Martin Soderstrom, left, and Andreu Lacondeguy John Gibson/Red Bull Media House

Check out what Red Bull Rampage competitors said Thursday, as they created their course, practiced and just got acquainted with the beast of an event.

“I’ve never been to the desert... it’s a bit of a shock to the system.”

“I'm sure he'll go a little deeper than he plans to.” (as in further down the landing)

“Claw.” (anytime Darren Berrecloth is spotted in the distance)

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“I DO NOT want that to be soft.” -- Rider packing a lip

“It's gonna be gnarly, but I think I'll be good.”

“Nice, it doesn't look like there were ever rocks there.” -- Rider to his build crew

“I need some off-road crutches.” -- Injured rider

“I'll practice with the heavier wheels in case some shit goes sideways.” -- Rider on his gear choice for practice runs

“He's really going to need some speed for that one.”

“Did you bring a shovel?”

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“Is there dirt where you're standing?”

“I'm just going to ‘racer’ it.” (hitting a section at speed)

“I’m afraid of heights. Put me on a bike and I’m good, but I couldn't jump off a 10-foot bridge into 30 feet of water.”

“I hit the ground in so many different places.”

“I'm exhausted.”

“Was it supposed to be this hot today?”

“I want to go swimming.”

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“You going up? Want to go up?” -- Riders trying to get motivated after the lunch break

“I need some off-road crutches.” -- Injured rider

“My line from [Red Bull Rampage] 2010 looks so small now.”

“I’m afraid of heights. Put me on a bike and I’m good, but I couldn't jump off a 10-foot bridge into 30 feet of water.”

“I hit the ground in so many different places.”

“That guy’s crazy... he just goes for it.”

“How much travel does that bike have?”

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“That was fuckin’ scary man!”

“I wanna land on the landing now.”

“Speed is your friend.”

"Can you even see the lip right now?"

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