Holy Cow!

Rob's picture

By Rob - Posted on 18 August 2007

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

OMG! This is insane:


ar_junkie's picture

Sheesh - those europeans are crazy!

I take it bovine boy is a damn fine rider!

So who wants to head to the snow next weekend?

shano's picture

...thats some pretty crazy stuff!
Classic mass start...Shocked
Don't suppose that guy felt there was any point reaching for the brake lever...he flys!
Was doing really well until that guy ran out in front of him...damn then the lens got mud on it..he heh...nicely spotted rob Eye-wink

Little-Ditty's picture

LOL!! LOL!! LOL!! Laughing out loud

That had me in hysterics! When they were all waiting at the start line, I had no idea what I was about to see. As they took off, slipping and sliding all over the place, I laughed more and more with each passing minute. Laughing out loud

Seriously, that is some dangerous stuff. Did you see when they were about halfway down, the sheer drop over the left side of the mountain? You definitely would not want to get that wrong. It's a long way down. And did you see the technique they were using? Leaning over one side of the bike and resting a foot on the ground like a ski? Interesting.

Does anyone else have the inclination, like I do now, to ride down a snow covered mountain? I wonder what the prize money was for these guys?

Hey all, you just gotta see this! Smiling

blackbetty's picture

lol, you can just imagine the search Rob put into youtube "crazy europeans decide to ride 100 at a time down a ski slope"

i was just about to say how freaking well he was doing when he decided to use that guy as a speed hump...

i smell a nobmob excursion to a ski field for a bit of shenanigans...

goatman's picture

This is the world's most famous enduro DH event over 25kms and 2800 vertical meters down the Alpe d’ Huez in France. People come from all over the world to compete it is that ledgendary!

If I were ever to compete in a race overseas this would have to be the one! I am hoping my son and I will one day get a crack at it in a few years (he is only 12 ATM) as long as I am not too decrepid Smiling


PS only the first couple of KMs are in snow depending on how much the glaciers have melted that year.

davis_jnr's picture

Isn't it in one of the Earthed films?

Maybe 2?

Have to try to find it....very mental race though!

GAZZA's picture

just like riding in yorkshire in winter but we did it in racing lycra with no armour and on hardtails!!! as the old saying goes,,, "its grim up north!"

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