Tomorrow is the big day, the finals of the biggest event in freeride mountain biking, Red Bull Rampage. Riders have spent all week hiking, building, shaping, and now finally riding their lines. Of course, this involves testing speed, and sometimes that means coming up a little short on those absolutely massive features. Here are a few clips from riders getting a little sketchy on course during their practice runs.
Vincent Tupin dropping into his massive chute:
Reed Boggs overshooting a 100-foot canyon gap:
Conor Macfarlane coming up short on his big drop:
Tom VanSteenbergen’s frontflip got him a little off line:
Five Ten Founder Charles David Cole III has passed away. The prolific climber and adventuring pioneer ushered in a new era to the world of mountain sport with his whimsical sense of humor and innovative eye for design. Cole was 63. As a climber, Cole was known for daring first ascents in Yosemite and Joshua Tree. According to Rock and Ice, his list of first ascents included Joshua Tree’s (5.10b) and (VI 5.10 A5), the solo ascent of Yosemite’s (VI 5.9 A4+), and (VI 5.10 A4+), a
With the day unexpectedly off from work, Samantha Saskia Dugon decided to do something completely out of the norm for herself: watch a downhill mountain bike race. Knowing next to nothing about the sport, she brought her camera along for fun and was intrigued watching the racers. It didn’t take long for her to recognize her creative potential behind the lens, and was hooked. She never fathomed how much that initial race would pull her into the sport. A passion, that over the next six years,