The GES race course will rival the whiteface 5k. the new entrance to the berm trail is super dope
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Note Rachel Atherton's use of our very own "The Stick" at 5:15 of the newest Atherton video. These videos can be kinda lame but this one is worth watching all the way through. US Open + Fort William http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/The-Atherton-Project-2010-Episode-5,3023/bturman,109
Monday, July 5, 2010
I feel like I've become a bit of a fitness/ warm-up/ cool down weenie as of late but I feel like it is an area that is extremely overlooked. In a very timely manor, this popped up on DirtMag. I think it could certainly benefit all of us. http://dirt.mpora.com/news/prerace-preparation-warm.html
complete results will be posted when they are up. for Drummer it went like this. Sam got 5/28 made box cat 1 way to go . This kid has two podiums this year. Oli continues to find mid pack in the pros with 15/28 Zach had a big spill on Friday and didn't get a feel for it after that. Jack didn't ride fast enough with cat 1 17/28 not good not good Mer broke in her new bike and didn't fall either days. It was so dry and dusty, so much for east coast mud. The delay to the race really added a mental challenge to a stacked field of competitors, on a course that was laden with landmines that could wreck a race run. GES moves onto Highland Mountain this weekend.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
It was a good course. Lots of weird ski slope turns. One huck into a bounce down corner and the politically correct yardsale. It rained right before the race for 15 min. I fell and lost a chance at a top 5 after I told myself not to midrun. but cow bells make your balls bigger. Oli wasn't to far off 4th place in pro click on link for results
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Not to shabby more consistent results from Drummer. Zach got his mulligan race out of the way early it looks like, which is unfortunate but he will be back on it at Plattekill for GES #3 I just know it. Sam missed box by a couple seconds. Oliver is right in there also. Watching the live timing is almost as good as freecaster.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
7 to 21 to 23 it will be an awesome course. there will be some rocks followed by pedaling in the middle then more rocks and then some loam at the end with nice switch back corners. trail 23 is the location of the ultimate 2009 drift witnessed by Bersmefski. set your blasters to fucking super velocity . it could be a 5 min plus race depending on conditions.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Doug , Oli, Sam and my self are going to attend. The weather could turn either way. Slick Rock Highway is taped out according to the interweb. A dope event is on Saturday night in a establishment frequented by drummer over the years. Results are up already
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I'm going to assume everyone has seen this already but I'm going to be watching it at least twice a day for the next week
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
is dialed. it has a combo if 4 berms and 5 jumps. all lines and all combos are working. we saw some serious speed today. Pro GRT is in 10 days. The course is dope lots of blind chutes and some nice new berms along with same old plattekill style shale and clay. I hope it rains.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Yo, everyone please please take a look at this so you know what's what for the weekend. There is a bunch of shit that is necessary to know, a lot of which I am not too pleased to read i.e. camping and pit space. If enough of us want to go, it might be worth sending ahead to reserve a spot. Lets talk about this. http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231279
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
was dry and slicker than it was when it was wet. it was so hot. saw the familiar heads looking at the race course for the opener grt east cup jrx world quali. its going to be a mad house. practice is divided up the lift will run til 6pm. the following week is the open. bo yah muybueno me amigos de rapido muy bueno on other notes the pumptrack is dope and i officially chinned my self on the bathroom berm dirt yesterday. after the hip to to step up. congrats to oliver tj and special interest rider deez nuts who did well at the Mass not to mention hauling 10 + hours.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Has started. Oliver is the debut star. He made the drive and rocked out in VA. See results here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/gravity-east-massanutten-results-2010.html
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Yesterday I saw a Rogaine commercial that I thought was very interesting. The commercial depicted a middle aged man (mid 40's) preparing for a job interview with his wife/daughter. He was nervous and anxious but naturally his newly grown hair thanks to Rogaine gave him the confidence he needed to succeed. He comes back home from his job interview and the family rejoices, all thanks to Rogaine. The reason this commercial made me think twice was because it was so clear who the target audience was. Usually with commercials it takes a little bit of detective work to figure out who the product is targeting but not in this case. In a age when unemployment rates are very high middle aged men are getting laid off quite frequently. These men's confidence has been shaken but Rogaine will be there to restore it. Have you noticed any other products that are trying to benefit from the current economic situation?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
got a :56 something on butter/clay and smoked the new berm and the berm above doug's gaper rock scary back seat style x2 . c clay is getting seriously thrashed this spring. got a :58 somethingon edge which is also showing some age and making it nasty. 1:29.00 on threader :31 on powerlines??? soft tires soft ground no pedal. c'mon stopped by Andy's Cycle . Got a much needed spoke wrench. takled to skull crusher a bit. DTM 's order is officially in and will be distrubted accordingly.
