If you listened to pro rider Mike Metzger talk about Kelly McGarry’s “lovely golden long hair” while announcing last Saturday’s Ranchstyle Slopestyle Competition in Grand Junction, Colorado, you might think he’s half in love with the Diamondback-sponsored rider from New Zealand. But it’s quite possible that anyone watching the Kiwi throwing down the back flips and no-handers last weekend would have fallen in love with the spectacle.
The video above shows 3rd-place finisher McGarry in the final round of last weekend’s Slopestyle Competition, held in the Glade Park area of Grand Junction, Colorado. The second clip, below, shows him on the Whale Tail, a unique feature that let the best riders combine back flips and 360s in one fell swoop. In the final clip, when you hear the guy with the career in bike acrobatics say his Diamondback Dreamliner “does the job,” you tend to believe him.
Finally, lest we seem too partial to the Diamondback athlete, here’s a video of the 1st place Ranchstyle Slopestyle winner, Greg “the robot” Watts:
Want to read more about the 2011 Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival? Check out the previous post, Big Tricks Win Big at Ranchstyle Slopestyle.