Photo Epic: Red Bull Joyride

Aug 18, 2013 at 0:13
by Scott Secco  
Richie Schley considering odds for the betting pool...
  Richie Schley considering odds for the betting pool...

Your friendly local information station.
  Your friendly local information station.

Man... he must be rich.
  Man... he must be rich. Captive audience with the Bud Light girls.

Paddy Kaye and his build crew did serious work on this course. Big thanks to them for building the best Joyride course ever.
  Paddy Kaye and his build crew did phenomenal work on the battlefield. Riders agreed this was the best course yet.

Trail crew on hand keeping her buff despite the all the bad weather of the morning.
  Keeping her at maximum-buff despite the bad weather all morning.

Heading to the gallows
  Heading to the gallows

Game time at mountain biking s Super Bowl
  Game time at mountain biking's Super Bowl

Brayden Barrett-Hay grabbed the alternate spot for Joyride based on his FMB points total.The first rider to drop he went down on this tailwhip and was unable to compete. We re hoping for a quick recovery - Brayden shreds
  Brayden Barrett-Hay grabbed the alternate spot for Joyride based on his FMB points total. The first rider to drop, he went down on this tailwhip and was unable to compete. We're hoping for a quick recovery - Brayden shreds!

New Zeland might be famous for their sheep but they ve got another famous export a big bird known as McGazza
  New Zealand might be famous for their sheep but they've got another famous export: a big bird known as McGazza

Kelly McGarry had his best slopestyle run ever today linking together spins flip tables and a front flip. We can t wait to see him at Rampage.
  Kelly McGarry had his best slopestyle run ever today, linking together spins, flip tables, and a front flip. We can't wait to see him at Rampage.

Kelly McGarry at Redbull Joyride 2013 Crankworx Whistler
  Kelly's got some of the sickest flip tables in the game

Gully taking style cues from Derek Zoolander.
  Gully taking style cues from Derek Zoolander.

 Sometimes when you think you re going to have a bad day you have a good day. I m feeling pretty shitty so hopefully I ll ride well. Gully rode well. Top 10 on the day.
  ''Sometimes when you think you're going to have a bad day, you have a good day. I'm feeling pretty shitty so hopefully I'll ride well.'' Gully rode well. Top 10 on the day.

Gully sending a three off the Joyride House.
  Gully sending a three off the Joyride Cabin

T-Mac attack double whip-tastic.
  T-Mac attack: double whip-tastic.

It looks like T-Mac had a productive winter of training this season. He s got an even deeper bag of tricks and we think he s got potential for Clawworx
  It looks like T-Mac trained hard this weekend. He's got bigger bag of tricks than ever and we think he's got podium potential for Clawworx

Cam McCaul spinning and spinning.
  Cam McCaul spinning and spinning.

When shit goes wrong at Joyride it goes wrong. McCaul falling out of the sky.
  When shit goes wrong at Joyride, it goes wrong. McCaul falling out of the sky.

instant video review What d I do wrong McCaul getting the lowdown on where things went wrong.
  Instant video review: What'd I do wrong? McCaul getting the lowdown on where things went sour.

Cam on the wall while a man in banana costume lurks ominously in the foreground. This would not be the end of the Bana-ocylpse.
  Cam on the wall while a man in banana costume lurks ominously in the foreground. This would not be the end of the 'Bana-ocylpse.'

Banana split
  Banana split

Bearclaw surveys the scene behind safety glass.
  Bearclaw surveys the scene behind safety glass.

The claw snatches a clicked table 3 off the Joyride hut.
  The Claw is the law. Fact

It takes just a wee bit of off angle on a landing to make shit go sideways on the Joyride Course. Granieri heading back to the top for a fresh rear wheel.
  Land sideways and shit goes sideways fast on the Joyride course. Granieri heading back to the top for a fresh rear wheel.

Yannick Granieri getting inverted in practice before the Joyride.
  Yannick Granieri getting inverted in practice before the Joyride.

You don t need course tape...just ride the only part without people.
  Sam Reynold's parts the multi-colored sea. You don't need course tape... just ride the part without people.

