Monday, January 31, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trails get built, trails get plowed

There aren't that many good sets of trails around LA, but yesterday another set got plowed. The Forest Lawn trails in LA are no more. You can sign the petition below the (SICK) pictures to help get the diggers a new spot in the city. 1100 signatures so far.

Just to keep the mood from getting too somber, here are some videos of stuff getting blown up:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bikes are cool

One from Scott Sharlpes WAAAAAAY back in the day, another from Nate Furbee from MSA last year. Sharples could be Nate's dad.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Even more hucking

Gnarliest crash I've seen in a while, and a wise quote from the great philosopher of our times, J. M. Bender.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The dirt is getting stacked

More cool pictures on the way. Drop by some time this summer and get yourself some hang time.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More hucking

Our buddy Brant sending it at Post Canyon. Sick.

Hucking never goes out of style

Neither does watching someone get broke off:

"Love Drop" probably made sense in Ukrainian, but I think something may have been lost in translation.

Watch this

So much shredding from Hart, Smith and Reid. Three or four brutal huckle-bucks at the end, too.

The calm before the storm

The first day of class starts in 30 minutes.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vote for TEAM ROBOT or die

Basically, the Bar Drag Bounty contest over at Vital MTB is about popularity. Whoever can garner the most votes from their friends and social network wins.

Fortunately, we at Team Robot don't have friends. We have a "kill list" and a "do not kill" list. So give yourself a chance to get on the no-kill list and get on over to Vital and vote for Phil and me:,5180/TEAMROBOT,734

Think of it not so much as a vote for Phil or me, but as a vote against the not awesomeness of slowmo fisheye videos to electronic hipster music.

And remember, if other people win, they might pawn off the product for money to spend on something useful. I promise that if I win anything, it mill be wasted on flag decals for the side of my car or a throne for my pit at races or something. Or on cheeseburgers.

Help us do this to the other videos:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mikey Sylvestri

Team Robot DO NOT KILL LIST member and all around destroyer Mikey Sylvestri getting some laps in at some place in Socal:

Fun fact #1: Martin Whiteley said "We’ll be announcing our full roster for 2013 next week, 5 gravity riders who all fit the TWR philosophy." 

Fun fact #2: Mikey is riding a bike with a big "T" on the down tube.

Fun fact #3: there's no "T" in COVE.

The biggest and most disappointing revelation to come from the above picture has to be the fact that Brandon Turman, the guy who snapped this fine photo, runs white handlebars. Hey Brandon, the middle-aged guys drinking on the deck of the GLC still wearing their pressure suits and talking about how one of them was totally gonna to hit the A-line drop called.

They don't want their bars back, they said even they stopped running that shit in like 2009.

Still trying to figure out what "the Trek World Racing philosophy" is that Whitely refers to, because from the outside looking in Mikey's philosophy looks a lot like this:

Whereas TWR seems like they're more on the "measure every shit you take on a gram scale and wind tunnel test your downhill bike" program:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More dirts

Yes, that 360 Mike Clark is in the middle of is exactly as big as it looks...


Shredding and dirts

Brendan Fairclough is Powered by Sram from Taylor Sage on Vimeo.

Two take-aways from this quick little edit:

1. I think the device in the beginning is a heat gun to test temperatures on the air shcok. Needless to say, they take product testing pretty seriously over at SRAM.

2. Brendan Fairclough is really fast.

Sam Hill Sram commercial from Taylor Sage on Vimeo.

Also, I watched this inside line/schralp video about 50 times already. I recommend you do likewise.

In other news, trails in France are still cool.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Vital Bar Drag contest

PHIL AND CHAZ BAR DRAG - More Mountain Bike Videos

Phil and I posted our video for the Vital Bar Drag contest. Hope you like it.

Here's the link. All the other videos just got robot-crushed.