Red Bull Rampage Returns In 2013 - Dates Announced

Aug 2, 2013
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It’s been nearly a decade since Red Bull Rampage was held in consecutive years, but in 2013 the world will not have to wait to see the best of the sport let loose in Virgin, UT. Known throughout the mountain bike community as the ultimate big mountain freeride spectacle, Red Bull Rampage is the place to prove who is the most daring and well-rounded rider in the sport’s most respected event.

Cam McCaul going huge.

The event will continue to showcase the riders’ boundless drive for progression. Last year a new, higher ridgeline was used as the start gate for the finals. Riders have just tapped the surface of possibilities, as discovered by 2012 champion Kurt Sorge on a scouting mission earlier this year, when new lines, and a world of new possibilities were unearthed. Will there be bigger canyons to sail across, deeper descents, and new lift offs to flip and spin riders into infamy? The riders will unearth the answers this October. Joining Sorge will be riders across mountain bike disciplines including Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Darren Barrecloth, Gee Atherton, Graham Agassiz and Martin Söderström who have already committed.

Semenuk going huge. This line as well as Claw s and Bourdo s definitely raised the bar here in Virgin.

THREE WAYS TO RAMPAGE
There are three ways for fans to enjoy the action at Red Bull Rampage. A limited number of tickets will be available for spectators to see the event in person. Please check the Rampage site at the end of August for details.

Online, viewers can get inside the grit and determination it takes to participate in the event by watching the eight-part “Road to Rampage” series, dropping every Wednesday from August 28th-October 16th on Red Bull’s You Tube channel.

Finally, the family can gather around to tune-in to NBC on Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 pm ET to catch the broadcast of Red Bull Rampage presented by Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE and brought to you in partnership with Dodge Dart, GoPro, the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Crashed Ice, Ultra Natural, Wake Open Dreamline and Joyride. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Logan went out strong all day never hesitating on anything.

DESIGN THE ICON
For those who dream of riding the big drops, but are not on the exclusive invite list to compete, Oakley is inviting fans to play a role in designing the legendary centerpiece of the Red Bull Rampage freeride mountain bike course, the Oakley Icon Sender. Visit www.oakley.com/renderthesender to access a designer’s tool kit, complete contest rules and submit an entry. One grand prize winner will receive an expenses paid trip to the 2013 Red Bull Rampage event in Utah for a chance to see the pros hit the feature inspired by their design. All concepts must be submitted by August 7, 2013 to be entered into the contest.
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149 Comments

  • + 189
 Can we maybe give the spots reserved for riders like Sam Pilgrim away to guys who actually want to be there and ride this kind of thing? There are several awesome big mountain riders who just aren't making the cut due to the FMB rankings. I think I'd much rather watch some gnarly dudes actually ride mountain bikes than watch a dirt jumper complain about how stupid this kind of contest is...
Don't mean to single out Pilgrim especially, but he's a clear example. Granted they did open a few spots to non-FMB type dudes in previous years, but there's a handful of other dudes I can think of that should be on course while some of the invited riders are voluntarily sitting out their runs.
  • + 49
 ya pilgrim, go home you fukin nerd
  • + 26
 Didn't he mention something about wanting to ride his hard tail last year? What a kook
  • - 29
 its funny that tdoyle makes fun of pilgrim, then on his profile has a video of himself riding all mountain trails on a demo haha. pilgrim is 100 times the man you will ever be kid.
  • + 26
 I doubt riding down a ski hill covered in ice and snow would be considered all-mountain @ningaduck
  • + 21
 Throw Fogel in Ramage instead of Pilgrim.
  • + 17
 Pilgrim should stay out the desert pilgrim. Slopestylers remember this is not about tail whips!! The badmon with the biggest line wins. Norbs about to get robbed again. Couple racers show up and risk their career. Then the real huckers come out to play.heeehe carnage time.
  • + 11
 i know pilgrim is not a big mountain rider but i'd like to see what he is capable of on red bull rampage...
the problem is not the bike because NSbikes has a DH bike now and even if they haven't one he could just use a NS Soda... Anthony Messere used one slope last year why not?
  • + 12
 I know but he complained last time it wasn't his cup of tea. They do have a dh frame now, the question is does he have the stones to enter and the brains to leave the soda and bring a full dh. He a real hardtail-bmx guy so big squishy bikes are laim for him. I get it and know many riders who feel the same. In that case stay away from the rampage. One contest for big mountain hucking all year. Should be invite only, no complainers or people on 5" slope bikes. We want big bender drops, steep dh lines all composed in a creative way.
  • + 9
 Pilgrim has been riding the DH frame a fair bit. I'd like to see what he and other riders bring to the table. Besides, if people want to send rampage on a 5" slope bike, who are we to stop them anyway.
  • + 6
 go Semenuk!!
  • + 16
 5" at rampage why not. Redbull should pay for the funeral.
  • + 4
 I've heard of some "no name" locals sessioning the canyon gap and the Bender Sender. It would be hard selection process, due primarily to safety/liability I think, but I'm sure there are a number of riders that could put on a show.
  • + 3
 Thats cool they session out there in no mans land. Sending those jumps with nobody around is pretty gnarly. If your willing to die sign a waiver and try to qualify. When NBC there filming and helicopter there with spectators on corse its a diff ballgame. Better have a good complete run. No one hit wonders will qualify. Maybe Pilgrim should sit this one out pilgrim! Have a tea an crumpet while the big dogs play on death mountain.
  • - 3
 Sessioning the canyon gap using what ramp?
  • + 4
 The ramp I about to shuv right up your AAeeeeehhhhh oOOoo ehhh.
  • + 2
 @thedeathstar.... some guys took their own ramp out there to hit it. Jeremy Hottinger was one of them if I recall correctly.
  • + 7
 You mean there's more than one ramp in the world! !! This is an awesome moment in pinks history.
  • + 5
 www.pinkbike.com/video/299235
Here's the video they're talking about of that guy bringing his own ramp out to the canyon gap
  • + 24
 Thing is pilgrim is a better bike handler than anyone commenting on here
  • + 6
 invite Dean Tennant, Matty Miles and others not shitty dirt jumpers
  • + 17
 Go Pilgrim..... (seriously though, not really Sams thing, or could he surprise everyone and not ride a hard tail)
Gee smashed it and was robbed as someone rode off a wooden ramp to manicured down slope for the win.
Followed by the best big mountain run ever the next year being robbed again as he did not hit the sponsors jumps.

