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Volume 1.7        Oct. 3, 2003
Ragged Mountain Rush Race #4
Gravy goes good with almost anything, especially roots. And at the Ragged Rush #4 they had plenty in stock. Adam Craig Reports on the 2003 World Cup Finals
Random weird stuff never ceases to amaze me in Europe. Oh yeah, all hell broke loose essentially ending my world! Adventure Racing - The Sport of Extremes
When we arrived at the base of the ski resort at Park City, UT, the racers had already been on course for 24 hours. 3 Rear Shocks Reviewed
Get the lift running, strap on the full face and head for the mountains. Downhill season is upon us in New England!
Ragged Mountain Rush
Race #4 - September 13-14, 2003
Gravy goes good with almost anything, especially roots. And at DHD Promotion’s Ragged Rush #4 they had plenty in stock. It’s an acquired taste but one you’ll soon love to serve at all your family functions. The course had some gnarly new singletrack at the top through some dense forest that resembled a national park.


The Adam Craig Report: European Trip Report
Worlds and World Cup Finals 2003
Ahhhh, the obligatory fall trip to Europe for the Worlds and World Cup Finals. It's interesting how much things can change in a couple weeks across the pond, random weird stuff never ceases to amaze me in Europe. Then all hell broke loose and my world essentially ended!


Adventure Racing - The Sport of Extremes
Park City, Utah August 14-21,2003
The day we arrived at the base of the ski resort at Park City, Utah, the racers had already been on course for 24 hours. This epic event is the North Face/Four Winds USA Supreme Adventure Race. We met with the co-founder and race organizer, Karen Livesay in the parking lot to discuss the intricacies of this emerging sports category.


BustedSpoke & Rye Airfield Team Up To Bring You:
2003 Fall MTB 4-Cross Race
Well its official, BustedSpoke.com and Rye Airfield will be sponsoring a second MTB racing series on the Huge Rye Airfield BMX track under the lights as part of a 5 race series on Saturdays this fall! Here are the details. Mark down the dates and come race!


Product Review
3 Rear Shocks Reviewed
Get the lift running, strap on the full face and head for the mountains. Downhill season is upon us in New England. Equipment plays a big role in downhilling with rear suspension being a big part of it. I figured I could share my experiences with a couple of newer offerings in the rear shock department to an old standard.


Featured Trail
Cockaponset State Forest
Cockaponset State Forest is a 15,600 acre forest in Haddam Connecticut that extends across several towns. Early in the 20th century, this forest was alive with agricultural development and many forest rangers. Today, there are very few rangers and the forest is only used for recreational purposes.

New England
Bike Event Calendar Mud In Your Eye 500
Mountain Bike Challenge

Sunday October 5, 2003
1PM Registration
Henderson-Swasey Forest
Exeter, NH
Registration starts at 8:30 AM
Sponsored by Eastern Fat Tire Association (EFTA)

Ragged Mountain Rush
Final DH Race

October 11-12, 2003
Ragged Mountian Ski Resort
Danbury, NH

4x Mountain Bike Racing
From BS & Rye Airfield

Saturday October 18, 2003
1PM Registration
Rye Airfield - Rye, NH
Come out and race on the huge BMX track!

BustedSpoke's Bike Night at the Movies
Thursday, October 23, 2003
7PM Start
Atlantic Grille
6 High St.
Hampton, NH
Admission $6
Come out and see some of the best local New England riding by some of the best amateur movie producers on the east coast!

Freeride Frenzy II
Sunday, October 26, 2003
(rain date: Nov 8)
10AM Start
The Notch, Bolton, CT
Admission is FREE!
Brand new super fun and challenging stunts. This will simply be a huge stunt filled freeride ride, not a competition.

4x Mountain Bike Racing
From BS & Rye Airfield

Saturday November 8, 2003
1PM Registration
Rye Airfield - Rye, NH
Come out and race on the huge BMX track!


A pair of Smith WARP Googles featuring impact resistance Lexan® lens. Every downhiller needs them, we give 'em to you!

Dear Diary, it has been 14 months since the launch of this exalted website, and it just keeps getting better!

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Past "Rubber Side Down" issues
Volume 1.1 : December 18, 2002
Volume 1.2 : January 24, 2003
Volume 1.3 : March 3, 2003
Volume 1.4 : April 3, 2003
Volume 1.5 : May 6, 2003
Volume 1.6 : June 1, 2003
Volume 1.7 : October 3, 2003

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