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Now for Something Different: A Crazy DH Urban Race

Old 01-20-13, 12:06 PM
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Now for Something Different: A Crazy DH Urban Race

Anyone seen this one before? What a wild downhill MTB race, through an urban route.

This is a better link:

+1 Watch for the dog. Crazy!:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIe6hYAdw_I



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Old 01-20-13, 01:35 PM
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nothing like a loose dog for an obstacle

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Old 01-20-13, 01:48 PM
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That was crazy! i would have been the back of an ambulance by the 1:00 mark.
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Yep, seen that before. Every time I watch it makes me pucker:
The dog that trots in front of the rider
Big air shortly thereafter
Narrow entry between steel stanchions to get onto the downhill stairs

If that were me, there would have been no need for an ambulance- straight to the undertaker's!
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Old 01-20-13, 05:54 PM
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Yep, seen this a couple times. Google Valparaiso Downhill Mountain Bike Race for more nutso videos.

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I've seen that before, as well, but it always kicks the adrenals every time.

Pretty insane. The jumps are crazy, and the narrow sidewalks with the pole handrails are just major *pucker* factor. I'd hate to catch a handlebar on anything
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Seen it a few times, always love watching that clip. Here's a great clip that's also a 'must see'.

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Man, watching that freeride stuff makes my spine shrink. If I tried that I'd end up in the ER.
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I sponsor two pro DH racers in UK. Angie Coates is a 2X national champion and Nick is a top 5 rider. if you want to see some truly spectacular riding, check out Sam Hill from 07 or so. I raced DH for many years. It's a hoot. I made an extra $200 a week on average racing downhill.

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Oh wow. You need a special license for that? Amazing frame, too bad we don't have any serious DH here in the Netherlands
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Nice work, Ftwelder.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZqrN4fyI0s

for indoor urban mountain bike racing. Hey, its -10 F here this morning
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Brubelle has one from a race in a parking garage.
www.digave.com, I think.

It appears he's stopped sharing them free, and now you have to buy them or something.

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I will be sticking to my sedate, flatland, nice weather, skinny tired, bicycling rides thank you....I don't think my knees would stand up to much of that kind of pounding....IF I managed to not summersault on the first set of stairs! :-O
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Originally Posted by Cache View Post
Seen it a few times, always love watching that clip. Here's a great clip that's also a 'must see'.

That's great. Where do you find a building that big, and, how do you get non riders to cooperate? Was it a Sunday

OOPS! Somehow responded to the dirt video. I mean the inside one.

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