Tall Tales From The Field

Narley, Rad, Sick and Massive

The Red Bull Rampage is an annual mountain biking competition here in Virgin, Utah. This was the 12th edition and is fast becoming a very popular event worldwide.  These extreme riders defy the laws of gravity and common sense physics.  Einstein would have trouble figuring out how these mountain bikers do what they do. As some nearby dudes said, it was narley, rad, sick and massive. The photos pretty much give you a good idea of the competition and scene. SPOILER ALERT- Kurt Sorge won the event for an unprecedented third time.    This competition was filmed and will be shown on NBC on December 24th.

Tickets sold out online in 5 minutes.











Dusty Venue

He wiped out but was uninjured


Good shocks required

They filmed the event from the hills, helicopters and drones.

Look mom, no hands!

Not sure where he was going.

Riding uphill would be a lot harder than downhill?


Look out Bro!


Finish Line

Below is a aerial view of the course which shows massive dropoffs!


Or one narley ride by Antoine Bizet who was the crowd’s choice as the winner.


20 responses

  1. How do they not kill themselves or end up seriously injured?


    October 29, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    • No one got hurt this year Katelon but it happens. I just posted another video to this post which is a POV of one rider’s trip and truly shows the dangers.

      Liked by 1 person

      October 29, 2017 at 2:39 PM

  2. They are braver than I would be. But what amazing surroundings to ride in.


    October 29, 2017 at 1:32 PM

  3. Respect to all riders that competed in that. What skill.

    Thanks Michael for posting that.👍

    Liked by 1 person

    October 29, 2017 at 3:07 PM

  4. Amy

    That is crazy! Wow, these photos!!


    October 29, 2017 at 3:21 PM

  5. Makes me cringe just looking at the photographs. I am attempting more and more off road biking in the sand and I fall over:)


    October 29, 2017 at 5:36 PM

  6. Wonderful captures of a high action event!!!


    October 29, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    • It wasn’t easy trying to focus on these riders moving so fast and with other people around. I took 599 photos in 5 hours.

      Liked by 1 person

      October 29, 2017 at 9:16 PM

  7. That looks insane!


    October 29, 2017 at 6:59 PM

  8. Great images Michael. I’m just wondering what kind of effect this sport has on the nature.


    October 29, 2017 at 9:35 PM

    • Thanks Cornelia. This event is only for one week. It’s on private property and is mostly desert which bounces back pretty quickly. It was really dusty because we have had rain only once in the last 6 weeks. Wind and rain will bring it back to original shape.


      October 29, 2017 at 9:44 PM

  9. wow, that’s just crazy! Nice shots of the riders.


    October 30, 2017 at 7:08 AM

  10. WOW! In my hometown City Down Hill: https://www.facebook.com/ronaldpumaphoto/posts/1535613993151247

    Liked by 1 person

    November 1, 2017 at 10:18 AM

  11. That’s mad!


    November 5, 2017 at 10:34 AM

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