Thursday is the day that people started to send it. Red Bull Rampage 2010 has been on for a few days now, but today, things finally started to happen, and moves were being made. Lines have been dug, riders are pumped and the judges are ready!Check out all of today's action,
Pop quiz - What is this location and why is it special? Hint - it has nothing to do with flying monkeys.
Things got off to a roaring start this morning in the quali zone when whips turned into Montgomery getting inverted. Things are about to go down...
T-Mac and Alex Pro kept things interesting by blasting a nice fat line off of ridge 1. Alex is ripping off the fastest big mountain lines I have ever seen.
Fox DYAD Air Shock. How many chambers does one shock need? Also... CVD's prototype Cannondale.
The run-in to the Oakley Sender got modified by Bourdon this morning, and it was off to the races. Here Kelly McGarry goes massive. Unfortunately he hit a soft spot in the landing and got ejected. He walked away, bruised, but not broken.
Hopkins throwing down some early morning whips after a session at the old Red Bull Rampage venue pre-coffee.
Greg Watts. Superman. Half the riders suggested that they should have a great big whip session on this one massive jump after the main event goes down.
Big mountain lines. Enough said.
Andreu is on a Mondraker this week, officially, after his contract expires tomorrow. Until then,
it's a Kona. He has some pretty creative lines here, and may be tailor made for Red Bull Rampage.
Montgomery sending the main line on Ridge 1. Nothing but blue sky and happy thoughts.
One of the last guys to head up today was North Van's Thomas Vanderham. Thomas has a mega creative line for Sunday and waited until the heat had subsided to ride it, after putting in some finishing touches way up high all morning. All alone, high up on Ridge 3... Vanderham is lying in wait.
Thomas Vanderham talks about hitting the massive canyon gap during practice this morning...
Thomas goes to work.
Whistler's Alex Pro is absolutely charging the ridge line.
Tyler McCaul is here holding down the family name and goes large while injured brother cam works as a commentator.