Video: Alpine Our Way

Jan 30, 2013 at 16:16
Jan 30, 2013
by Colin Stewart  
 
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 The first time I saw these types of videos, the scenery really impressed me more than the riding. I still feel the same way. More flow, less show.
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 sure, the first miles you won't find very flowy trails. The first vertical meters will ask you a lot of technical skills... but later, in the lower sections you'll have still aprox. 2000 vertical meters of flowtrails... it's a promise!!! :-)
You want a alpine proof? Check this out:

www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Matt-Hunter-Tours-Mount-Blanc-2013.html
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 I'd rather ride those lower trails 3 times, than one from the top :-)
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 lots of potential PODs in there though
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 Sliding down in style!
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 Too slow for me. Nice riding, and I envy your vistas, but the 'downhill trials' style is kinda boring.
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 Hike bike up on shoulders up vertical rock face and super loose gravel at speed of 1km/hr.

When at peak, skid down on bike down vertical rock face and super loose gravel at speed of 1km/hr.

Takes skill, and might be fun for some, but with all that massive awesome alpine these guys have... I am sure there are much more fun things to be riding than this.
  • + 3
 Reminds me of when I was a kid and had to sit through me mum and dads boring holiday photos.
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 That's pretty epic what they did, but honestly it doesn't look like that much fun. Just creepin down crazy steep gravel and all.
  • + 48
 its does not matter if your going 2mph or 40mph as long as you are going as fast as possible over the given terrain you WILL get a rush!
  • + 3
 First few seconds of the vid gave me a bloody rush...sitting here on my arse...
  • + 6
 Riding that kind of steep exposed terrain is incredibly frightening. While it may not look as "fun" as some other videos on here...the technical ability of these guys is unreal! There are a few vids of these same guys and all of them are amazing.
  • + 25
 I don't care what the terrain looks like. It's still better than where me and you are sitting, behind a computer.
  • + 1
 pretty long bike pack....if it is as long as it looks.
  • + 2
 Challenging biking can totally be a rush, same with skiing or boarding
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 sure, the first miles you won't find very flowy trails. The first vertical meters will ask you a lot of technical skills... but later, in the lower sections you'll have still aprox. 2000 vertical meters of flowtrails... it's a promise!!! :-)
You want a alpine proof? Check this out:

www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Matt-Hunter-Tours-Mount-Blanc-2013.html
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 you posted this two times. stop it
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 He's just advertising and proud, like me. Smile This is just the type riding that most Europeans love, Vertride.
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 sure, the first miles you won't find very flowy trails. The first vertical meters will ask you a lot of technical skills... but later, in the lower sections you'll have still aprox. 2000 vertical meters of flowtrails... it's a promise!!! :-)
You want a alpine proof? Check this out:

www.pinkbike.com/LOL :-)
  • + 1
 its more about the accomplishment of just riding down that stuff,
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 mhm I don't think it is about fun and flow... but I assure anyone, whatever it is, it must be something big to those guys. You don't wake up a 4 in the morning then take your bike over 2000m and force yourself to like what you do... such dedication means - it feels daeeemm great to them, the stuff they do.

To me such riding would be: being in incredible mountain environment, trying to ride a mountain bike in a potentialy dangerous, maybe life threatening situation... be near the edge, and make the edge force me to do the right things, be it relax, good position on the bike, make fear push me to the limits of what I can, empower me instead of paralyzing. Make me do only the right thing, make me do the best thing I can do in that situation, therefore separate me from my everyday life as nothing else can - provide 100% consciousness, 100% presence.
  • + 2
 I'm Eurpean, even Austrian (the Alps make up like 2/3rd of our country) and I disagree with the statment that "most Europeans love vertriding", if vertriding means stumbling down terrain you had to carry your bike up through before.

