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December 29, 2012 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Test run through Taxco, Mexico, home of the ultimate urban downhill mountain bike race.
posted by atomicmedia (20 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've seen animated gifs with better video quality.
posted by ryanrs at 11:25 AM on December 29, 2012


The original hi def one was taken down for some reason. Here is a hi-def version, with music playing over it.
posted by atomicmedia at 11:34 AM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


better, thanks
posted by ryanrs at 11:40 AM on December 29, 2012


Looks fun! Now someone mix the high def video with no music audio...
posted by aerotive at 11:49 AM on December 29, 2012


I watched this last week, and kept wondering when the hill ends. What is the elevation of Taxco?

Also, HOLEEEEE MIERDA!!!1!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 12:05 PM on December 29, 2012


That was awesome, and you know what would have been even better?
If in the last 15 seconds he would run into a screaming flock of geese, swerve not to hit them and then crash into the pole in the middle of the road, which will send him off flying into a balcony on the second floor, and the last shot of the camera will be a peek into a bedroom where a hot couple is making sweet love in the afternoon
posted by growabrain at 12:17 PM on December 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


HD version with original sound. It might even be the source for the downsampled Guardian version - it was certainly published earlier.
posted by MUD at 12:17 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


There we go, if the mods could replace the first link with the link MOD linked to that would be great.
posted by atomicmedia at 12:23 PM on December 29, 2012


I like these things but always am left wishing the camera would have been tilted up by some small amount, like 2 or 3, so there would be little more headroom in the shot.
posted by lampshade at 12:42 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was awesome, and you know what would have been even better?

It would be a greater challenge if they left the streets open to the Domino's pizza guys on motos zipping by and the VW Microbus combis that act as the public transit system.
posted by birdherder at 12:56 PM on December 29, 2012


That video was tripping off all my Assassin's Creed memories, for some reason. I kept expecting him to catch up to somebody else on a mountain bike and shank them.
posted by mhoye at 12:57 PM on December 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's very impressive that he can hold the camera completely still on the descend.
posted by brokkr at 12:58 PM on December 29, 2012


[Replaced link; carry on. ]
posted by restless_nomad at 1:45 PM on December 29, 2012


Pretty intense, I like the perhaps shorter but steeper run in Valparaiso (Port city in Chile, that has 8 or 9 trams up the side of the hills).
posted by sammyo at 2:08 PM on December 29, 2012


Better link, a competitive run (dog at 0:40). I mean, these are long stairs that I'd be real careful *walking* down.
posted by sammyo at 2:13 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Damn this is scary. I let out little squeals just watching.

I also kinda want to... do this. Oh god I'm insane. But I kinda want to do this. I also don't because, well, I'm fuckin' 41 now and too aware of the possibility of death for sports like this.
posted by egypturnash at 2:57 PM on December 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love these videos. The reconfiguration of urban space is fantastic.
posted by googly at 11:08 PM on December 29, 2012


So awesome. On the 'reconfiguration of urban space' front there was also a similar skateboarding event done this year. Bit tame after watching the biking, but still would be good to see it through the eyes of a GoPro...
posted by Albondiga at 2:03 AM on December 30, 2012


Really cool.
posted by Doohickie at 7:21 AM on December 30, 2012


I want to see it done on a fixie
posted by alloneword at 11:04 AM on December 30, 2012


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