@brianlopes - Brian Lopes

4x MTB World Champ / 6x MTB World Cup Champ / 9x MTB Ntl Champ / MTB & BMX hall of Famer / Author Mastering MTB Skills / Coach /
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Creative & challenging jump lines are probably the most fun, but sometimes there are uphills that most think just aren’t possible and of course it’s fun to challenge yourself on these as well.  Its cool to be the first to do something nobody has done, while exposing & motivating others to up their game.  Here’s a new downhill line at Passion Play built by @jaggedaxetraildesigns called Deliverance which is an awesome new DH trail.  This specific section is called Heavens Gate, not meant to ride up, which is exactly why I had to make it happen #lopespioneering @oztrailsnwa #powermove -
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Creative & challenging jump lines are probably the most fun, but sometimes there are uphills that most think just aren’t possible and of course it’s fun to challenge yourself on these as well. Its cool to be the first to do something nobody has

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@shaunmurray Yessir

@mikeescamilla Going the wrong way

Sent a few gaps today in Eureka Springs that have never been jumped.  @dslaughter25 w/ the  -
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Sent a few gaps today in Eureka Springs that have never been jumped. @dslaughter25 w/ the - - - #eureka_dh_official @oztrailsnwa #doublesnotbuilttojump #lopespioneering

Excited to be heading out to the @oztrailsnwa in Northwest Arkansas this week.  So much diversity there and there has been a lot of new trails and features built in the past year that I’ve never ridden, which is always exciting.  If you live in or around the area and want a private lesson or need some local knowledge guiding I have some free time for skills training & @dslaughter25 from @slaughtertrailguides & I will be offering up some rides of the best trails in the area.  DM me & we’ll put together an experience you won’t forget. 
See you soon Arkansas...
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#bentonvillearkansas #bentonvillemtb #mtblessons #arkansasmtb #oztrailsnwa #oztrails @pearlizumiofficial @xfusionshox @gformprotects
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Excited to be heading out to the @oztrailsnwa in Northwest Arkansas this week. So much diversity there and there has been a lot of new trails and features built in the past year that I’ve never ridden, which is always exciting. If you live in or

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#tbt to the days when @stevepeat partied hard... oh wait, that still happens   ok, how about when he had a head full of hair?  yeah, we old.  Thinking about you and your family brother 
#vegasinterbike #gtdays #gtteammates
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#tbt to the days when @stevepeat partied hard... oh wait, that still happens ok, how about when he had a head full of hair? yeah, we old. Thinking about you and your family brother #vegasinterbike #gtdays #gtteammates

Thinking about you @pinkerton.ryan  We’ll be riding together soon my man. 
#oakleydirtlab #wheeliewednesday #gopro
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Thinking about you @pinkerton.ryan We’ll be riding together soon my man. #oakleydirtlab #wheeliewednesday #gopro

Looking forward to getting back to the @oztrailsnwa in a couple weeks & riding all the new cool trails and features they’ve been building.  Here’s a little #tbt of a cool ladder roller through an old structure I did a #manual through.  If anyone who lives in the area or is thinking about a little trip out to Arkansas wants some MTB Skills lessons while I’m there, hit me up.  Local shredder @dslaughter25 & I will be doing some guiding, shuttles, etc as well if anyone is interested in some help with this also.
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Looking forward to getting back to the @oztrailsnwa in a couple weeks & riding all the new cool trails and features they’ve been building. Here’s a little #tbt of a cool ladder roller through an old structure I did a #manual through. If anyone

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Ended today’s skill clinic with stairs & figured this would be a good #bltechniquetuesday  A few pointers that make all the difference & Mike was riding right up these tricky stairs.  Being in the right gear makes all the difference in the timing of your pedal strokes.  Approach stairs like this slow and make sure when you set your front tire down on top of the first stair your first strike will have your 2nd, 3rd,& 4th stroke all be perfectly timed so you don’t hit your pedals on the stairs and propel you forward as you lift your front wheel on each downward stroke.  If your timing, speed, or gear selection is off you’re going to struggle.  When it’s all working in sync you’ll be amazed how easy it can be.  Good luck and hit me up on my website brianlopes.com if you are looking for lessons to improve your skills.
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Ended today’s skill clinic with stairs & figured this would be a good #bltechniquetuesday A few pointers that make all the difference & Mike was riding right up these tricky stairs. Being in the right gear makes all the difference in the timing o

Back in my @sebikes racing days.  Estimated 35 years ago I think qualifies for a #tbt  Been rocking the @oakleybike brand since I was 12yrs old & these guys still have my back today.  #loyalsponsor  #oneobsession #seracing #ogbmx #sebmx #jtjofa #zeroninebmx
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Back in my @sebikes racing days. Estimated 35 years ago I think qualifies for a #tbt Been rocking the @oakleybike brand since I was 12yrs old & these guys still have my back today. #loyalsponsor #oneobsession #seracing #ogbmx #sebmx #jtjofa #zero

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I’ve been racing @mammothmountain for 26 years, longer than most of these others on the podium here with me are old   It’s not getting easier, but it’s still possible.  Don’t let age be your excuse because I don’t want to have to keep this up forever to prove you are wrong  First win as a 47 year old  Thanks @ca_enduro @mammothmountain & @just_gabetaylor for coming up with 5 stages that were all different & challenging in their own way.  And thanks @trevorlyden for the ’s
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I’ve been racing @mammothmountain for 26 years, longer than most of these others on the podium here with me are old It’s not getting easier, but it’s still possible. Don’t let age be your excuse because I don’t want to have to keep this

