pro gravity tour.
This past weekend was the first stop of the brand new Pro Gravity Tour series. The Pro Gravity Tour is the new national series for gravity racing that has replaced NORBA. It is a five stop tour that spans the United States. I think there was something like 400 racers, definitely a sign that gravity racing is going in the right direction. I had a smile from ear to ear all weekend. I just had so much fun shredding the corners and getting loose and riding with my friends. And socializing...of course. It was a good weekend for me as I took the first win of the season. It felt so good to jump start the season with this win. My new Demo 8 felt amazing, I have only been on it for a couple of weeks now I feel like have been riding it for ages. The new geometry is great!
It started to rain just before qualifying on Saturday but I love the rain so I just had fun and ended up qualifying first. Come Sunday I was the number one qualifier so I went off last. I was so nervous...I was like scared shitless. ha. Anyway, my run was pretty stiff but I managed to keep it together to the bottom for the win. It was one of the hardest runs ever cause I was so tense, I fought it the entire way down. There were a lot of fast girls there this weekend so it felt so good to end up on the top of the box!!!
Curtis Keene, my teammate, took the win for the boys which was so sick! Curtis is on fire this year. He won the first Fluidride cup, got 22nd at Sea Otter with a flat and now this win. He is in Europe now for the World Cups...keep an eye on him because he is in destroy mode.
It was so rad having the traveling circus out to the northwest. The guys at Fluidride and Ndub productions did a fantastic job...every event gets better and better!
I drove down with my friend Mike Goldstein (http://www.goldsteinproductions.ca/) and we did some filming down there so stay tuned as I will post a link with the final product in the near future.
Thank you to all of my sponsors. Specialized, SRAM, Race Face, Leatt, Point One Racing, Sunline, SixSixOne, FiveTen and Travis Lucas for keeping my bike running how bikes should be run.
Men's 1. Curtis Keene (Specialized) 2. Luke Strobel (Team Maxxis) 3. Ryan Condrashoff (X-fusion-Intense) 4. Andrew Mitchell (Devinci) 5. Joey Schusler (Yeti-Fox Shox) Women's 1. Katie Holden (Specialized) 2. Kathy Pruitt (Jamis) 3. Katrina Strand (Oakley) 4. Abigail Hippely (Yeti) 5. Darian Harvey (Cannondale) Press release here: https://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=4133