Reynolds bossed his signature sidewinder in both his runs.
  Reynolds bossed his signature sidewinder in both his runs, looking creative and smooth, until going down in a punishing spill after tail-whipping the Joyride cabin on run two. From Sam's Instagram, ''knocked myself out for a second then woke up and finished the run like a champ.'' We're not sure doctors would recommend this...

Paul Basagoitia remains the only man to repeat as slopestyle champion after Genon s day came to a close. He ll be back hungrier than ever.
  We'll admit it, we didn't expect Thomas Genon to win in 2012. This year, the weight of expectation hung on his shoulders as it does for all past champions.

Thomas Genon at Redbull Joyride 2013 Crankworx Whistler
  Paul Basagoitia remains the only man to repeat as back-to-back slopestyle champion after Genon's day came to a close. He'll be back hungrier than ever.

Kurt Sorge came with a full bag of tricks for a guy with a rep for big mountain riding vs a traditional slopestyle course. It s all stuff he s done before but he dusted it off for the Joyride.
  Kurt Sorge spins right round, right round, like a record...

Sorge soars superbly over one seriously spellbound crowd
  Sorge soars superbly over one seriously spellbound crowd

Unidentified flying object
  Unidentified flying object

Sorge tailwhips
  Kurt Sorge is known as a big mountain badass (winning Rampage and riding in Where the Trail Ends help those credentials) but showed serious dirt jump prowess this weekend. Tailwhip on the hip.

Locked and loaded ready to make bangers.
  Locked and loaded ready to make bangers.

Smile... Snipers ready and waiting in the wings.
  Smile... Snipers ready and waiting in the wings.

Messere in a rare moment of contact with the ground.
  Messere in a rare moment of contact with the ground.

Cork whip Antoine Bizet gettin rowdy in run number one off the third hit.
  Cork whip? Messere gettin' rowdy in run number one off the third hit.

They keep saying but when Messere lands a run... The kid is the steeziest in the game.
  They keep saying ''but when Messere lands a run...'' The kid is the steeziest in the game.

One small step for Messere one giant leap for the rest of mankind.
  One small step for Messere, one giant leap for the rest of mankind.

Anthony looked to have a podium worthy run on his hands until a slight miscalculation took him out on the final stepdown.
  Anthony looked to have a podium worthy run on his hands until a slight miscalculation took him out on the final stepdown.

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Pilgrim riding the fine line between success and failure. It s a true balancing act.
  Pilgrim riding the fine line between success and failure. It's a true balancing act.

Sam Pilgrim tailwhipping his way to first place in the FMB rankings.
  Sam Pilgrim, tailwhipping his way to first place in the FMB rankings.

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Pilgrim finally slayed the Joyride dragon that s ridden him hard every Joyride he s been at. Until now. I ve been here five times and never had a good run here. Until this year. And damn if it doesn t feel good
  Pilgrim finally slayed the Joyride dragon that's haunted him over the past few contests. Until now. "I've been here five times and never had a good run here. Until this year. And damn if it doesn't feel good!"

Sam Pilgrim at Redbull Joyride 2013 Crankworx Whistler
  Pilgrim silencing the critics with perfect form on a finally-landed Crankworx Whistler run.

Last practice run of the day Soderstrom dropping in with a three from the gate.
  Last practice run of the day: Soderstrom dropping in with a three from the gate.

Sodertrom truckin it perfectly on run one.
  Sodertrom truckin' it perfectly on run one.

The three dudes on this chair won the lottery for the best seat in the house Soderstrom pulling down a flawless triple whip for the lucky trio.
  The three dudes on this chair won the lottery for the best seat in the house: Soderstrom pulling down a flawless triple whip for the lucky trio.

Martin Soderstrom s attempted 360 double whip at Redbull Joyride 2013 Crankworx Whistler
  Soderstrom put it all on the line with his final run, it was near flawless from start to end culminating in this 360 double-whip attempt

The beginning of the end Soderstrom taking off on his failed 360 double-whip during his second run. The over rotation and slipped pedal combo on the landing resulted in what video replay clearly shows to be a broken tib fib. Heal up soon Martin
  The beginning of the end: Soderstrom over-rotated and slipped a pedal, resulting in what video replay clearly shows to be a broken tib/fib. Heal up soon, Martin!

