Killin’ It At Killington Throwdown

The Throwdown Team

Gravity Sport athletes have a new place to play: Killington

Fast. Really fast. Marc Dean and Push Culture have found a gem at Killington. 2 miles of the fastest course east of the Mississippi painted on the side of a picturesque ski resort mountain in Vermont that is destined to become the must race destination for anyone on urethane. This was one helluva race…

Without a doubt the fastest I’ve gone in years, the Killington Throwdown was posting speeds from a radar gun in the 70s for the ‘lugers and 60s for the skaters. (…that’s miles per hour, eh…). The odd thing was despite anus clenching speed the course was manageable. There were far fewer injuries on the hill than all that high speed should have yielded. The track features just enough turns to check your speed and smoke your heels on every run. And the runs were exhilarating…

Thank You to Marc Dean and the Push Culture team for the fastest weekend of the summer. I can’t wait for next year’s Downhill Throwdown. Follow me downhill.

Return to Windham

I Love Downhill # 3

rider's meeting

Wild horses couldn’t keep me away and neither could my recently purpled ass. I was still feeling the damage from the last gravity sport event and was planning to skip riding however Marc Dean’s generous offer to add me to the brackets for street luge was too much to resist. Combined with an amazingly fun mass buttboard charge, there was a lot more riding than I had expected to do. I am not complaining…

No crashing this time. I figured out the problems I was having at Burke… clearly a setup issue. With a little help from Justin Crenshaw, I was able to dial in my Rey trucks and glide haylessly down the Windham track.

All in all, a great weekend with awesome weather and lots of downhill action. It felt great to hop back on the Buttboard after getting slammed so bad at Burke. I can’t wait for the next race. Follow me downhill…

luge pile

Okemo Silverheels Cup

It’s back to Vermont for Gravity Sport University’s last event for the season. Once again, Marc Dean has provided an awesome playground for us gravity powered freaks…

okemo montage from Tim Novak on Vimeo.

If you haven’t seen Drift Trikes yet, check out this video of Andrew Starr eating up Mountain Road during the Le Mans style full course race:

drift starr from Tim Novak on Vimeo.

I couldn’t seem to get any good POV footage on my helmet… the road was pretty bumpy. You need to have your wits about you when you’re riding this road. I lost control in this video and bashed my finger up pretty good. I opted out of the riding for the rest of the weekend.

washboard run from Tim Novak on Vimeo.