Hey BFF! What are you doing this weekend?


Its back again. And from what I can tell there's only one Mountain bike in the program, called "HAVE YOU SEEN IT." Does that mean you shouldn't go to see all the films. This might be only to get to see over 90mins of bicycles films in one sitting. Many of them are shorts that build up to longer feature. Either way get your tickets online or at the door. There will also be block party with all sorts of bicycle games.


NYC Freeride 2008 Products


This red pedals are only available at Mountain Creek Diablo's Freeride Park. They're still grippy as the original Glorys, now lighter and more detail in the workmanship.



The new Racelite will be be out soon. They're slimmer than the Glorys, lighter and will include enough pins to set the traction to suit your taste.



 The H.O.E. Stem was on display too, comes in a Black or Gold. It will make your bike look pimp, you cant miss the tribal graphics mixed with classic NYC Freeride Logo and one bolt clamp to on your fork.


For more info and to find out where to buy them goto http://nycfreeride.com 

Nissan Qashqai Challenge Finals Live Webcast

Nissan Qashqai Challenge Final, Live Webcast on Freecaster.tv

The finals of the Nissan Qashqai Challenge will take place in London on Saturday May 24. It is the last of four events which have taken place in major European cities. This weekend in London, all those riders who competed in Munich will battle it out for valuable ranking points and a share of the 100,000 euro prize purse. The first ranking riders after these finals will receive 40,000 euro, second, 25,000 euro and third 12,000. This year fifteen amateur riders were given the chance to compete against the world's best pro riders, thanks to the addition of two Open events in Milan and Madrid.

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US Open 2008, May 23-25

This weekend is the US Open of Mountain Biking at Mountain Creek's Diablo Freeride Park. If you never been here before, its a place to show case the greatest riders from local freeriders to national & international pros. This park has been the host of the US Open for many years and will be for many more years to come. You shouldn't confuse this US Open with the US Open of Tennis, which is boring in contrast. Every single rider will be going all out risking life and limbs to score big for their piece of $50,000 in the amateur and pro class combined.


Congrates to Lucky and others

The race season has started, and there's already some podiums being made by NYC Riders. Lucky got third in his Mens Senior Sport Class. There's a few other you know, if you see these  guys buy them a beer, pat them on the back and then after a couple a beers while you only secretly drink water challenge them to a race around the to see how good they really are!


A few more name you may know:

Michael Rothenback, 2nd, 40+ Sports Class

Kostas Georgiadis, 13th,  19-29 Sport Class

Miguel Mendez, 12th, 19-29 Sport Class

Anson Wellington Pro Spotlight

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Anson Wellington Pro Spotlight

posted by Ryan Denehy from BNQT

 BNQT has teamed up with up and coming MTB magazine Distilled to bring you a fresh batch of feature stories every week. For the next 6-8 weeks we'll be running articles from issues of Distilled's print magazine. To subscribe click here.

Photos by Shino
Words by Peter Keilty

  As a rider, you have to adapt to the terrain at hand. In Canada and the West Coast that means big, spectacular mountain ranges that encourage big-mountain riding, downhilling and freeriding. In New York City, it means concrete, and lots of it. Anson Wellington is perhaps the most recognizable face of New York City mountain biking, a term he eschews. “I would call myself a ‘big bike’ rider,” he tells us over a beer at one of NYC’s famous dive bars. Mindful of his roots as a mountain biker, he nevertheless seeks to broaden the definition of this ever-changing sport. Anson’s setup is hardly what most would view as a typical mountain bike, with 24-inch wheels, single gear, pegs and no brakes. “At the minute I’m running a back brake but that’s only because I’m coming back from an injury. Soon I’ll be back to brakeless.”

Anson is currently on the mend from a riding injury that was compounded by a car crash in 2006. “I twisted my knee almost 180 degrees, then shortly after got involved in a car crash, after which I had surgery on the knee. I tried to rush my return to riding and ended up re-injuring it, so pretty much since last November I haven’t been riding at all.”

Trinidadian by birth, he now lives in Brooklyn and has long-standing ties with current main sponsor and iconic New York brand Brooklyn Machine Works. Early March saw the release of his signature frame from BMW, the “ACL”, or “Anson City Limited.” “It’s like a BMX in that you can do tricks, beat it up, you know? It has tight, sleek geometry. Over the years I’ve bought a lot of bikes and whenever I would get a new frame I would always measure it and take notes of how the differences in geometry affected the feel. It’s made from the
knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years of riding different frames and figuring out what works for my style of riding.” With a short rear end, low top tube, and geometry designed for 3 inch travel forks, it should be an ideal dirt/street/park weapon.

Unlike many riders who have transitioned their BMX skills over to MTB, Anson started on a mountain bike and says that’s where he feels most at home “I got a mountain bike as a kid and it just felt comfortable.
Being a kid, I started doing tricks on it and here I am, still doing tricks.” He has a style and flow on the bike that can only come from being a natural, and has the ability to spot lines that many of us wouldn’t even think rideable. I remember seeing an old Revell Bikes advertisement in a UK magazine, where Anson was boosting a huge jump over a 10 ft high chain link fence somewhere in Brooklyn. To me this seemed like BMX super-sized – the tech and street influence of BMX but with more amplitude.

His influences from BMX are hard to deny, but as a rider he is clearly seeking to take the sport in a different direction. Mountain biking feeds off growth, evolution and change and with people like Anson around, the industry may have to think up some new buzz-works to define the category he’s creating as we speak.

Anson would like to thank: Brooklyn Machine Works, Atomlab, Tioga, Lizard Skins, Straitline, Animal BMX, NYC Freeride and Marzocchi USA.


Source: BNQT.com

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Random Videos

As you see I have been quiet posting new things, been on a mission moving into a new place and about to move again due to quality of the new apartment suck ass. Either way, I was happy to learn I was moving near Prospect and now I may have to move away, but I found these videos, which is the reason I was stoked to be near the park, but now I must leave it again.