While we saw the return of enduro racing at EWS Zermatt last weekend and Crankworx announced that they'll be able to proceed with a made-for-TV format in Innsbruck next month similar to the Crankworx Summer Series, Red Bull Rampage organizers have made the decision to cancel the 2020 event due to the current global health pandemic and the restrictions it has placed on travel to the United States.
|This year we were especially looking forward to delivering an event that entertained and excited the world about sports again, and we recognize the magnitude of the decision to cancel and the effect it has on the riders and industry. However, the challenges presented by the global health pandemic both in getting riders and teams to the event, and in protecting the health and safety of the riders, staff, and everyone involved including the local Southern Utah community drove our decision making.—Todd Barber, Director of H5 Events|
Complications around border crossing echoed by many athletes played into the analysis and decision to cancel.
|I was excited to return to Utah this year to defend my title at the 2020 Red Bull Rampage, but as the situation around Covid-19 continues to evolve, I wasn’t confident in my ability to bring my team to the US due to travel restrictions, amongst other logistical challenges.—Brandon Semenuk|
Organizers will now focus on a 2021 event for the freeride mountain bike community and details on the 2021 event will be available in the coming months.
Viewer voting, 1v1 video battles. I´m OK with it being only pros this time, for the official socially distant Rampage title.
Let´s go Red Bull, do it!
- track length / drop
- list of natural and built features, alongside their characteristics (drop height / length / landing or huck)
- list of builders
- a drone-based video recording
That way the guys who got massive production crews cannot rob the others and win the internet
What about a video contest for us "mere mortals" who can't ride even a 10th as good, who are stuck working from home or home schooling our kids.....or whatever situation it is these days?
There are some seriously funny people out there. It might give us something better to do than commenting/trolling etc
.....just a thought. But it would give my family something a little more constructive to do
‘Tweeting and golfing’ Worst Hitler ever.
As least he isn’t going around murdering poles and Jews.
Lol.... he saved 2million lives
A pro rider will feel that, at least, he can control the risk of that 60 foot flip, and can avoid being injured or killed as long as he doesn’t make a mistake.
With Covid, if he gets infected, or what consequences it will have is a gamble totally beyond their control.
And some cases here in Europe indicate, that especially for sports professionals Covid might have the potential to be just as career-ending as a messed up 60 foot flip, even if the initial symptoms are rather mild.
that does not mean that your bed is more dangerous
Best case: They miss out on other opportunities because they tested positive and have to isolate. That can suck depending on what it was they are missing.
Not so great case: They get pretty sick and lose a ton of strength while fighting the illness. Think about the last time you had seasonal flu, likely knocked you on your butt for a while. Not only do they miss out on things, but they then have to recover all that strength they lost. Go look at that viral pic of the super fit Nurse showing his before and after covid (Mike Schultz). Dude lost 50lbs of mass. Yes, he was 43, that's still pretty scary.
Worst case: Covid can really wreck people in ways doctors are still trying to understand. While a good majority with covid recover without issue, there are quite a few cases of lung/brain/heart damage that very well may be permanent. Imagine being a Pro Athlete and losing lung capacity, or having a damaged heart? That's a career ender on top of being a general crap thing to live with for the rest of your life as an athletic person.
TL;DR: Missing one year of RBR to avoid screwing with your career as a pro athlete is a pretty smart move.
Washington County has 22 deaths, 7 people currently hospitalized, 300 active cases, and new cases are declining and stand at approximately 15 new cases daily.
I am 19 years old and haven't seen my best friend but once in 6 MONTHS. I can't believe I haven't gone crazy yet. Stay home, ride bikes. It's what I do.
Discuss. (Lights blue touch paper and retires to observe the ensuing carnage)
For those of you who want to actually find out about how to discuss this rather than just listen to one's own echo-chamber, I strongly recommend this:
On an iPhone in "reader mode" works best in my experience.
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My message to all of you around the ????
Boost your immune system.
Commit to wellness.
Wear your mask.
Protect your family.
Be strict about having people over your house or gatherings.
And care for your fellow human beings.
Stay healthy, my friends.
The US has banned travelers from most EU countries, among others, as per this announcement:
And most of the world (if not all) has been acting smarter than america about this virus
The science was sketchy but a good watch nonetheless.
Great to watch some of the runs actually. Only started watching WC DH about 2 years ago so good to see runs from years past. Unbelievable how outdated some of the bikes look even from only 5 years ago. Things change fast.
Ah well, it gives Dan Atherton more time to up the ante with his course building. Watched it for the first time in 2017 and people barely made it to the finish. 2019 and people backflipping and stuff.
I assume Dan saw the backflipping and channeled his inner-Jordan: "...at that point, it became personal to me."*
*if you watched The Last Dance
Thought it was already a forgone conclusion.
but we've been already quite lucky to witness these guys pushing the limits of what can be done with a bike those last years.
so let's just organize some rampage retro / best of videos sessions with our friends on that day then. ???? (but only at the condition that you went for a ride together before! ☝)
Travel insurance is hard to secure.
