Sunday, June 30, 2013


Also, heres more proof that Ryan Shine dominates you.

Were coming for you.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

We ride bikes

Sometimes when we aren't complaining about how shitty everything is, we ride bikes.
Sometimes we even do it good. Here's proof.
Ryan Shine and Zack Moore out at Fallen Oaks. Travis Mortz pictures.

We still don't know how to use computers though.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sorry friends

We fucking suck.
I have hurt myself and been crying like a bitch for a month.
Taylor bought another rc crawler, which makes his rc car count a whole hell of a lot closer to his bike count.
Oh and i bought a wanna be race car to spend all my money on. ... Soooo basically what I'm saying is it was nice knowing you. Or at least until more Team Dumped guys stop being such pussies, and college bros.
We have been pedaling bikes up hills and shit lately. Getting closer to Enduro with every day. ... Yeah fucking right.
Oh and we probably just fucking gave up on our trails because the whole internet knows about them now.
So if you want to find us we will be working on TT bikes and trying not to blow our brains out while we do it. Oh and playing with RC cars and other bullshit.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Spot

Our spot is soon to become the spot it looks like. ... just remember kiddies, no dig, no ride. So basically the Shine brothers, Ryan (red mtb)and Colin (blue bmx)destroy the style category and anyone who knows either of these dudes has like a billion reasons why. Zack is always boost nasty and fun to watch. Unfortunately i have no idea who those other two dudes. Anyways Jake destroys the camera. Our jumps are flowin like water finally. You should watch.

Fallen Oaks from Visual Elite on Vimeo.

and dont forget, keep your mouth shut

Thursday, March 28, 2013


The man Evan G. honorary Team Dumped member, he has real things going on so he can't be official. Anyways he kills it and this picture gets me fucking pumped. The man is definitely handy with a shovel and a bike. Respect. Look out for this dude at any cool west coast downhill race this year on a fresh new Transition.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Jumps

It's that amazing time of year where the winters work has sorta paid off and riding dirtjumps is finally back. Some of the dudes are home for break so are we back to the jumps. Jake took care of the editing so it dumps on my attempts. First real try with the new GoPro for us. A day of digging, riding, and hanging out. This is just a teaser, it's the cool thing to do now a days.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


That place everyone rides, and that same place that everyone says they're fast as fuck. Right RIGHT. I am slow, and lazy. So come cruise down the newly renovated Tunnel Trail and the newly lamed out Confluence Trail. 29er steezin.

auburnmarch6tunnel 0001 from Camden Bos on Vimeo.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Oh great ....

Thanks a lot specialized, you might have turned me gay.
Not like man loving, like big wheel lover. The bike we all knew was coming but all pretty much hoped it wouldn't happen because it would be a shit box. Turns out ... it's not a shit box? Supposedly Specialized have solved all the things that made the wagon wheeler the hated big ugly brother to our beloved 26 inch mountain bikes. Unfortunately i am tall, which makes bikes kind of a bitch for me because i have to ride big ugly things. This is exactly where all the xc nerds tell me id love a 29er, sure sure its big and im big, but who gives a shit if i cant slay fun stuff on it. These wagon wheelers (29ers) have taken the fun from mountain bikes with long chainstays, weird cockpits, funky head angles, the list goes on, whatever. Over the years people have gotten close to making these bikes fun. I even have a good time on one from time to time, but i'd still take a 26 every day. Now here's the problem this enduro 29 happens to be mere millimeters off in the geometry department from its 26 inch brother, yet with the plow abilities of the big wheels. Fuck, whats my excuse now? Is it still fun to jump? Reports say yes. Does it turn and slay some roost? Reports say yes. ... so now what?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

A note from TEAM DUMPED!

Hold the phone!

Now everyone can enjoy the poor shifting qualities of Sram's XX1,without having to spend all that pesky money!New and improved for even pooring shifter quality!


Tire choice,and what it says about you.

Tires are something I kinda nerd out on.
I've spent a considerable amount of time and money swaping rubber rings on and off of my various bicycles.What has this left me with?A few garbage bags filled with tires worthy of the landfill,tires that are kept for secret weapons carefully stored for one weekend a year,or a stockpile of a certain favorite in varying sizes and compounds.What else has this left me with?The ability to know,just by sight,if someones bike is gonna suck,and what they're all about.So with that I present you with this...

The mudspike-You've got money to burn.That Session 9.9 isn't gonna handle half as good without the help of some mudspikes,right?Sorry,hoss,but it's summertime,you're 38 years old,and just because half the field is running them at Val Di Sole doesn't mean they're gonna tear shit up at your local ski hill with 600 feet of vertical drop.