Go time game face. Brandon Semenuk about to drop bombs.
  Go time, game face. Brandon Semenuk about to drop bombs.

Brandon s helicopter impression... admirable.
  Brandon imitating noises overhead.

Opening salvo from Brandon Semenuk bar spin 360 off the opening drop.
  Opening salvo from Brandon Semenuk: oppo truck driver off the opening drop.

Brandon regular double tailwhip after greasing an opposite one on the first jump. Machine.
  Brandon: regular double tailwhip after greasing an opposite one on the first jump. Machine.

Flip to win. Semenuk joins the elusive Two Club.
  Flip to win. Semenuk joins the elusive ''Two Club.''

Semenuk mid nailing everything but failing at the final hurdle.
  Semenuk, mid nailing everything but failing at the final hurdle of run one.

Semenuk stoked as usual.
  It was deja vu for Semenuk's fans, friends, and family as he crashed on the final stepdown. One run left: would it be heartbreak or victory?

Insane.
  It all came down to this.

Brandon Semenuk s winning flip whip at Redbull Joyride 2013 Crankworx Whistler
  Semenuk: clutch when it counts.

Soaking it all up Semenuk soaked in champagne and taking it all in.
  Soaking it all up: Semenuk, drenched in champagne and taking it all in.

Two times now Semenuk s taken the W in the Joyride.
  Two times now Semenuk's taking the "W" in the Joyride.

The two time champ installs his metalwork
  The champ installs his 2013 metalwork

Do not consume if seal broken.
  Do not consume if seal broken.

Winning can be claustrophobic
  Winning can be claustrophobic

One man down. Martin s last run was phenomena he was missed on the podium.
  One man down. Martin's last run was phenomenal, he was missed on the podium.

Semenuk flashing the rare smile on the podium.
  Semenuk flashing the rare smile on the podium.



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56 Comments

  • + 87
 You could see how bad Sodestrom wanted it he tricked everything! But congrats to semanuk, sick oppo double whip to normal double whip!
And pilgrim could have easily bettered his score if he hadn't crashed.

Totally worth staying up til 4:00am for!
  • + 15
 He literally tricked every feature possible which is just nuts, not to mention any of his other killer tricks. He was the first one I picked in my little fantasy pool.
  • + 6
 Who's ready for The Bearclaw Invitational!!!?
  • + 58
 Who's ready for Sorge to get a real slopestyle bike!!!?
  • + 0
 SSOO pumped to see Semenuk taking first...he has really wanted this for some time....put Soderstrom had an amazing run. They defiantly killed it. I wonder what the scoring was...but im sure it was super close between the two!
  • + 7
 Semenuk is the man! but i do miss Rheeder's flip whip to oppo flip whip Smile
  • + 6
 I'm so bummed for Martin, he was just killing it (that triple whip was insane)!! Hope he heals fast! Good job to Brandon though awesome run as well!
  • + 3
 same man (I'm actually in England as well)! feel so sorry for barret-hay as well, the pressure just got to him. get well soon, soderstrom as well!!
  • + 1
 Deja vü for soderstrom, that last feature must be cursed for him, didn't he crash on a 360 double whip attempt last year as well? Damn I wish he landed it, but you could tell semenuk was on his way to the winning run after seeing him after his first run crash. Massive props to all the riders this year!
  • + 50
 Second Photo. Nipples.
  • + 14
 Im going to use bud lite nipples for my wheels from now on...
  • + 26
 haha 'rare smile' he's an amazing athlete but he could show a little more of that from time to time! Get well soon martin!
  • + 12
 haha yes! looks totally different, actually, Happy...! Wink
  • + 22
 Get well soon Soderstrom!
  • + 1
 oh man, his leg! Times like that must make ya wonder if its all worth it.
  • - 1
 He could have performed a not so complicated trick on his last jump and avoided the crash. Who knows? He could have still won in the end. Sometimes he who wants more loses all. Don't get me wrong, Soderstrom was awesome and I wish he recovers fast.
  • + 3
 I was thinking the same thing, his run was so technical and perfect that maybe he could have won it without a banger on the last hit. But he was clearly giving it everything he had and pulling out the hardest run he could. So impressive and such a bummer for him. It was a great competition this year!
  • + 2
 Crashed out and still got on the podium..awesome
  • + 1
 That is all hind site. When you are in the moment, in the run, you are not thinking what Ive done the last few jumps should be good enough, I'll chill on the last drop. Im sure the only moment he had to think was at the top before the run started. You're only focused on the trick you are about to do next, when you're halfway to the next jump.
  • + 3
 Get well Martin u defiantly had semenuk shakin in his etnies lol totally could tell he was worried about Martin made it bittersweet for Brandon
  • + 19
 what about pictures from antoine bizet !?!?
  • + 9
 yeah that double flip was gnarly
  • + 23
 Semenuk's smile was more impressive than Bizet's double flip ...
  • + 9
 Exactly, where da fack is Bizet?
No single picture?
  • + 3
 Yeah, not a single Picture, but hey, he's only 5th at redbull joyride... --'
  • + 2
 Ok, see your point. Now I know why there's so many photos of Gully, T-Mac, McGazza, Cam McCaul, BearClaw, Genon, Reynolds, Messere, Sorge, Granieri- they all placed on the 2-4 spots, so higher the Bizzy! Silly me!
  • + 1
 I don't get your argument, sorry dude
  • + 6
 4th pic down....giant man, or tiny jump....????

