Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart and consistency. And consistency Brian Lopes (Intense/Maxxis/Pearl Izumi) has in spades.
June 8, 2014 This past weekend kicked off the Oregon Enduro Series. Brian headed to Hood River to compete in the eight (8) stage Enduro Race. Four (4) on Saturday June 7th and four (4) on Sunday. After the first day Brian secured a spot as one of the guys to beat, he sat in third place.
La Bresse, France (May 18, 2012)
After a disappointing result in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Rep. Brian set out with new determination to get redemption. Thankfully the course in La Bresse was better suited for his technical skills and explosive start making him a favorite.
Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Rep. (May 12, 2012)
Despite the obvious format race changes that handicapped him, Brian was excited to tackle the 2nd XC Eliminator in Czech Republic yesterday. But to his and his fans disappointment he was eliminated in the 1st round.
It’s not that often that we get to catch up with MTB greats; Brian has been in competition since he was a child and winning at virtually every discipline he has entered. With the pedigree that finds him having his own signature knee pads and becoming “Mountain Bike World Champion” four times to a life lived at the limit, and beyond we throw some questions his way.
Brian who took on the 1504 mile drive with co-Pilot/mechanic Joe Binatena (The Bike Co) from Whistler onto Winter Park, Colorado to compete in Cranworx Colorado , made the most of it, as his winning streak continued and he landed the coveted podium spot for both Dual Slalom and Air DH.