The first day of Crankworx 2013 is finally underway and whilst the World Enduro riders go about their practice for their own moment of glory, the slopestyle riders descended on the Boneyard, their own hunting ground to practice for the first freeride orientated event of Crankworx, the Dual Speed & Style.
With a mini army of Crankworx vollies in position, practice commenced under the blistering heat.
One of the first down the lines was Kirt Voreis. Acting almost as a test pilot, riders were quizzing him in the starting hut about the feel of the course.
One by one, more riders turned up and one by one they took it in turns to ride down and test the lines on offer
Trains seemed to be the order of the day, or just a plain free-for-all. In any case, it was all good.
Things were getting zesty and the dirt was quickly turning into dust.
McGarry gets his drift on...
Pilgrim threw in some practice on his NS Bikes prototype downhill rig. Why? Because he can.
What does the dirt on the Boneyard taste like? Ask Granieri.
Practice makes perfect. That's why Darren was on point, feeding off all the other riders.
Speed and Style is one thing but you have to practice your race face to make it legit.
Brian Finestone looks on whilst Granieri drops into the lower section of the track.
Yep, 10 years of Crankworx. This is where history is made.
Timings for Crankworx 2013 Dual Speed & Style (PST) on Saturday 10th August, including the live webcast of the finals:1100 - 1130: Seeding Runs (for both Qualifiers and pre-qualified finalists)
1200 - 1500: Qualifying Race
1600 - 1645: Training (Finalists)
1700 - 1900: Finals (live webcast)
1930: Awards (Whistler Olympic Plaza)