Aaron Gwin has a big target on his back these days. Winning will do that for you. If this video is any indication, a lot of racers are going to have to get up real early in the morning to take this guy down.
Photos By Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words By Brice Minnigh First day of class—the world’s best freeriders know to pay attention when Rampage organizer Todd Barber delivers his dissertations. All Quiet on the Western Ridgeline: This is where riders’ dreams and nightmares will become reality. Red Bull Rampage volunteers do the heavy lifting for [...]
How do you get yourself in the right mental state to jump off a cliff? Every Red Bull Rampage competitor has his own ritual, from climbing tall trees to playing ukelele in the desert to hitting the jumps. Here how some of the competitors get into the zone.
The flock, ripe with the lanolin-greasy smell of wool and dung, cluttered together in the usual half-stunned confusion, doing nothing to raise the image of the ovine species up from the basement in terms of relative intelligence within the animal kingdom. And as he idled there, rolling slowly into the flock, he knew beyond certainty that this image would be his legacy of the trip.
You were pretty wasted last night when you left the bar. That’s why it was so easy for me to follow you home as you wobbled through town on my bike. I thought about smacking your head with the piece of wrought iron fence you broke to steal my bike, but that would have been too easy.
You’d think we would avoid the Pain Cave at all costs—the name certainly isn’t doing its tourism business any favors. But instead of fleeing from it, we seek it out, sometimes traveling through the night with friends we hope won’t crack 50 miles into the woods. We enter events we doubt we’ll finish and pretend placing at a local race matters more than it does.
brightcove.createExperiences(); After Dan Atherton broke his neck in a riding accident in 2010, an injury that nearly took his life, he found himself facing a difficult decision. The man himself declares that he was ‘done’ with racing bikes. However, as time passed, Atherton’s hunger to ride and compete grew stronger and his discovery of enduro [...]
By Sal Ruibal After a long, hot summer on the East Coast that began in April and appears to be finally turning into autumn, we are getting rain. Lots of rain. I can’t complain because the dry streak gave me many more days to ride in the woods. When I first started riding on Flintstone [...]
Marin Mount Vision XM Pro marinbikes.com $5300 While the linkage on the Marin Mount Vision XM may look vastly different than the company’s Quad-Link Suspension designs of a few years ago, the overall suspension characteristics remain very similar. The more “conventionally shaped” frame of this, the third iteration of the Quad-Link design allows for more [...]
Source: Red Bull After Crankworx, Brandon Semenuk and Logan Peat head down south to Oregon to meet up with Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard and Jacob ‘Cob’ Hyde for some downhill riding. After Peat is sidelined with food poisoning, he manages to pull himself together for a fun BMX session at a skatepark in Keizer, Oregon. Lastly, [...]
Fezzari Hidden Peak X.0 fezzari.com If you are wondering why you’ve never seen a Fezzari in a bike shop, it’s because , unlike most bike companies, the company sells most of its bikes direct to the consumer. Fezzari claims this helps keep the consumer’s costs down, while keeping its product quality high. To help waive [...]
My own experience with reptiles has pretty much been limited to what I’ve seen at the zoo, the odd specialist pet shop and alligator-hunting reality television shows. And I’d be happy to keep all of my reptile encounters separated by at least a quarterinch of tempered glass.
Source: Red Bull This film takes a revealing look at the intense pressure that comes with riding in front of a home crowd made up of avid fans and family members at the UK round of the World Cup and also the effect that the unpredictable British weather can have. On the matter of Fort [...]