Video: Mike Kinrade - Search for 30,000 ft

Aug 7, 2013
by Lone Wolf Productions  
Views: 34,643    Faves: 213    Comments: 31


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.


45 Comments

  • 31 0
 On the longest day of 2013, Mike KinRadness himself dropped 32,228 ft (9823.09 m) on his 3 year old Doradical fork. So Rad.
  • 4 0
 Not to mention red wine and Pilsner!
  • 1 0
 Can't believed I worked that day! Next year!!
  • 25 0
 BRING BACK STUND!!!!!!! nice to see a new video with Mike and props to lone wolf
  • 7 0
 Love manitou products!!!! Still waiting for a 160mm all mountain fork from you guys!!!!! Where is it!!!!! Garrrrr!!!!!!!! Rips clothes off.....
  • 3 0
 vimeo.com/71608859 looks like they r working on something! check out this link i found. keep holding on!
  • 1 0
 Ahhh I feel teased....
  • 6 0
 Bring stund back next year!!!!!!!!!
  • 6 0
 Love my Dorado !
  • 2 0
 Ohhhh yeah! Smile
  • 2 0
 Aren't they great!! I just picked one up.
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah! I love them to> Gettin the new one soon!!!!! O YEAH
AN sad to sal lol i dunno if my bike would last 32000+ft. haha would sure love to try.
  • 5 0
 riding 5 till 9, what a way to make a living!
  • 1 0
 Props to Kinrade, It's rad they did this without a lift and all, but I just want to throw out that the top finishers from the last two years of the 12 hour DH race in Telluride, CO each did upwards of 70,000 of vertical and 70 miles in 12 hours, all above 9,500 feet in elevation... Just sayin...
  • 3 3
 Very cool video.
You can get 30,000' of descent off of Mt Wislon in So cal in a day in 10 hours if you have dedicated shuttle driver.
9-14 miles each time from the top on the different trails available (Mt Wilson, Winter Creek, Sturevant etc.) and go from 5700' to 600-1100 depending on which trailhead you go to. Great riding 10 miles from downtown LA!
  • 1 0
 Dude I want to do that so bad!
  • 3 1
 And if I'm not mistaken, those Dorado's took a hell of a beating at Rampage when he cased the Oakley Sender and bent his bars.
  • 5 0
 Yeah you're right. That was actually mentioned in the interviews but got cut in editing.
  • 4 0
 Someone call guniess we have a record and are in need of beers
  • 4 0
 bring back Drop In
  • 2 0
 They don't call him "Kinradical" for nothing. Epic ride Mike!
  • 2 0
 Yep lovin the atlas stem and kash money bars! Way to rock the RF
  • 1 0
 manitou are rumored to be releasing a new long travel single crown fork next year with the damper out of the dorado
  • 1 0
 Amazing, Awesome, Wow!!!!
  • 1 0
 that was one sweet goal for a day, great work mike keep it up
  • 1 0
 thats like doing the garbo dh 10 times wow
  • 1 0
 I got to do one of those!
  • 2 0
 Effin awesome!!!
  • 1 0
 The F-150 XTR seems fitting for Kinrade
  • 1 0
 Awesome to see Kin-rad still killing it!
  • 1 0
 Did I spot him on a Evil Undead frame? Off Transition for 2013?
  • 2 0
 Damn! Impressive!
  • 4 5
 12000 meters in the 2 Alpes on a normal day...
  • 9 1
 yeah and what's the point of your comment? Alps never gon have trails like in BC so don't even compare to them
  • 1 0
 To know BC and the Alps, for sure you can't compare les 2 Alpes with BC.Riding in BC is far more demanding physically. The only place you can compare with BC in terms of physical demand, could be La grave de la Meige.
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