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2012-11-11 11:15:08 PM  
Going into town looks like more fun than getting back home.
 
2012-11-11 11:46:58 PM  
Watching him take those stairs hurt my butt.
 
2012-11-11 11:51:22 PM  
Were they drug tested?
 
2012-11-11 11:54:15 PM  
That was insane. I wonder how many people were seriously hurt/killed doing that run.
 
2012-11-12 12:10:37 AM  

basemetal: Were they drug tested?


I think you need drugs to try that shiat.
 
2012-11-12 12:36:21 AM  
sure seems to slow up a lot. extreme, but not EXTREME.
 
2012-11-12 01:23:21 AM  
Aw hell no.

/too old
 
2012-11-12 01:59:11 AM  
I'm shocked at the lack of signage of the official track. Would seem pretty easy to get turned around.
 
2012-11-12 02:55:30 AM  
Wow. That had Bad News written all over it. Congrats to them for pulling it off.

/goes great with Lionel Ritchie's "Still" playing in the background.
 
2012-11-12 03:36:55 AM  
Wow. Just...wow.

On a totally different note... This is why we have zoning laws in America. Those crammed houses and little tiny alleyways in those outer poblaciones are like a labyrinth.
 
2012-11-12 05:26:40 AM  

slayer199: That was insane. I wonder how many people were seriously hurt/killed doing that run.


None.
 
2012-11-12 05:49:18 AM  
I ride motorbikes. Fast. But watching that was something else! I can't understand how those guys can even see where they are supposed to be going, let alone control the bike down a path like that. Amazing.
 
2012-11-12 06:37:40 AM  
That was fantastic.

Now if I could just convince people not to think they are this guy when they get out on the trails.
 
2012-11-12 06:44:51 AM  
WOW the "entertainment" tab is now a you tube aggregate...if that was George Clooney, it would make sense...

/ makes sense cuz it's fark
// "what else is going downhill fast?"
/// sponsored + nonsense = sponsense
 
2012-11-12 06:50:36 AM  

emonk: Going into town looks like more fun than getting back home.


Yeah, where's the three hour video of him cycling back up?


/Was taught skiing by a Bulgarian ski champion who trained in Borovets before they built the cable car. He used to take three hours to walk up and two minutes to ski down.
 
2012-11-12 07:00:42 AM  
I was going to say "seriously? this is like the 3rd or 4th time a video like this was posted", then I watched it. Yea, holy crap is a good title. narrow paths, poles sticking out everywhere, massive flights of stairs. That does NOT look fun.
 
2012-11-12 07:10:42 AM  

toyotaboy: I was going to say "seriously? this is like the 3rd or 4th time a video like this was posted", then I watched it. Yea, holy crap is a good title. narrow paths, poles sticking out everywhere, massive flights of stairs. That does NOT look fun.


There have been a few of the mountain biking threads like this one and this one, but this one is like a combination of the two. At least this time they had padding on the poles and no animals randomly roaming across the race path. Of course even with padding on the poles, there's still 100 other ways to get injured doing that.

Of course if they ever remake one the movie "BMX Bandits" (without the branding obviously), I'd hope they'd do something like this for the movie.
 
2012-11-12 07:18:11 AM  
Wow, A video of my first Marriage.
 
2012-11-12 07:23:14 AM  
Cyclists: crazier sober than you are drunk since 1925.
 
2012-11-12 07:24:48 AM  
They seem to keep pushing this stuff closer and closer to the straight-up suicidal.
 
2012-11-12 07:36:56 AM  
Wow!

/Wow.
 
2012-11-12 07:41:23 AM  
Pffft. I could do that.

/unimpressed
 
2012-11-12 07:47:06 AM  
Nothing snarky at all.. That was some cool shiat..
 
2012-11-12 07:47:55 AM  
Ow.Ow.Ow.Ow.Ow...

Considering most of that was run through a Favela (or whatever the Bolivians call it), the rider is lucky he didn't catch the odd pedestrian.

There isn't enough whiskey.
 
2012-11-12 07:51:49 AM  
Fine, I'll be that guy...

Not that what he was doing wasn't way more than I could ever do... but it's like Red Bull just makes up random crap for people to do so they can slap their logo on it and call it exTREME!
 
2012-11-12 07:53:42 AM  
It's good to see my Red Bull dollars going to good use.

Going back up probably isn't as fun.
 
