The vibe is defiately mellow out here at Red Bull in Mellow Park Berlin. By all account the riders are having a great time… After all the stress of Olympics and the regular season this event is just what the riders are after. The atmpsophere is fun, every practice block is like a jam session, everyone’s hanging out together and enjoying the hospitality from Red Bull.. All riders have been hooked up with sweet varsity jackets with their names on the back to which is a nice touch.. Waterjump sessions into the river aregoing on between practice sessions, other guys are lazing around on the wifi enjoying the buffet’s and drinks in the riders area. There are no complaints, no stressy team managers and everything else that goes with a regular big race, this feels more like a Dew Tour type event.
Last night’s practice was floodlight, with guys flipping and tricking jumps left right and centre. Darryn Goodwin flipped some pretty big doubles on the second straight. The youngster Chris Christensen is also going upside down a lot, and Nate Berkheimer has some big things up his sleeve too. He’s already flipped the second jumps which is 13 metres..Kris Fox is an absolute treat to watch, so much style! Corben Sharrah looks the possible favourite and Mikey Day is dialled so expect him to be in the mix for the win tonight too!
The massive course is really flowy, and the riders are riding back to back runs because it’s so much fun! In a couple of hours time though somone will be walking away with 8 grand for first place so the heat will be turned up.. The track is being uncovered after the rain and the big show will go ahead as planned…Riders are warming up, plenty of people rocking the Beats headphones starting to get mentally tuned in. This race will go off!!
Catch all the action on the the live feed on the BMX Talk homepage…. Strap on your seatbelts and enjoy the ride!
Here’s a couple of rangom pics from yesterday: