Rider: Tyler McCaul Lo­ca­tion: Utah, USA

Australian Mountain Bike - - Shimano -

Cam­era: Nikon D5 Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 Set­tings: 145mm 1/4000sec at f5 ISO 160 “Ram­page is a one of a kind event to shoot and the ul­ti­mate event for most MTB pho­tog­ra­phers. It also brings with it a boat-load of frus­tra­tion dur­ing prac­tice as rid­ers start or stop rid­ing on dif­fer­ent ridge­lines just as you ar­rive at the top of a sketchy scram­ble and of course the sun takes a dive be­hind the moun­tains. You just have to trust that if you keep try­ing you’re go­ing to get lucky at some point over the week and you’ll shoot a lit-up rider with golden roost trails fol­low­ing them off a cliff like this shot of T-Mac. The 2016-17 Ram­page site was def­i­nitely the gnarli­est yet with rid­ers’ only op­tions down from the top be­ing a mon­ster drop on each ridge­line, or the Zink/Strait death chute down the mid­dle. Bearclaw, T-Mac and Storch chose the rid­ers left ridge and as you can see; about a thou­sand sand­bags, as their es­cape route.”

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