Red Bull Rampage 2012

Red Bull Rampage 2012

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Brendan Howey (CAN) no-hands it on a big drop.

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Cam Zink (USA) rides a ridge in practice on Saturday.

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Darren Berrecloth (CAN, right) goes over his line during lunch Saturday. Riders scout their own lines down the course, often bringing a team along with picks and shovels to help remove rocks and firm up terrain they'll be riding over.

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Kurt Sorge (CAN) performs a superman on his final (championship) run.

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Brandon Semenuk (CAN) didn't win Rampage, but he did secure his second straight Freeride Mountain Biking Association (FMBA) World Tour win with his 14th-place finish.

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Cam McCaul (USA) drops from a ledge.

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There's only one way up. Kurt Sorge (CAN) demonstrates that even freeride royalty must huff it to the top with their bikes on their backs. It's a good reminder of exactly how high each run is.

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Darren Berrecloth (CAN) on a jump. He finished 19th.

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Cameron McCaul (USA) gets big air.

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These guys were there to watch it all.

Red Bull Rampage 2012