Pro GRT # 3 – Plattekill, NY

Photos: Mike Lord & Six3Events

KHS was an early arrival for stop # 3 of the Pro GRT  Gravity Tour in Roxbury, NY. We hit the driving range…

and played a little “ping pong”.

Our good friends Laszlo and his “crew”  (from  PLATTEKILL Bike Park), showered us with the “FINEST” treatment,  from shuttling us to feeding us…THANKS so much guys!! 

Besides having access to a Pro Bike Wash, we had full use of a local bike shop.

A special thanks goes out to Chris Nolan of Plattekill Bike Park,  for allowing us access to their bike shop … YOU GUYS ROCK!

We discussed lines one more time before qualifying, and then it was time to do the work.

I had a solid qualifier. making sure to hit all my lines clean – I ended up 19th on the seeding list.

Binggeli had a fast qualifying run holding down 6th Place.

Aiello too had a fast qualifier (even with a small mishap) and ended up 10th.

Keeping our machines clean and dialed between qualifying and racing is imperative.

If you don’t have a Clean Well tuned machine, your chances of winning are significantly sabotaged.

My race run was pretty similar to my qualifier. I managed to shave 3 seconds off my qualifying time, (which was my goal for the race run). 

Binggeli’s race run was strong,  good enough for 7th place and a very important top 10 finish.

Aiello’s race run went way better than his qualifier… he SNATCHED up the 5th spot on the podium on the day!

The trip took a turn for the better when Aiello hit the wood for KHS Factory Racing!! – ON THE WOOD IS GOOD!!

Say good-bye to good friends and it’s off to Italy for the 2nd World Cup on the UCI DHI Tour.

Please stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

All the best,
Q.

Pro GRT # 2 – Vernon, NJ

Photos: Mike Lord & six3events

Words: Quinton Spaulding

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KHS was in Vernon, NJ this past weekend for round number two on the Pro GRT Tour.

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KHS Factory Racing videographer Travis Fant joined us for another first class race edit – STAY TUNED!

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Making it happen on the road ain’t easy… if you witnessed Travis AKA “Fant Films” at work he may make you think otherwise.

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Here is a view of Vernon from the chairlift at Mountain Creek Bike Park – AWESOME!

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Aiello on track and looking sharp during the first training session.

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And enough STYLE for all of NJ!

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Binggeli got up to speed real quick with his Nations flag on his sleeve… USA USA USA!!!

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Custom cutting our KENDA TIRES for the rough terrain on the East Cost is a must.

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Shade and hydration are so commonly overlooked when racing, so we are pretty regimental about staying on top of it!

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I certainly had a BLAST training and racing on the new track.

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It was a little more “wide open” than usual, this made it fun to attack!

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I had a solid run on the day and placed 28th.

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Aiello was on a super pinned race run but unfortunately went down in one of the major rock gardens. He still managed to finish 20th.

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Binggeli was close to the pace on the day… But finished just off the podium in 8th.

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In the big scheme of things KHS Factory Racing had a solid weekend, however at this level and with this amount of support we expect to be on the wood.

We are off to New York, PLATTEKILL to be exact and hope to redeem ourselves there with a BIG FINISH!

Please stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

All the best,
Q.