POV Video: Andrew Neethling Rides Tight Switchbacks Along the Edge of a Cliff

Jul 21, 2021
by Andrew Neethling  
Views: 7,460    Faves: 9    Comments: 4


Definitely the wildest thing I have ridden. The last day of the trip brought us to this very old hiking trail down to the beach. Anything to get a beer at the beach I guess. Would you ?


39 Comments

  • 12 1
 Huck to flat
  • 3 0
 It's only 10m out from the edge!
  • 5 0
 was just there a couple weeks ago. this trail is no joke. it's not ridden very often, and the guides won't take you until after they have taken you on several other trails to gauge your skill. his front brake control is amazing here. I slid the front wheel too many times to count. scary af
  • 14 0
 All those cactuses as well....its like the classic 'not only will this kill you, but it will hurt the whole time that you are dying' if you fall.
  • 4 0
 Agreed! rode this with the guides. The GoPro effect is real here because it was genuinely the steepest thing I had ever descended. Absolutely unreal location for riding bikes, a trip for everyone to add to their list
  • 1 19
flag nvranka (Jul 21, 2021 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 Oh no the guides won’t take you? And you struggled? Must be serious.
  • 5 0
 @nvranka: what? lol. they took us. we actually rode it twice. no actual clue what you are on about, mate.
  • 3 0
 @conoat: he’s just jealous
  • 1 7
flag nvranka (Jul 21, 2021 at 17:06) (Below Threshold)
 @grizwald: yeah that’s it
  • 1 0
 @conoat what a cool trail. That's quite an experience
  • 1 0
 i live here and I dont ride that! Thats just mental as F
  • 7 0
 It actually looks steep on the GoPro so much be insane steep
  • 3 0
 It's actually inverted in places and you need suction cup tires to stay on the trail.
  • 6 1
 No thanks. I choose life.
  • 4 0
 Know I would crash because I would keep on looking down at the waves on that right hand point instead of the trail.
  • 4 0
 you don't even like switchbacks!
  • 7 4
 If you can ride this trail without dying, then you get free access to all future paid PB content.....FYI
  • 3 0
 I guess you have to replace brake pads mid-trail...
  • 22 0
 no, you never go over 5mph so the brakes are fine.... the thing you have to replace mid-trail is your underwear!
  • 2 0
 @conoat: "... the thing you have to replace mid-trail is your underwear!" this just made my day. So honest and freaking true Wink
  • 1 0
 When you go on this trail, I recommend doing the route with the Fox trail, Avalanche and then this trail. It's a long descent full of adrenaline.
  • 2 0
 Bottom of feet are itching
  • 2 0
 Hows that right-hander just reeeeeling off down there!
  • 1 0
 Those lines bending in were mesmerizing. Just needs the trail to drop off at the top of the point...
  • 1 0
 impossible to ride it up even with a Ebike
One set of brake pads its enough ?
  • 2 0
 Slow, steep, switchbacks, exposure and cacti - for those reasons, I'm out.
  • 1 0
 Proper everything right there!
  • 1 0
 Looks like a really fun trail!
Where is it?
  • 3 0
 Looks like Madeira Portugal
  • 3 0
 @TheSwissRider: You are right. It is a trail above Paul Do Mar. You know it is a steep trail when it looks steep on the GoPro...
  • 2 0
 @x-rider: wow that is rated as a single black!?! Damn, the double black trails here must be mind blowing.
  • 1 0
 @BornOnTwo: underrated trail indeed... and so scary!
  • 2 0
 Nope, no thanks
  • 1 0
 Love it! Nice shredding Needles!
  • 1 0
 Nice!
  • 1 0
 I do like beer.
  • 1 0
 This looks like a blast!
  • 1 0
 Looks steeep!

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