Jumpship 2012 - Day 1 and 2
Jun 23, 2012
After the success of last years event the city of Victoria was excited to bring back Jumpship, and the crew managed to put together a bigger and better event. And then the weather hit. Yesterday was supposed to be practice and qualifying, however by early afternoon heavy rain had set in and everything was pushed back to today. This morning saw nicer weather, and the dirt was drying out. The girls took to the Camp of Champions Airbag for a morning jump clinic, and vendors were looking happy with the crowds.
| Darcy Turenne|
| Geoff Gulevich, nothing a little breakfast and coffee can't fix.|
| Nick Tingren messed his shoulder up in a gnarly crash on Thursday night, not going to be riding this weekend, instead he goes for Gully's breakfast.|
| While all the landings had been tarped at the onset of the rains, the flat bottom hadn't, and the barge was a sea of 6 inch deep mud. While the riders were busy collecting themselves and getting their breakfast on, course workers were busy getting everything ridable again.|
| Jordy Lunn overseeing a few last minute details at the start.|
| Brett Rheeder and Brendan Howey checking out the gangplank and the step up to the barge drop.|
Brett Rheeder was the first to hit the drop. Those containers are about 9 feet tall each, and the dirt is a wee bit soft still...
| Howey takes his turn. When asked about the drop most riders said it was a little harsh but it was part of the course so they just needed to suck it up and get used to it.|
| Aggy, dropping in...|
| ...and then Gully.|
| Anthony didn't seem to struggle with the course at all. He did the drop once, then went back up and did the drop, followed by the first jump and the step up into the berm and satellite dish, then back onto the barge.|
| Towards the end of the day the wind came up, forcing riders to abandon the drop and the jumps and concentrate on smaller things. It's about 20 feet to the water on the outside of the berm...|
| Greg Watts is back!|
| Even though the wind picked up and it started to rain, Tippie was on it, giving away T-Shirts and GoPro's to happy spectators for at least an hour after the riding ended...|
Tomorrow is scheduled to start early as there is a lot of practice and riding that needs to be done. Three days of event all crammed into one day...