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  • Premier Icon boxelder
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    Looks a bit like Nelson, Lancashire…..
    😉

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    fantastic can I have a go!!

    crikey
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    Bit posher than Nelson really…

    nickname
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    Hopefully not been posted already 🙂

    will
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    that is fast!!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    i thought it was a pretty gentle pace actually. they werent pushing it at all.

    tails
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    gee sounds alot more normal there than he does on camera normally. wheres peaty he owns downtown races.

    The fact the Gee was giving a running commentary whilst riding would indicate that he wasn't going flat out but he was still going faster than 99.9% of the people one here could ever hope to.

    TheChunk
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    Does anyone run hookworms or similar tyres in these urban DH events? Do they not give better grip/less resistance on concrete than knobblies? Maybe slicks don't look cool enough.

    B.A.Nana
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    slumtastic
    It's nice to see that most of those people happily pretended that their shitty lives were actually part of the commercial redbull aspiration.

    Premier Icon mAx_hEadSet
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    banana it's very aspirational to them, since these people are off the road network rarely get to see beemers lexus and mercedes driving down the narrow streets, seeing all these young upcoming executives on 5K UK£ bespoke downhill rigs sloping past their front door step gives them something to make an ambition and not carrying out drive by's on bmx's… possibly how many coke rocks it might take them to make the first down payment.

    I was gonna comment on the rather nobby, overly earnest Tim-Westwood-esque style commentary on the video, but then I realised it was Dan Atherton talking.

    So I won't. 😉

    plumber
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    Looks a bit like Nelson, Lancashire…..

    I'm not uwhat part of Nelson you are thinking of but it looks nothing like it to me

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    cullen-bay
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    thats the red bull how many steps event IIRC

    grumm
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    This is similar but involves going through someone's house!

    uplink
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    Can't have been Nelson
    If it was, that timber would have gone missing long before anyone rode it

    Pigface
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    No wonder the favellas are no go zones for police in Brazil what a hotch potch of alleys and steps. Really like City of God.

    Premier Icon mAx_hEadSet
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    Pigface feel free to misled those fantastic Ross Kemp Tough Cops big crime documentaries on Sky that fill in for the fact they have no programs of interest..

    it's not that favellas are no go zones for the police, South American police forces are nothing like our boys in blue other than sharing a name, in some cases they are simply the tyrannical civilian enforcers of the regime in power for when the government wishes to avoid looking like a military dictatorship, the just application of any actual law to all people is not their mission. They will often be partisan and in the case of the favellas, the politicians often do not really want to waste fairly limited national resources helping them become civilised settlements it is often more about building a managed wall around the outside to control their contact with the section of society the politicians are supported by. If law breaks down so badly in a favella it bothers law enforcement agencies, it is more likely to be bulldozed or set alight than have it's ills addressed.

    Many Police in South America once appointed have to pay for their own uniforms which creates a kind of culture that they feel entitled to then take advantage of opportunities to recover that investment as a perk of the job, with an addiction often setting in after taking small bribes the passage to complete corruption is a natural progression. The cost to correct this is often so far out of the reach of the better governments they just get to accept it.

    The South Americans just put up with it, for any Brazilian you are as likely to be shot by a Policeman for no reason in Rio as you are on a tube on the London Underground.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    That doesn't look much like a slum to me.

    If it is, it's a very well maintained slum.

    Or is it a slum just because it is somewhere foreign, and the locals don't live in leafy, semi-detached houses in Surrey?

    alpin
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    It's nice to see that most of those people happily pretended that their shitty lives were actually part of the commercial redbull aspiration.

    i thought the same upon seeing some DH'er glugging his red bull infront of the inhabitants…..

    red bull…. **** awful to drink but puts on good events.

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