Peruvian MTB Adventure
May 11, 2014 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Huayhuash: Mountain Biking in the Andes - This spectacular range is remote and forbidding. In early 2014, three friends set out on a mountain bike adventure during the rainy season, encountering jaw-dropping vistas and challenges galore. In addition to the video, the trip is chronicled in a beautiful (but potentially browser-busting) multi-media feature in Bike Magazine; also, via a photo gallery in Outside.
posted by madamjujujive (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The narration in the video was intolerable, and I hope they didn't erode the trails and landscape too much with their bikes.

Great pictures though.
posted by Aizkolari at 1:41 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Spoiler: Drunk Andean points pistol in face of cyclist and fires.
posted by Xurando at 2:22 PM on May 11, 2014

How to Make a Sick Edit. No gloves? Check.
The essence of mountain biking? Check.
Riders pushing bike up a hill? Check.
Time lapses? Check.

That being said, it made me want to take an adventure and ride, which is always welcomed. Thanks for sharing.
posted by bwilms at 3:51 PM on May 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

bwilms- that was better than the Peruvian video!

ok, that's not fair, but it was very funny, which the Peruvian video was not. And agreed that the voice over was terrible.
posted by gen at 5:28 PM on May 11, 2014

posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 7:01 PM on May 11, 2014

Super jealous. Would love to do something like this but after a day or two in the rain I'd be ready to bail.
posted by photoslob at 7:04 PM on May 11, 2014

I'm glad I wasn't the only person to wince at the tracks their tires left in the mud.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:49 PM on May 11, 2014

"spur of the moment decision".......

you lost me right there. And I am an avid mountain biker.

You have a sponsor and a ton of cash to go ride some old roads that no one else has ever hit on a mountain bike? AND the time to edit a crappy voiced-over video? Wow yay for you.

I am Uncle Grumpy and I approve of this comment.
posted by Uncle Grumpy at 7:56 PM on May 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Some mountain bike movies are better than others, but I'm a sucker for just about any of them. That really goes for outdoor, adventure documentaries in general. Some of my favorites I've come across over the years were through Banff Mountain Film Festival and the Reel Rock Tour.
posted by bwilms at 8:29 AM on May 12, 2014

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