The way gee hit the top section, the things he doubled, he was way to smooth and controlled, hit hit so many doubles that others would not dream of as they were not purpose built doubles. Last year they had to build a chicken lip to the bottom wall ride that only gee hit the man lip in a competition run.

Remember captain america..... Cedric, what a legend.

In all seriousness.... excited.com
  • + 8
 maybe rampage should NOT be a diamont event on the FMB world tour! that way you would not have to invite slopestyle bikers to a freeride event.
  • + 13
 err... I am assuming you are joking... or maybe troll-in-training?

Sam is one of the more "gnarly" riders there is...

who else takes one to the Face, Loses a Tooth, and is still grinning over 50ft backflips?

What about his ripping down the dh/fr track in japan's shines?

I am not a soppy eyed pilgrim fanboy, I just don't like young amateurs belittling the achievements of the great.
  • + 10
 Yeah RedBull, bring in Kirill Benderoni !!!
  • + 3
 If you talking bmx style riding then Sam Pilgrim a bad man. This is Big mountain, big chunky barbaric lunatic lines for big bikes. We seeing enough tricks all season. Now its time for a different style of contest. He himself complain and said rampage too much for him. Can't handle it. Bring on the hucker and more crazy mother huckers
  • + 1
 though pilgrim has uploaded a photo of his new NS DH/FR bike on FB, rather than having to compete on a 180/160mm bike...
and after Tyler McCaul (i think it was McCaul) Crashed out on the canyon gap, you can hear him saying that that he couldn't do this crazy stuff, and he is made for rampage!
Even the best riders have their confidence damaged after a big fall.
  • + 3
 Redbull pls save a spot for Kirill Benderoni. He could put some Soviet Russia moves into rampage.
  • - 1
 Screw all this Pilgrim sucks stuff.
Rampage two years in a row is #NotBad
  • + 4
 I just want to see the stund crew, doerfling, kinrade, romaniuk and buehler
  • + 1
 Looks like that's all he brought!!
  • + 9
 You guys are mean!! I'm planning on flipping the red bull drop this year. That'll shut up the damn yank's and the convicts up north.
  • + 9
 I meant the Oakley Icon Sender... who am I kidding, I hate this stuff. Get me back to the UK.
  • + 0
 norbs got robber!!!!!
  • + 3
 @Sam-Pilgrim I respect what you do, flat drop flipping is insane. But I guess most of the guys think that rampage should be an independent comp and should stay old school. It shouldn't be about the tricks, we want insane, steep and gnarly lines! keeping it simple, just using the ridges that are millions of years old, formed by the sea which dryed out.
  • + 4
 its not pilgrim.
  • + 2
 seeing as Sam Pilgrim's account is ~ 1 day old, and has only focus on this article, I would hazard a guess at dedicated joke/statement