The numbers of returning citizens have been capped to around 400 per day into Australia, there are very limited flights currently available to and from Australia and many people have not be able to travel back to Australia due to the limited flights.
Returning travelers have been bumped off flights at the last min and the only real way of more confidently securing a seat is booking a 1st or business class ticket.
Once returned all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival. This is at the travelers cost and currently sits at around $3000 per person.
Chyna wanting to take control of the global economy and a indentured global cabal that hates our President?
Lol...some African country found Covid in a mango and a goat. It’s a f*cking scam invented by National Socialist Chyna to take over the world economy.
No wonder you like to suck Chyna cock. It’s in your genes.
Many more annoying people.
Anyone in hollywood with a twitter account.
Also, please elaborate on Inslee. I have only watched a couple of his Covid announcement's, but it looks to me like he is making a bunch of unpopular decisions that absolutely have to be made to keep people healthy.
One last thing... by your comments so far I am pretty sure you and I won't agree on much anyway, but then again, you are 21 years older than me. I just want a leader who:
Treats everyone with respect, regardless of there skin color (it's just a difference in Melanin) or there gender, or where they were born, or who they love, or there education.
Does there best to make life as good as possible for every citizen of the U.S. (this is a huge category) Food, healthcare, schools, etc,.
Pretty much if I were president I would try to make every choice I made to go towards increasing the quality of life for everyone. And the huge Companies that rule the world need to do a lot more than just make money selling crap that people don't need.
It’s funny when I was voting for all those Democrats for all those years I was doing the right thing and now that I voted for Trump I am suddenly a racist, white supremacist or something along those lines LOL. So am I still all of those things if I vote for Biden this year?
I definitely am not a conservative but I know I’m also not a liberal a Marxist or democratic socialist. I don’t sit and blame people for their views but I definitely don’t shy away from asking you about them and if you have thought it all the way through. Just like I would want somebody to give me their side of the situation so I could see the whole story and create my own thought. When people just start screaming orange man bad, he’s a racist, he’s a bigot, he’s a...these are all lines provided to you by media and honestly make you sound brainwashed. I’m sure you could think of a more coherent statement than what the media provides you.
As far as Inslee goes he is a disgrace for what he let go on in Seattle. Again I am not a conservative but just ask yourself if a group of pro life demonstrators took over six blocks of the city, burned the police station to the ground would they have let it continue? Again don’t let your emotions pull you just ask yourself if you think that is right for the people that had nothing to do with any of it and lost their businesses and houses cause of it.
If you are in a solidly-Blue state don't waste your vote on Biden - he's already got the electoral vote. Vote green party and help Dr. Pepper get to 5% and a funded $pot in the fridge with Coke and Pepsi. Red and Blue are 2 cheeks of the same ass. This is not a democracy.
If you Continue to hold reasoned, civil and constructive conversation you will be liable for moderation.
Also as far as the violence that’s also in democratic states and cities. Just look at Oregon The governor is so hardheaded and doesn’t want to ask for federal help that she reached out to several different counties that are democratic to help with policing the riots in Portland and they all turned her down saying that her policies would endanger their officers and now they are attacking the Mayors house who is on there side.
Ahhh let me guess all of this is because of COVID-19 right?
I'm not a Liberal. I did get pepper-balled at the Fed courthouse in Portland on July 27th just to see what was really going on. Violence is done to human beings not buildings/institutions despite what the scare-media wants you to believe.
But I guess Trump's solution to global warming-accelerated wildfires is for CA to do a better job 'raking up the leaves' because we've let our forest get too messy.
– Broke into business, ignited bundle of newspapers to start fire inside the business.
– Above that business was an apartment building where people lived.
– Broke into dental office stealing dental equipment
– Used chair from vandalized dental office to set afire on street
– Used picnic table from neighboring restaurant to start a street fire
– Vandalized messages everywhere “Cops and Klan go hand in hand” and “ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards)”.
And that was not put out by the scare media but by the local police.
So what about the light rail in California? Billions spent, a second gas tax was added to fund it and now you just have dormant concrete structures as you head out east in California with no intention of ever finishing it. What about the Oroville dam that collapsed when a big rain storm hit? How about the extreme energy cost? That’s because they have to buy coal and nuclear energy from energy plants out of state because the green energy plants don’t make enough energy to support the states energy use. California is going down the drain quick. That’s why you all have lawmakers that are trying to scramble and create laws that will be able to tax people for 10 years after they have left the state. If you don’t believe me just look it up the legislation has been brought forward already.
