New Sport....Motorcycle Ridge Riding

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  1. dented

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    http://screen.yahoo.com/motorcycle-ridge-riding-084000429.html


    Man, I had to hold my breath watching this. I don't know who thought this up, or why. To each their own. I rode dirt bikes on mountain trails before but not like this. Enjoy. If it has been posted before, my bad. Or is it a trick video? Can't tell.
     
  2. marshman

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    Well, on the one hand, keeping my two-wheeled $#!t together on a 12' wide lane of Pennsylvania roadway seems daunting enough some days, but there are no minivans full of kids and cel phones on that ridge. Brave man, nonetheless.
     
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    Looks like a Relic thread in the making.
     
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    :eek:

    Pucker factor: 100
     
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    Don't want to take away from the coolness factor here, because it is severely cool, but...

    Camera fish eye lens is creating a more extreme view of the ridge line drop offs, so the ridge isn't as daunting as it seems.

    And this isn't much different from mountain biking down same ridge, or lane splitting in Los Angeles for that matter.

    Still takes some cajones though.
     
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    That was amazing!! That guy has titanium balls!!

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  7. dented

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    Welcome Zzzen dog. Thanks for pointing that out!
     
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    Watch it again and notice how perfectly still the guy's helmet is compared to the bike thashing about all over the place and the front tyre that never seems to touch the ground or pick up snow, etc.

    Fake video.
     
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    But tell me how it was done. I noticed the same thing. Someone was very creative.
     
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    I have some experience in climbing and walking mountain ridges but don't pretent to know anything about cinematography but that video just doesn't look real to me.
     
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    The camera is mounted to the side of his helmet, therefore the helmet would look like it was motionless.
     
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    While it's not quite riding on a 2x4, it still isn't easy. Check out Observed Trials videos on Youtube. International level motorcycle observed trials is truly gnarly.
     
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    Yup, cool made extreme with a camera trick.

    This is worth watching too.

     
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    Awesome :)
     
  15. dented

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    BOMB! Love it!
     
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    For what it's worth... I do think the video is real. The disconnect, as someone else mentioned, is that the camera's position is "fixed" and everything else jumps around it, which has to do with it's mounting on a helmet. If it were mounted on the fork or bars you'd have a distinctly different feel, somewhat smoother.
     
  17. Dave_O

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    IMO, not fake. Just barking mad.

    GoPro camera attached to helmet. You oughta see my #2 son's traffic splitting videos on his CB600RR...:eek:

    I'm no dirt riding guru, but I've done a bit. When you stand on the pegs and hit the fast button, the bike dances all over the place but your body allows for most of the movement.

    If your head didn't "float", you'd have concussion in the first 100 metres.

    And as an earlier poster said, there's a bit of fish-eye action going on to make it seem crazier.

    With the front tyre not touching the ground... that's SOP with any of the newer dirtbikes I've ridden in the last 10 years (250 and up).
     
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    Do it with a blindfold, show some real b@!!$
     
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