15 Aug Red Bull Burner: 12 Hours of Downhill fun!
We’d been hearing about a 12 hour race that was going to happen in Angel Fire in September. Hadn’t seen anything official, but Tony said it was going on, so we had faith (Tony seems to know these types of things).
Today we received posters and some more info on the event. It’s definitely going on, and we’re definitely going to be there. Tony is planning on racing it solo, and the shop is going to be closed that day so we can all be up there. Perhaps Danny and I will do a little racing too. Or we might just hang out and fix bikes and build wheels for Tony, as it will surely be an abusive day for equipment.
Rumor has it that there will be some big names at the event, such as the Atherton siblings. This event may be a qualifier of sorts for other Red Bull DH events, so it is reasonable to expect some pros showing up. $5,000 cash is a pretty good reason to show up too.
We’ve also been hearing the Angel Fire has a new DH course built recently, dubbed “B Line”. I guess the owners of Chili Pepper, who have a shop now in Angel Fire, have been putting in the man hours behind the shovel to add some new fun on the face of the mountain.
Anybody who showed up for the World Cup in 2005 knows that Angel Fire knows how to host an event properly, and this is guaranteed a good time.
In preparation, Tony will be in Pajarito this Saturday with the usual suspects, ripping up their new line that is supposed to be packed full of delicious doubles. Hopefully I’ll be catching up with them Saturday night in Angel Fire so we can have a full day of riding on Sunday. Stop by the shop or give a shout if you want to catch up on either day.
Hope to see you out there.