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Old 03-19-11, 02:23
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This really is becoming a contest of how just how many times this race is going to turn up in the forum.

I'm not surprised, given the intriguing insanity of this event!

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this is kind of on the road...
http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2011/03/only-in-chile/#

i'd hate to ride up this!!
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Oh yeah, this same race has been getting passed around various threads already.
But it seems to get better every time!

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Old 03-19-11, 02:42
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Another one just popped up!

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This is awesome!!

http://bit.ly/fwZ3nd
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Mods, could we merge all the these threads into one? Maybe something along the lines of...
Urban Downhill Madness in Valparaiso, Chile

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Old 03-19-11, 04:57
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Thumbs up Five threads turned into one!

Aahhhh, we're all under one roof now.
Thanks for merging those, Mods!

Any chance of changing the thread title to something more obvious like, "Urban Downhill Race" just to avoid any future splintering of the topic?


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Wow this was awesome, I had never seen something like that before. It almost seems like some sort of video game with really good graphics
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between the younger generation and the, uh...older generation (that would be me).


I love the fact that there is no soundtrack or anything additional to the video. I usually can't stand a lot of the hardcore tunes that people put to these types of vids. I love being able to hear the rider breathe, along with the sound of the course itself.

Here's one that appears to be from the man himself, Filip Polc, winner in 2010 and 2011. It seems to be a pre-race trial run judging from the lighter crowds in certain sections (especially at the very end). It's still completely sick though (with another near-miss of a dog @ 00:28!). Those stairs?!?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO0VL...eature=related

Damn, I am such a wimp...

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Old 03-20-11, 08:09
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Very cool perspective of Urban Downhill course in Brazil.
Two brothers follow each other down the course, both with helmet cams, with real-time commentary. Not much air, but holy friggin' STAIRS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56kJ9...eature=related
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Legendary mountain biker brothers Dan and Gee Atherton go for a ride through Dona Marta slum in Brazil. The course was designed and built for the unprecedented Red Bull Desafio no Morro race.
"Bit of a sneaky line there!"

It's astounding how they simply make-do with what they have for a course. I'm guessing it's probably not what the city planners had in mind when they built the place.
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It won't go away. that's a good thing. I enjoyed watching it again. I think these make 7
almost more threads than Lance





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http://www.wimp.com/urbanchile/

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Yeah, urban downhill. Sick it is. As gone over before, jackasses or cojones, actually tons of both. Way sick risk in this stuff - SO many ways to demote yourself to hamburger quality - SO many. A lot of these are Freaky scary to me, but some are really cool. The bad ones, though, I get enough adrenalin just watching, don't even talk about the potential for pain, I'll faint.

Pretty cool stuff.
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I didn't see this thread, so posted these elsewhere - but they are different courses. Same thing, urban downhill.

I thought this one was hairy, but after watching the Valparaiso course, that looks scarier to me, except possibly the dirt ridge section near the end of the course. With that loose dirt, that could go easily wrong, too:
Extreme downhill trail in den Favelas

This one is a milder version - a little more a speed I can see me being able to do - a few years ago. Start at 3:08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3VevYjjwQk&NR=1

The Red Bull run almost looks mild in comparison to Valparaiso. More technical, some hard slam turns, but much shorter, and fewer out and out obstacles than Valparaiso. I may be a wimp, but even the big names are showing some caution:
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Andrew Neethling went down hard after clipping his bars on a lamp post in practice and had to go get stitches. Lacondeguey and Agassiz just couldn't keep the pace, and both decided to take it easy and not risk their necks on one of the sketchier jumps, using a wall ride option line instead, adding at least 6 seconds to their times, and not making the finals.
(previously linked, but repeating)http://www.pinkbike.com/news/valpara...n-dh-2010.html
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