2012-11-12 08:12:59 AM  

INeedAName: Fine, I'll be that guy...

Not that what he was doing wasn't way more than I could ever do... but it's like Red Bull just makes up random crap for people to do so they can slap their logo on it and call it exTREME!


Umm.. I'm usually all against corporate shilling but I give Redbull a pass as the shiat they shill is actually pretty farking extreme and they usually earn their product placement..
 
2012-11-12 08:13:39 AM  

tshauk: Wow, A video of my first Marriage.


lol
 
2012-11-12 08:18:48 AM  
Young people these days. What you saw, was my way to school. Except I had to go uphill. On foot. With school rucksack and heavy shopping. In the snow. Uphill both ways.
 
2012-11-12 08:21:03 AM  
I like how the padding on the poles is at the right height to partially protect the bike, but not high enough to do much of anything for the rider.
 
2012-11-12 08:23:26 AM  
Still waiting for the excitement to start...

Holy carp.

/I've seen plays more exciting than this. Honest to God, plays.
 
2012-11-12 08:28:16 AM  
I would have been impressed if the rider would have had a Milt Wilcox baseball card clothes pinned in the back wheel.
 
2012-11-12 08:37:04 AM  
937 steps, speed-bumps, ramps and unpaved roads and the camera was more stable than anything jjabrams has ever shot.
 
2012-11-12 08:47:04 AM  

vartian: basemetal: Were they drug tested?

I think you need drugs to try that shiat.


That's what the testing is for.

"Are the levels of drugs sufficient? Yes, ok he can go"
 
2012-11-12 08:48:37 AM  

OnlyM3: 937 steps, speed-bumps, ramps and unpaved roads and the camera was more stable than anything jjabrams has ever shot.


That's a damned fact.

I did something similar to this ONCE in college; it didn't end well. Some of those red clay hills in SC have some NAStay rocks jutting from them, and when autumn rolls around, the rains wash out some vicious little gulleys that are hidden by the leaves, *juuuust* wide enough to catch a bike tire and wrench it right out from under you. At 35 MPH, that shiat hurts on impact.

degenerate-afro: At least this time they had padding on the poles and no animals randomly roaming across the race path. Of course even with padding on the poles, there's still 100 other ways to get injured doing that.


See, I don't get that. It's nice and all that they padded the poles, but for cryin' out loud, why bother? there are literally a hundred other terrible ways to die on that path. At least a pole impact has the potential for a quick death!
 
2012-11-12 08:50:24 AM  
Entertainment tab, huh?

/mods are fritadas
 
2012-11-12 09:11:09 AM  
Um, did the brakes sound like a baby screaming to anyone else?
 
2012-11-12 09:17:19 AM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Um, did the brakes sound like a baby screaming to anyone else?


they actually use babies as brakes there...

/the more you know
 
2012-11-12 09:19:55 AM  
Thank you so much for avoiding the temptation to blast some crappy music. I liked hearing the teeth chatter on the landings.
 
2012-11-12 09:24:52 AM  

Haliburton Cummings: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Um, did the brakes sound like a baby screaming to anyone else?

they actually use babies as brakes there...

/the more you know


Gah. are they messican babies? you know, il bambinos?
 
2012-11-12 09:25:01 AM  
Fake. Where are all the bodies of the heart attack victims who climbed up those near infinite stairs.
 
2012-11-12 09:27:33 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Entertainment tab, huh?

/mods are fritadas


i255.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-12 09:42:18 AM  
Holy Crap.

Awesome. Heh, one of these days, Red Bull sponsored stunt will be the dead of someone, lol.
 
2012-11-12 10:04:15 AM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Um, did the brakes sound like a baby screaming to anyone else?


I think that was people blowing whistles as the rider approached a drop or curve to warn people.

/or scare away evil demons that will take his soul when he dies shortly
 
2012-11-12 10:11:29 AM  
pfffft,..... i could do that on my Schwinn with the banana seat and the ape hangers. riding a wheelie.
 
2012-11-12 10:14:58 AM  
I would've liked it better without the fish-eye lens.
 
2012-11-12 10:21:17 AM  
It looks like this run was planned out very well. If you pay attention, you can see color coded speed markers through the whole course. It looks like babyblue, yellow and red were the codes for fast, caution, dead slow. You can see not only flags along the way, but the bumper pads on poles, and I even noticed some wall markers.

