issue 79 "u fall u die"
we stayed in the cliff top hotel from where it starts only this August. Amazing view but the idea of riding down is bonkers although in a strange way the video doesn’t look too awful and exposed. Most people in the hotel were climbers and via ferrata people.
We took the cable car up from Leukerbad and then there is a fairly tame but v scenic descent over the back via v nice restaurant where they serve 5 egg omelettes or “3 egg for snack”. See Ride the Alps website if you fancy it.Posted 5 years agosmiffMember
hehe. what a workout for your suspension. and very cool doing it without a footdown. the closed trail had quite a few impressed walkers 😀
not so keen on music and editing in that vid but yeah whatever that’s some brilliant and ballsy riding and actually ON A MOUNTAIN wooohoo.
and it goes on forever, my t-rex arms would be f***ed after a few minutes of that.Posted 5 years agoAndy RSubscriber
That video ^^^ A seriously spectacular locale and some impressive riding – they’ve got bigger balls than me, that’s for sure.
However, this kind of wide-angle footage always makes locations like that look even more spectacular than they already are, everything looks deeper, steeper and scarier than if you were actually there riding it or, in my case, mostly faffing about and mincing it.
I’ve ridden a fair few kalderimis in Greece and while they might have lots of switchbacks and steps (and holes to catch unwary front wheels, as I know to my cost) most don’t have anywhere near that exposure nor are they as long.
As I said, a lot more balls and skill than I ever had….Posted 5 years ago
I am the guy in red from the pics/video. I was a great ride indeed, and we had three runs that weekend down the Gemmi. Our prerun on the friday was the hardest, as fresh snow made it fairly wet. The filmed run was on Sunday morning, and a lot drier.
Happy to answer any questions you might have.
TrondPosted 5 years ago
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