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Red Bull Road Rage

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ChrisKring, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. ChrisKring

    ChrisKring Turbo Monkey

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    Just got this. Someone's going to get waxxed at this race.


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    > The Red Bull Road Rage will take place November 5 in Malibu,
    > California. Riders will battle down a paved road that leads up to one
    > of MBA's old motocross practice tracks at Tuna Canyon. Tuna Canyon is
    > a highly technical, one lane, European-style descent that drops 2000
    > feet over two miles. Twenty-five of the best riders in the world will
    > be invited, and world-class athletes such as George Hincapie, Brian
    > Lopes, John Tomac, Eric Carter and David Clinger are among the top
    > invitees.Red Bull is looking to set a benchmark by deciding for the
    > first time who is the fastest road bike descender. Giant Bicycle, who
    > is only on the other side of the Malibu Mountains, will co-sponsor the
    > event.
    >
    > Traditional road bikes with 700c wheels and drop bars must be used.
    > There will be no minimum weight limit and disc brakes, skin suits,
    > padding, and wider tires are all allowed. Safety in this event is the
    > number one priority, and Red Bull will have double barriers with
    > padding set up at some of the more difficult corners.
    >
    > On November 5, riders will line up in random order to take a seeding
    > run on the course, which will determine the order in which they leave
    > the start gate for their final run. Slowest rider leaves first,
    > leaving the fastest rider to be last down the course. Riders will be
    > spaced in one minute increments or more if the officials deem it
    > necessary. The winner will be crowned the fastest descender on a road
    > bike. There is a $3500 prize purse for the top three riders, as well
    > as guaranteed, worldwide glory from all the media on hand.
    >
    > That's only the first half of the competition. Next we will test the
    > riders' downhill ability while in a pack. The top 16 riders from the
    > last race will line up in heats of four, with the top two riders in
    > each heat advancing. After three times down the hill, the fastest man
    > in a crowd will be crowned. There's a $1500 prize for first; second
    > place is the first loser.
    >
    > The awards ceremony and Afterburner Party will be held at 7 p.m. the
    > evening of race day. Red Bull will host a party that only they are
    > famous for delivering.
    >
    > For more information contact: Steve Boehmke at 714.633.9955;
    > chunkyflyrite@aol.com
     

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  2. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Sweet.


    Should be fun to watch
     
  3. AlberTop

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    I´d like to see that.
     
  4. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Thanks for putting that up.

    That sounds freakin awesome. Tomac and Lopes can pull out their old 100 tooth chainrings that have been sitting around rusting since the Kamikaze days. :D
     
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    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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  6. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    Descending on a road bike? I know they're "serious athletes," but what about Lancester and the rest? THAT would be sweet to watch.
     
  7. Zutroy

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    Yikes....should be a blast to watch....they need to Invite Sean Yates to come outta retirement and race...that guy was a psycho decender in the Tour.
     
  8. foesjunky

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    Z... We're going, are you????