Video: Cam Zink in a 911 GTS Races Ray Syron to the Bottom of a Trail

Mar 10, 2020 at 8:22
by Cameron Zink  

It's nothing new, but it doesn't mean it's not fun! Since SeaSucker sent these amazing racks, I have shuttled DH trails with them and have been dreaming about racing someone down one of our DH trails. The road is just as fun to drive as the trail is to ride, and the race ended up being so close!

Thanks to Sea Sucker for the custom Sensus rack and Michelin for the Pilot Sport Cup 2s!

Check out TheSensus.com for the shirt, beanie and all the grips in this video.

Thanks to everyone who supports me:


245 Comments

  • 255 91
 What am I supposed to be impressed by here? That some beanie cap idiot is racing down a highway for a stupid reason and making reckless passes on responsible drivers whom he then calls fools?
  • 136 60
 With all due respect to his inspiring achievements and contribution to pushing the sport... Cam's losing it... please Cam... take it easy, getting filmed doing whips on Dirt Jumps works just fine... it seems you are living through some post concussion detachment or something... holy shit. Worried about you man.
  • 51 15
 @WAKIdesigns: Yup, cringeworthy.
  • 94 154
flag UNITEDFREERIDE (Mar 10, 2020 at 9:11) (Below Threshold)
 Jeeez you guys really lost your dinosaur huh? Fast cars and sick trails have always been passions of ours. Thought this was a fun way to combine them. Maybe next time we will film a Prius vs E-Commuter and compare smiles per miles?
  • 8 1
 I liked the tires.
  • 42 20
 @UNITEDFREERIDE: You seem like the type to reply TRIGGERED when people don't like your content and pat yourself on the back for winning a point for your team. I'm not sure what you're selling exactly but good luck in your future endeavors.
  • 81 12
 @UNITEDFREERIDE: Fast cars are great, but driven responsibly. I have raced open wheel cars, I have also taught defensive driving in a major city. I save my speeding for the track, or closed courses, in fact this is exactly why I mountain bike, because I can speed and get my adrenaline kicks without endangering others, or encouraging dangerous behaviour by trying to make it look "cool".

Get me out on a race track any day and I would be happy to show you who exactly has lost their dinosaur.
  • 62 103
flag nvranka (Mar 10, 2020 at 9:35) (Below Threshold)
 Uhh....racing down a highway?

Reckless passes? Lmao....

There was really no racing or reckless driving here. Oh god, he passed a double yellow...with plenty of room and vision...oh no

Some “beanie cap idiot”....

This comment section is priceless. Bunch of fairies.

Some of that could be reckless in a Prius....sure. Have you guys ever driven a proper car?

I’ll concede that the video wasn’t particularly exciting, but I read the comments before watching and was expecting some real canyon carving...disappointed.

A manny 911 produces movement in my pants, however.
  • 19 3
 I wish I could post a GIF on here....I'll do my best to describe...... Homer Simpson roles up in a station wagon leans out the window and yells..."NEEEERRRRD"

Seems fitting here. IDK why
  • 16 12
 @nvranka: Go to a race track, that's were the real drivers hang out, a true meritocracy.
  • 2 1
 Are we watching an episode of Top Gear?
LMAO
  • 13 19
flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:03) (Below Threshold)
 @UNITEDFREERIDE: if you did that it would actually be funny... you could also make Cam eat bacon steak sandwich while you are trying to chew through vegan sallad full of kale, carrots, broccoli and chick peas until you suffocate
  • 7 27
flag nvranka (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:04) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics: and? Your point?

He didn’t do anything warranting a track lol...

Of course track driving is a blast and where you’ll see the fastest guys, but what does that have to do with this video or what I wrote?
  • 23 6
 @nvranka: If you want to go fast go to a track. What he did was dangerous on a public road, irrespective of the car or the drivers ability.

My response was to your comment about had anyone ever driven a "proper" car. Define "proper" and what does driving a proper car have to do with public safety exactly? I mean I can be a jerk on the road in any type of car, was that my predilection. What experience do you have as a driver, I mean real experience?
  • 14 58
flag nvranka (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:19) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics: I’m not going to engage in a pissing contest with some anonymous pleb.


If you’re offended by a few passes with plenty of room and visibility we have nothing more to talk about. Ill let cam pass me on a mountain road any day over some 75+ blind retard behind the wheel of a car that hasn’t been maintained properly.
  • 19 6
 Having driven and ridden that road MANY times, there are way too many people driving that road at a really slow speed. I have passed quite a few cars on that road as well, on my road bike. As in pedal powered bike. A lot of them are fools for taking what should be a 50-55mph road and turning it into a 30-35 mph road. I guess the tourists going up to Virginia City are taking their time getting back down the hill to the 3:00 buffet at the casino.
Not that I would pass on the curves like Cam did but on some of those straights I would. But Cam does a lot of stuff that I would never do.
  • 17 12
 @nvranka: OK so when I ask you what qualifications you have as a driver, and you call me a name, very mature by the way, how old are you 16 maybe 17? Plus you insult mentally challenged people by calling older people a name as well. You betray what kind of person you really are by just talking.
  • 8 23
flag RoadStain (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:31) (Below Threshold)
 @UNITEDFREERIDE: If it helps, I just drove from a go-cart track (rotary engine please) back to the office in S and R mode the entire time. About 8 miles. Not positive but I think I went through about 1/4 tank of premium and a few mills of rubber on the 20's :-)

As for the idiots in Prius...well, they can all rush to Whole Foods, I think there is a special on bean sprouts.
  • 108 42
 I dunno, I guess thanks for watching the whole thing?

