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Valparaiso Urban Downhill - Photos from the Race

Feb 20, 2012 at 10:06
by Fraser Britton  
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Results here.


79 Comments

  • 59 7
 To bad the video coverage sucked, I think it would be a great venue to watch. Hopefully next year freecaster can give a better effort.
  • 40 44
flag Karpiel073 (Feb 20, 2012 at 15:01) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe you could cough up some dough so it could be broadcasted in better quality with numerous camera angles. If not, then quit bitchin cause it was a free feed. Ungrateful people nowadays...
  • 13 203
flag supr-ridr (Feb 20, 2012 at 16:08) (Below Threshold)
 or maybe they could stop playing this stupid "urban downhill" lets see some real downhill and get rid of this gay stair riding...
  • 84 2
 ...or we could just respect this form of riding and not bash it.
  • 7 0
 yeah good practice when theres no trails around.
  • 5 176
flag supr-ridr (Feb 20, 2012 at 17:26) (Below Threshold)
 or your gay countries can have it to yourself and we will keep slaying the real DH here in America!
  • 22 0
 ok "supr"-ridr, keep wearing your blinders
  • 22 1
 Urban Down Hill is the shiz and I'm an American. So Why don't you keep Negative comments to yourself, PinkBike Is a Place for all Kinds of riding not just DH!
  • 4 3
 @Karpeil073 i don't think newfdh was dissing anything or bitchin -he sounded pretty grateful to me just expressing that such an awesome event would be better served if they could get it together with the vid - as much as even i loved the stills it would be nice to see it in 'action' and probably help with sponsorship to cough up that extra cash you mentioned.
  • 3 1
 "Hopefully next year freecaster can give a better effort."

Sounds questionably like a diss, but could also be misinterpreted as one. I'm on the fence.
  • 46 8
 supr-ridr is a fagggott
  • 2 0
 Check the difference between diss'n and calling it like it is. If the coverage sucked cause of low res video and lack of cameras, then it sucked and that's call'n it like it is. If newfdh reckons it sucked, cause he doesn't like urban downhill or something stupid like that, that's a diss.
  • 20 1
 supr-ridr is a bigoted sheltered soul, I feel sorry for him.
  • 16 1
 supr-ridr gives americans (and mountain bikers) a bad wrap
  • 17 1
 keep downhill in America?! not to bash my own country, but im sure all Americans dream of riding damn near everything in Canada, sorry "suprridr" but you're a moron.
  • 7 0
 *high pitched voice* "Can't we all just get along?"
  • 8 0
 Take the training wheels off your bike supr-ridr, and when you learn how to ride a bike--go into on coming traffic you moron.
  • 7 0
 Has supr-ridr forgotten about Whistler?
  • 5 0
 Maybe I could agree with supr-ridr if he can locate those "gay" countries on a map
  • 2 1
 australia for the win!!! AUSY AUSY AUSY
  • 1 1
 Specializedrider219, you sound like just as much of an idiot as supr-ridr with your hateful biggotry. Both of you boys are just kids though, hopefully you'll grow up, eh?
  • 2 0
 hey supr-ridr, you know America is the continent, right? idiot... bet you are a terrible rider haha
  • 1 0
 I'm not taking sides what so ever, but North America is the continent...
  • 2 0
 north america, south america, central america, chile is in south america, I pride you on not knowing where your countries are supr-ridr
  • 27 0
 These few pictures actually show alot more of the track and race than the live feed Smile
  • 17 0
 As a Chilean-Canadian, and having been born in Valparaiso, it is hard to express just how proud and stoked I am about this epic event. Hope to get there and see this event with my own eyes - and drink beer and eat empanadas with my homies.
  • 10 0
 awesome video by bitdeo:
vimeo.com/37123736
  • 1 0
 FANTASTIC vid! Thanks for posting!
  • 1 0
 Wow.... I wonder how man spectators were injured or harmed in the making of this race? GET OFF THE COURSE
  • 4 0
 reminds me of group b rally racing in the 80's. awesome vid too. looks like a cool event
  • 1 0
 thaaat looks awesome, i bet so many spectators got thrashed though
  • 3 0
 a small but important fact, which makes giant, this victory: Mauricio "taka" Acuña. 3 ½ months ago, in a race, had a collision with a tree, which left him in delicate condition;... product of that blow, he needed an emergency surgery, in which, the doctors decided to removed his spleen. GIANT MAURICIO -TAKA- ACUÑA !!
  • 6 0
 I wish my local flower shop would let me drop off it.. Sick photos!
  • 3 0
 I think that the live coverage was a shame on extreme.com , the quality sucked, two cameras didn't show anything interesting and there was no results, especially that I couldn't understand anything that was being said...
  • 1 0
 at least there was some live coverage. without the high speed internet all we would have are these here pics. hopefully with continued popularity the coverage budget will get bigger.
  • 2 0
 Just uploaded my photos from the race, wasn't there for the whole thing, so not great photos. The quality was poor for the live stream because the cable ran along the edge, under spectators feet, and only had push together connections, saw it come undone near the finish line once myself. Hence limited coverage I imagine.
  • 1 0
 Sorry supr rider for your sad point of view why don't you come to Ecuador to see if you have the level, just to you know Martin Jijon (Ecuadorian) left back to Fillip polk by 6 sec in one of our races in January (ILALO) Quito, and that wasn't a urban race, we have a Urban cup and if you have not try it DO NOT SPEAK STUPID THINGS!! Bien por Chile!!! vamos Valparaiso!!
  • 2 0
 That looks like such a fun time! That Cannon drop looked sketchy. Some brews and local food seems like a more fun race then some races in the states.
  • 3 0
 suprised to see most of them running high rollers i thought they would use a tread more DJ/urban orientated?
  • 4 1
 25% of the course is dirt, with very dry dirt landings and corners
  • 3 1
 as much as we have some of the best riding on the continent here in BC, I think something like this would be fun in Vancouver
  • 3 2
 I second this!
  • 5 2
 and I am asking : WHERE IS THE VIDEO ? Hey Pinkbike ! LET ME SEE THE VIDEO !
  • 2 0
 PB correspondent Filip Polc checks in from the top of the track. Video coming soon! I'm saing - coming soonBig Grin
  • 1 1
 I am waiting and waiting. That's the gist of my life, waiting & waiting