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@chuckpatterson 🙌🙌🙌🙌👊

Mammoth is a place like no other.  The soil and terrain takes some getting use to, which is the perfect lead in to this blog I wrote.  Give it a read.  Link in bio...
#gopro #mammothmountain #mammothbikepark #kittylitter
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Mammoth is a place like no other. The soil and terrain takes some getting use to, which is the perfect lead in to this blog I wrote. Give it a read. Link in bio... #gopro #mammothmountain #mammothbikepark #kittylitter

The new #goprohero7 is here.  @geoffgulevich & I had the pleasure of shooting with this new model & we were super impressed.  The new #hypersmooth stabilization works so good that when I tried an aggressive 4cross move on Geoff I couldn’t knock him off rhythm  & we were still able to catch this rad shot.  Some other new rad features are live streaming capabilities, #timewarp video & a bunch other new rad upgrades that mean better images & video from #gopro
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The new #goprohero7 is here. @geoffgulevich & I had the pleasure of shooting with this new model & we were super impressed. The new #hypersmooth stabilization works so good that when I tried an aggressive 4cross move on Geoff I couldn’t knock him

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@geoffgulevich Solid day dude 🤙🏼

@aaronchase I’ve seen this before!! When you get the inside/ the outside guy goes for a stage dive🤘🏼💀🔥

Had some free time up in Hood River to burn some laps on this new @velosolutions_global pump track.  Not the ideal bike, but the @ibiscycles #hd4 was still fun.  Here’s a few @gopro #fusion360 shots I grabbed.  @lagunabeachcommunity @lagunacanyonfoundation let’s make this reality.  Tell me who I need to talk to for this to become reality.  I guarantee that eve will love it.
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Had some free time up in Hood River to burn some laps on this new @velosolutions_global pump track. Not the ideal bike, but the @ibiscycles #hd4 was still fun. Here’s a few @gopro #fusion360 shots I grabbed. @lagunabeachcommunity @lagunacanyonfo

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@anthonynapo Something like this would be amazing in Laguna! Let’s make it happen!

Good times riding & shooting w/ @geoffgulevich at Post Canyon & Syncline yesterday.  Gully w/ the . Sure was nice to ride some wet dirt & feel the cool temps of fall.
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Good times riding & shooting w/ @geoffgulevich at Post Canyon & Syncline yesterday. Gully w/ the . Sure was nice to ride some wet dirt & feel the cool temps of fall.

#fbf to #Northstar a couple weeks ago for round 5 of the @ca_enduro series.  Looking forward to round 6 next weekend up @mammothmountain  Who’s coming up to the @kamikazebikegames  to race?  All new DH track, some new Enduro stages, e-Enduro, e-bike circuit race, pick your passion.  And stoked to have the venue move back up top to its original space.  C- ya there peeps.
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#fbf to #northstar a couple weeks ago for round 5 of the @ca_enduro series. Looking forward to round 6 next weekend up @mammothmountain Who’s coming up to the @kamikazebikegames to race? All new DH track, some new Enduro stages, e-Enduro, e-bik

Stoked to get a session in at Wetlands last night.  It’s been great working with @pinkerton.ryan  At 13 this aspiring DH racer continues to impress me whether it’s his first time hitting steep jumps like these, pedaling up Laguna’s steep climbs or flying down the rowdiest trails.  I’ve always tried to be a great all around rider so working with someone so young who can seem to do it all is awesome.  Thanks @anthonynapo @justinmclintock @johnbrewton & everyone who works so hard on these jumps to keep them dialed and graciously welcoming us to come ride.  I’ll try not to let 2 years slip past before my next visit. 
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Stoked to get a session in at Wetlands last night. It’s been great working with @pinkerton.ryan At 13 this aspiring DH racer continues to impress me whether it’s his first time hitting steep jumps like these, pedaling up Laguna’s steep climbs

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@anthonynapo Good times my dude! Stoked to see you guys shred!

Flowers should brighten up your Monday along with these Renthal carbon lite bars I’m giving away by the end of the week.  Hit the ️, follow @renthal_cycling & tag 2 friends to be entered.  Hope this is a start to a better Monday for everyone.
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Flowers should brighten up your Monday along with these Renthal carbon lite bars I’m giving away by the end of the week. Hit the ️, follow @renthal_cycling & tag 2 friends to be entered. Hope this is a start to a better Monday for everyone. - -

Had a good group ride after a little #2018DHworldchamps viewing party at the house this morning.  The plan was for all past world champs to wear their rainbow jersey’s, but @joelawwill forgot his masters one and @cullymtb couldn’t find his (hence the reason he’s wearing one w/ Mongoose on it that I gave him). Regardless, 4 World Champs on the ride which probably didn’t happen anywhere else today.  Congrats to @rachybox & @loicbruni29 on your victories today.  Was great watching you two shred today...
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Had a good group ride after a little #2018dhworldchamps viewing party at the house this morning. The plan was for all past world champs to wear their rainbow jersey’s, but @joelawwill forgot his masters one and @cullymtb couldn’t find his (hence

#fbf to a couple weeks ago, riding Northstar w/ my buddy @levileipheimer then road tripping w/ the wife & kid to some amazing places.  #emeraldbaylaketahoe #tiogapass #yosemite #mariposagrove #giantsequoias  Love exploring new places, just wish we didn’t have a time limit that kept us from seeing more. -
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#fbf to a couple weeks ago, riding Northstar w/ my buddy @levileipheimer then road tripping w/ the wife & kid to some amazing places. #emeraldbaylaketahoe #tiogapass #yosemite #mariposagrove #giantsequoias Love exploring new places, just wish we di