Video: Jesse Melamed's Lung-Busting POV from Stage 3 of the Silver Star Enduro - Crankworx Summer Series

Jul 29, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesThis was Stage 3 of the Enduro for the first race of the Crankworx Summer Series. All the others were more technical trails but this one was the most physical and the longest.Jesse Melamed


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Silver Star Mountain Resort


99 Comments

  • 57 8
 That looks properly awful. I would have needed a sip from Richie's water bottle.
  • 14 2
 *Jared's
  • 4 2
 @applesauce42: Maes and Armstrong's!!
  • 4 0
 @applesauce42: you mean the guy they borrowed from???
  • 28 0
 I should have had a sip from my own bottle part way down.
  • 2 0
 @FUbob: Live and let live I guess. Not jealous, just disappointed.
  • 35 0
 Between this and the Remi shredit, I conclude that I simply exist in slow motion.
  • 13 0
 Slow motion is a good place to be. You can react quicker.
  • 9 0
 this guys is a real beast. How many of you were breathing at his rate? How many had increased heart rates. One should get their resting hear rate and then watch this with louder volume and get their heart rate at the end. Jesse may be having followers not only in his riding ability but also heart rate increase.... This was awesome
  • 6 0
 Glad you liked it!
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: That's my go to run at Silverstar.
Thanks for the "how it's supposed to be ridden" video.
  • 1 0
 @Yaan: You're welcome!
  • 12 0
 Honestly surprised that Finn did so well on this stage consider the pedaling requirements.
  • 8 0
 Finn is young and I don't think he is smoking cigars anymore ;p
  • 2 0
 He was actually saying in the bike preview he was going to up his pressures (fork and tires) for that stage
  • 7 0
 Also he is a dh racer so when he sprints it's fast...
  • 1 0
 @Dlakusta: George Burns would've whooped them all!!
  • 11 0
 His ability to scrub jumps would have gotten him far, but he is also very fit.
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: i feel like enduro racers (such as yourself) would be better at scoping out lines in the middle of a run, since he's a dh racer he would definitely be best at scrubs and other dh techniques but you guys seem to change up your lines in the middle of a run to make it faster, for me as a dh rider that's insane i'm still surprised finn won to be honest...
  • 7 0
 @Bikerdude137: honestly me too, but we all know he is really really good on a bike.
  • 13 0
 I got tired watching that and had to put it on pause for 5 mins.
  • 5 0
 haha lucky you!
  • 11 0
 Crazy that wasn't even top 3 on that stage. WTF
  • 10 0
 Too many hucks to flat.
  • 8 0
 That is so cool to see what race pace looks like on runs that I ride every weekend, so cool!
  • 7 0
 Nice! More to come!
  • 5 0
 LoL I can't even imagine not stopping to take a break at the fire roads
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: Did you time Strava segments as well on that run?
  • 2 0
 @shift9ears: Yea it will be on my strava account!
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: Awesome, thanks for the replies and have fun with the rest of the events
  • 6 0
 Most impressed how often he at least attempted to get deep breaths in vs the shallow fast breaths. I never would even think to try in that kind of run to alter my breathing and just be happy to still be breathing
  • 13 0
 I feel like I'm dying and if I don't try to get air in I might not make it.
  • 6 0
 That was rad to watch! So rad Jesse has replied to all the comments too! Have fun be safe and force be with you!!
  • 2 0
 Thank you!
  • 4 1
 huge respect, but to me this looks like a XC track with jumps. Is this really the kind of track world class enduro rider would like to race on ? Where are the gnarly, technical and steep tracks ? It just makes me think if racing is about how fast you can go or how fast you can go on a certain kind of track.
  • 6 0
 Nope, you are correct. But this was one stage of many and the others were more technical.
  • 4 0
 This video is deeply disturbing to me after watching my pre run clips for a race this weekend. My footage might as well be walking compared to this!
  • 3 0
 As fast as I'm willing to hit it.
  • 2 0
 so that little cut in the video.... crash, french line or my personal vote, dry-heave turned not so dry (happened to me at my last enduro on a long pedally stage but i'm also nowhere as fit and probably had heat stroke by that point in the weekend.)
  • 2 0
 I don't think there was a cut? Should have been all one video!
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed: very likely I blacked out for a second trying to match your breathing.
  • 2 0
 i noticed a small sort of jostle, if you will, in the recording as well. I wont timestamp it but i noticed something as well. nothing that matters afaik. awesome riding mang cheers
  • 1 0
 @wendigoslow: What is the timestamp?
  • 3 0
 I think would have needed pure O2 after that, is that legal because would think having some O2 after a stage like that could help with recovery?
  • 5 0
 I believe it is illegal.
  • 1 1
 @JesseMelamed: So it is illegal to breath cleaner air?
  • 3 0
 @aljoburr: O2 isn't air Wink
  • 4 0
 how is his bike so smooth, best sound ever just the tires on the dirt. No creaks or cable slap. AMAZING
  • 4 0
 I spent a lot of time quieting my bike down.
  • 1 0
 I think the thing that impressed me the most is Jesse's line choice and surgical precision with line execution. All those funky lines going off lips would not be easy to execute when you have little practice and are tired because you've been sprinting the whole stage. Watching the footage I have no idea how to improve upon his run.
  • 3 0
 80 breaths per minute almost every time that I counted. That is insane oxygen consumption
  • 4 0
 haha that's awesome! Thanks for counting, interesting number!
  • 5 0
 *heavy breathing*
  • 6 0
 *busting a lung*
  • 5 0
 Love watching you ride!
  • 2 0
 Thanks!
  • 2 0
 Yeah thats what it looks like when ride... only I'm much slower, and not as stylish, and not as fluid... but the breathing was spot on Wink
  • 1 0
 haha as long as you're having fun!
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed: always having fun, if you're ever in the south UK I'd be happy to give you some tips Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Jebus, I thought I had a good ride this morning... Jesse is a beast!
  • 2 0
 10 months of training straight...
  • 3 0
 That's ridiculously fast , finn must of being literally flying
  • 1 0
 Faster tires maybe
  • 2 0
 He does fly often.
  • 1 0
 Great trail, and amazing riding. It's always humbling to watch how far down the trail he is looking to set up his runs. He doesn't "react" at all, just fluid riding.
  • 1 0
 We practice and watch GoPro to know where we are going.
  • 1 0
 IMHO jesse as the best videos, super enjoyable, impressive breathing. Will work on my breathing instead cursing lol you sir are one cool fast AF dude.
  • 1 0
 Breathe hard!
  • 1 0
 Amazing riding Remy! But that was stressful just watching it... I'm making a mental note not to bother entering any enduro races in search of my lost youth!
  • 1 0
 Awesome to see cutting corners by going off the side of jumps!

