I know I said I probably wouldn’t be posting anymore from the Red Bull R.Evolution race but the guys not making it up the step up in this had me cracking up.
This is probably all you’re going to get from me from the R.Evolution race. I’ve lost interest until they figure out how to build a track that is too gnarly for people to run clips, carbon forks, and kooky shit like that. Please take note of the seat post at 00:20!
Here’s a first look at people actually taking some laps around the R.Evolution track. I hate to say that it’s a look from the point of view of two dudes who are mechanically secured to their bicycles. Oh well, a look is a look and the track looks pretty rad. I can’t wait to see a full gate of heads charging into it. You can watch the live webcast of the race HERE starting at 1pm est.
Red Bull R.Evolution is tomorrow and I can’t help but be reminded of Helltrack from Rad. How awesome would it be if they built an exact replica of Helltrack for the next one! I know I’m not the only one who still has dreams of taking a lap around that thing!
I definitely don’t agree with the statement that they make in here claiming “the first ever wooden section on a BMX track.” I’ve definitely seen some races from the 80’s that had whole straights made out of wood. Whoever wrote that must also not be familiar with the “Cliffhanger” from Rad.
Last year I was beyond excited for Red Bull’s R.Evolution. This year not so much. Well, that was until I saw this track animation and some of the pictures of the build that have been floating around. I think things could be interesting if the track actually turns out like what’s in this animation. We’ll just have to wait until the live stream (which I do believe starts at 1 EST) on Saturday to see. If you haven’t already seen it, you can peep the flyer after the jump.
Red Bull’s R.Evolution is coming back for 2013. Honestly my feelings on the event last year were kind of mixed. I was pretty amped up for it but it wasn’t quite what I thought. I had envisioned guys like BF, Robbie Miranda, hell even the Wildman banging bars and throwing down some stunts mid race. It pretty much turned out to be your normal BMX race with dudes clipped in and very little trickery. I mean a turnbar over the last jump doesn’t count. Kris Fox and Lance Mosley held it down but let’s face it, they had no chance…
Kris sits down with QBMX and talks about everything from getting into BMX, quitting racing, the Red Bull R.Evolution track, and being stoked on getting to witness Chris Doyle do a three invert in the woods. Stoked on this guy even more after this interview!
1st Twan Van Gent (Netherlands) 2nd Corben Sharrah (USA) 3rd Mike Day (Usa) 4th Simon Duchene (France) 5th Luke Madill (Australia) 6th Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala (Columbia) 7th Sylvain Andre (France) 8th Darryn Goodwin (Australia)
It’s finally here! Red Bull R.Evolution starts today in Berlin at 1pm EST.