I was reluctant to put out anything with this car, but Sea Sucker gave me some amazing racks and this is the first thing that came to mind. Just had a fun day filming it and hoped people would like it. Sorry it didn’t work out.
  • 54 31
 Is there any way to block people here?
I'm just so tired of seeing waki's replies. That guy honestly makes me want to toe punt a baby through a fog of Coronavirus.
  • 22 12
 @hypa: there’s a really good filter hiding everything I write.
  • 5 3
 @Bomadics: Proper car like the one that daddy buys you for your 16th birthday when you're from Laguna Beach.......
  • 48 6
 I saw this video posted like a weekish ago on another mountain bike website.

I actually thought that when I didn't see the video posted here on pinkbike, it was because it was pinkbike decided that it was promoting irresponsible behavior, and was actually pretty happy about that.

And then I saw it today :/.

And, for what its worth, I'm a car guy too. I have family that has been racing for ~30yrs (2 generations) and own their own auto shop who I'm very close with, I read jalopnik every day, and work on all my own cars. And it still annoys me to see people promoting irresponsible behavior like this. As others said, mountain biking already struggles with its public image, and stuff like this isn't helping.

If that makes me lame/boring/nerd/old, then so be it. Take it to the track, or at least don't film it and glamorize it.
  • 35 3
 @UNITEDFREERIDE: Call me whatever you like. When I started driving around with kids in my car the narrative changes. The roads are not your private racetrack. When that car inevitable plows into the side of an SUV with two kids in it, whats the plan then? I guess you could say you were making a sweet vid for some internet points?
  • 8 12
flag jts429 (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:59) (Below Threshold)
 $5 this dude wears spandex when he rides
  • 8 3
 @jts429: $5 this dude wears spandex when he rides


Are you offering to tuck the $5 in?
  • 26 41
flag FloridaHasMTBToo (Mar 10, 2020 at 11:17) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: I honestly don't see anything wrong with it. I don't know if these people are a bunch of snowflakes or what, but I think everything was fine.
  • 18 28
flag erichsch (Mar 10, 2020 at 11:27) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: cam the video was awesome, great combination of cool dh bikes and a fast manual 911
  • 20 31
flag dunford (Mar 10, 2020 at 11:30) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: Ahh it sucks to see all the negativity here man, hope you don’t take it personally. I enjoyed the vid, the car is sweet and your driving didn’t look dangerous to me. Don’t let this stop you posting on your YT channel, I’m a big fan of the ‘day in the life’ vids!
  • 23 31
flag rebeltom707 (Mar 10, 2020 at 11:35) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: Hairy Chested american men that wake up in the morning and piss excellence sure as hell enjoyed this video. You're the f*cking man Zink
  • 21 1
 @rebeltom707:

Stop it, I can only get so hard
  • 22 22
 @EeehhZink: when you gonna send the 150’ backflip man? This video was awesome by the way. You need more guns in your videos too! This place hates guns worse than your driving.
  • 4 3
 @WAKIdesigns: I live in Reno NV and they could even spell Geiger correctly...
  • 33 19
 @WAKIdesigns: Came to say the same thing. I'm a huge fan of Cam and his biking, but this is some first class bull shit. This would have been cool if they closed the road, but driving like an ass and passing just to do this "edit" is absolutely moronic.
  • 14 21
flag rip-it-rob (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:04) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: that was sick, I loved it.
  • 14 27
flag nvranka (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:08) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics: hahaha these responses are gold. Hate to break it to you, but immaturity is not relegated to teens...I’m 32 and I won’t be mature any time soon.

I have everything I could ever want, so don’t plan on changing my trajectory.

Focus your efforts elsewhere. I am a lost cause for people like you.
  • 13 21
flag FuzzyL (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:09) (Below Threshold)
 This comments section... irresponsible? You guys should see what he and his friends do on their bikes! That should be outlawed immediately! Way to dangerous!

ROFL
  • 3 12
flag nvranka (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:14) (Below Threshold)
 @weezyb: lmao my “daddy” is an immigrant from Slovakia and while he is a phenomenal father, he has not and would never buy me some stupidly overpriced hunk of metal the Jeep srt I currently drive.

Any stupid shit I have or have done is on me.
  • 7 3
 @nvranka: Great rebuttal, I feel the same way about growing up, but childlike and childish are very different.terms. I don't want to change you man, I don't have any interest in you, but if you try call me out online, I will challenge you every single time.
  • 13 17
flag FuzzyL (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:31) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: Just keep going. If we started listening to the guys shouting “irresponsible”, “dangerous”, and “lawsuit” all the time, something like Rampage would never have happened.
  • 8 2
 Riding cars like that works out if everyone else on the road is sharp and rides very predictably, able to compensate for that ones unpredictability. Maybe I just care too much about riding bikes and too little about cars, but to me there was nothing cool about the car driving there. It was faster than the other road users and he crossed some lines there but that's it. People get excited about using manual transmission? I guess that just depends on whatever you're used to. I personally can't get along with automatic transmission, it just doesn't shift when I want it to and I honestly don't know how to recover from a skid if you don't have a clutch pedal. So yeah different skills but nothing too exciting.

