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  • Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    OMG that photo of the cliffside steps ,totally insane!

    not got mine πŸ™

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Some fantastic photos on that article

    fakesounding
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    Those photos in that article are amazing.

    Candodavid
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    Video link

    Phew, sweating just watching this

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    watching that through my fingers, don’t want to watch, but can’t look away!

    Premier Icon nuke
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    That vid is amazing…the bit that looked the scariest for me was from around 5:00 to 5:15 😯

    Premier Icon chipps
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    Shep, I think the mags are due to start arriving to most people tomorrow. No need to send out the search parties yet πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    [smug]Got mine[/smug]

    Saving it for daughter’s swimming night tomorrow.

    That vid is amazing. Real edge of the seat stuff. Scary as!

    tony_m
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    [smug] Got mine too. And that’s without a P next to my name… 8) [/smug]

    fakesounding
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    ye gods! that video made me clench more than once…

    Premier Icon ton
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    i have a old RSF journal somewhere.
    in it a couple in their 50’s take their fully loaded tourers up that.

    god knows why…… πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Did anyone else feel distinctly queasy looking at those pics? I think I should tear them out. 😳

    I know, I’m rubbish. πŸ™

    A video? No bloomin’ way!

    philbert31
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    Good article but i really liked the Mud Mud Glorious Mud column!

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Jeezo- glad I went for a wee before watching that!

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    What’s the fuss – it’s fenced.

    Hang on…………they’re on 26″ wheels OMGooooooooooooooddddddddd

    hh45
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    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.

    MrSynthpop
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    That vid made me feel unwell, seriously exposed riding

    lcj
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    It’s a good issue this one,but seems thirty pages shorter than normal.

    Have I missed being told why,particularly given the price hike I was emailed about recently?

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    Also, no Jen Hopkins article? Is she away?

    Premier Icon boltonjon
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    Amazing video. Fair play. My hat is taken of to those pesky and very brave Norwegians

    Bloody nutters πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I watched the first couple of minutes of that video. Don’t see what all the fuss is about.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Reminds me of the Tissington Trail.

    smiff
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    hehe. what a workout for your suspension. and very cool doing it without a footdown. the closed trail had quite a few impressed walkers πŸ˜€

    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.

    Premier Icon Mark
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    The January issue is traditionally thinner in pages due to lack of ads at this time of year. Back to full strength next issue though.

    lcj
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    Thanks Mark,good to know. What’s in this one is otherwise very enjoyable

    asterix
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    I have a new subscription but no mag has arrived yet πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    julians
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    Looks pretty similar to the pilgrims steps trail from cuber reservoir to biniaraix in Mallorca, similar stats: 800m vertical in 4 km, lots of steps and tight switchback corners.

    Pilgrims steps is worth doing if you’re out in mallorca with a mountain bike.

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    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….

    Premier Icon composite
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    The video reminded me of:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNBuqSuNqk[/video]

    Not quite as high but probably a fairly similar price of failure.

    Trimix
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    Ah ha, its a lack of ads that made my mag thinner. OK,Im still happy then. I did think I was missing out, but I dont mind missing out on adverts.

    xc-steve
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    There are times when you watch gopro video’s and think because of how the camera flattens things that ‘techincal’ trails just look easy. That video voids the rule. No way would I ride those steps!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    The video reminded me of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNBuqSuNqk

    It didn’t until you mentioned it, but I knew what you’d be referring to before I checked (I have flash blocked here, so have to click before I see the picture).

    trondvidar
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    Hey guys,

    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.

    Trond

    Premier Icon mactheknife
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    Trondvidar, hats off to you guys. Great video with some absolutely amazing riding πŸ™‚

    trondvidar
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    Thanks,

    Heres a close up of one of the stairs:

    And here is one of my favourites, unfortunately we had a failure on one of the memory cards and the images from this card did not come out in print size

    Seemed to be a fair few people on the trail for a “closed trail”, or did you mean closed to bikes normally?

    trondvidar
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    It is only closed to bikers, not hikers. The video is from 0830 in the morning, and these hikers probably started out more than an hour earlier than that.

    Premier Icon luke1688
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    I’ll pass on that descent thanks! (Crap pun intended!) some parts genuinely made me feel sick!

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