(riders as pro as pilgrim don't usually have an obvious account name jaws, zink ect. sodds law it will actually be pilgrims new account!)
  • + 1
 real one has pb, not active though
  • + 1
 some people say pilgrim is a dick, and the way he whined about rampage in the mbuk article from last year kind of sways it for me. am I being judgemental?
  • + 1
 you are being judgemental if you judge him to be a dick, but from all his videos he seems to be a fun loving guy who had a bad time at a competition ( Though he was not on an ideal bike, hopefully the new NS prototype will fix that! )
  • + 2
 oooops, and anyways in my opinion the fact that the fmb world tour throws together the freestyle (dj, slopestyle etc) along with the big mountain gigs shows that the top riders need to be the most versatile and consistent, so maybe the reason pilgrim won't ride rampage is because he spends all his time training to win the freestyle events and forgets the backcountry discipline. I doubt there is much in the way of big mountain in Essex anyway
  • + 1
 true, very true, I can't think there are many (if any) places anywhere in the south of England that would give good rampage training!
  • + 1
 What about the quarry where the Athertons train?
  • + 2
 You know the whole of Britain isn't just a square mile and everyone's family?
  • + 1
 well yeah it's two square miles
  • + 1
 i dont get it do we watch it on youtube? someone help
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  • + 36
 Don't dis Pilgrim.. He's a legend of a rider.. And a totally top DJer.. But this is big mountain freeride.. Its not his sport.. Pop brendawg or Smithy in there.. Or Hunter if he's up for it.. Would be awesome!!
  • + 27
 Brendawg = good call
  • + 20
 I would like to suggest Kirill Benderoni...just sayin'
  • + 7
 What about minaar. There's a video of him doing a back flip to dirt. Pretty good for someone the focuses on racing
  • - 16
 If you didn't know Brendan fairclough did compete last year in rampage and failed pretty badly... I think minaar would be an amazing choice considering how well gee atherton has done before as a racer in the competition
  • + 22
 Greg Minnaar has competed in Rampage in the past, so has Steve Peat, Miles Rockwell, obviously Gee still does, lots of racers have. Mick Hannah did last year too. Brendan definitely did not fail pretty badly at Rampage last year. He had some tough luck, but was by no means out of his element, the dude's finals line was going to be sick, just like Gee's. Injuries happen at Rampage!!! Its not an easy contest to compete in
  • + 2
 Brendawg needs to be there for he can redeem himself for hyping up that huge gap that never happened.
  • - 2
 failing badly doesnt mean he didnt have bad luck... brendawg is awesome and im a huge fan of his so dont ream me out about it
  • + 2
 How did he fail badly?

Aside from the fact that its a contradiction in terms...
  • + 3
 Yeah Brendawg should be there. He can nacnac the canyon gap with his style
  • + 0
 Brendawg is just too tired with comfort zone. same goes to Hopkins.
  • + 4
 @Joshtp, thank you for the defense, but I actually have been practicing quite a bit on the big bike lately. I've got some things up my sleeve so be prepared.
  • + 3
 ^Pretty sure thats just a fake account
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  • + 23
 Please tell me there will be a live stream. I don't want any of this watered down tv bullshit
  • + 5
 I would assume Red Bull will have the live feed.
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 "live feed"
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  • + 19
 I was in Virgin 2 weeks ago and decided to check out the rampage venue. All I can say is that these guys must have balls the size of watermelons!
  • + 3
 I was there in March, Gee's wallride is simply insane.
  • + 8
 Funny when you sometimes read something and your brain remembers something else

"Two weeks ago you were a virgin and had balls the size of watermelons?!"
  • + 1
 I read too fast and thought i was going to hear about this guys first time...
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  • + 12
 I would love to see Kirill Benderoni at rampage this year... For the ones who don't know him: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq6ydy8TwI8
  • + 1
 Well that about does it. I think my dirt jumper will be perfectly acceptable at rampage. I do hope that they are able to get him over there this year.
  • + 1
 I've wanted to see Benderoni at Rampage for about 2 years now since I'd first watched him. That guy is one of the craziest riders out there, I cant help but thinking hes got to be drunk on vodka 24/7 haha. And that video^^^ Hilarious too!!!
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  • + 6
 Purely my opinion here - The tricks are cool and all, but if you have time to throw down tricks, you're probably not on a line that's scary as hell. It's going towards too many tricks and not enough crazy tough line choice. The steepness/gaps/drops/transitions is what this event should be about.
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  • + 5
 Has mountain biking become so stupid, that we are going to sit here and argue about who can and can't rider their bikes down a f*cking hill.... due to the style of riding they favor the most? I do agree that Rampage should be open to more people..... but if you support the FMB by following it and it's athletes..... then based on ranking any of the top guys should be allowed to ride. On that note, can't all MTBer's just get along and quit the high school bullshit lol. We all love riding, no matter what style..... so lets keep the fun in the sport and the BS out.