Yeah this was a really tough, dangerous course, but it was also not just a random dude making a speed run.
 
2012-11-12 10:27:16 AM  
These videos are cool and all, but I can't stand watching helmet cams that are adjusted down a bit... I keep wanting to "look up" but the video won't let me do that, dammit.
 
2012-11-12 10:37:10 AM  

Masso: Holy Crap.

Awesome. Heh, one of these days, Red Bull sponsored stunt will be the dead of someone, lol.


Impossible. Red Bull gives them wings.
 
2012-11-12 10:55:32 AM  
OKm that was cool, but WTF was with the guys in the Zebra suits? That was just creepy strange.
 
2012-11-12 11:04:57 AM  

Teufelaffe: I like how the padding on the poles is at the right height to partially protect the bike, but not high enough to do much of anything for the rider.


It's because they don't expect the riders to ride into to poles.The reasoning being that if you're going to hit a pole, something's already gone wrong. With terrain like that, if something goes wrong, you won't be on the bike for very long.
 
2012-11-12 11:10:32 AM  
I'm getting weird in my old age. The only thing I thought was "Wow. Look how clean the area is. That's nice". What the hell?
 
2012-11-12 11:24:19 AM  

Masso: Holy Crap.

Awesome. Heh, one of these days, Red Bull sponsored stunt will be the dead of someone, lol.


So far they've:
Crashed a plane into a river
Crashed a dirt bike into a crowd
Had a close call with another cyclist
Lost one of their sponsored base jumpers (but not at an event)
Crashed an F1 car 
Nearly killed a snowmobiler

So ya, I'd say it's a safe bet that someone's luck will run out at one of these things.
 
2012-11-12 11:58:30 AM  
My buddies and I used to get baked and play a game on the PS2 called Downhill Domination that looked exactly like that. My thumb would get tired from holding the right analog stick down to pedal.

Great game though, wonder if they're making it for phones yet.
 
2012-11-12 11:59:38 AM  
1) What was the vertical?

2) I'd be more impressed if it was on roller blades.
 
2012-11-12 12:03:14 PM  

aniyn: Masso: Holy Crap.

Awesome. Heh, one of these days, Red Bull sponsored stunt will be the dead of someone, lol.

So far they've:
Crashed a plane into a river
Crashed a dirt bike into a crowd
Had a close call with another cyclist
Lost one of their sponsored base jumpers (but not at an event)
Crashed an F1 car 
Nearly killed a snowmobiler

So ya, I'd say it's a safe bet that someone's luck will run out at one of these things.


www.vinyl-decals.com
 
2012-11-12 12:28:36 PM  
At the very end there are a couple photos taken from the side. So now I'm wondering why they don't have more of that kind of thing. They do the helmet-cam, but imagine if they had some HD GoPros shooting from along the route as he did some of those jumps and other insanity. It would look awesome and make you want to cheer! As opposed to the helmet-cam that makes your nuts want to shrivel up and hide...
 
2012-11-12 12:41:45 PM  
Fark this guy and the Red Bull he rode in on.
 
2012-11-12 12:44:54 PM  
I was hoping for a video of the Pope shiatting his pants, but this was a good one anyway!
 
2012-11-12 12:45:22 PM  
I was like BFD until he hit the stairs and then about the 2:30 mark when it was just rocky dirt with cliffs. Guy has some serious balls.
 
2012-11-12 01:33:10 PM  

degenerate-afro: toyotaboy: I was going to say "seriously? this is like the 3rd or 4th time a video like this was posted", then I watched it. Yea, holy crap is a good title. narrow paths, poles sticking out everywhere, massive flights of stairs. That does NOT look fun.

There have been a few of the mountain biking threads like this one and this one, but this one is like a combination of the two. At least this time they had padding on the poles and no animals randomly roaming across the race path. Of course even with padding on the poles, there's still 100 other ways to get injured doing that.

There were a few random zebras.

 
2012-11-12 01:35:35 PM  

OnlyM3: 937 steps, speed-bumps, ramps and unpaved roads and the camera was more stable than anything jjabrams has ever shot.


Or any UFO sighting.
 
2012-11-12 02:11:59 PM  

INeedAName: but it's like Red Bull just makes up random crap for people to do so they can slap their logo on it and call it exTREME!


