James Doerfling shreds a HUGE mountain line in the Gobi Desert... Defining the sport of Mountainbiking.
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James Doerfling shreds a HUGE mountain line in the Gobi Desert... Defining the sport of Mountainbiking.

117 Comments

  • 68 3
 Wow the scale of that place!
  • 63 1
 the guy looks like an ant, he must have been going soo fast!!! POD!
  • 79 1
 5 hour hike for a 20 second ride. worth it? HELLS YES looks so epic
  • 26 2
 I've seen jets and rockets make trails like that..but a bike?! Pod
  • 16 0
 Although you can barely see the rider, the dust trail proves that he just did something epic. Its almost like a movie, as you can see everything from the start to where he is now. Such a great shot.
  • 4 0
 pure awesomeness ! Big Grin
  • 7 1
 Free ride ^
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flag nouser (Jun 26, 2011 at 0:46) (Below Threshold)
 warhorsey, this is most likely a still from the movie! lol. Still epic though! truly big mtn riding!
  • 5 3
 looks like late in the day...probably took him all day to hike up that
  • 6 9
 Epicly awesome, with a dashing of gnarl. Power to the gnar.
  • 15 84
flag nouser (Jun 26, 2011 at 1:45) (Below Threshold)
 Yo, why are you all ^^^ replying to the top comment? What you're saying has little to do with what PookyLukey wrote. Are you just going for exposure? And yeah I realize this also has nothing to do with the original comment but this will get seen by you guys now.
  • 26 0
 bet that was fun to push up...
  • 2 16
flag kirbs (Jun 26, 2011 at 3:52) (Below Threshold)
 not dusty.
  • 19 5
 yeah, why does everyone reply to the first comment, you're all so needy for attention. And no one has to piont out the hipocracy in this comment
  • 4 3
 Don't mean to be cocky, but he probably got a helicopter to take him up. Wink Would've made an awesome decent and helmet cam!
  • 2 1
 Such a sick picture, you dont realize how big the mountain is until you look at the rider. Well deserved POD Smile
  • 10 0
 @louiscritchie- Who gives a shit where they decide to put their comments? What did you plan on accomplishing by yours? You obviously had the same thought in your head 'i need someone to read, whats on my mind.'