Stoked to see how the Rampage turns out this year and hopefully the judging is a little more on par this year.
  • + 3
 Whoa bro. I don't think these arguments are that serious. Everyone's just throwing out their own thoughts and ideas. That's what the comment section is for.
  • + 1
 For sure, just thought I'd add that just in case. Some people like to argue about stupid issues when they shouldn't matter.
  • - 1
 BIG MOUNTAIN RIDERS ONLY! Same as ski season they have slopestyle contests and they have BIG MOUNTAIN contests. The two crouds never mix ski season so why try it here. Oh you can no foot a 25 foot drop bravo. We want 80,90,100' drop insane shit. Slopers go smoke your weedies, heal up and chill. BIG MOUNTAIN RIDERS time to shine.
  • + 1
 To be fair, I'm pretty sure that a few slope riders dominate those big mountain comps too... (in skiing).
  • + 1
 I think the whole numerical system of judging is flawed in general. Early on in finals, when the first truly gnar run went down, I think the judges got a little overzealous last year and scored a little on the high side. Causing later runs of similar caliber to get scored lower. It would seem more "fair" to see every riders line and then decide who had the best. This of course couldn't work because viewers and sponsors, and riders too, want to see a running tally of standings as the contest goes on. But hell, if the IOC can't get it right then it is pretty ridiculous to think that our little world of mountain biking can do better. In the end, all the riders deserve a medal of some kind for throwing down the way they do out there at Rampage.
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  • + 6
 No internet live stream? I hope they've just forgotten to add that into the article, otherwise they're basically making it exclusive to the US
  • + 4
 Thank god for that
  • + 9
 "MERICA"… [Rampage] Sponsored by RedBull, who are Austrian. Wasn't Hitler Austrian too. lol

PATIROTISM, the blinder the better
  • + 2
 *Patriotism*
  • - 8
 hitler was german you fool
  • + 4
 @mate1998, Hitler was Austrian, he was the ruler of Germany for a while but that doesn't mean he was German
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  • + 3
 Anyone with the option should make a point of being there. I've gone to the last 2 and its sweet. The videos don't do justice to how gnarly this shit is. You have to be there in person to believe it. It makes Crankworx look like amateur hour.
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  • + 7
 Geezus is going to win because he wins everything.
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  • + 3
 last year tickets were $15 each, and were available from a redubull site, they don't seem available yet. Security was pretty heavy, Sneaking in was not really an option. I guess you could rappel in from the north rim of gooseberry.
  • + 1
 Maybe ride Gooseberry first too Wink
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  • + 6
 Can we get good judges so norbs can send his same run again make it on the podium?
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  • + 5
 Gee better not kill himself again id love to see him back to his old rampage form
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  • + 5
 yh pilgrim complained so much last year, there was no point him being there...
  • + 3
 I beg to differ.
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  • + 2
 Though I think Sam Pilgrim probably doesn't fit in, and doesn't want or need to fit in with big mountain riders, the fact is, this event is part of the FMB Tour. If he wants to sit on the top spot on tour (which is his career at the moment), he has to push himself to do well. That has the option to make for GREAT competition, and hopefully draw some big mountain riding out of him.

