Recent Mountain Bike News
Last week, mountain bike’s golden couple, Jeremy Horgen-Kobelski and Heather Irmiger stopped by Oakley. The Boulder, Colorado based couple took a break from the cold for a week of what they thought would be warm weather training in Santa Barbara, only to be hit So Cals biggest storm in 10 years. Before their arrival the talk around the compound sounded the same. “These two are legit…both top pros in their own right. The real deal.” After they toured Oakley and, of course, went for a ride, we caught up with the double US marathon and cross-country champions.
South African Oakley’s Greg Minnaar is recovering in the hospital after a crash this weekend. He broke his collarbone and had to have surgery on his left leg for the treatment of blood clots that had formed after the accident. The medical term for this injury to his leg is compartment syndrome. The multiple World Cup Champion was competing in a regional Hare Scramble Enduro event, about 45 minutes from his home town of Pietermaritzburg, as part of his preparation for the Roof Of Africa Enduro scheduled for later this month.
Oakley’s Darcy Turenne, known as one of the most progressive female freeride athletes in the world, recently graced the cover of Bike Magazine. In between getting another degree, hosting “The Ride Guide” and of course riding her bike, Darcy answered a few of our questions. Congratulations on landing the cover of Bike Magazine and for being highlighted as “Mountain Biking’s Raddest Women!” Describe where that shot was taken.