a) It's not "vert", or vertical. Vert is the upper end of a halfpipe, just ask any BMXer.
d) Most Europeans I know still like to go more than walking speed on their bikes, both up- and downhill!
  • + 1
 Cathar: ever heard of "Vertriders"?
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 cathar, you're right. I'm not Austrian but I live in Austria. But maybe it's just me but I have only met this kind of riding in Europe. So it was a surprise for me. I may have just exaggerated a bit because I haven't met anyone who does stuff like this before I came to Austria. Great stuff anyway. Smile
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 its like a technical climb but downwards
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 I remember seeing pictures from this trip a few months ago, had one as the background on my phone for a while. This terrain looks seriously gnarly, it takes some skill to navigate it for sure.
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  • + 5
 The music is like I'm watching Rick Steves on PBS...
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  • + 1
 Wow that is how I want to exist in the high mountains! I love the flow, the tail whip turns and just how in control they are. Sitting in the winter in Canada watching this is making me itchy to get my flow on! Might just have to go ride a snowy trail anyway.
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 Light absolutely popping at 2:00. Amazing colors in that 5 second shot. Makes me want to ride... and I kinda dig the mellow vibe of the music, fits the meditative calm it takes to ride some of that kind of stuff with confidence and grace.
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  • + 4
 Damn video put me to sleep
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  • + 2
 I thought the video was quite good actually. Although it could have been longer...riding that sort of terrain is extremely hard, it also looks like alot of fun!
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  • + 4
 Those Liteville's are very nice bikes. I like them, a LOT
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  • + 1
 maybe not the best first part of trails... but just being on that top... what a view... sure it´s worth it!!
nice video & fotos
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  • + 1
 The only thing that sucks about this video is that the tracks/slopes are probably a hell of a lot steeper than they look on here. Mad props!
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  • + 1
 Well with BC asy back yard and a passion for heli drops I liked it mind you there was a lota brakes going on but hey good job guys
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 Nice to know i own the same pair of deore XT brakeset as you, just incase i fell like doing this ......
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  • + 2
 so sick look at the drop on either side of him, puts rampage to shame Wink
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  • + 2
 The Scenery is incredible. But the ride doesn't seem worth the hike
  • + 6
 Europeans can out hike anybody they love hiking and don't care how steep or far of a hike it is
  • + 8
 last time i checked that title was still held by the Sherpa people
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 their forks "BOTTOM BOTTOM BOTTOM BOTTOM BOTTOM" THEIR REAR SHOCKS "50% 100% 50% 100% USED ALL OF IT!!
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  • + 2
 My VOD vibes are twitching those are pretty gnarly cliffs to fall off down
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  • + 1
 This is literally mountain biking!!! forget about scooting round the woods and catching some hang time off a badger bump
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  • + 1
 The word "epic" comes to mind. This is beautiful.
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  • + 1
 I enjoyed that,bramers of mountains they wur!!
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  • + 1
 does that black bike even have rear sus?
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  • + 1
 epic!!! what was the black bike..anyone?
  • + 1
 Liteville, the both of them
  • + 1
 hum.. never heard of them.. cool thanks!
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  • + 1
 amazing place, I want to be there Smile
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  • + 1
 This would just hurt too much if you fell off on it
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  • + 1
 Ahh love Liteville's, the blue and orange on that 601 looks awesome Big Grin
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  • + 1
 Nice locale, nive vid! Thanks for sharing!
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  • + 2
 Lay off the damn brakes
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  • + 2
 Amazing scenery
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  • + 1
 Bad place for your brakes to fail...
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  • + 1
 That's a long ass way to carry a bike....
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  • + 0
 this type of riding deserves its own name.
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  • + 0
 I have that watch LOL cept mine is all black
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  • + 13
 I think the song was "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead.
  • + 6
 ^ NICE!!! haha This is the first time i've ever fallen to sleep while listening to Motorhead.

btw, I have a 301 (amazing bike!), and this vid ain't doing it justice. Is that Bob Ross and his cousin out looking for some new happy scenes to happily paint?
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  • - 1
 Music kinda sucked though. They should have used "Sail" by AwolNation. That song is hella-good.
  • + 1
 Cuz network Rampage coverage didn't use that song enough.
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  • + 0
 muddy mary tyres?where is the muuud
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