As far as bike riders riding cars, I think Ben Reid and Gee Atherton are more exciting to me. Or Olly Wilkins because he has the grins and I am a fanboi.

The bike riding was cool.
  • 17 0
 @FuzzyL: there’s a difference between between being irresponsible about your own health and putting others in dangers.

But considering a lot of Germans are absolute morons when it comes to cars and especially following road laws I expected nothing less than this comment section.
  • 7 5
 I'm really offended with the rack on a 911, never ever do that again, ever! Maybe on a Cayman, Boxer, Cayan, Macan, or even a Tycan, but not on a 911!
  • 7 2
 @drivereight: The 911 stems from the Beetle. A rack on a Beetle is common and fine. Hence a rack on a 911 is only fitting.
  • 2 0
 @Upduro: listen to the Germans. To keep up with traffic there you need to be at at least 190k half the time.
  • 2 0
 @EeehhZink: two fives, Cam! ????????
  • 26 7
 Love how American's are like "wow, crazy overtaking" he's even going round corners. Meanwhile back in the UK, twice the speed on Monday morning, running late for work due to - couldn't be arsed making lunch Sunday night.
I'm happy for Cam Sink to have an awesome car, he, and many other Rampage stars deserve something for risking it all, but to be fair, stick to bikes, my wife would destroy you in a school run 1.4ltr Seat Ibiza. (Sorry)
  • 3 1
 @hypa: uh, coronavirus isn't gonna do much to a baby other then a case of sniffles.

Carry on with your toe punt.
  • 2 7
flag yoobee (Mar 10, 2020 at 15:42) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: Dude I like it! Would love to drive the 911 and you on the bike tup
  • 1 0
 @Davemwhite: get’em Dave!
  • 2 2
 @hypa: holy f*ck Batman. That was funny.
  • 3 22
flag RoadStain (Mar 10, 2020 at 16:25) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: Just a week ago some retard on this very site was harassing me for using a roof rack not a rear hitch....in any case, no bike of mine will take it in the rear, my AMG will not get a roof rack (until it is the backup car) and I will continue to burn gasoline as if I have a deep hatred for the atmosphere....it is my right....now, time to go watch more A-Team explosion videos on YouTube.
  • 6 28
flag liltrainingwheels (Mar 10, 2020 at 16:33) (Below Threshold)
 @nvranka: too many fairies it's beyond annoying.

Anybody (@Bomadics @ocnlogan @doublecrownaddict ) that wants to whine and tell us that they shouldn't drive like this, it was dangerous, go to a track to do this , and that this was an irresponsible video can seriously f*ck off. Or wait, kindly f*ck off, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Like grow a pair, you dudes sound like a bunch of uptight mom's that think we actually care that you're offended.

@UNITEDFREERIDE keep up the fast cars and sick trials.
  • 1 6
flag barbarosza (Mar 10, 2020 at 17:28) (Below Threshold)
 Hé s a f*cking douche and I thought he got it when he had that crash on that attempt to go
Holly Molly on the back flip @WAKIdesigns:
  • 1 0
 So true
  • 8 1
 @liltrainingwheels: Aww, dat was soo cute, did you stamp your feet too?
  • 5 14
flag Cspringsrider (Mar 10, 2020 at 19:09) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: these people are a bunch of.... I don't even know what to call them. That is my dream day for sure. Awesome video man!
  • 2 9
flag likeittacky (Mar 10, 2020 at 21:54) (Below Threshold)
 PANSY!
  • 24 2
 @Bomadics:

I don't get it. Somehow when we point out that doing illegal dangerous things is illegal and dangerous, and maybe shouldn't be promoted in videos, we get called whiners, or people thinking that our feelings were hurt?

My feelings are intact... but its the potential head on collisions that worries me.

In this comment section alone at least 2 people called out that's how they lost loved ones, or had them horribly injured in car/pedestrian/cyclist accidents. Personally, I find that really serious stuff.

Riding rampage, other pro lines, or most other extreme sports is totally different. You might not accidentally kill a family of 4 by dropping into Rampage.

The driving wasn't the worst thing in the world no, just not something you hope/expect to see from an a sponsored rider/ambassador for the sport.
  • 2 15
flag FuzzyL (Mar 11, 2020 at 1:10) (Below Threshold)
 @Upduro: He’s going so slow in this video that I can’t see any danger to himself or anybody else at all.

Yes, he does cross double yellow lines, which is illegal. And that’s about it.
  • 19 7
 @ocnlogan: I can only attribute this to something I have noticed developing over the last few decades, and that is narcissism. Many people these days feel the world is all about them, social media being the most obvious ramification of this. This is the mental state I used to be in, that everyone on the road was impeding my fun and freedom, when I drove.

Driving on a public road like this indicates severe narcissisism, that every one one the road is a "fool" and only the real cool people drive fast. What would any driver do if they had a mechanical, or a flat tire, let alone a driver who is in the wrong lane speeding.

What if a driver you are passing has a flat, or a wheel falls off? What if an animal runs across the road, it has happened to me, but I was driving safely so that minimized the impact and neither the elk I hit nor the car was damaged.

