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Old 12-20-18, 03:17 PM
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don't try this at home

in fact, maybe don't try this ever?


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Old 12-20-18, 03:44 PM
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That is crazy!!
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The winning run doesn't have all the exciting crash footage but watching Damien Oton ride is breathtaking.

He plays it safe, rides cautiously and wins.


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Old 12-20-18, 04:31 PM
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First part vaguely reminds me of a drive down the Lodge Freeway in Detroit following a blizzard / ics storm, before it was plowed/salted, in my 1980 Dodge Omni, ca. 1989.

(And my wife worries about me riding down Capitol Hill on my way home from work....)
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Old 12-20-18, 05:54 PM
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First part vaguely reminds me of a drive down the Lodge Freeway in Detroit following a blizzard / ics storm, before it was plowed/salted, in my 1980 Dodge Omni, ca. 1989.
How true. Nuts, just nuts!
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Old 12-20-18, 06:40 PM
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So awesome! The guy from the first video has such a wicked crash into an ice berm! Can't believe he gets up.

I see now why ice tech rotors, finned pads and 180mm rotors are a thing!
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Old 12-20-18, 08:03 PM
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That is absolutely wild.

It would be a beautiful place for a Sunday afternoon ride. But, the mass-start ride in the snow is just bonkers.

Definitely best to be either way up front, or way off the back.
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That's Alpe D'huez. The descend 8530 ft in only 12 miles.

If you look closely at the second video, the winner is in 12th or 15th spot or something like that just after the start. He lets others go, some of whom pass him really fast, knowing that they are going to blow up or crash out.

He is also saving his strength and conserves energy. It is a long, demanding ride in spite of being downhill. At one point, after he has taken the lead, he looks back and sees nobody. He has dropped the entire field, all the people who were riding out of control at the top.

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At one point, after he has taken the lead, he looks back and sees nobody. He has dropped the entire field, all the people who were riding out of control at the top.
How much of an adrenaline rush is he getting as he keeps getting buzzed by the helicopter? It takes awhile for him to relax out of that hyper focus until I think he realizes he's in a really good position, due to the chopper. Crazy awesome focus.
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HO --- LEE --- SHEET!!!
I thought it would never end.
How much elevation did they lose?
I'm guessing about 30,000 feet?
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That's the coolest video I've seen in a long time. I'd absolutely do that... but I'd be (and stay!) near the back at the start!
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watching Damien Oton ride is breathtaking
it is! he must have a gimbal between his camera & helmet cuz the cam is so steady & we can see the helmet visor bobbing up & down
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