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2013-08-28 15:30:40.704369+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Maybe it's just one of those mornings where I need to see massive mountain bike carnage, but I laughed until I cried at Alpine Gravity Megavalanche Start 2013 (YouTube), a mountain bike "race" down an icy ski slope that looks more like a pachinko game than anything.

Thanks, Shadow. I needed a big dose of absurdity.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-28 18:16:39.010947+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

As my father is fond of saying:

Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice!

Success in that race seems to hinge on:

  1. Avoid the crowds.
  2. When you fall, hold on to your bike because climbing uphill is a huge time sink.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-29 16:24:19.236215+00 by: TC

props to the camera lad for some ballsy passing when he was vertical. It was exciting to watch and seems to have the hallmark of a good sport (slightly dangerous, difficult to master, lots of random chance) better than NASCAR