The Schwalbe-You know the guy who thinks he has a refined taste in everything but really infact just buys things sight unseen soley based on the fact that they're expensive?That guy runs Schwalbes.Also,the MTBR 29er preacher tire of choice.

The Minnion-You're terrified of change.You go to sleep every night telling yourself that it's ok that it's already showing sings of wear after only two outings.That means the compound is just sooooo sticky and awesome.$180 in tires every 3 weeks comes with the territory of owning a downhill bike,right?There can't possibly be anything out there that works as good but is half the price and lasts longer.

The Continental-You're a retro grouch.Plain and simple.Go back to 1996 where these tires made fucking sense.As a matter of fact,take your V-brakes,bar ends,and titanium flat bars back with you.Just because they make tires for cars and shit doesn't mean you're going to end up with a quality tire.Conti's are only allowed on road bikes.(Ed. note-I currently run,and have ran for the past 2 seasons on my downhill bike,Conti tires.They were free,last a whole season,and make Northstar seem like it's made out of velcro.So fuck you.)

The Intense tire-You ride a 2001 Norco VPS,atleast one of your bikes has a 24'' wheel,and you often ride in khaki cargo shorts and a moto jersey that's three sizes too big.The only reason you bought these is because Jenson USA was out of blowout priced Michelin tires.


Monday, January 21, 2013

The rules.

Apparently,those,are the rules.
The rules of which you're to follow if you're a cyclist.
Now,I don't really consider myslef a cyclist.Sure,I work at a shop,own three bikes,ride on occasion,and spend most of my free time looking at cycling related things on the interweb,but i'm not a cyclist.A cyclist to me,involves having a beard,wearing a slightly oversized and completely worn out kit,complete with a Giro helmet from 17 years ago and those weird Shimano SPD compatable hiking boot shoes,and riding some sort of Trek road bike from the mid 90's to very early 2000's.Then there's the other side of "cyclist" that I see.You often see these folk riding out in shitty weather conditions,wearing a factory ass team kit with under helmet cap included,riding an old-ish carbon Look or mid 2000's Specialized Allez.They're running a Power Tap rear wheel,typically laced to an Open Pro,have on whatever pair of Oakleys Cavendish is wearing,and they always,always,always bring in their bike dirt bag filthy and need it while they fucking wait.I call those cyclists "fucking nerds."Why? Because they are.They think riding in the rain makes you "hard."They race crits,albiet in 32-39 Cat.3,and they have no idea how to work on their bike,but they do anyway.Said rules,are for the affore mentioned "cyclist".

I read through these rules and a couple jumped out at me at proving that these are written by and ment for,complete full-blown,fucking Joes.

Rule#5-No.I won't.I hate riding in the wind and I refuse to ride in the rain because I hate spending hours trying to track down the new creek my bike developed.Also,I have shitty wrists and knees.Fuck you if you ever tell me to "Harden up" if I refuse a ride.

Rule #9-It doesn't.It means you hate yourself,your bike,and being healthy.

Rule#18-Wrong.Any lycra for the road bike,baggies for anything over 4'' of travel,skin suits for any important or big race on any sort of bicycle.

Rule#23-The tuck is for any paved downhill.Aero=faster.Ex,F1 cars are aero as fuck.

Rule#24-Nope,this is America,Chief.

Rule#27-The taller the better.Ankle and lower is out.

Rule#28-Black,black,and black only.

Rule#32-They're never "cool",I can't store everything I need for a solo Downieville trip in jersey pockets,though.

Rule#37-Mine don't fit if I do that,so fuck you.

Rule#60-So it's a pain in the ass to get a pump on and off,also crooked valve stems are in,considering none of you Joes know how to install your own tube properly.

Rule#65-Don't.Just don't.Because you don't know how.Also,wiping your chain down and Windexing the main tubes of your bike isn't maintanince.


Rule#73-The fuck outta here.Here's how it should be if it's a road bike,with commonly placed cable stops.Right shifter cable into right cable stop with just enough length to allow the front wheel to hit the 90 degree turn mark and goes INBETWEEN headtube and front brake cable,mirror that on the left(barrel adjuster included),cables should NEVER cross under the down tube.Front brake housing cut to sit right below stem faceplate,rear brake cable housing cut to run infront of headtube into correct cable stop on the left side of the top tube.

Now maybe,just maybe if you would listen to TEAM DUMPED! and not a bunch of Merckx loving dick gymnasts you wouldn't look like a dork and you'd actually have fun on your bike.