I saw a picture of this building in 2012 and in my head I instantly saw a rider on top of it . It took me a good three years to track down its location and another two years to finally make the trip. The quarter itself was a true challenge, like they always are when they look too good to be true. A kinked bumpy run in, a concrete block on top of the quarter with a lightning rod made it even trickier to ride. But here we are, another fantasy made into reality. selfportrait.
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I saw a picture of this building in 2012 and in my head I instantly saw a rider on top of it . It took me a good three years to track down its location and another two years to finally make the trip. The quarter itself was a true challenge, like they always are when they look too good to be true. A kinked bumpy run in, a concrete block on top of the quarter with a lightning rod made it even trickier to ride. But here we are, another fantasy made into reality. selfportrait.

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  • 7 1
 Nice composition, rider exactly between the trees. Under these conditions it is a challenge to make all individual elements stand out like this. You did a great job there again!

Out of interest, how do you time these self portraits? Do you simultaneously press the shutter and the stopwatch on your watch and then time when to drop in. Do you do a burst shot or do you have some kind of wireless remote you can press when you're up there?
  • 13 0
 thank you. Getting myself separated from the Rest of the picture was the biggest challenge for sure. The quarter was only ridable in one spot, which I realized when we arrived at the spot the night before. That helped me already place the camera in the perfect spot, knowing where I would be on the building. I shot a second angle too, which I will upload after it hit the print as well. I have different approaches. Mostly it´s timed shot with a small 2-3 second burst I have to hit.

666kb.com/i/dsjzu5jpf071ctmit.jpg you don't want to swerve off to the left here.
  • 1 0
 @Airik: Cool, makes me appreciate it even more. You've got a pretty recognizable style. A whip atop a building/structure, must be you!
  • 6 0
 This is great!
  • 3 0
 thanks, its one of my favorites as well.
  • 3 0
 amazing pal
  • 2 0
 I hate it when lightning rods are in my way when biking
  • 1 0
 Salut !
  • 1 0
 a typical everyday problem.
  • 1 0
 what kind of remote trigger do you use? trying to get into the selfie world haha
  • 2 0
 no idea, some random cheap remote trigger. I kill one every couple months, so I much rather keep them affordable.
  • 1 0
 you mate are legend! please make an article on all the buildings that u have been through.....
  • 1 0
 thanks man. spoiler alert Wink goo.gl/SEzJtS
  • 1 0
 and if you want to see that, ask some of the Pinkbike Staff. I would love too.
  • 2 0
 So nice!
  • 1 0
 now that's a good selfie right there.
  • 1 0
 This is amazing!
  • 2 4
 Real?
  • 4 0
 Of Course, it is real.

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