What a weekend! Hammerfest action doesn’t disappoint and this year was crazy with over 150 riders including some interesting names in the pack including Bjorn Aunet, producer of mountain bike films including Elemental, Kyle Hansen the Brodie B Team freerider and Robin Dutton, owner of Arrowsmith Bikes in Nanaimo.

Well let’s just say that Jordie can check this one off his list of things to do, Mr. Lunn won the expert men’s category with a smokin time of 2 mins 43 seconds. In 2nd place was Jeremy Vosburgh and in 3rd Mitchell Forbes. For the ladies, I was first in the expert ladies category on my beautiful new Wilson from Devinci, I basically just held on, that bike is FAST. In 2nd place for Expert women, Seana Wright and in 3rd Glenowyn Carlson. For full results visit www.arrowsmithmtbclub.com

Hammerfest draws out the largest number of racers for all of the big airs and spectator support, I decided to chat with a few of the interesting racers who threw down at this event…..

Erin is a familiar face at the island races and will be ripping it up all summer. I caught up with her after her run in the expert ladies category to see what makes her tick….

Pinkbike: What is your favourite part of the Hammerfest course?
Erin: The table tops, because they are pretty fast, pretty flowy and I did a sweet unintentional no-footer off of one of them.

Pinkbike: Where do you live and where do you ride?
Erin: I live presently in Campbell River and I ride all over Courtenay and in Nanaimo and Victoria and Vancouver, I am a transient!

Pinkbike: Any top secret stuff on your bike?
Erin: Yes! I have my name on my bike and I also have my street name on my bike which is Crash Bandacoot. It makes me go fast.

Pinkbike: How would you describe your personality seconds before a race?
Erin: I usually have to pee so I am usually a little edgy. And I was a little bit worried because I couldn’t find a good bush to pee in before this race so I was kind of stressed, but usually I am pretty mellow.

Pinkbike: Any shout outs?
Erin: I would like to give a shout out to Oak Bay Bikes, Primary Daredevil and the Muddbunnies.

Next up is the Cumberland XC this Sunday, contact Dodge City Cycle for more info at 250-336-2200.

Port Alberni is the next DH on May 20, call Ozzie’s Cycle at 250-724-6556 and stay tuned for more info at www.pinkbike.com.

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