After destroying my shoulder on the downhill at the 2012 Sea Otter, I still did my best to capture some of the action. Since my right arm was worthless and couldn't hold a camera, I used my Contour helmet camera and shot successive shots of the Dual slalom starting at the top and moving down the course turn by turn. Every rider to make the field was caught at least once in this video. I was lucky enough to be at the finish line when Mitch Ropelato's rear wheel gave up and shot him over the bars at probably 30 mph and yes, It is here on film for you to see. Gladly Mitch walked away from that one and even tried to race the next heat race but Specialized support was no where to be found.
Considered one of the hardest race in the World and one of the original ultra endurance races -La Rut De Los Conquistadores has attracted athletes from around the bicycle world. After 19 years, La Ruta is considered a "must do" on the bucket list of mountain bike endurance races. This year Bicycle World TV covered the race thanks to Primal Wear clothing, and can came away with these images and countless memories for you to enjoy.
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