(I pressed pause to let Jesse recover mid video...the pain was too much to listen to)
  • 2 0
 Need some semi slicks for that stage ! Nice work Jesse
  • 1 0
 I wish!
  • 2 0
 Dang That's Exactly How I Ride Every Time I'm on My Dreams ...
  • 1 0
 Dreams are good!
  • 2 0
 what a run. super impressive
  • 1 0
 Thanks!
  • 2 0
 Wow...... now that's some fitness!
  • 1 0
 Yessir!
  • 1 0
 Shredding! Pedaling in the air & scrubbing the sides of jumps for better lines & speed. So rad. Keep it up!
  • 1 0
 Thanks!
  • 1 0
 Pedal lay AF! The boys and girls will be happy when they get to Golden and not have to pedal so much.
  • 1 0
 haha yes please!
  • 1 0
 Silver star is a fun hill but not very steep and a little light on tech trails.
  • 1 0
 They’ll be in Sun Peaks soon enough...
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed are you able to share how you've got your gopro mounted under your visor? Amazing footage
  • 1 0
 I use a ninja nount!
  • 1 0
 wow interesting to see the fast line on the entrance to Pro star!
  • 1 0
 A few cool lines in there!
  • 1 0
 So the beard getting the clippers was purely for aero reasons, got it.
  • 1 0
 80 breaths a minute... I wanna know what his heart rate is.
  • 2 0
 I max out at 186, I think on this stage I hit 183.
  • 1 0
 God dam man...good hustle!
  • 1 0
 Flat. Out. Pinned.
  • 1 0
 Holy crab, doggie!
  • 1 0
 Yea dude! Need more Half Nelson practice.
  • 1 0
 2:14 wut

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