Four by Three: Gee Atherton
November 13th, 2012
If you had any doubt about how tough Gee Atherton is, you need to watch this! Another cracking video from Red Bull and Clay Porter and certainly today’s essential viewing – “Leaving behind his usual downhill environment, Gee Atherton hits up Virgin in Utah for the ultimate mountain bike contest: Red Bull Rampage.The unique environment of the contest is alien territory for most riders, forcing them to step out of their comfort zone and deliver their best riding while pushed to the limit. The terrain provides the chance to ride huge gaps and pull off incredible jumps while the soft soil makes for a more forgiving landing than usual, meaning anything is possible.
In his film, we follow Gee, a regular at the event since 2003, and his team through creating his line to taking to the course for the first time. Along the way he explores his desire to take on risk and discusses how he feels Rampage pushes the sport on and makes him proud to be a mountain biker. This film offers the chance to see a rider at the top of his game take on new challenges in one of the world’s unique riding environments. How will Gee fare?” How gnarly was that crash???