Friday, March 04, 2011

Crazy Downhill Urban Bike Race Caught On Helmet Cam

One of my compatriots over at Gadling posted this video yesterday and I just hat to share it here too. It shows an insane downhill bike race held in Chile each year. Known as the The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race, it run through the streets of Valparaiso and incorporates jumps, ramps, sidewalks, and much more.

The whole thing is caught on helmet cam, which only adds to the craziness, as people cheer the rider on all the way to the end. My favorite moment? When the dog walks out right in front of the rider. Don't worry, the pooch is fine, but it had to be pretty scary to see a German Shepard become part of the course! Wow!



VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.

11 comments:

DropDigger said...

That's incredible - went from a quite cool downhill bike ride to a full blown Hollywood action movie in a few minutes. Some great jumps!

bobbus77 said...

I swear towards the end there, it looked like he was wearing a pinstripe suit to top it all off. He's just full of awesome sauce.

Hudson Doyle said...

i'm planning on going to Chile in the not too distant future...when in the year is this?

Adventure Junkie said...

The race was just run in February Hudson. You may have to wait until the 2012 edition if you want to compete.

Viviana said...

That's my Chile!! - crazy people. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

I love how the dog doesn't even look alarmed, just put out. Hilarious.

henningssykkelblogg said...

Denne videon er helt rå. Skulle gjerne prøvd denne løypa.
Nice :-)

kaka said...
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full face helmets said...

I swear by the end there seemed to be dressed in a pinstripe suit on top of that. That just full of awesome sauce.

michael said...

awesome...

Betty Jo said...
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