WARNING: This edit is more than 3 minutes long – insert shock horror emoji. It contains beaches, Aussie sunshine, talking about the season and riding. If you can hold on to your seat for long enough, we think you’re going to like it.
When a legend comes to town…the DHaRCO crew went all out to show Kyle some Sydney goodness – spending time at the beach and on the trails. Check out what they got up to in the full length edit. Photo gallery below.
In the edit Kyle talks about his plans for the season and recaps his week in Sydney with the DHaRCO crew. First stop Manly and the local Northern Beaches trails. Ferns and rocks and expansive landscapes showcased as the key features of the local Sydney ride scene.
Kyle Strait kicks off the season at the pointy end. Second in Dual Slalom at Crankworx in Rotorua, and oh so close in Speed and Style and Pumptrack with 4th in both. He’s showing the world that he’s in top form and pumped for the season.
Greenvalleys MTB Park
The crew heads down to the legendary Greenvalleys MTB Park just South of Sydney. If you haven’t been put it on your bucket list. Progression is key at Greenvalleys, with so many lines and features to build confidence and work up to the bigger features. Everyone always goes home with a massive smile on their faces from GV.
Ex-DH racer and now coach of the Aussie Juniors, Jared Rando, surprised Kyle with a visit to say hi at Greenvalleys. When Jared was racing World Cups he used to live on the same street as Kyle in California and they became close buddies yet rivals on the track.
In the edit Kyle talks about creating trails in his backyard, which he named Strait Acres and how that’s helped him for this season. Until now it’s been all about digging, but leading into this season there’s lots of tracks dialled so he’s been spending more time riding – and it’s showing in his results so far.
So sit back and enjoy the ride.
Australian photos and edit thanks to Matt Staggs Visuals
Crankworx photos thanks to Fraser Britton
Strait Acres photos thanks to Ale Di Lullo
Special thanks to the riders: