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Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2013 ?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by slyfink, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. slyfink Active Member

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    anyone know if and where there is coverage? Media presence seems pretty quiet this year...
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    It's not quiet, we're just having major internet issues at the new official hotel! Besides the normal web outlets, we have a full in house team this year, as well as redbull media house AND a massive australian TV crew and japanese Tv crews!

    First photo gallery just squeaked by the clogged tubes.

    http://www.transcendmagazine.com/2013/02/vca-2013-about-to-go-off/
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    Awesome, thanks! I don't imagine Redbull is going to broadcast it live?

    edited to add: thanks for the photos Fraser, they're great. looking forward to the rest!
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    Didnt know Guido is running Troy Lee D3 helmets? sick bro.
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    cedric is inspecting them right meow:



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    a guy came up short on a BIG drop.... landed right at the edge of the receiver.
    fortunately no broken bones.
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    Fork looks flexy :eek:
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    at least he wasn't using the boxxer L-Turn
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    He ended with 28-30 stitches in the shin and both ankles twisted.

    The frame on the other hand got a quite decent dent in the down tube....
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    :eek: That crash. Heal up quick, whoever you are.
    I think it's awesome that a DH race can have that much spectators.
    They should have at least one WC race down there. It would be awesome and they deserve it.

    Also good to see Tschugg riding.
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    Second worst case scenario for a crash right there.
    Worst would be roughly 2-3 feet short of that. Glad he wasn't hurt more seriously. Are there no hay bales or curved wood in that country?
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    Ok, just looked through Fraser's gallery and want to say that may be your best free gallery of pics ever. I can't imagine what you have stashed away for sale to your clients if those are one step down?

    What did you different? The colors have a different feel than any of your past trips and virtually every single pic seemed to be a different angle than you've used in the past. Also, great pics fo the BBQ. :drool:
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    Aw man cut em some slack! They dont even have hay bales or curved wood at X Games! :D

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    F'ing rad Dave! The size and magnitude on those gaps always amazes me, as does the whole scene down there based on your reports. Thanks for the great pics and insight. Too bad we can't have a full on WC event in Chile based on the amazing fan support.
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    Once I kick this severe chest cold that I developed while I was down there, ill have my recap video up on Pinkbike!
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    You may consider that the race was held in the middle of the 2nd or 3rd biggest city down here....so that can partially justify the amount of people... I mean not all that people would go to a hill or mountain to watch a WC race.

    I'm quite sure a lot of people (myself included) would go... But definitely not 15.000 people.

    I'd love to see an offseason "season" of urban downhill races.... Here in South America we have at least 2-3 big races in our summer. Santos in Brazil, VCA here in Chile, and there is one in Colombia but I'm not sure the exact city an date.
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  24. Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I was at a massive BBQ last night, at the guy's house who crashed. 20+ stitches in his shin. Besides that, he walked away and threw a massive BBQ, that's just how they roll here.
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    Thanks dude, I appreciate it. The angles weren't 100% my choice this year. I got stuck in the massive crowd down below and was sort of limited, it worked out alright in the end, but I wasn't pleased. Normally I can stay ahead of the rush of people working their way down the track, but there was a big delay in starting, so the crowd got ahead of me and I was boned. The new photo gallery software I am using also doesn't destroy the image compression like the old one did, thankfully!

    The clients are pretty happy it seems, been a decent run of sales in 2 days, so a good trip all around. Great shuttles yesterday with Bizet and some others and an EPIC day ahead up at 14 000' with a bike park and an hour ride down sick singletrack into town.

    That dirt shot of Guido is a little teaser for 2014/2015. The track is going to get about 1 minute longer, and the extension will be 80% dirt singletrack!
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    Seems like such an awesome race to be at. The locals seem to be super nice people, and the riding stoke is through the roof. I mean where else can you ride and get random locals racing to help you hike your bike? Our sport is wicked mon!
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    Video of the case @ 0:32
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    was this from the race?
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    I want to go back to that area soon, I had such a good time, food was some of the best I have ever had.
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    He's doing it wrong. Just gotta turn it right side up at he'll be all set.
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    Martin's style is so sick. I've seen some pretty gnarly crash pics and clips from Valpo this year, I hope every one is okay!

    Anyone got a link for full results with timing?
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    It's on the Redbull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Facebook page
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    dat comments :rofl:

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    I think you mean Marcelo's! hahaha ;)
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  38. Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    He definitely worked up a bit more of a sweat than I did.
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    Rank Name Nat. Age* Result PaR PcR
    1 Marcelo GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS COL 23 2:30.53
    2 Filip POLC SVK 31 2:31.82
    3 Ramon Antonio LEIVA FIGUEROA CHI 29 2:34.22
    4 C├ędric GRACIA FRA 35 2:35.06
    5 Mauricio Andres ACUNA QUINTANA CHI 25 2:36.19
    6 Enrique GENOVA CHI 26 2:36.58
    7 Santiago DE SANTIAGO ARG 27 2:37.08
    8 Pedro Antonio FERREIRA LANDSKRAN CHI 24 2:38.07
    9 Ignacio ROJO PICAND CHI 29 2:43.64
    10 Neko MULALLY USA 20 2:46.03
    11 Yan YANNICK WENDE BOL 26 2:46.75
    12 Andreas KUKULIS BLAJTRACH CHI 23 2:47.14
    13 Antonio OVALLE CHI 22 2:48.25
    14 Jorge MONZON PENAILILLO CHI 28 2:49.05
    15 Milciades JAQUE CHI 22 2:49.06
    #40 Mar 5, 2013   

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