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Posted: 1/23/2008 10:21:19 AM EST
Hey,

Don't care if this is a dupe or not, holy shit!











www.hansrey.com/latestadventures.htm

Kevin "Sphincter Level 20!"
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:22:29 AM EST
Would not find me riding a bike up there!



S.O.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:22:52 AM EST
Now that is definitely Mountain biking!
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:23:59 AM EST
Uh-uh! No thank you sir!


Heights is der Debbil!
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:24:08 AM EST
Oh.

Its Hans Rey.

He's one of the hot shit Trials bike guys.

This is not just a couple amateurs and a nice camera.

-Z
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:24:09 AM EST
Future Darwin Award winners.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:25:22 AM EST
That's insane

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:26:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Actually falls are extremely rare. I've done a similar trail in Oregon and some guy fell off. Funny thing is, his bike was still at the edge, so maybe he dropped his bike and leaped off on purpose.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:27:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Yup.

There was a guy, I don't remember what field -- base jumping or climbing, I think, who was always in those "holy shit" vids.

Right up to the point where he fucked up and died.

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:27:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:28:46 AM EST
Those are not hydration packs on their backs
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:29:37 AM EST
ive been waiting to post thiswww.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtOKtTPCAg
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:30:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Those are not hydration packs on their backs


They're certainly not 'chutes either.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:31:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Crimson_Trace:
Oh.

Its Hans Rey.

He's one of the hot shit Trials bike guys.

This is not just a couple amateurs and a nice camera.

-Z


He rode with our group in Orlando in 1999 or 2000.

The dude is 100% impressive and accurate to 1/16 of an inch.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:33:18 AM EST
Cliffs of Moher in ireland, I was there a few months back. Never even got close to that edge, much less riding a bike. Insane.





-JTP
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:34:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By wesmerc:
ive been waiting to post thiswww.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtOKtTPCAg


I think I heard the buddy ask the camera man if he got that?
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:37:28 AM EST
I like bikes but not there.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:42:40 AM EST
Wow That's something I'd like to do with BOTH FEET on the ground.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:43:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Yup.

There was a guy, I don't remember what field -- base jumping or climbing, I think, who was always in those "holy shit" vids.

Right up to the point where he fucked up and died.



This?

origin.sltrib.com/ci_8045058
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:44:50 AM EST
I got chills looking at those pics. BraveCrazy men.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:47:18 AM EST
Why bother with helmets?
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:47:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Yup.

There was a guy, I don't remember what field -- base jumping or climbing, I think, who was always in those "holy shit" vids.

Right up to the point where he fucked up and died.



This?

origin.sltrib.com/ci_8045058


No, the one I'm thinking was a rope failure he should have seen coming or some such.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:48:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:48:17 AM EST
risk management
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 11:38:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2008 11:44:08 AM EST by N2CH_556]
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Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:
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Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Yup.

There was a guy, I don't remember what field -- base jumping or climbing, I think, who was always in those "holy shit" vids.

Right up to the point where he fucked up and died.


Yea, I think you're talking about that badass climber, Dan Osman who died a few years back.

ETA: Damn, I can't believe that was 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 11:39:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 11:41:13 AM EST
Ever ride the poison spider trail in Moab, UT? It has some scary drop-offs! Hans Ray is the man though. He got discovered by riding his bike all over his car in a traffic jam in NYC.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 11:48:54 AM EST
that's insane.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 11:49:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Barney_Calhoun:
Why bother with helmets?


No brains. No headaches.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 11:56:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By N2CH_556:

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Yup.

There was a guy, I don't remember what field -- base jumping or climbing, I think, who was always in those "holy shit" vids.

Right up to the point where he fucked up and died.


Yea, I think you're talking about that badass climber, Dan Osman who died a few years back.



ETA: Damn, I can't believe that was 10 years ago.


Dan Osman was gifted - truly incredible climing skill...unfortunately, mortality wasnt a hobby of his and didnt seem to be a priority. I read "fall of the Phantom lord" many years ago which detailed his life, climbing style, and his intro to base jumping.

Free-soloing feels great......until you screw up.
I had to get caught in a crux once....that was enough to scare the shit out of me and realize I didnt want to die trying to get off on a good route.

Never got interested in base jumping at all...Osman falling to his death wont encourage me any more than i already am either.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:13:04 PM EST
I biked the Flume trail at Lake Tahoe and there's about a two-mile stretch where it's about a 900-foot drop off to one side of the trail. Spooky as junk but in reality it's pretty safe. The trail is about the same width as an average sidewalk in most places so while it's a little sphincter-puckering it's really not that bad. Especially considering the kick-arse view...

That said, I wouldn't get NEAR the crap shown in those pictures.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:27:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Uh-uh! No thank you sir!


Heights is der Debbil!


+1. My stomach turned looking at the pics.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:29:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2008 12:30:36 PM EST by freerider04]
This is the story behind my ARFcom handle.

No, I was never good enough to ride a lot of that stuff. But I sure as hell tried. Had a lot of fun, got a lot of bumps, bruises and other injuries, and managed to pull of some pretty crazy stuff.

I recently decided to get back into riding, and I'm building up an urban/dirt jump mountain bike.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:31:24 PM EST
You couldn't get me to WALK up there. Fuck that.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:33:05 PM EST
This video always impressed me
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVAccWTrnIQ
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:41:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
This video always impressed me
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVAccWTrnIQ


That just really made me miss riding.

My favorite trail was very similar, but the vegetation was a little more dense, there were longer skinnies, more natural drops and jumps, and several streams, but less elevation change. The dirt was a little more hardpacked too.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 12:50:03 PM EST
Only way you'd find me up there is riding shotgun in a helicopter....and I wouldn't be all that comfortable then.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:27:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Bahh.... water's soft.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:34:05 PM EST
Parachutes on their backs make it less dramatic.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:06:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:09:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By SFENDER:
Parachutes on their backs make it less dramatic.


??
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:12:36 PM EST
In other news, who was the Xtreme skier that just bit it?

I prefer my trails with a bit more "flatness" on either side.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:45:58 PM EST

I will parachute into hell with a fire extinguisher if it is necessary, but I don't risk my life for nothing. Those guys ain't right.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:47:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rustygun:
I will parachute into hell with a fire extinguisher if it is necessary, but I don't risk my life for nothing. Those guys ain't right.


They are not wearing parachutes.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 5:22:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By DemolitionDamon:

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Future Darwin Award winners.


Actually falls are extremely rare. I've done a similar trail in Oregon and some guy fell off. Funny thing is, his bike was still at the edge, so maybe he dropped his bike and leaped off on purpose.


It only takes one fall on that trail.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 5:24:45 PM EST
F*** That
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:59:49 PM EST
Idiots.
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