I don't for a moment believe that Cam was even close to his ability to operate a vehicle at a high rate of speed, and the Porsche was just getting warmed up. But the unknown is the danger here, and the amazing lack of empathy for others on the road is disturbing.

Another thing is when we all expressed out outrage, Cam responded by letting us know he was sorry it didn't work out. You know like when someone apologizes for you feeling bad, but no apology for the action because they think people that criticize their actions are over sensitive losers that need to grow a pair.

I lost all my respect for Cam, this exemplifies everything that is wrong with our self involved culture, that the individual is more important than the community, especially if they have money.
  • 3 9
flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 11, 2020 at 8:02) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics: it just spilled over for you. At first you make a case of some general flaw of narcissism as a leading cause, well That’s a stretch. There are studies on road rage and they point in other areas of human mind. Then you get genuinely narcissistic by telling us about how you lost your respect. The moment each person ask themselves a question what is their respect worth, they stop using this stupid sentence, reserved mostly to a generalization describing a person being respected. Your personal respect To someone is An extremely subjective thing, so nobody really gives a shit. Especially when we don’t even know who you are. This sentence “I respect X person” is reserved to generally respected people and it is a kind of an endorsement.

Bloke drove a car like a dick. There’s nothing more to it, lots of people do. I drove like this myself - I just didn’t document it! And he is paid to document sht it’s just that lately his judgment Of what is worth watching seems to Be skewed.
  • 13 1
 @WAKIdesigns: this wasn't road a road rage incident, so your analogy is way off in left field. You give out your opinion so constantly you betray your own narssasism daily and if you find yourself getting angry at my statement, this tells me a great deal about you.

Don't you find it telling how my post triggered you so quickly, dude you are probably the most self involved person on this website!
  • 2 10
flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 11, 2020 at 8:22) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics: the social media is full of narcissists is a common argument. Rather shallow one. I didn't get angry or triggered. Amused. Yes. I always get amused when people accuse other people of their own trreats and use dumb arguments known from tabloids. Again, nobody gives a sht about who you respect, especially bloke like Cam... I presented you a very useful tool to lower anxiety, by throwing this low life idea of who or what is worth respect of whom, to the garbage. Please... keep wandering.
  • 1 9
flag dunford (Mar 11, 2020 at 8:46) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics:

"I can only attribute this tosomething I have noticed developing over the last few decades, and that is narcissism. Many people these days feel the world is all about them, social media being the most obvious ramification of this. This is the mental state I used to be in, that everyone on the road was impeding my fun and freedom, when I drove"

Bro you used the pronouns "I" and "my" 5 times in 3 sentences. It's not all about you; nobody cares.
  • 10 0
 @WAKIdesigns: coming from the poster child for narcissism your opinion is lop sided, keep posting your meaningless drivel, it obviously makes you giddy with exitement or you wouldn't be here.
  • 4 0
 @dunford: you cared enough to post about it, so that's one for me! Ha! Me, me me, me, I am going to sing to myself in the mirror now!
  • 4 0
 Not sure how car enthusiast would rate it, but personally I don't think the car driving was quite worth watching. It did subject the other road users to increased risk so that's what upsets some of us. Not saying I'm upset but it did seem useless. So much for that. But I guess the same goes for some urban stunts other mountainbikers may be performing. No one questions Fabio Wibmers skills but we also realize he's pushing his limits. If he loses control and the bike smashes into innocent bystanders there could be similar injury. Not sure which of his videos were in a completely controlled situation (like Out of Mind, probably) and which may be actually amidst "normal" people (like the one in Paris recently, probably) but I don't recall anyone speaking up about that.

Obviously there is a line you need to draw and it is obviously different for different people. Heck, if you crash in the higher alpine areas and people need to come to rescue you, they're subjecting themselves to increased risks to save you. Especially in foul weather. And no less if they come by helicopter, which have little margin for error when hovering close to the ground.

So yeah not rarely do those who willingly subject themselves to risk, also subject others to it. This car driving definitely wasn't the only occasion we've seen.
  • 8 2
 @EeehhZink: You’re a man-child. Continue risking YOUR life/limb, but leave us out of it.
  • 2 0
 Wow based on the comments I was expecting so much worse.
  • 3 5
 @nvranka: I tried to upvote you 33 times but PB wouldn't let me ???? some off these folks commenting would shit themselfs if they had to drive on some of the roads we have in Scotland. The roads in that video looked about 4 cars wide. Loads of room for passing ????
  • 5 9
flag scotttherider (Mar 11, 2020 at 10:09) (Below Threshold)
 @wee-eck: I have a video driving a backroad in a spirited manner and had some idiot attack my driving as my child was in the car. Never once do you here tires squealing or anything. Zinks driving wasn’t wreckless nor negligent. In the areas he passed yes there’s a corner coming when he passes the line but you can see the road coming to that corner. I’ve passed in these areas numerous times. Everybody just needs to chill the F out.
  • 1 4
 @scotttherider: oh, I've had that! Some people aren't happy unless they are complaining. FYI those question marks were supposed to emojis.
  • 2 4
 @scotttherider: Thank you for your common sense.
  • 1 0
 Cars and cars would be fine there, agreed. If there is a cyclist on the right side of the road, you can't see that at least from the perspective shown in the car. If a driver makes room for a cyclist, then sees a fast approaching car overtake and in a scared reaction back off to the right that driver could hit the cyclist. Or Cam himself squeezes himself in between two cars. There could be a fast descending road cyclist in between those cars.

