Now that the leaves are falling we’re starting to feel the riding season is coming to a close. Remembering all the good rides from the Summer and sneaking in a few choice laps before the snow covers the trails, we’re also thinking about Spring again. Oh, it’s only a few months away!
This Friday we took off to get out of town and do a bit of shuttling. 3 days of rain made for perfect trail conditions – goose shit mud to dusty berms in less than 5 hrs. Some say brown pow, some hero dirt, I say Schrella!!
With 2012 almost done we are looking forward to a couple of weeks off. North Shore Billet will be closed from Dec 21 until Jan 3. Any orders placed online during this period will ship Jan 3, 2013.
Thanks again for all your great support and we are looking forward to a killer 2013!
2 yrs in the making we’re ready to launch the NSB Overlord stem. Available in lengths 40 to70mm in Black, Pewter, Red, Gold, Blue, and Purple (limited). In each production run we’ll be doing some other limited edition colours too, like Electroless Nickel.
31.8mm handle bar
1 1/8″ steertube
180g (50mm length)
strong 8.8 Grade Gold Zinc plated M6 bolts
6061 T6 Al.
Precision Machined in Whistler, BC
The 2013 NSB T Shirts are now here.
Available in 4 colours and two sizes there is a shirt for every taste. So crack one of these shirts after your next ride!
Well, it’s been a crazy summer so far, I’ve raced the past six weekends in a row now and it has finally payed off.
After the Western Open this past weekend I got the email confirming that I’ve been selected to represent Canada at the World Championships in Austria!! This is a huge accomplishment for me and a goal that I’ve had for the past few years. I was one of four juniors selected. This was based on my results at the Canada Cups and Nationals, I placed 3rd overall in the Canada Cup series in mixed elite/junior and 4th at Nationals in Junior which put me into the second qualification position.
This is a little overwhelming as World Championships is on Sept. 2nd and I leave Aug. 25th, so it doesn’t give me a lot of time to raise money for the trip. There still isn’t a lot of support for downhill racing so all the athletes have to pay $950 team fee’s and the cost of their own flights, about $1800. I am brainstorming ideas to fundraise and am considering a kids riding clinic, car washes or inquiring to businesses for financial support. I am open to any ideas.
I will hopefully be attending Crankworx as well for the Canadian Open on the 19th of this month. I will be sending out updates regarding what my plans are though soon.
Thank you to all my sponsors and supporters who have gotten me here, and hopefully this will lead to big things down the road.
Quick recap of all my races
-1st at the Bear Mountain BC Cup. It was a very muddy race and I was lucky to get down with a clean run, I also had the 3rd fastest time of the day overall.
-4th at Mont Sainte Anne National Championships. It was a super fun course, I had a great race run until the second to last corner where my front tire blew over the top of the berm and I stalled up and had to roll over the next jump, this was pretty frustrating as I was less than two seconds behind 2nd place.
-2nd at the Sun Peaks BC Cup. Had a good race run but made a costly mistake at the bottom.
-3rd at the Silver Star BC Cup. I had a great race run and the cool thing was that the top three juniors beat all the pro’s, Mark Wallace and Mckay Vezina placed first and second, two of the other juniors that will be representing Canada in Austria.
-2nd at the Canada Cup finals in Panorama. This was the race that was the deciding factor if I could claim a spot at Worlds. And it couldn’t have gone any better. I had a very solid race run and ended up placing 3rd in junior/elite, my first Elite podium. This is also when I claimed 2nd overall in the Canada Cup series in Junior and 3rd overall in the series in junior/elite.
-3rd at the Western Open BC Cup. I wanted to push my limits at this race and that’s exactly what I did, I slid out on a off camber corner and hit a tree which stopped me dead, and I had a very scary moment slipping a pedal on a high speed section. It might sound weird to some people when I say I was happy with my riding, but it’s because I tested my limits and found my boundaries which I think I have to do sometimes to improve and become a faster rider.
This is one of the more funny emails we get!
I’m in need of a hanger used on Lynskey’s current crop of bikes (see the link below). This same hanger is also used on Salsa’s ti framed bikes. I think they are made of margerine. I would be happy to test out any prototypes. I can even send you one from my growing collection of bent ones.
Also, do your hanger bangers fit on X0 10 speed derailleurs? …and would they fit in wright style dropouts?