thank U for Ur cooperation>
  • 1 1
 SANTA VIDEO POR FAVOR !!!
  • 4 0
 Giggity.
  • 1 0
 I would love to organize one of these events at my dads hometown in Baja. Anybody know anyone that can give me some 411 on the process? Thanks!
  • 1 0
 Love these urban downhill races! I've always dreamed of bombing through a place like that, dropping man-made ledges and staircases...
  • 1 0
 A Picture tells a thousand words, it's nice just to be able to flick through and see exactly what was going on!
  • 1 0
 tight... narrow... I can't believe their speed is so high in 2 foot wide stairs.
  • 1 0
 OFICIAL VIDEO, OF THE RACE... vimeo.com/37123736

FILIP POLC HELMET CAM .... youtu.be/-Ha0E84mbjU
  • 2 1
 what were the pro women results? (found it)
  • 1 2
 It says in the captions: "Luana Oliviera of Chile was the only girl left standing come race time. She Killed it! Sender."
  • 3 1
 A little correction, Luana Oliveira is not from Chile, she is a Brazilian biker.
  • 1 0
 Where did u find the women's results?? Please post a link!!!
(kudoo's to luana Oliverira for finishing such a gnarly course....I reckon most guys would b sketch hitting that cannon drop!!!)
  • 1 0
 no hay resultado en mujeres, ya que solo una mujer participo las otras dos se lesionaron
  • 1 0
 translation: there arent any results for the women, cuz only one woman participated due to the others getting injured
  • 1 0
 thanks
  • 1 0
 maybe video in good quality Smile
  • 2 0
 Mucha Escudo Fraser
  • 2 0
 So much Escudo! I'm killing another right now in Santiago. La Parva shuttles tomorrow.
  • 2 1
 camera man killin beers, sick.
  • 1 0
 Looks so rad. Wish we could do this in the states somewhere.
  • 1 0
 Super rider must feel super stupid now...
  • 1 0
 why do these al ways seem to be in south america?
  • 2 2
 You're right about luana. Brain fart when writing captions.
  • 1 1
 Where are pics of the wall ride!!??
  • 3 0
 sensuraron my comment .. a shame
  • 1 0
 great pics!
  • 1 0
 taka zarpado!!!
  • 1 1
 nice guys

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