The road isn't just about cars. That is, I don't know all the regulations over there but it seems this road is open for cyclists too, isn't it?
  • 9 1
 @EeehhZink: Not a bad way to take it.

Reminds me of a joke.... What is the difference between a Porsche and a Porcupine?

The pricks are on the inside of the Porsche
  • 1 6
flag FuzzyL (Mar 11, 2020 at 12:01) (Below Threshold)
 @Bomadics: This developed over the last few years?

It’s exactly the other way round, twenty years ago, nobody would have cared about someone driving a little faster than the rest, and overtaking a handful of cars on a sunny day in dry weather.

These days people just want to complain.
  • 3 3
 @EeehhZink: Cool video, looks like an average morning commute. With Sea Otter postponement maybe you could get some laps in at Laguna Seca and grain up those Michelins some more.
  • 2 6
flag likeittacky (Mar 11, 2020 at 20:32) (Below Threshold)
 @EeehhZink: Dude, no need for apology! RockON!!
  • 1 0
 @hypa: I know how you feel, just ruins the comments section for me on the regular, fortunately they often get neg propped into below threshold.

Unfortunately way too many seem perpetuate the misguided belief that he is funny and actively encourage him. SMH
  • 2 0
 Are we really still going with this. I mean, can't we be civilized and move on. Oh right, this is Pinkbike. Nevermind.
  • 2 0
 @FloridaHasMTBToo: Because Bernie and Biden are gonna try to take my AR assault rifles and high capacity magazines for my handguns also California causes cancer!!!
  • 1 0
 @Bomadics: yeah, I think you have a problem there mate. You know when you are holding a hammer... take some ACID clean the system
  • 1 0
 I don't get the beanie... (toque). It's gotta be at least 35 degrees out there (Celsius).
  • 121 18
 Pro Tip #1: Don’t upload video of yourself doing illegal stuff online, particularly where it endangers innocent law-abiding people in public — police love investigating childish idiots who are this dumb and this desperate for online likes and notoriety. I expect your sponsors would agree with me. (And this is coming from a former pro downhiller who works in automotive safety with Porsche / VW Group / Bentley / Bugatti / Lamborghini as my customers over the last 15 years, and who owns a street/track spec HKS-Japan-tuned 680hp twin turbo R34 Nür spec Nismo crate engine GT-R).

Pro Tip #2: If you want to earn (or retain) people’s respect, don’t engage in this sort of irresponsible behavior...you’re 34 with kids, man. I might give you a one-time pass if you were 24, while imploring you to grow up, but it seems your judgement is hopelessly lacking in several ways — Amateur Hour on so many levels. By the way, the front tire wear you pointed out likely indicates dangerous understeer in a 911 (for a sidewall that stiff), low tire pressure (unlikely but possible with TPS), or that the car’s stability control kicked in to prevent you from killing yourself (possibly due to rear-engine weight transfer under braking, or transient weight transfer, on a downhill road). Do everyone a favor and take your car to a Porsche Club track day, get some lessons from an experienced Porsche track driver/racer, and then upload videos of yourself driving on a track or on private property in a way that won’t affect responsible people in public.
  • 26 1
 nailed it.
  • 15 6
 Nailed it, for sure.

Seems like you did the right thing. Damn few pro's can probably make enough money that they don't need to get out at some point and get an adult job.

I somewhat pity guys like Zink. I'd just as soon go back to framing houses rather than make a goober out of myself on the internet for what is probably a laughable amount of cash (if any at all.)
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flag RoadStain (Mar 10, 2020 at 14:55) (Below Threshold)
 You know how many folks I know say riding the red trails are "irresponsible behaviors" as well as those who ride road that are "just asking to get hit".

I am going to turn on the PS4 and start watching Wall-E again.
  • 2 1
 I really don't care that he passed someone like that but both from a legal and sponsorship point of view I wouldn't post video of myself doing illegal things.
  • 2 0
 Yea under steer in a Porsche would most likely be driving style, those are well balanced cars.
  • 1 0
 @Bomadics: oh, I realized it also could have been from his U-turn at the end. Either way, it wasn’t the kind of tire wear you usually want to see on a 911...it might indicate hard / skillful driving on a 60%f / 40%r weight distribution FWD car though!
  • 1 0
 Stud!
  • 91 5
 It makes just makes me so happy to see a manual 911.
  • 18 12
 Finally a sensible comment
  • 11 0
 I’m with you! Why are all the manuals getting phased out!
  • 3 18
flag RoadStain (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:35) (Below Threshold)
 @scotttherider: While I agree...I have (and had) SMG, Tiptronic now AMG-Speedshift. As much as I love to row the gears...now I just push my foot to the floor and swear at it. While I can "paddle-shift", I am not sure sure I have ever once felt the need to.
  • 34 21
 Thanks for some positivity! My dude
  • 7 0
 And the last (non gt3) N/A version too!
  • 8 0
 So true, I myself finally purchased a 911 this year and a manual was absolutely mandatory. @eeehhZink has the GTS which is super sick!
  • 2 0
 @scotttherider: Tech, aging population... The US has never been big on manuals though. Mostly manual in Europe still.
  • 5 0
 An automatic Porsche is an abomination!!
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: I went to Argentina for a spell. All of the rentals were manuals!
  • 1 0
 @EeehhZink: Brings a tear to my eyes seeing that; I'm jealous.
  • 3 0
 Manuals are the only way to go, even in 4Runners.
  • 64 3
 It’s pretty easy to be all “chill out bro, we’re just having fun!” But last week we lost one of our own to reckless or distracted driving. I don’t know much about Reno, but I’m pretty sure this road is pretty heavily used by cyclists.

