Messere talks about choosing and building a line as the 2013 edition of Red Bull Rampage approaches.
When a freeride mountain bike rider leaves the groomed trails of bike parks behind and heads into more natural, untouched terrain, they're constantly scanning the mountainside for the most creative and challenging way to ride it from top to bottom.
Unlike any other contest, Red Bull Rampage puts the skills developed in those adventures on full display, encouraging the riders themselves to cut their own course into the tough ridges of the Southern Utah venue.
With Red Bull Rampage 2013 just weeks away, the countdown is on. Anthony Messere talks about the process of scouting the area and finding the line that works best for each athlete. The competitors will once again be looking to challenge themselves and match their skills to their line in order to impress the judges.
See how the athletes make their choices in the live webcast of the finals on the Red Bull Rampage site on October 13, 2013, starting at 1:00 p.m. MT (10:00 p.m CET)