• 09-13-2009
    1soulrider
    WC finals track: helmetcam run at Schladming
    Last round of the Worlds is next weekend at Schladming.
    After the World Championships on the little hill at Canberra, a sweet alpine track is just what everyone needs.
    Check the footage:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/PlanaiTV.../2/-D6mCRmZW5w

    Hill, Peaty and Minnar all within a few points of each other in the hunt for the overall title. Whoever finishes first here will take home the title.
    This has been a great year for WC racing, no one dominating the series and close competition among at last a half dozen different racers for the top spot.
    Woo hoo!

    Also big hopes for the newly crowned women's WC Champion Miss Ragot to finish the season with a big win at Schladming.
  • 09-14-2009
    geolover
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1soulrider
    Last round of the Worlds is next weekend at Schladming.

    Check the footage:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/PlanaiTV.../2/-D6mCRmZW5w

    Hot damn! I got a serious case of arm pump just watching the video.
  • 09-14-2009
    superstock
    Awesome cornering by those guys! Not a lot of rocks on the course but that root section is gnarly. The asphalt crossings are kind of weird too. Looks like a helluva lot of fun.

    Who is going to win? There are lots of turns and not much pedaling which would favor Sam. If it rains, then my $$$ is definitely on Sam. Minaar has got to be reeling from last weekend and ready to send it. Peaty is still probably recovering from his celebrations ...

    S
  • 09-14-2009
    1soulrider
    Yeah, those guys are ripping the corners for sure. The track looks super fun when its dry and scary as hell when wet.
    I'm thinking if Sam can keep it together it should be his day, but this year has been full of surprises.
    No question that Steve Greg and Sam won't be leaving anything on the hill, its all or nothing come race day.
  • 09-14-2009
    turnerbikes
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh
    I watched it 4 times in a row, man that course if FAST, and did anyone notice how freakin far it was to the valley floor by the time the song ended? I have never been to Schladming, but I am guessing the finish is in the valley like other venues in Europe I have seen. Talk about some distance left to go when the vid ended. I couldn't help but notice the way the lead rider got the bike to rip some of the turns, and bar movement is hardly notable. Just toss and lean, amazing cornering speed.

    After that I need a beer.

    DT
  • 09-14-2009
    2w4s
    fukin sick! Go Gwin!
  • 09-15-2009
    Jorgen
    Has S. Hill written all over it... :-)
  • 09-15-2009
    ebxtreme
    Sam's won in Schladming a couple of times, but Gee's won there and Blenkinsop too. If it's wet, it's Sam's to lose. If it's dry, it opens it up to a handful of others. I'd love to see Gwin on the podium again.

    EB
  • 09-15-2009
    tigerdog
    I'm completely biased towards my home county, but I think Peaty is going to do it.