I propose a challenge as a subdivision of the Drummer Racing Series.... In the hopes that Zach will be willing to donate his freelap system periodically, we will put the sticks in the exact same place every time and record times down the notorious Clay Corner. We will have a leader board of the fastest times, and the current leader at any given time will hold bragging rights or potentially some other sort of reward (ideas?). Fastest times (unofficial non-freelap) have been in the very low 56's, myself posting a 56:00 in my unofficial re-run at the race two sundays ago (no big deal). I plan on laying down a blistering sub 56 time this weekend when Zach comes, I dare anyone to challenge it.
Monday, April 26, 2010
rode some fresh and old school single track out in goose pond with steve riccio today. steve is still pinned on his 29er. platty work day was awesome platty ride day was wet but still awesome. we stuck to the same things we raked poked around the GRT track and talked about the benefits of bacon and beer can more xc on scummer followed by more dh this weekend @ platty.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Overall time in seconds takes trophies.
Podium, Drummer Invitational #4
Arguably the "Sea Otter of the Northeast"
Happy to see all who came out today, showing that we ain't afraid of no clouds.
An extra thanks to the course marshals with their cellphones and stopwatches for making this possible, and big ups to the team guys and locals for the trail maintenance.
Trail times to be posted within a few days.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I will not be able to attend the race this weekend. I have multiple projects due next week and it is highly unlikely that I will be able to finish them before this weekend. I just have too much on my plate to not do work this weekend. Have fun out there, roost a corner for me.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Getting on the hill sprints yesterday and today. Saxon yesterday with Mr. D Trump on the SX (ballin' good time) and Main Street Today. True story: put the power down so hard I passed 3 cars going up...this is not a joke. Sam and I both have Dirt Mag teams, you all should get on it too. Why not? And for super big awesome points of stokage:
doug used his "riccio" strength to move a gaper of a stone into the mud put known as the middle of clay corners. it is now muy beuno! mer and i dug out the soft berms some more too pics to ensue
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I was dreaming about racing last night. Some serious REM dreaming. Dirt, wheels, frustrations...it was like the dream about having a test for school, but awesome. Nervous but excited right now. Typing this from my Marketing class. Can't sit still. I wanna go riiiiide. Getcha Race Face working: It's SHOW TIME!!!!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is the date. Rain date is the following weekend. Race Sunday. 2pm Practice Saturday Practice Sunday until 130 Meet at the bottom @ 130 Sam holds the coveted !st"Bicycle Riding Savage" trophy. I have an the 2nd Place Oscar Zach has 3rd 4" plastic roller jebus we should run : they are all steep and fast clay : fast time around a 58 maybe double drop fast time????? power lines if they are dry ... or run jump fast time 109 /326 respectively i think threader fast time around 125
Friday, March 19, 2010
A friend of mine at school works for the Keene State Paper (The Equinox) and wanted to know if she could do a piece on us as a team for an article she wants to write. I figured that as long as we don't disclose the location of our beloved practice facilities it could be kinda cool. Lemme know what you guys think
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
It is only March 11 but I'm wicked pumped already for 2010. We should set a date for the Drummer Race. One that doesn't interfere with Zach and Sam's exams. Opener Race @ Platty is late and so is the Open so we have some extra time. doug is still down to build a track @ his house so that would a be a sick project and there is talk of a town pumptrack in winooski... It was sunny as shit all week and in the mid 40's . Daylight savings is Saturday. I need to get my DH bike up and going. Meanwhile a dirtbike is on the backburner. the pump track is expanding now that the ground is half-thawed. if it rains and is 50 this weekend I bet steep n deep will open up. get out the swamp things.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Finally got to snowboard with Oliver and his gang ( rolls deep) @ Jay Peak. Some friends also hooked Mer and I up with new boards and bindings . The Burton Dominant is a dope ride, not to mention pink. This picture has nothing to do with snowboarding and has been floating around the Plattekill.com for a while. It's Cody circa 2004 from the Team Andy days. Meanwhile the snow is melting and the dirt is showing up. The pump track is ripping. Spring 2010 is right around the corner so is Drummer Racing's 7th season ... I'm sure it will be another ripper!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