And Sam Pilgrim....new cable ride trick...??? ;-)

Epic pics....best Crankworx so far!!!!
  • + 5
 this was by far one of the best slopestyle comps ever, very good course, super high level, no wind and not too many bad crashes
  • + 6
 I want to dress up like a banana and run down the course with them, so funny
  • + 7
 Hey Brandon, the peach in your fruit bowl called. It wants its fuzz back.
  • + 2
 Firstly check the kid paying no attention to the riding right in the middle of the frame of the sequence of Messere, kind of weird. Then look at the sequence of Pilgrim, not one but two kids now and have these kids got eyes in the back of their heads (see last frame of Pilgrim sequence!) Either that or they had a master plan to photobomb images that would be seen by thousands!
  • + 1
 i think theres a screen there because both kids react in awe when they see it
  • + 2
 Is it me or has the CLAW lost weight ? If so he looks all the better for it
  • + 1
 he has, said it himself. apparently hes being eating healthier and doing much more riding both xc and road to get in shape
  • + 1
 Good on him . I've been doing the same really does pay off
  • + 2
 I love that all the kids who are saying: "huehuehuehue, nipples..." Are 14 or 16....
  • + 2
 Martin put his life in his second run, this is admirable, give all for the win! Heal up soon Martin...
  • + 3
 does someone know if martin is okay?
  • + 2
 I think Paddy Kaye was building a ramp for Smurfs.
  • + 1
 anyone knows why Lacondeguy and Cam Zink weren´t on the riding list?
(sorry for posting this again)
  • + 0
 he had broken tib and fib
  • + 1
 andreu?
  • + 1
 really sucks for Brayden Barett-Hays and Soderstrom. Hopefully nothing to serious!!
  • + 3
 soderstrom, got robbed
  • + 1
 I always knew I loved the Aussie girls ha ha those were some great photos
  • + 1
 what is a broken tib/fib
  • + 1
 Broken Tibula/Fibula. Real nasty break in your lower leg that either requires titanium rods inserted in the bone or lots of plates and screws.
  • + 1
 Where are the photos of the epic Man-gina?
  • + 1
 It must be a fighter jet meal schedule they are following.
  • + 0
 Semenuk rockin a sick duster!
  • + 0
 3rd of photos ...... sweet melons !!!
  • - 1
 now I'd like to see more smile from brandon.. what a steezmachine
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