I admire Cam and genuinely think he’s a good guy, but that it was not obvious this was in poor taste is disappointing. Pointing that out is not “being negative”.
  • 62 5
 Passing like that is another reason why cyclists die
  • 5 67
flag wearitwell (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:01) (Below Threshold)
 where they are roadies so who cares.
  • 12 41
flag FuzzyL (Mar 10, 2020 at 12:40) (Below Threshold)
 How would a cyclist die, because one car passes another on a road were you can see for miles?
  • 39 1
 @FuzzyL: Glad you asked. At 2:45 you most certainly could not see if a cyclist was beside any of the three cars in front, nor could you see if there was a cyclist approaching from the other direction around that corner. While you may be in control of your car, you have no idea how other drivers will react.
  • 68 28
 Irresponsible driving on public roads, endangering others. Good job sharing bad behavior Pink Bike. Tell me again why MTB has a bad image?
  • 12 19
flag Adamrideshisbike (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:25) (Below Threshold)
 What bad image?

Last time I checked, my buddies and I invest countless hours into building trails mostly used by dog walkers. The dogs then bite us, then we nicely ask the owners to put their dogs on leashes like the sign says. I also volunteer to teach 6 years old how to bike. I think mountain bikers have a great image.

Every sport has a bad image if you endlessly highlight the few examples of bad behaviour.
  • 15 49
flag hypa (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:36) (Below Threshold)
 And the boomers have arrived..... I guess this is what a lack of testosterone looks like. Personally, I loved the video. Maybe thanks to the fact I still have a working sack between my legs.
  • 3 16
flag JjWALKer (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:59) (Below Threshold)
 MTB is only for bad asses I guess - thats why
  • 35 2
 People are going to jail for posting highway shenanigans on the 'net. Zink would already be in the clink if this had been filmed in CA. This is next level not smart. Sorry.
  • 11 0
 Was going to mention this.

I've seen a bunch of cases where youtube videos were used as evidence to get people arrested after the fact. May be I read too much Jalopnik though Razz .

jalopnik.com/a-reminder-that-the-cops-have-a-name-for-your-street-ra-1830905657
  • 35 4
 I mean I love the car, I love the road, and the bike trail is sick, but surely an adult should know that when representing a sponsor's product it's pretty idiotic to post a video of yourself breaking multiple traffic laws with a full view of your license plate and an inexcusable reason for breaking those laws in full view. Would be shocked if this vid doesn't get reported to the local highway patrol and Cam doesn't get charged with reckless endangerment, etc... I've seen exactly people convicted before from videos and frankly it's why I never videoed my own sport-bike behavior when I was younger. If I was the sponsor, well I'd require to view all of Cam's videos before they are made public for one, at a minimum. Cam should have removed all scenes that had any other cars in them much less passing 3 around a turn on a double yellow. That's just fucking stupid to film yourself doing that.
  • 38 10
 I like the car, and I like the bike... but he just reinforced in every driver he passed that people with fancy sports cars are self-righteous @$$#0!!es. And there were double lines all the way down...
  • 20 1
 My friend restored a '69 911 and said the only thing wrong with Porsches is the drivers. -I would add people who pronounce it 'Porsh'.
  • 2 2
 @endlessblockades: Absolutely. I am also guilty of pronouncing the name that way. I believe the proper pronunciation is Porsha?
  • 10 2
 I drive the same in my company supplied F150....
  • 6 1
 @scotttherider: Heh, you need to move to FL, we have the Ford Compensator, the Dodge Compensator and the Chevy Compensator....all over the place...take a normal truck, jack it about 3' higher, put a giant chimney in the center of the pickup bed and coal roll grandmothers at the grocery store.

Mullet not included.
  • 2 0
 @RoadStain: I can’t do anything to the truck. It’s my company’s. No lift in it’s future.
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: You’re right, but don’t say Porsch-ah like most Americans do. It’s Porsch-uh.
  • 1 0
 @Dennisvdb: Thanks for the tip, will do. Rosewheel
  • 31 5
 Dumbest video ever on Pinkbike. It reminds me of how my brother was killed in traffic.
  • 23 1
 I ride Geiger grade on my street bike almost twice a week, thanks for putting my life at risk crossing double yellow for a douchey video Cam!
  • 23 5
 Bad form! PB shouldn't be promoting this. CZ you're an ambassador for MTB, getting rad and putting yourself at risk is your call but putting others at risk is not cool. You do that and something goes south and you kill someones son or daughter you think sorry is going to fix it? Would it fix it if it was your family? It didn't fix it for mine.
  • 19 3
 I just want to be clear here.

I thought the concept of the video was fine. I liked Sam Hills recent video like this, as well as the GMBN version featuring Blake and Neil.

