Thursday, October 7, 2010
That was the end of the day for me helmet smashed , chunks of meat hanging from my elbows and general full body beat down.
I woke up sore at 6am next morning to head up for qualies
I got warmed up and headed to the top for my run , Of course I was feeling a bit nervous about the big drop mid run .
I dropped in and got on it, hangin er out loose AS and feeling really good, I destroyed my line leading up to the oakley drop.
I approched the drop alot slower this time and just f**kin nailed it! YUUUUUUUSSSSS, I was so pumped about shreddin the drop I just let the brakes off and leaned back on the 50ft double following the drop for a big floaty flip (which I hadn,t planned on!) and sent it ...some how I got off AXIS and ate it .. I dont think I have ever been so pissed off with myself...what the hell.. all I needed to do was get to the bottom but instead I got all carried away and started back flippin shit.. nice one DICK HEAD!
i still had one run to get it right so I headed back up to the top ... this time the wind picked up real bad , I was super worried about the drop in the wind . I dropped in and headed down my line , things were going well I got thru the upper section and headed for the oakley sender ... the wind was swirling but I ripped off there anyways ... I landed the drop SWEEEET and shralped into my mate MR 50 ft double .... I dragged some brake headin in and sent it ... launched and just went miles too far ... landed and went into the bushes . BOOM that was it Rampage over for Mcgazza ... there is no room for a crash at rampage and I just cooked two runs.
Pissed was an under statement... Some times when you put alot of pressure on your self to do well you end up syking yourself out.. I made a couple of dumbass mistakes . I talked to the judges and they said i just needed to make it to the bottom of my line and I was thru to the final as my line was high scoring due to the risk .
Any way there wasnt much more I could do than sit back and watch the GNAR that was Rampage finals ..You probably have seen a bunch of footage/pics from the event , Im hella stoked for my Corsair team mate Cam Zink on taking the win ... 3'ing off that thing was INSANE he fully deserved to take the win. good stuff mate.
WHat a sick event Red Bull Rampage is , pushing the sport and the limits of what can be done on a mountainbike. full credit to the team at Red Bull you guys NAILED it.
For me now its back to Whiss and keep riding my bike until i head back to good ol NZ for another sick summer of ridng!