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from 50 seconds left onward- that looks like soo much fun! you were ripping that trail a new one.
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hehehe love it. the 2nd Rampage DVD was the first MTB film I purchased and it came with an extra feature showing their coverage of the first year. Its crazy how much people have and continue to progress from one year to the next. A line like Canadian Bacon, goes from only a couple riders attempting it, to a large number of riders nailing it the next time around. Also Bourdo going massive on the flake drop... ah what a shot.
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Troy Brosnan 3:27:00
Rachel Atherton 4:10:00
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You should have kept watching because it was all so wild, especially the dude attempting the superman off that last step down. I'm not sure how the intense steepness along with the drastic landscape didn't make it seem impressive but I thought it was very intense... my hands are still sweaty. At every event riders are open to serious injuries (even in DH- Francois Gachet if you have the stomach for it) and there will always be fans who will see it as unnecessary risk because of how gnarly it is. Red Bull has brought a lot of good because of the weird/strange events like this (Rampage for example was very new and denounced by a lot of riders because freeriding at the time wasn't understood). MTBing's history is scattered with really strange but wild events like this. This event will probably disappear into non-remembrance but I feel that people forget the history of this sport when they denounce it so hard. I hope Red Bull keeps on coming up with ideas and are open for different event ideas because MTBing wouldn't be anywhere near where it is today without that attitude.
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Welp, she didn't get smoked so... that's not surprising. In jeans no less
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Aaron Gwin: 2:36:00
Rachel Atherton: 3:04:00
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yup, couldn't find those marbles. that was insane.
Hmm maybe you're not impressed because you can't relate at all to it? I can imagine this was very very difficult to do especially considering how hard it is to skim a bike straight lining with more speed and still having the front skids for float. He wasn't making a statement on anything, just making a crazy idea that people have thought of before come to life. As for the pollution factor, its been stated that this is just a single stunt with a bike drained of all excess gas/oil not needed for the film time. Jet skis and boats come in big numbers around surf and big wave surf sessions so a 2 stroke ripping around for a day is negligible compared to even just one decently sized surf session. Its funny to see people get upset over a visually stunning stunt especially when the reasons for getting upset makes no sense whatsoever.
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Rachel Atherton 4:50:00
Danny Hart 4:28:66
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oh my... 1.36-1.37 notice how he rides the rock like a skinny. what a precise rat.
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dang that dub backie, front flip and the last flat 3 from Andreau were all insane. holy crap.
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Cutting people off in corners is by no means poor form. You're in a race and if someone is in front of you and slowing you down, you have every right to pass them. However running into course marshals because you're cutting the clearly marked course heavily is pretty weak. I'll never get people who defeat the purpose of a race by not racing the actual trail. A course that long cannot be fully taped off and I may be a puss by saying this but it completely ruins the spirit of the race. You're not proving anything by doing that. However, there were some amazingly sneaky and awesome lines early one and what Fabien did to pass that dude. Those lines are awesome.
I'm assuming under the visor mounted upside down (taped in). NE Style looks incredible. The work they did to that has made it a giant flow fest. awesome.
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nice touch with that 270! looks like a blast
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oooooh myyyy, that was insane. Blenki's shots were incredible.
damn, he slayed that guessing work.
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oooh yessss! so big it looks like they slow down the footage.
The beauty of not having electric assist- The higher you make your way into the trail system, the less gapers and people overall crowding the trails. Electric assist is a horrendous idea. If you're too lazy to pedal to the top, stick to the lifts. At least then we know what trails to avoid. They look massively fun but so does blowing shit up. However, you don't see me in the streets throwing molotov cocktails.
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I was thinking more of the flag guy because he used the wrong color but yeah the dude standing on the knuckle should also be banned from the track. That was absurd.
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Aaron Gwin 2:56:50
Emmeline Ragot 3:38:00