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I had to document the trip of some guys in italy and as we passed this cave I suggested that one of them do this drop. They all declined it. I WANTED THIS PICTURE so I did the lighting job and handed the camera to one of the guys and did the drop by myself. After three attempts he got the moment right.
It was a pretty sketchy run in / run out.
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I had to document the trip of some guys in italy and as we passed this cave I suggested that one of them do this drop. They all declined it. I WANTED THIS PICTURE so I did the lighting job and handed the camera to one of the guys and did the drop by myself. After three attempts he got the moment right. It was a pretty sketchy run in / run out.
93 Comments
  • 9 1
 I think it's a sick POD. Granted most of us could ride off that drop, but I know I sure as hell would screw up the photography part of it. F*CK the POD bitching. If it was a 30 foot drop someone would bitch that there are too many DH PODs. If it was a huge trick on a dirt jumper someone would make fun of the riders skinny jeans (probably me). So keep up the good work brotha.
  • 8 0
 You got the lighting spot on, very nice shot and quite unusual scenery. Props for going for the drop!
  • 1 0
 Thanks. Smile
  • 1 1
 that's going to be POD soon Big Grin great photo
  • 5 3
 This isnt called the OMFG That Was Insane, I would never try that, props to that guy POD. Its simply POD. That means it can be some crazy jump shot, some super high speed shot, or a kick ass, very different, artsy shot. So all you little pukes who are bashing it simply because it isnt the biggest drop you have ever seen should go back to school and try to develop a true sense of life. Great shot, very different! I love it!
  • 1 0
 +1 At least someone with a sense for pictures with soul. Smile
  • 5 0
 want a job done right, sometimes you just gotta do it yourself. nice bro
  • 3 1
 lol reminds me of that clip:
www.pinkbike.com/video/172683
  • 2 0
 Haha. Big Grin The dialog is so true!
  • 1 0
 sweet vid. check it out
  • 4 0
 This photo already looks better than the movie "Sanctum"

Nice shot Salute
  • 4 0
 Gollum must have showed him that line !
  • 2 0
 Pressscchiouuss lineee my presscchiiouuuss!
  • 3 0
 I cant get anyone to pick up a shovel to maintain trails and these dudes dug a friggn tunnel. Nice.
  • 1 0
 or some dumb gromits build crap on trails that im building tickes me off too.
  • 1 0
 sweet lighting on the shot, but its like two feet, if u were styling a 10-15 foot ledge id say ok p.o.d but wtf mate>? hah i cooda rolled over this little thing on my 24" hardtail
  • 1 1
 Ok so the photography is uber sick lighting and everything the photographer did made it badass but really an 8 yr old could do it, the ledge that is, not the photo so super props to the person who pushed the button and told him to say cheese. POD for the photography and location, not the ledge
  • 3 0
 Epic background, loving the rocks on the ground. A worthy POD.
  • 3 0
 Riding in a cave ..... looks awsome Smile
  • 3 0
 i bet hes riding a Rocky Mountain
  • 3 0
 Am i the only one who sees the eyes in the back of the cave?
  • 1 0
 hahaha never noticed it before!
  • 5 2
 tup !!!
  • 35 5
 ballsy manouver
  • 11 10
 ballsy rider
  • 5 2
 Good work!! PODtup
  • 2 1
 primo looking lander???? not
  • 55 13
 Proof photographers have just as much balls if not more than the riders Razz
  • 21 0
 spelunking on a bicycle... classic
  • 2 0
 wow thats sick!!! mad props guys Beer
  • 2 3
 awesoerm riding spot!
  • 2 1
 thats just cool
  • 44 9
 It's a cool looking photo and all, but isn't he just riding off a two foot ledge and landing in some loose rock? Not sure what's so 'ballsy' about it..
  • 64 2
 dude. it's a THREE foot ledge
  • 14 1
 And, check out how smooth that landing is.
  • 6 2
 Read the description dirtydee. It's ballsy.
  • 1 4
 Flat tires???
  • 7 9
 I did read the description, so what? The guys he was with didn't want to do it, and he did. For all I know the other guys could be shit riders or just not like the look of a crap ledge to flattish landing enough to try it. Nothing about the description or the photo is proving this to be ballsy.

