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riding the unriedeable - a couple of epic vids

July 8, 2014, 8:51 a.m.
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no talk yet about this?

the first little bit of riding the sand slope is ok, but the trail section is some pretty wicked riding and filiming as well.

http://nsmb.com/riding-unrideable/

this is just stunning work all around

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/pat-foster-rides-one-of-the-worlds-most-inspiring-trails-%7C-in-the-dirt-ep-3/600089?header_b=1[HTML_REMOVED]b=1

context is everything

July 8, 2014, 9:39 a.m.
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sick hip / transfers on that trail.

July 8, 2014, 6:24 p.m.
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Impressive everything in that video.I can't believe how good it looks on my crappy old PC.

July 9, 2014, 6:15 a.m.
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Wow. The trail riding is unreal - the hip and the other jumps in the forest are unbelievable. The slow mo definitely showed the size of the riding - sick.

The "skiing" at the beginning looks like fun - having a good time with your riding buddies and having a laugh.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

July 9, 2014, 5:11 p.m.
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bump just because this is a wicked vid and it makes more sense to talk about this than maybe some of the other flotsam and jetsam currently making the rounds.

context is everything

July 10, 2014, 6:17 a.m.
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I dont get the unrideable part?

diggin

July 10, 2014, 9:57 a.m.
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Yeah, its more like "Riding the generally-not-suited-to-regular-riding-plus-once-ridden-a-few-runs-will-require-some-fixing-up-not-to-mention-increased-slope-erosion-to-an-already-eroded-feature". Still looks like fun …

July 10, 2014, 12:45 p.m.
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There is hope.

Talk less, Say More.

July 11, 2014, 1:34 p.m.
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is that shitaker?

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

July 11, 2014, 4:33 p.m.
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is that shitaker?

First part is a sandpit off the Rialto FSR outside of Robson… just a few kms below the exit to the Awakener. Then it transitions to Nelson so I believe it could be Shitaker.

July 14, 2014, 12:14 p.m.
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MOAR epicness….

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/pat-foster-rides-one-of-the-worlds-most-inspiring-trails-%7C-in-the-dirt-ep-3/600089?header_b=1[HTML_REMOVED]b=1

context is everything

July 14, 2014, 10:49 p.m.
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^Would not ride lots of that

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

July 15, 2014, 2:11 a.m.
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MOAR epicness….

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/pat-foster-rides-one-of-the-worlds-most-inspiring-trails-%7C-in-the-dirt-ep-3/600089?header_b=1[HTML_REMOVED]b=1

A few shots gave me sweaty palms. Definitely some sick riding. Skills and balls galore. And a 29er.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

July 15, 2014, 8:34 a.m.
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A few shots gave me sweaty palms. Definitely some sick riding. Skills and balls galore. And a 29er.

He is on a Trance SX (27.5), Pretty much the same bike I have but his has a Pike vs the Talas. Maybe if I had the Pike on my bike I could ride those lines, or not.

The problem with well done videos like this one, is that the lines although they look insanely steep and committed are never really able to show how truly steep they are. I have seen some other videos with some steep lines on Squamish trails that I recognize and think are steep and committed, however, on video it looks pretty basic.

So props to the person who put this vid together as it does show the lines as steep, but major props to the rider who has some crazy skills.

July 15, 2014, 11:40 a.m.
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He is on a Trance SX (27.5), Pretty much the same bike I have but his has a Pike vs the Talas. Maybe if I had the Pike on my bike I could ride those lines, or not.

The problem with well done videos like this one, is that the lines although they look insanely steep and committed are never really able to show how truly steep they are. I have seen some other videos with some steep lines on Squamish trails that I recognize and think are steep and committed, however, on video it looks pretty basic.

So props to the person who put this vid together as it does show the lines as steep, but major props to the rider who has some crazy skills.

True, quite often videos do not capture the difficulty of a given stunte/feature/line. There is this one big rock on a pretty well known trail that is still calling my name all those years later…and one day, I hope, I ride it.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

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