HAHA damn, you let Team Liberal CA really get under your skin! This isn't pro sports and you're not a player on Team Oregon or PNW Moderate FC or Republican United, are you?. I love Oregon and the money I made down here in the 5th largest economy in the world spends well in your beautiful state. What you don't see is that this is all a distraction. You are allowing yourself to be polarized by the game the Bossman is playing. Keep us infighting while they enrich their own interests. It reminds me of what the Christian Conquistadors did to the Caribbean natives with their 'God' tool . In the paraphrased words of a Jamaican: "they pointed to to the sky and told us to look at their god while they stole the land from under our feet"
P.S. All the vandalizing on your list sounds good to me. Those poor dentists and their offices. Team PDX scored.
So if setting the first floor of a building on fire that house’s innocent people to get one person is OK then you are also saying that gassing a crowd of peaceful protesters to get the one non-peaceful demonstrator is ok? Just saying
Remember: 1. Don't eat the 'food' - it is designed to keep you sick. Monsanto sells the seeds and the pills you need to keep living but buy the food and the pills until you die. "Next Customer!"
So if someone cuts your brake lines or sets a apartment building on fire there is no violence in that? What if you crash and are paralyzed or you burn to death? That’s just property damage? In the words of Biden Come on man.
No, people could be directly impacted in those scenarios, so that's different. I saw some small cardboard fires and low-grade roman candles fired at a heavily-fortified stone federal building. Then the hyper-militarized, Mossad-trained (thanks, Biden) feds and 'police' forces would pop out and fire on the crowd. That part was pretty violent.
And by all means continue to debate (or argue if that's what this is) I appreciate that you are both more educated on the matters at hand than I am, and you'r both definitely smarter than me. I usually feel my way through situation's not think. Which would explain some of the stupid things I have said on PB during these Hot-button discussions on certain pinkbike articles. But I wouldn't mind knowing both of you. RoseMaryWheel
I am registered with the basically dysfunctional Green Party. This is a global party and has had more success in the EU historically and is not very well known in North America. I copy -n- pasted the below info but the embedded links don't work. Google em if interested. If they could somehow reach 5% of the popular vote in a presidential election, the $ystem would be forced to give them the funding we taxpayers give to the Dems and Repubs and a seat at the table as a 3rd party. They usually get around 1-3%. The Dems will say "you are stealing our votes!" I say F that.
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We are a federation of state parties. We have a presence in most states. Find your state party here.
Currently we have more than 100 elected officials around the country, mostly at the municipal level, working to enact Green policies. We run many candidates who put Green issues on the table in elections at every level.
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Trump wanted to build a physical wall across the Mexican/US border to keep out illegal refugees/emigrants, and 'Mexican rapists'. Bullshit. My dad said (and correct me if you believe this to be untrue) that someone started something like a go fund me and it raised millions. Enough people believe this guy they were willing to put up another Berlin wall to keep out a whole country? Wow. He said they take american jobs.
When trump gets off his rather large posterior and goes and works all day for most likely less than minimum wage picking bell peppers in the blazing sun because all the actual americans don't want to do that sort of work... wait. He decided the white house wasn't good enough for him and apparently spends more time in one of his mansions. he would never be seen in a field picking actual food.
Surrounded by actual real, live dirt. Especially a field that Mexican laborers touched. The only dirt he ever touches is the dirt that sits below his manicured golf courses.
Enough of that. I am blathering on. My point is some people say "oh, everyone just repeats what the media says" and you are right. And I do. You could say almost anything about his character and find something he said or did that makes it true. Except kindness, respect, humility, decency and care. Leave that to us mortals. His actions and words are racist.
Oh, and I am not religious, I do not believe in any gods or anything. But I believe in humans, and think we can together do great things. But only if we set aside our differences and find shared values and purpose.
I kinda wonder if you, I and @Endlessblockades should take this conversation to a political forum and start our own little thread. We can come up with an ever-growing list of hot-button topics and each pretend we were allowed to make up definite rules about the law about these things, and then discuss why we think this should be done why. It will definitely be good for my young neurons.
As far as the immigration situation goes ask your dad who built the cages that they now blame Trump for putting kids in. You do know the cages were built under Obama, his department of homeland security secretary has come out and stated they were built under Obama and the actual law of taking kids away from their parents when they crossed the border was actually established under Obama and cancelled by Trump when he caught slack for using the law. Trump just used what he was given. All of this is not me agreeing with Trump these are facts that are able to be researched and so that’s why I say don’t just get all your eggs from one basket. There is definitely many other opinions, facts and actual truths out there then what is presented. You and I probably won’t ever agree on immigration which is fine because we need different thoughts out there in the world. I probably see it from a different light than you do.
So if someone never worked in a field then they can’t lead?? Would love to see Biden&Obama out there!!! You do know Biden has been a political figure for almost 3 times your age?? If he was so great what has he done. I bet you could name more things the news has told you not to like about Trump in 3 years than anything positive Biden has done for 50!!
I did not know those things about Obama. Just goes to show all Politicians suck.
How is the ews handling it? Serious question by the way.
Curious if athlete exemptions would work.
Yes... ews. Enduro World Series. There’s also cross country and dh events happening.