Video: The Trails and Tribulations of Racing the Trans Madeira 2019

Oct 13, 2019
by Oli Carter  

The best week I have ever had on a bike, enduro racing doesn't get any better.

Episode 5 follows Oli Carter for one week of racing across Madeira on the most insane and diverse trails in the world.

The format of multi day Enduro racing is the purest form. No practice, just riding as fast as you can on the terrain in front of you and what better place to do it than on the beautiful Island of Madeira.

The Trans Madeira team put on the most incredible event, faultless from start to finish. Somehow feeding 100 of us every day in different locations all over the island. I have never eaten so much in my life, Christmas dinner size portions each day to try and keep up with the calories.

Entries go live soon for next edition of the Trans Madeira and if you don’t have a bucket list, make one and put the Trans Madeira at the top of it!

It is an opportunity of a lifetime and one experience I will never forget. Huge thanks to Ultimate Components, Fenwicks bike and Hunt wheels for getting me to the race. Remember to follow @ultimateUSE.components and @olicartermtb to not miss an episode!

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 First time I’ve seen an edit that reflects real life riding on Madeira. I went out with Freeride Madeira August 2017 with a few other guys, the trails are fast, loose and often off camber you need plenty of time between you and the rider in front in order for the dust to settle just to give you a fighting chance of seeing what you’re about to get yourself into.

Great stuff.
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 @gandalfsdad to avoid the dust problems: go there in jan or feb Wink
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 Thanks Buddy!!!
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 @weeesel: might give that a go!!!
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 Amazing event! I just hope they keep doing it for a few more years, while i save up for the starting fee Big Grin
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 Angle your go pro a little further up the trail please...scenery and surroundings looked great but most of the time was staring at handlebars and 6ft down the trail...
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 Dude i was gutted when looking back over day one's footage.... was all sorted after that for the rest of the week.... cheers
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 @OliCarter: haha just re-read my comment and realised how rude I sounded sorry...but yeah I can imagine you must have felt gutted! Trails looked like a lot of fun though.
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 Put it at the top of you're bucket list - thanks to my sponsors for paying for it all..
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 You got me there buddy.... Thanks for watching!
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 @OliCarter: hey man I'm only jealous!
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 Such a pleasure mate! Glad that you liked this photo! The video reflects all the experience for sure!
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 thanks bro
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 Raw version would be really cool. To each his own, but the music is pretty awfull/generic/unbearable.
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 I made it raw to start with buddy.... then figured some music would break it up... thanks for the feed back!

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