Monday, September 14, 2009

Red Bull Exodus

On September 4th and 5th, 2009 mountain bikers gathered at the peak at Whistler Mountain, in Whistler Blackcomb resort in British Columbia and descended more than 2,182m and a vertical of 1,530m and crossed the finish line in the Whistler Village at speeds reaching up to 80 km per hour. National and international riders endured nature’s elements of low visibility, rain, mud as well as sustaining constant physical and mental effort in order to maintain control during the entire decent.

Red Bull Exodus is a mass start downhill race which saw over 125 men and women in a simultaneous start from the snow-capped peak with a final destination in Whistler Village. Over the course of two days, participants were challenged by bar-to-bar racing as they battled side-by-side, dealing with fatigues and navigated through muddy and wet dirt trails riddled with jumps, stunts, drops and root-strewn terrain.

Nick Gibson, local vigilante placed 42nd overall.

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