I think Cams riding is amazing. Never in a million years could I ride like he does, and I love watching him (and other pros) ride, as its inspiring to see what masters of their craft can do with a bike.

I also love manual transmission cars of any sort (including the 911). I think that while the absolute performance for most new "automatic" (dual clutch transmissions/etc) is better, for any situation other than actual racing, I prefer a manual. Its just more fun to me.

But I think much of the driving displayed (eg, passing in double yellows, on the outside of a turn, etc), is super unsafe on public roads, full stop. And to be frank, seeing that some commenters don't seem to think that is unsafe is weird to me. All it takes is one thing to go wrong, and you end up hurting someone.

To me mountain biking is "cool" because its good clean (although sometimes extremely muddy) fun. I get some fitness, get to spend time with buddies, and get to progress in skills, and get outside and away from the urban/office lifestyle. I don't care for "renegade"/outlaw stuff.

Maybe thats just me though :/.
  • 27 7
 What a douche!
  • 18 0
 Def came here to read the comments.
  • 3 0
 They’re priceless!
  • 23 5
 WTF cam stop the shit
  • 19 3
 This whole crew has brought a pretty lame vibe to the scene in Reno
  • 13 0
 I could imagine. How much next level attention seeking douchery and shameless ass-kissing take place, the only somewhat interesting part for me.
  • 13 1
 If you don’t worship at the feet of the Californians that now claim Reno you will suffer. Eagles need a vibe check
  • 17 1
 For real. Reno has a great scene except for these guys. Trying so hard to be cooler than you and feel a part of a crew while getting trails shut down and pissing off the very community that didn't use to care what mountain bikers were up to.
  • 1 2
 Hey, i'm local to Reno. Can you explain this?
  • 2 0
 @larryssman7: @Tanongon - I checked with a friend in the DPS, and they are well aware of the video and are actively looking into it. Could be a much belated learning experience for a "pro".
  • 15 0
 That ray guy is a real tool
  • 3 0
 It reminds me of Cool as Ice, one of the undisputed rulers of unintentional spoofs.
  • 1 1
 @emptybe-er: That's a sick edit! Skate style
  • 18 4
 YouTube is where washed up pro mountain bikers go to die. So bad.
  • 9 0
 i've lost multiple family members due to other people's driving, sad that this vid is being promoted on pinkbike. Cam's a dad.. what was he thinking? was this worth it? it's hard not to be a debbie downer about this video. take it to a track, wear a helmet, don't risk people's family members driving on public roads etc. these things should just be common sense.
  • 9 0
 Hey @EeehhZink

Here's a tip from someone who knows a thing or two about 911s and going fast:
The wear on your front tires indicates one or possibly both of the following. Either your front axle alignment is way off and/or you're constantly overloading the front wheels mid corner. I'm not gonna go into detail why both is bad, just please go get it fixed by a race shop and/or a race driving instructor.

Anyways, its always great to see someone driving their 911 hard. Although I'd prefer seing it being done on a track and not on public roads, like, you know, where you don't endanger the lives of innocent bystanders.
  • 1 1
 I don’t think there is anything wrong with his axle alignment. The wear on the edges of his front tires is caused by his way of driving.

Contrary to what everybody else here seems to believe, he is actually going rather slow in this video (and therefore leaving a wide margin for error).

The wear is typical for a 911 driven defensively, since without throttle applied every 911 will understeer, which is what happened here, the wear pattern being exaggerated by the very soft tire compound.
  • 13 5
 I am glad PB posted this as it is the main bike site I visit. Up until now I was a big CZ fan. Yes it seems fun and I'm sure in his mind everything is totally safe and cool using public road as his playground. And as for the rider, you almost had him, what"s with the needless fishtailing?
  • 2 7
flag onemind123 (Mar 10, 2020 at 15:26) (Below Threshold)
 Because he has a huge penis.
  • 12 3
 Heard that guy on the bike got caught rubbing one out at adoption day at Petco...
  • 8 0
 Don't think he thought that one through. And does Pinkbike not have moderators? Our local MTB facebook group does better ha
  • 13 1
 Driving like this in a video while representing brands doesn't seem like the best idea, but I guess when you hang out with Ray Syron your IQ is bound to drop some points.
  • 9 2
 Came here to see Cam bombing a sports car down a trail. Dare I say clickbaited??
  • 5 1
 ha... I like the bashing coming in from PBers. Before watching the vid, I was like: cool, little Top Gear coat tail action never hurt anyone but.... then... the suction cups on a 911, the double yellow passing, the jack'd up tires, the obnoxious yelling BS at the end. great way to buzz kill what could have been a cool video.
  • 7 1
 Man, those sensus grips must be selling like hot cakes. I hope he is saving some for the family...
  • 9 6
 The exact opposite of every other mountain bike vlog! Keep mountain biking cool! I see way sketchier shit on every shuttle road out there. No open containers, not 10 people in the back of the truck. Those sharp rocks on the trails are the scariest part...
  • 10 3
 side effects of Corona virus...being an idiot.
  • 7 1
 That trail looks super fun
  • 7 3
 I actually sold my sports sedan and took up multiple hobbies to avoid the risks of reckless driving. Still love it though and I am not a hypocrite, I enjoyed this!
  • 6 0
 What other video ideas from 1993 will they do next?
  • 6 1
 James May and Gee Atherton did it first back in the day

