Keep up to date on Team Voncooper as well as news that concerns you and us!
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|Posted by voncooper on May 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM|
We made it back to the east coast in one piece... kind of. Gavin was experiencing some wrist pain in both wrists and it turns out he broke both of them. Gavin will be sidelined for at least 6 weeks.
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|Posted by voncooper on April 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM|
Since our departure from the wintery east coast we have been more busy than ever. First we raceed the ProGrt at Bootleg. Gavin finished 9th, Dylan crashed and finished 30th, and Willem finished 11th in Cat 1.
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|Posted by voncooper on January 22, 2013 at 5:25 PM|
2013 product is starting to roll in. We are very exited to be supported by a really cool fender company like Mucky Nutz. We will no longer be cutting up tubes and using zip ties to keep the mud away. Mucky Nutz will be helping keep out bikes clean and our vision clear! Check our their full line up of fenders.Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on January 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM|
2013 is here in full force. Team Voncooper is busier than ever! Bikes and parts are being ordered. The new truck and trailer is being setup and graphics ordered. Team apparel is being finalized and printed. We are more than exited the race season is almost here! We look forward to seeing everyone at the first stop of the ProGRT on March 15-17 Reaper Madness Downhill & SuperD Boulder City, NV
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|Posted by voncooper on December 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM|
2013 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour Schedule
March 15-17 Reaper Madness Downhill & Super D — Boulder City, NV
March 30-31 Fontana City - California Golden State — Fontana, CA
April 21 Sea Otter Classic — Monterey, CA
May 19 Mountain Creek Spring Classic 2013 ̵...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on October 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM|
With the 2012 season over it is time to get training for 2013. Here are a few videos to help you stay fit and prepare for the 2013 season.
Steve Peat: Winter Training Tips
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|Posted by voncooper on October 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM|
Can anyone help me out? I know this sounds kind of lame but I am not well versed in social marketing. I would like to send a message to everyone that really loves cycling. I do not use twitter and do not have an organized way of getting some of my own “rage” out. I want to tell the world of cycling to please join me in telling Pat McQuaid to f##k off and resign. I have never seen such an abuse of power in cycling’s history- resign Pat if you love cycling. Resi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on October 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM|
If this doesn't make you want to ride I don't Know what will. Vermont trail riding at it's best.
|Posted by voncooper on October 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM|
The 2012 downhill season is over.It has been a great season full of ups and downs. Team Voncooper reached all of our goals in 2012. That is something we are proud to be able to say.
Team Voncooper came into the Eastern States Cup finals inthe hunt for the pro overall. We were also trying to keep up our consistencyand reach the goal of having a r...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on October 10, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
|Posted by voncooper on October 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM|
This guy has some skills. Worth watching.
|Posted by voncooper on September 30, 2012 at 12:15 AM|
Motocross of Nations is this weekend. Get to know some of the racers and what the event is about. Should be an amazing race.
|Posted by voncooper on September 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM|
French site, www.velovert.com are reporting that the 2012 UCI World Enduro Series won't be going ahead. Here is what they are saying (courtesy of the ever-reliable Google Translate):
According to our informants, well placed, discussions on a World Cup Enduro are currently stalled. The project has not been approved by the UCI, it will not be before 2014 ... And yet nothing is certain! The format used was the followin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on September 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM|
Our trip to the World Cup finals in Norway started with an interesting day of travel highlighted by someone forgetting their passport, some gnarly turbulence and playing musical cars at the rental lot. We then had a couple down days to build bikes, adjust to the time change and the culture. Including stocking the condo's fridge with some expensive food (and later beer) and using the built in sauna.
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|Posted by voncooper on August 22, 2012 at 1:15 AM|
|Posted by voncooper on August 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM|
The past few weeks have been more than crazy; with over 30hours of driving, a few hospital visits, some let downs and some successes theteam is still feeling stronger than ever.
For our trip to National Champs at Beech Mountain, NC, teamrider Phil Kmetz sat out the event due to a broken clavicle. Dylan made thetrip and tried to ride, but didn’t race as he is still healing from a kneeinjury sustained at Windha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on July 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM|
The past few weeks have been crazy, From Tim getting his first pro podium, Dylan racing his first World Cup, and Gavin tearing his hamstring, Team updates have been low on the priority list, But not anymore!
Mt. Snow Eastern States Cup, With Dylan sitting the weekend out to get ready for Windham and Gavin at Mount Saint Ann, It was just Tim and Willem at Mt. Snow. The track was amazing we had perfect weather. With wide open old school Mt. Snow sections Tim and Willem knew t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on June 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM|
MountSnow welcomes back the POC Eastern States Cup Downhill Regional ChampionshipSeries with Race #5.
MountSnow welcomes back the POC Eastern States Cup Downhill Regional ChampionshipSeries with Race #5. This weekend’s race is the first race of the USA CyclingVermont State Downhill Championships and the fifth POC ESC event of 2012. MountSnow continues a rich tradition of hosting Downhill mountain bike events. Theresort located in West Dove...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on June 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM|
This past weekend the team was all over the US. Gavin and Phil went to Angle Fire, New Mexico while Tim, Dylan and Willem held down the podium at Pats Peak in New Hampshire.
Gavin was having trouble adjusting to the altitude and the dry conditions, but was able to put together a run and get a respectable 15th place. Phil was having a blast, but made a mistake in practice and hit a tree. He has...Read Full Post »
|Posted by voncooper on May 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM|
This past weekend was the first found of the Eastern States Cup at the new and revived Mountain Creek Bike Park. In both Cat 1 and the Pro class we had over 30 of the fastest guys in the nation to race. This race was really going to show all of us if our winter training is going to pay off... and it did in a big way! Tim had a crash in his run but felt fast and confident for next weekend, he finished 32nd. Dylan has been working really hard on fitness, with this being his first...Read Full Post »