The Highland Mountain Bike Park Claymore Challenge was the first stop on Conor Macfarlane’s Northern Hemisphere assault. Unfortunately on the last jump of his first run he slammed on a front flip and went down hard on his freshly healed shoulder. I’m keeping my eyes on the Wide Open website for an update on how he his; hopefully it’s not too bad, but we’ll let you know. Brandon “predictable winner” Semenuk took first place with Euro shredder Yannick Granieri in third but the real surprise was one-time racer turned freerider turned racer turned freerider Kyle Strait coming in for third and taking best trick with a double tailwhip on the last jump. Mental…
Jordan Bell just fired though this update that Conor himself posted on Facebook. “It wasn’t a bad dislocation at all really, the least sore yet, but it took them a few hours before they had put it in for me and when they did they were not sure if it was in so they tried to put it in again and popped it out and screwed it some more. Thanks American health system.”

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