Video: The Wettest Pinkbike Hot Lap with Mark Wallace

Dec 1, 2018
by Pinkbike Originals  

The Pinkbike Hot Lap is our own fun leaderboard of pros and bike industry friends. Riders put their best foot forward down a trail local to Pinkbike HQ and their time is recorded with a Freelap timing system.



This time we have Mark Wallace take on the challenge and post a time for the Pinkbike Hot Lap... in the pouring rain!

The Track

The trail used is called Credit Line. This was chosen as we consider it to be a pretty complete mountain bike trail that tests various riders' skills.




The Results



PREVIOUSLY
Did you miss previous episodes of Pinkbike Hot Laps?



Remi Gauvin



Sam Hill



Yoann Barelli



Miranda Miller


Claire Buchar

Who would you like to see take part? Leave a comment and let us know!


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals / @iamspecialized / @Maxxis




66 Comments

  • + 100
 Put a rain cloud astrix beside the mans time!
  • - 10
flag themouse77 (Dec 1, 2018 at 11:43) (Below Threshold)
 there is too much riding and not enough talking in this video
  • + 13
 Anyone else getting Dirt Magazine 1:04 DH track vibes from this series...
  • + 45
 Needs a "W" next to his time for being wet... also still hoping this is all redone on a reasonably priced bike. You could then even bring in celebrities who ride, do a quick interview, let Sam Hill coach them down the lines...
  • + 45
 Ehm, I'll pass the celebs. The only "celebs" I want to see in mountain biking are the ones who actually are celebs because of mountain biking. Nobody needs that TG shit.
  • + 19
 I don't know man it looks like Marshawn Lynch has some pretty competitive times the Seattle area Strava scene
  • + 3
 @gootytown: #skittlespowered#tastethe rainbow
  • + 7
 @Archimonde: No way, get Kanye up there on a 2005 Giant Rincon and watch the magic happen.
  • + 19
 No celebrity or politics. This is my bike-only safe space.
  • + 6
 @husstler: Only if you send him down a Rampage run with no helmet
  • + 4
 @partswhore: Marshawn Lynch. He's bout that action.
  • + 4
 Get Guy Martin to do the hot lap!
  • + 33
 Can anyone hear what brakes he's running?
  • + 57
 Sounds like avid juicy 5 to me
  • - 2
 @ibishreddin: brand new build, likely not bed in properly
  • + 6
 I thought that I was watching an episode of RealTree outdoors with all that turkey calling
  • + 1
 @ibishreddin: thinking about my time with this brake makes me shiver.
  • + 8
 The same brakes you could win on the Dec 1 advent calendar...
  • + 1
 @ LOL
  • + 33
 Give the man a re-run, when the rain slows up...in May.
  • + 23
 While it's clear that he didnt bed his brakes in very well on his new build, hense the awful squealing, it was cool to be able to hear where he was and wasnt braking. A little mini clinic for oneself if they focus on it.
  • + 2
 Thought exactly the same thing! Feel much better about my use of brakes through techy sections now
  • + 5
 I liked that we could hear when/how/where he was braking.
  • + 14
 probably cause the brakes are cold and wet when he stops to look at stuff. Mine get noisy when wet but quiet down once they heat up.
  • + 1
 @avcb: exactly. My Guides scream during the start of a shuttle lap as they burn off the prior run.
  • + 24
 extra points for attitude. Conditions were epic until this last week here in the PNW
  • + 2
 It's always epic,,I'm so glad the "bad weather's" here! The more adverse the looser!
  • + 13
 Having ridden this trail several dozen times in wet and dry conditions, Mark being 20+ seconds back in those conditions is very respectable!
  • + 11
 Seriously why are people still not running mud guards? Get a mud hugger and it stops 95% of water and mud from hitting for face.
  • + 1
 But... They look silly
  • + 4
 @spaceofades: no they don’t. What does look stupid is when your on pinkbike taking loads in the face.
  • + 1
 I've got contacts. It's a must. never take it off
  • + 12
 Next GoPro needs a mini-wiper.
  • + 25
 Volvo collab.
  • + 8
 Wet is not always bad.
  • + 5
 I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you havent ridden credit line before.. Rain is most certainly a handicap on this trail!
  • + 26
 @gnarnaimo: I guess you don't understand what I actually mean.
  • + 0
 @idiot84: state what you mean instead of guessing that the guy didnt understandSmile have a nice day
  • - 10
flag Foxy87 (Dec 1, 2018 at 8:37) (Below Threshold)
 @Jolinwood: looks like you didnt understand either ???? well we need some serious people in the world after all ???? ????????
  • - 3
 @Jolinwood: well there should be some smilies instead of the questionmarks Big Grin
  • + 7
 @idiot84: I get it
Wet pink
BikesSmile
  • + 0
 @idiot84: I see what you did thereSmile
  • + 3
 @idiot84: who's the idiot now!? Haha.. Me..I mean me
  • + 4
 So, this may be a stupid question, but why are the guys so much faster? I get that men are generally stronger, but so much of MTB is technique, I figured it would be a more even playing field.
  • + 8
 Actually the results are surprisingly consistent with what you see in Enduro and DH. As well as being able to produce more power, men have (on average) faster reactions, increased visual acquity when discerning motion and movement and they are less risk averse. Also, (although there are statistical nuances to this that require too much detail to go into here) because there tend to be far more men competing than women at most levels, elite men are typically that bit more "seasoned" and innovative in their methods to gain a competitive edge.
  • + 3
 @Deuce-DeuceAndAHalf: Cool. Thanks for the solid answer.
  • + 5
 @Layman: I think it mostly comes down to power. Men are stronger than women and can put more weight into pedal strokes, pump harder, and they're heavier which can translate into momentum. I often fall behind the guys even though i can clear all the same jumps and obstacles as they can, and generally it seems to come down to guys just being able to put down more horsepower. It's like a 1000cc 4 cylinder Superbike versus a 600cc supersport.
On motorcycles i tend to be able to hold my own better against men, but even then i tire out sooner than they do when we hit multiple high g corners in rapid succession.
  • + 4
 The repeat clip at the end of the video where he does the jump then bunny hop really is cool, i know that section all too well and he did that in the soaking wet. nice!
  • + 5
 Need to quantify the rain handicap.
  • + 3
 Mark Wallace would make a seriously good enduro rider. He usually smashes it on the last sections of DH races. Great rider.
  • + 2
 Wettest and hot in the same sentence! Pornbike!
  • + 0
 I thought the title of this article was highly inappropriate until I watched the video
  • + 1
 The slop shred and slappin rutts is sooo good! The loamiest times!
  • + 2
 like his horn!
  • + 1
 That's a fast speck of mud.
  • + 2
 Rebate!!!
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