Sea Otter 2010: Heather Irmiger

Last year, Tim and I got a chance to ride with Mr. Gary Fisher himself at the Sea Otter Classic. This year, as we were about to return our Kona’s (Abra-Cadabra & Hei Hei 2-9 impressions coming soon) we spotted Heather Irmiger, a Gary Fisher rider out cheering on her teammates during the Pro XC Men’s race on Sunday afternoon. Some of her thoughts on the 29ers included:
– love it
– people who aren’t on them have to try them
– the results speak for themselves (including Burry Stander winning Pro Men’s XC on a 29er)

By the way, Heather is a little thing at maybe 5’4″. But she rocked her Superfly to a 5th place finish at the Pro XC Women’s Race at the Sea Otter Classic. Congrats and we wish you good luck for your 2010 World Cup season and safe travels.

2009 Nissan UCI World Cup Pietermaritzburg DH – video of Top 5 Men

First stop for the 2009 Nissan UCI World Cup was in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  The DH Finals were on Sunday April 12th.  Check out the video below.  It only shows the top 5 MEN… these guys are sick FAST!!!

Team Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minaar is off to a great start by topping the 40 competitors.  The fastest USA rider was Duncan Riffle finishing in 12th place.

1. Greg Minaar

2. MickHannah

3. Steve Peat

4. Sam Hill

5. Gee Atherton

A full list of the results can be found here – MEN DH & WOMEN DH.