During the 2013 Summer Solstice, Mike Kinrade, joined by two friends attempted a great feat. Their goal; to descend over 30,000 ft in the span of one day with no chair lift. Starting at Retalack Lodge and working their way to Nelson BC on a multitude of different trails, the trio rode for over 16 hours. Using GPS to track their efforts at the end of the day, we were all astonished to find out that they had not only met their goal but smashed it by descending 32,228 ft. To put it into perspective Mt. Everest is 29,029 ft from peak to sea level.
In order to make things more interesting Mike wanted to prove the durability of the Manitou Dorado by replacing his fresh new 2013 fork with his old 2010 Dorado. The old Dorados had seen a season of riding under Mike, including a trip to the Red Bull Rampage. They were then sold to one of Mike's good friends who rode them mercilessly for two seasons. How did they perform? We'll let the video do the talking there.