It’s fair to say that each year the RED BULL RAMPAGE delivers some of the CRAZIEST RIDING EVER SEEN on a mountain bike. Well now imagine doing that on a dirt jump hardtail… brakeless.
That’s exactly what Cody Gessel did on a recent weekend trip to Virgin, Utah and here is the result. Cody said: “The goal for me was just to show people you don’t need this over kill bike and you don’t need to be picky about your set up for the terrain or yadda yadda. Just grab your jump bike, a shovel, some friends and go send it and have a good time.”
Understandably the Canyon Gap ender was the sketchiest part of the project. Cody only wanted to hit it once but had to end up with six or seven attempts to get the perfect shot. He said: “I knew I wanted the canyon gap to be the ender. The bad part was is that it was so built up in my head and I was nervous and at the point pretty tired.”
“I knew I couldn’t start from the top with my set up or I’d go way too far. I wanted to start low but luckily Carson convinced me to go up an extra 15 ft. When it was time to send it I felt like I was just hauling so much ass into the lip and it was pretty rough. I wasn’t that focused on aiming at the landing, I ended up jumping super far left and landing wayyyyyy front end first on the soft stuff just left of the landing but somehow rode out. Lucky for sure.”
Keep your eyes peeled in the next few days for a full interview with Cody in the next few days.