I still give credit that it's a cool location and the lighting sets it off well but let's be honest i've dropped off bigger garden walls on my way to the shops.
  • 2 0
 wow man you cant land there, there's rocks on the landing!
  • 9 3
 good for you dirty, post one up and maybe you'll get POD?
  • 5 0
 i think this shot would only be pod cuz of the looks, it doesn't really make me want to get out and bike...
  • 8 1
 i like turtles
  • 2 0
 Saaaame Wink
  • 11 2
 This is what the Chilain Minors did in there spare time underground
  • 3 3
 i wanna ride in a cave....
  • 4 0
 @Dirty. PODs don't all have to have some insane whip or drop or what-not. its cool because it shows the epic places riders go to ride. either down a fat mountain or in a cave. lets see you find a drop in a dark cave and ride off it.
  • 1 1
 I wasn't disputing it's right to be POD, it certainly deserves it. I'm not into just massive jumps or drops in photos, I can appreciate arty and individual shots. All I was saying is why is everyone calling it such a ballsy move?

No disrespect to the photographer/rider i'm just questioning the above comments. Put it this way...Do you look at the photo and think 'excellent shot' or "Holy shitballs I would die if i tried to ride that'?
  • 1 0
 ah i see what you mean. but idk. those rocks look sharp and i'll bet that place was pretty poor lit. i guess its questionable.
  • 1 0
 Sorry to come back and stir this up, but this is a photo I look at and think 'ballsy'...

www.pinkbike.com/photo/6197916
  • 2 0
 Very cool shot! And crazy terrain
  • 2 0
 what an awesome place to ride !!!
  • 2 1
 A good picture! Very original and a sketchy landing but he was able to land it! Nice!
  • 1 0
 compromise to take a good shot... even if you have to make an auto-ride-portrait!!!

Cheers,
Beer
  • 2 4
 haha ericbirk.. no pukes here, downhill ridin hittin them dope stepdowns, shuttling that shit with buddies, just sayin the roots that i ride over r bigger than the rock in this pic thats allSmile u probs suck @ ridin but wtv sall good evryone to their opinion
  • 2 0
 oh man I am so impressed. I wish I could be more like you... oh wait no I don't. You probably are a better rider than me, you live in Nanaimo and I live in Edmonton... I get out probably 5 times a year, you can ride everyday. I guess its a good thing I don't really give a shit hey... There is more to life than going big cool guy. IF your going to bash someones photo about not being big enough, you should probably have something decent in your own photo selection... All your photos are of you posing, you broken, or you trail riding... Im just sayin, you know sall good, wtv...
  • 1 0
 Wicked picture mate! All those rocks are looking awesome! RidEOn!
  • 1 0
 such an amazing shot!!! props for the drop and shot
  • 2 1
 dident red bull do a dh race in a place like this?
  • 1 0
 Yep! It was called the red bull race down under and it was in a salt mine in Germany. The course was lame, BUT the actual race was pretty crazy. It was pitch dark in there, but they gave every racer 1 head lamp so we could at least see where we were going. Good times!
  • 1 0
 Cool shot Cave-Mietze Wink POD & POW at a time, well done...
  • 1 0
 doppelt abgeräumt, sauber Wink
  • 1 0
 Well done. Glad you stuck to it. Love the story too.
  • 1 0
 thats some pretty extreme cave exploring lol sick pic
  • 1 0
 At first, I thought the rocks were bits of foam like in a foam pit!
  • 1 0
 cool man, that how I like it...
  • 1 0
 so sick pal! weldone keep it up Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Nice pic, good eye and props for going after the shot you wanted!!!!!
  • 1 0
 they should have a world cup there...
  • 1 0
 wow that all i got to say!
  • 1 0
 got da leat on 4 dat ass drop
  • 1 0
 are you riding out of china?
  • 1 0
 worth it!!
  • 1 0
 nice spot Wink
  • 1 0
 locker!
  • 1 0
 nette location
  • 1 0
 cool location.
  • 1 0
 Sassy
  • 1 0
 Nice one!
  • 1 0
 good work Beer
  • 1 0
 Soo sick story makes it
  • 1 0
 Very nice Big Grin
  • 1 0
 great shot!!!
  • 1 0
 this is pretty rad
  • 1 1
 I CAN SEE WHY THIS GOT POD !!! Drool WELL DONE PAL !!!!!!
  • 1 0
 POD
  • 1 0
 hihi
  • 1 0
 in the cave???? pod
  • 1 2
 very beuty pic
  • 2 1
 wank stain
  • 1 2
 epicness X10
  • 1 4
 can i get a "WHOOT WHOOTT" mr. speedy comin in hot







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