I haven't followed the tour this year, so maybe he's already won enough to claim the podium for the year even if he sits Rampage out. If that isn't the case though, and Sam wants to place well on tour, he needs this event, and that need might result in a darn good show for the fans.
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  • + 1
 Sam Pilgrim is thinking about flipping the Oakley Icon Sender thanks to all you haters. No take backs Sam. Or please flip the canyon gap. Then tell everybody how much Rampage sucks when your on top of the podium, just for the drama. Lol. Words are just words, but the riding will speak for itself. Rampage Rocks, Oct 13th. Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAAAAY! Better not bring your kids.
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  • + 3
 Bravo to Utah! Besides the new nsa facility, that state is down for business n recreation!
  • + 2
 thanks man, but I dont have the balls to hit Rampage
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  • + 3
 I'd like to see dylan sherrard, Ian killick and matt miles(I know he is injured now though).
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  • + 4
 Graham Agassiz, all I have to say
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  • + 3
 Are the spectator tickets hard to get? Any tips on snagging one?
  • + 6
 It's in the middle of a desert, Red Bull doesn't own the friggin desert. Just walk up there.
  • + 3
 They had tons of security (with guns) up there last year...so I would just get a ticket and support the awesome event. Smile
  • + 1
 pretty weak that they gotta make you buy a tickets... not like everyone is huddling around a 6-pack of jumps or something. sounds like redbull does own the desert.
  • + 3
 You could just hike up from the backside of the course then show up at the top and meet all your favorite riders! haha
  • + 2
 Its not in the middle of random desert its on private property that's kind of fenced in to ride out there there is one road and cow trails i live 15 minutes away and to go out there after red bull u need a key
  • + 1
 Everybody has guns in America though... @pedalhound
  • + 0
 Me and my buddies are planing going to rampage, what we dont know is the exact location of the event we know is in Virgin, UT well one of my friends said to me that it was on hurricane so im confuse, and the other is how to transport to UT ,were planing to go on bus but we dont know where are the buses or wich buses will take you near to the event so my question are

Where is the exact location to the event? (a google map picture will work)
Wish truck or train could take us near the event?(from sandiego to UT)
Where we must buy the tickets for watching the rampage?

Il be really thankfull if someone help me
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  • + 3
 uhh no live stream?...... well thats a bummer
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  • + 1
 WTF!? i swore they already announced for the weekend before this like 2 or 3 months ago. we already booked flights and hotels. godamnit Red Bull...
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  • + 2
 Its called Virgin, UT because there are no hookers to get you laid. Just like how they call it Bangkok, girls with dicks.
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  • + 1
 Im kinda a noob here but why dont they have an event like this in Kamloops, BC... The birthplace of freeriding.... There is some crazy terrain there!!
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  • + 0
 even old schooler dean tennant would crush pilgrim...shit might has well bring back super T klassen and he'll f..kin crush pilgrim.
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  • + 2
 Lookin forward to seeing what Wil White has for this years rampage!
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  • + 2
 Zink will hopefully pull it off this year
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  • + 2
 The only thing to say to the canyon gap....... "lol nope"
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  • + 1
 Tickets were available on a site called eventbrite last year. Its going to be epic.
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  • + 1
 Let Mike Kent ride in it dammit if he can win contest at highlands and can sure do damn good at rampage
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  • + 1
 I think Steven smith could put down some pretty sick lines!! He should be invited!
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  • + 2
 Norbs got .... Nevermind.
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  • + 2
 Two people we need to see there. Benderoni and jaws
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  • + 1
 How many tickets are usually available?
  • + 1
 they only sold like 1500 of them last year and it was sold out before the event. If you're going definitely get them in advance
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  • + 1
 When do the tickets go on sale?
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  • + 1
 soo tickets start selling when? sept 1st like lastyear?
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  • + 1
 wtf i have to be in schoolwhats wrong with this cruel f-ing world
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  • + 0
 Norbs got robbed cause Pilgrim complained about racers riding big mountain lines on bikes that look like Sessions?
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  • + 2
 We want Bendaroni!
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  • + 2
 Norbs got robbed
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  • + 1
 Jaws for a wildcard entry too!
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  • + 1
 I tinkled, tehehe
  • + 2
 You said tinkled. hehe.
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  • + 0
 red bull - would you suck my balls deep please
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  • + 1
 Hoping to go this year !
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  • + 1
 And Norbs got robbed....
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  • + 1
 gonna be sick
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  • + 1
 Get Brendog out there !!
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  • - 3
 Steve Smith?
  • - 1
 Is a racer and will not be participating in the event.
  • + 5
 He's more than capable of throwing some speed, style and maybe a trick or two in. Gee is a racer and he seems to do okay...
  • + 0
 You could say that about every racer.
  • + 8
 Except this is Steve Smith. Have you not seen his 'stache?
  • + 0
 Do you guys not remember when Cedric won and as a result changed his whole career? He stopped really taking racing all that seriously and would throw down suicide no handers in races after that.
  • + 3
 Cedric even went as far as to say that Rampage is more prestigious and beneficial to your career than any amount of world cup and world champs wins. There were quite a few racers at Rampage last year..off the top of my head Gee, Sik Mik, Nico Vink, Brendawg. I don't see why more of them attend. Granted they have a one track mind and want to stay healthy for the next season, the event takes place after the racing season has already ended and early enough to have ample time to recover from injury before the next summer. I want to see Sam fuckin Hill send the hane out there!
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 Ya can't wait!!!
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