Day three at the Red Bull Rampage is a training day for all riders in the finals to dial their lines. They got in a few hours until the wind picked up and sand storms blinded the venue.
Sorry Bourdo, had to grab one for the hair of the dog. I promise to help clear your psychotic finals line.
Spine board, check. First aid kit, check. Cooler full of prescription painkillers, oh yea.
Alright, let's get this shit started. Who's 'gonna guinea pig the canyon gap?
Thank you Graham Agassiz.
Thomas Vanderham. Listen to him discuss his run
Only at the Red Bull Rampage will you see four dudes successfully send it across a sixty foot gap in a matter of ten minutes.
Red Bull's logo cleaners hard at work spiffing the logos for the photogs.
Red Bull water bringer girl.
Bourdo, preparing his super gnarl line. Somehow I don't think he was worried about someone else poaching it.
Utah landscape number one.
Darren Berrecloth was in high demand today. Now booking for 2011.
Alex Pro, opting for the super sender off the first starting gate drop. Keep in mind almost all the other dudes were either rolling off this, or pussy dropping it.
Darren Berrecloth, hard at work chipping his starting line off gate two.
Utah landscape number two.
Darren Berrecloth's finals line is a true work of art. Opting to build all his stunts, rather than hitting the pre-built senders. It starts with a fifteen footer, to steep as shit chute, then snaking down the canyon through a thirty footer, to step-down, to wallride, to hopefully first place.
The wallride that got Darren the Bike Magazine cover for the 2008 Red Bull Rampage.
At about 4pm a freak wind storm rolled in and effectively shut practice down for the day.
Did I mention it was an insane, in your face, scare the crap out of you storm.
Everybody rushed to the unsafe confines of the media tent...
...only to find out that Richie Schley had picked up your girlfriend, and her friend.
Red Bull storm fashion.
See you at the finals.