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Extreme Scary Mountain Bike Trail
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/bike1.html ^

Posted on 10/22/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT by navysealdad

A group of riders ride an incredibly exposed, skinny trail in Austria. Would you ride it?

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1 posted on 10/22/2012 10:36:43 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Yikes, I’m not sure I’d even walk that.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 10:39:40 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: navysealdad

My hands were sweating just watching it!


3 posted on 10/22/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: DUMBGRUNT

ping


4 posted on 10/22/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: navysealdad

Walking on that would be no big deal. I’ve climbed fixed structures far higher than this.

I would never dream of riding a mountain bike on it. I am way too un-coordinated plus I’d worry how they were going to get my broken body out of there.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 10:46:22 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: navysealdad

I like some room for error, even a few inches....nobody can be perfect for miles and miles.....especially when tired.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 10:52:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: navysealdad

Walk it? Probably. fish the stream down below? If there are fish in it, I will try to catch them. Ride it? Fuggedaboutit!


7 posted on 10/22/2012 10:52:09 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: navysealdad
South American mountain bike course from a helmet cam view ... hold on to your tummy!
8 posted on 10/22/2012 10:52:32 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: navysealdad

My vertigo really kicked in.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 10:55:02 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: navysealdad

On a bike? Heck, I won’t even drive Topanga Canyon Road...


10 posted on 10/22/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: navysealdad
Great video.

I am a mountain biker but would never try such a trail (I tend to be a little accident prone).

But there are guys like Danny Macaskill who could easily deal with that kind of trail. Check this out...

Mountain Bike (Trials Bike) Trickster - Danny Macaskill

11 posted on 10/22/2012 11:09:36 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: navysealdad
Here's another video that demonstrates what some of these really good mountain bikers can do (this one is REALLY incredible)...

Extreme biking on a rocky mountain in Spain

12 posted on 10/22/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

that’s the same link as your previous post


13 posted on 10/22/2012 11:30:58 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: mountn man

Well I’am back in the saddle since my bicycle accident!
Had a great ride yesterday, just 20 mi and a bit of pushing it. Too many damaged parts to be eased back. Still a great ride.

That said my perspective has changed.
Yes I was wearing a helmet and all the many people who said my skull was so thick,still it crushed like a dropped egg!

Not wearing my heart rate monitor for two reasons, not pushing yet and if a wheel skidders a tiny bit on gravel in a turn, oh no! My HRM may go up in smoke!

Still afraid to so much as LOOK at the dirt!

I am here, life is good, thank you God!


14 posted on 10/22/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: navysealdad

Stupid idiots


15 posted on 10/22/2012 11:36:29 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: navysealdad

No thanks!


16 posted on 10/22/2012 11:37:46 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ShadowAce
Oops. Thx for letting me know.

Here's the link in question (I've jumped the video ahead to the 35 sec mark).

Chris Akrigg A Hill in Spain MTB Downhill

17 posted on 10/22/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: navysealdad

That is almost as insane as this:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-20114487/the-ascent-of-alex-honnold/

On second thought — nowhere near it.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 11:41:42 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: wolfman23601

My sons got into mountain biking in NH. Although I love to bike, I did not like that sport so much. I’m too chicken.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RoosterRedux
Thanks!

There's a name for the ability/action of balancing your bike on a rock, and "jumping" to another location. Anyone know/remember what it's called? I've seen it before with motorcycles as well.

20 posted on 10/22/2012 11:52:03 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Rock Hopping?


21 posted on 10/22/2012 11:55:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: navysealdad

No way bump for later reading.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 12:00:19 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: ebersole
My hands were sweating just watching it!

And I thought it was just me!

23 posted on 10/22/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Lx

Offroad motorcycles with 38.9 inch seat heights are even more scary. Try to put your foot down — nothing. I stick to the jeep roads and easy trails by and large.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 12:04:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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sfl


25 posted on 10/22/2012 12:04:20 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: ShadowAce

“Trials” riding.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: ShadowAce
Some good examples of "Trials" riding on bicycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaoCFwtU3uY
27 posted on 10/22/2012 12:06:40 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: ShadowAce

Trials.


28 posted on 10/22/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: ShadowAce

Trials hop or bunny hop or vertical hop or side hop.


29 posted on 10/22/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

There definitely are narrower trails with bigger sidehill drops north of Ellensburg, WA in the Teanaway area. In general called extreme sidehill traverses. I will never see them except on video or maybe hiking a little ways. I know of one grandmother who rides them on her very tall KTM.


30 posted on 10/22/2012 12:13:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: navysealdad

Oh mein Gott


31 posted on 10/22/2012 2:20:26 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: navysealdad

Another one to watch later.....


32 posted on 10/22/2012 2:41:47 PM PDT by CORedneck
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