Actually downhill racing predates Red Bull by a good bit. All Red Bull has done is pull together a disparate group of riders, many of whom it doesn't sponsor, and create a new racing series.

joeshill: Yeah this was a really tough, dangerous course, but it was also not just a random dude making a speed run.


the courses are well marked and the riders get practice sessions where they'll work on each segment of the run separately just to make sure they have it worked out, especially the hard parts.
 
2012-11-12 02:18:08 PM  

Devolving_Spud: It's good to see my Red Bull dollars going to good use.

Going back up probably isn't as fun.


Motocross, Rally cars, BMX, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers: these are why Red Bull is expensive
 
2012-11-12 02:27:51 PM  

SpikeStrip: sure seems to slow up a lot. extreme, but not EXTREME.


It only gets EXTREME when it's run on a SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY. You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.
 
2012-11-12 03:10:46 PM  
"Aw, dammit. Left the lens cap on."
/if I tried it and somehow survived
 
2012-11-12 03:31:45 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.


You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.
 
2012-11-12 03:35:46 PM  

degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.


Damn, I was trying to remember how that went.
 
2012-11-12 03:39:04 PM  

degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.


I believe it was:

"thunder Thunder THUNDER!!! This weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center it's GRAVEDIGGER!!!! You'll pay for the whole seat but you will only use the edge!!!"
 
2012-11-12 03:40:57 PM  
It was cool, but why couldn't everybody have been in a Zebra suit?
 
2012-11-12 04:06:42 PM  
I'd rather see it shot in a narrower, more realistic field-of-view. While I am sure the course was hair-raising, that fish-eye nonsense blows it out of proportion.
 
2012-11-12 04:30:26 PM  
I first I was like: Oh good, he reached the finish line.

But then I was like: STAIRS!
 
2012-11-12 04:43:19 PM  
I just love how they've padded the telephone poles in case of accident.

And who's idea is it to just hang out on the side of a mountain - on the OTHER SIDE of the handrail for the sidewalk, watching a downhill biker?

/Gene pool - get out of it NOW!
 
2012-11-12 05:04:16 PM  
La Paz - the world's highest and worst capitol city.

/not obscure
 
2012-11-12 05:19:48 PM  
For some reason I thought this link was going to be about 50 Shades of Gray. I'm not disappointed at all.
 
2012-11-12 05:41:55 PM  
Huh funny thing that's my exact route to work.
 
2012-11-12 06:32:45 PM  
fish eye lens makes it look scarier
 
2012-11-12 07:30:35 PM  
Ouch. I would think the average dude would be completely sterile three quarters of the way through that course.
 
2012-11-12 07:31:19 PM  
I like how some metal poles were padded. For safety.
 
2012-11-12 07:32:49 PM  

Teufelaffe: I like how the padding on the poles is at the right height to partially protect the bike, but not high enough to do much of anything for the rider.


I really don't get thepaddin
 
2012-11-12 07:33:36 PM  
I was expecting a video of a priest taking a dump.
 
2012-11-12 08:49:53 PM  
Meh, I did that at 4 years old sitting in my Tonka Truck

/stupid childhood
 
2012-11-12 09:06:17 PM  
Now to climb back up. Wonder how many feet he dropped?
 
2012-11-12 09:32:07 PM  
Thanks subs, that was farking awesome.
 
2012-11-12 10:49:24 PM  

Kibbler: They seem to keep pushing this stuff closer and closer to the straight-up suicidal.


^^^^^^^^^This. but i admit, i love every second of it. balls deluxe!
 
2012-11-12 11:20:22 PM  
Jesus, what kind of tires does he use?
Also, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
 
2012-11-12 11:54:50 PM  
like another poster up there, i thought within the first few seconds, "oh no not one of these videos again" but was amazed!
i cringed or whispered "oh god' or 'oh no!" while watching it more than once. crazyness.
 
2012-11-13 12:08:17 AM  

degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.


As opposed to these bikers, who are told: "you might has well buy a small seat, because it's probably going to end up in your arse."
 
2012-11-13 10:04:10 AM  
if this were 3-d on an imax I would never unclench my sphincter again
 
2012-11-13 11:03:25 PM  

KrispyKritter: Kibbler: They seem to keep pushing this stuff closer and closer to the straight-up suicidal.

^^^^^^^^^This. but i admit, i love every second of it. balls deluxe!


So you're a Jeff Beck fan?
 
2012-11-14 07:30:19 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.

Damn, I was trying to remember how that went.


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