U-S-A U-S-A U-S-A Just a couple of examples to reinforce how awesome we are. And anyone else notice how the Olympians are some of the scruffiest and most unkempt-looking athletes? (Minus the figure skating crowd) I just think it is awesome that people show up to throw down and not put on a pageant show.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I mean, you better be able to outrun an English Footy Firm, but hey, it will be a great story to tell if you live through the experience.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
SC and CG will be in kahoots for 2010. That mean the V10 will be under three of the most iconic riders in the industry (again) - Peaty, Gm and CG. Damn. That's a manly 'stash Also, Giant is expanding its team with D.Riff and D.Hart joining their WC team.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
1. April 31 - May 1st - Massanuten, VA 2. June 12 - 13th – 7 Springs, PA 3. July 3th-4th – Plattekill, NY 4. July 10th – 11th - Highland, NH 5. July 31st - August 1st – Sugarbush, VT 6. August 13-14th – Killington, VT 7. Sept 11th 12th – Whiteface, NY 8.Oct 2nd -3rd - Blue/Vertical Earth,... PA - Finals
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So, I got pounded by a car last night riding my cannondale. I was just crossing the street with a buddy of mine to go for a street ride at like 9pm and the car stopped for him, didn't see me and pulled out right into my left side. Went to the hospital to get checked out, x-rays came out fine but I'm still pretty damn sore. Tryin to decide if I should sue or not
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
whistler and all assets according to yahoo news are going up for auction because managment has not paid the bills. whistler really means interwest and that means mountain creek/ diablo. more importantly the Ohlympic Games in 1 month. dirt's finally mini series is pretty awesome. so is jayz piik and snowblowing gapers who can't ski
Some where in the World it is warm, sunny, and summer time. Funny, that sounds just like Australia right about now...and they just held their National Championship race! Kovarik won, making it his 4th in total. Clair, Chris' wife and killer rider took the win in the women's race, but being Canadian was not awarded the "National Champion" title...as she is not an Aussie National. Troy Brosnan took the Juniors win. SRAM Australian MTB Championships – RESULTS Elite men – downhill 1. Chris Kovarik 1:56.03 2. Shaun O’Connor 1:57.52 3. Joshua Button 1:57.58 4. Kaine Cannan 1:58.50 5. Sam Hill 1:59.25 6. Amiel Cavalier 1:59.65 7. Rhys Willemse 1:59.82 8. Mitchell Delfs 2:00.07 9. Rhys Atkinson 2:00.40 10. William Rischbieth 2:00.51 Elite women – downhill 1. Claire Buchar 2:18.46 2. Leigh Douglas 2:26.71 3. Claire Whiteman 2:31.89 4. Leonie Picton 2:32.55 5. Joanne Fox 2:34.45 6. Emma Lewis 2:36.34 7. Julia Boer 2:37.94 8. Shannon Chugg 2:41.11 9. Shelly Flood 2:43.95 10. Sarsha Huntington DNS
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Sorry for making you all worry, I did not know I was being monitored so closely. On a lighter note: Things went much better today. Spun for about 25 minutes while watching rugby...it helped me feel manly and go faster. Tweaked the bike a bit to make it more comfortable. I'll put up some pics later. Also, I did not eat a full Italian meal before hand. So that was helpful. Totally different piece of news: Mr. Mark Washkevich is planning on returning for approximately three races in 2010. We are all very excited. Similarly: Former Drummer Racer, Scott Moody and Wifey Sam are expecting a baby girl in August or so. Incredible. And a huge congrats to the them as well! Now, back to watching Comedy Central. Good Stand Up on tonight. har har har har, lots o' laughs.