Than being said, i like this picture. alot.
  • 3 25
flag derekt (Jun 26, 2011 at 13:47) (Below Threshold)
 god I hate it when people reply to the first comment!....lol...
  • 38 6
 so dirty i switched to porn when my mom walked in
  • 4 17
flag luckynugget (Jun 26, 2011 at 18:50) (Below Threshold)
 ^STFU!!!!^
  • 12 1
 ^no you
  • 9 1
 I reply to the top comment for two reasons. 1) Might as well jump on the bandwagon and have your comment seen & 2) I'm a lazy American whom would rather not scroll to the bottom of the page to leave a comment.
  • 3 0
 Looks like a cover of powder magazine.... mmmmmm skiing
  • 3 1
 mmmmmmmmm mountain biking
  • 2 0
 Pretty epic riding and scenery but to be honest, why would you push up that if you could just get a helicopter ride to the top like the snowboarders and skiers. Just a suggestion, RIDE ON
  • 1 0
 I don't know why the description says defining the sport. Bearclaw shredded that spot a while back with a bunch of guys. Amazing picture though, looks like an amazing spot to ride and would be so fast.
  • 4 0
 Push to the top because Doerfling's a MAN
  • 3 0
 . See that niiice carve to the left of the pic....That was Claw. .
  • 5 0
 this was filming for Freeride Ent. So they would have helicoptered it up. Tippie, Simmons and Schley were the ones back in the day that had to carry their bikes up this kind of stuff....gotta earn your turns!
  • 1 0
 all i can say is holy shit thats epic
  • 2 0
 i know it already was pod, but: POD again!
  • 22 0
 first i thought it's a ski/snowboard freeride photo...
  • 1 0
 that was what i thought too, would be good for a bit of sliding
  • 16 0
 It looks like MTB has arrived on Mars. Awesome shot.
  • 10 0
 The word "epic" is often overused in todays colloquial conversation, often referring to some sort of menial urban encounter such as "drinking one's face off last night" or "I got a flat tire last night and didn't know how to change it so I had to walk home" and so on. This photo of James Doerfling dropping a virgin mountain line in the middle of the Gobi desert swings that colloquial usage back towards the intended.
  • 2 0
 Couldn't have put it better myself.
  • 8 0
 pod. nuff said.
  • 4 0
 *This* defines mountain biking? How about that post about the Portes du Soleil from earlier this week??? This is just shenanigans.
  • 5 0
 I bet he didn't blink the whole way down Eek
  • 1 0
 this pic reminds me of when Robbie Bourdon ripped down that gnarly mountain, in nwd 8 in the Gobi Desert ironically, amazing picture, when they say a picture is worth a thousand words, they were refering to this one, it tells you its story, what line he took more dust = more braking in that are where he turned, brilliant.
  • 1 0
 Man this is a BEAUTIFUL pic... My Fiance's parents just came home from China they went on a 4wd tour of this are... Their pictures were amazing, but all I could think while looking a thtem was "GOTTA GO THERE AND RIDE NAM NAM NAM NAM" hahahaha... then I saw this in the article in Decline and showed them... they didn't get it... they're old...
  • 4 0
 Possibly the best picture i have ever seen..
  • 2 0
 Lol if you look at just the mountain it doesn't look that big but then you look at the rider and it's a HOLLY F***!!!!!! moment
  • 4 0
 Epic.
  • 1 0
 As you do..
  • 3 0
 And another one bites the dust!
  • 1 0
 At first I thought it would have been a few sequence shots... But the metadata never lies. He must be going SO INCREDIBLY FAST!
  • 2 0
 POD plain and simple, encompasses the whole grandness of a sport.
  • 2 0
 Best shot from the Wildcard contest!
  • 2 0
 I can see a SWEET roll in to big drop on upper far right. Bourdo style.
  • 2 0
 THIS GUYS DESERVS A COOKIE !!!
  • 2 0
 Until you see the rider it's difficult to give a scale to the terrain
  • 1 0
 DAMN... so much dust!! Is he maybe riding a old east germany two stroke bike??
  • 1 0
 This is what makes us all wanna grab our DH bikes and hit the nearest mountain ASAP.. This is sick.. congrats.
  • 2 0
 Wicked!
  • 1 0
 Insane what a line! Best photo for sure
  • 1 0
 My God! How stoked to see this Big Grin Sick photo!
  • 1 0
 this is absolute fantastic! or better!
  • 2 0
 What a line fuckkkk!!
  • 1 0
 thats what i call shmobbin!
  • 1 0
 i could almost kill to ride something like this. love big mountain riding
  • 2 0
 WOW! Smile
  • 1 0
 HOY SHITTTTTTTTZU! that is frikin epic!!!
  • 1 0
 this picture is from the nwd movie..... were the trail ends
  • 2 0
 EPIC!
  • 1 0
 First tracks in some brown pow
  • 1 0
 hes going fast up on that big bitchBig Grin
  • 1 0
 amazing shot. Ide like to see him ride up it hehe.
  • 1 0
 Definitely the POD, Nice shot!
  • 1 0
 picture from where the trail ends ? XD class looking bike film Smile
  • 1 0
 now thats what i call bombin a hill
  • 1 0
 Looks like a ski run in the summer=)
  • 1 0
 pure madness!!! I want to have my own photo doing this!
  • 1 0
 looks like an ant in an hourglass Smile sick shot POD!
  • 1 0
 that is completely, utterly, insane.
  • 1 0
 more insane than what is socially acceptable
  • 1 0
 wow this is awesome i want a big print of this.
  • 1 0
 Freakin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 land speed record here i come
  • 2 1
 props if that makes you want to snowboard
  • 1 0
 Had to haul ass just to get away from all that lung clogging dust
  • 1 0
 big balls award for this guy!
  • 1 0
 lol i want to know how many degrees have his disk
  • 1 0
 Rampage in Gobi Desert!!!!
  • 1 0
 pod
  • 1 0
 pod!
  • 1 0
 Thats killer!!
  • 1 0
 holy shit...
  • 1 0
 unreal! POD
  • 2 1
 i voted for this Big Grin
  • 1 0
 fantastic!
  • 2 1
 Found 'im!
  • 1 0
 best POD in months!!!
  • 1 0
 fucking insane
  • 1 0
 Good
  • 1 0
 SONIC BOOM
  • 1 0
 Dream photo right there!
  • 1 0
 WoW!
  • 1 0
 very nice.
  • 1 0
 very cool
  • 1 0
 0.o. Insanity.
  • 1 0
 wasnt this pod before?
  • 1 0
 thats mega
  • 2 1
 Meep Meep
  • 1 0
 did he die
  • 1 0
 really POD!
  • 1 0
 best POD ever!
  • 1 0
 unreal. nuf said.
  • 1 0
 Amazing perspective!
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