video awards was the kick-off gathering of the season.
It was great to see old friends and meet new ones... and
get psyched for another great season of riding.
Lazdowski (looking like a lean, mean, riding machine)
catches up with cycling writer, David Alden
The playing of Jim Ioannidis' "Seek
out your bliss, a tribute to JD" was the one poignant
moment of the event. As a tribute to a fallen rider, Jim
simply wished to show the video and not enter the awards
competition, a class act and a wonderful film.
all kids at heart, eh? Here's la familia Splat,
along with other forum folk in the back: Justbill, SloMoJo,
IFRider and Evil:Bota.
In the green t-shirt, Brian McInnis
of JRA Cycles. Both Brian and his shop have a lot of soul
and are helping to build mountain bike culture rider by
to eat, eat to ride.... Redbones BBQ always guarantees
a tasty, spicy evening.
year old Stephen Pope is a filmmaker with rockets in his
pockets. Stephen and his buddies' film won two year's
Clump Freerider, Dave Watson co-hosted the event like
the pro that he is. Affable and down to earth, Dave is
an inspiration to great riding. He's also the real deal,
and at one point during the evening, he made a personal
donation to NEMBA out of his own pocket. ...very cool,
NEMBA members, Tracey Pandolfo and Matt Peabody have a
spot of fun.
Brandenburg handled the A/V like a pro.
Udell recieving his award for Best Production from Karen
Eagan, pro downhiller and "JRA Podium Girl."
Jeff's video, narrated by Marla Streb, featured 15
pro downhill women, including Eagen.
Pro downhiller, Alexis Wruble, sporting the JRA t-shirt
with Dakota Martin, semi-pro downhiller
Riding, Rich Higgins, Scott and Jan Hubbell enjoying the
Krolick and partner from Backcountry Excursions of Maine
to all our finalists.
filming now for next year!