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R9qmX6FmwQ
  • 19 0
 . . .on a closed road.
  • 4 0
 Not one comment on the imitation Damon did of Bill Riley? That shit was spot on!
  • 2 0
 Caught that, was trying to pull the details out of the memory bank. I was laughing before I knew what I was laughing at.
  • 6 1
 so creative... never seen before
  • 6 1
 Taking a page out of the Lopes playbook.
  • 6 0
 Midlife already?
  • 8 3
 Idiot taking blind corners in no passing zones.
  • 2 3
 If you’re talking about the sweeping right, it wasn’t blind.
  • 3 2
 That driving, was nowhere fast. Every turd can drive a modern 911 in a quick pace. Those things are so easy to go fast in and the brakes and steering are fenomenal. Now, drive an old 911 fast. Whole different story. Cam just wants to show off that he has a nice Porsche, haha!
  • 5 1
 You had my interest until the blatant illegal racing and putting others safety at risk. Cool car though.
  • 6 1
 I will definitely not be buying Sensus grips.
  • 4 1
 At 2:58 you see there is clearly no passenger in the car.. At 4:46, a passenger is holding the camera. WTF?
  • 18 1
 Oh boy, I have some disappointing news for you about all of Top Gear & Grand Tours content...
  • 20 17
 He passed on a double yellow - total fail. Seriously, why would you do something that $%^ing stupid?
  • 14 9
 Because he was trying to get to the bottom first...
  • 6 6
 These are a guidance for drunk drivers only, u know.
  • 1 4
 If you think that’s so stupid, man... there’s a whole ‘nother world out there. Just turn on the TV.
  • 4 0
 lol - well....... this video went down like a fart in a spacesuit!
  • 9 10
 What in the world are you thinking Pinkbike, if someone got hurt during this stunt you can kiss goodbye to pinkbike as the lawsuits would bankrupt this site. You guys should pull this post down ASAP before the Nevada police see this and start issuing fines.
  • 3 3
 The forum loves to be offended... resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a PERCEIVED insult. Not your best edit Cam. Let me try something to change the topic Coronavirus!!!
  • 2 1
 Cam....That had absolutley nothing on the Snake Canyon Run. Beat Doug Masters Snake Canyon Run time from 1986, than you can come back and post on PinkBike.
  • 3 0
 A manual GTS on Pilot Sport Cup 2's. What's not to like?!
  • 5 1
 Murica in a nutshell
  • 2 0
 Hahaha!! True.-
  • 1 1
 Zink, good call on the tunes, got to love Against Me!, Great stuff. The people that are quick to judge you should listen to the lyrics of Teenage Anarchist and cut you a little slack.
  • 2 0
 I don't consider myself a fun hater, and I really like Cam's riding, but this video just makes me sad
  • 3 0
 C sucker?! No thanks....
  • 12 0
 No kidding! ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: This 911 GTS (991 generation) has fixed point roof rack mounts to accept several roof racks/bike racks. Sea Sucker, no thanks.
  • 1 11
flag RoadStain (Mar 10, 2020 at 11:30) (Below Threshold)
 @nzandyb: Right...I had the factory rack on my 997 TurboS....for about five minutes. Sent it back and got another car to move bikes. Dealer was NOT happy about my returning the rack.....LOL
  • 2 0
 Next stop E-bike Vs. E-car ...
  • 1 0
 I like the trail jumps. Got to check it out some time? anybody know how to get there?
  • 2 1
 Drive up towards Virginia City and look around for single track off the highway.
  • 1 0
 Didn't really watch the video. Judging by the comments everything is still stuck in the endless loop, as expected.
  • 3 0
 ok so I gave in and watched it.

We really didn't see most of the driving. As with most of these videos (thanks top gear) there were so many cuts. That means this video doesn't really represent how it went down.

There were 4 somewhat "brave" passes but I didn't see much that a typical douche in a BMW wouldn't do on any given day. After a bit of internet wizardry I saw that what was shown in this vid basically could have resulted in about 1200 bucks in fines. Yes, the driving was at times reckless but we saw most of it from inside the car (which could have been footage from earlier driving).

I don't like Cam Zink. Probably because I've never met him and I don't like anyone (also he has the thought process of me as a 20 year old manbaby).
I understand, however, the outrage, especially living in Germany, because here anyone who rides a bike off road is some sort of anarchist. To advertise that being a professional bike rider means that you have a nice car and can do what ever you want is more short sighted than Smash Mouth believing they were rock gods.
  • 2 1
 this is why you should never buy rental cars
  • 8 2
 That's not a rental, it's Zink's car.
  • 2 1
 @man-wolf: the sole purpose of the vid was to humbly shout this.
  • 16 14
 ray sucks
  • 10 19
flag UNITEDFREERIDE (Mar 10, 2020 at 10:25) (Below Threshold)
 Hahahaha I'm charging you double for your next jumping clinic... #TrollToll
  • 3 2
 How dare you put a rack on that car!
  • 1 0
 I’ve done it a few times myself. I have no worries at all about the Seasucker.
  • 2 1
 Reminds me of canyon run in Santa Barbara hills!
  • 1 0
 I damned near expected a road gap where he jumps over the 911! Lol
  • 2 4
 if he owns it, he had bought it second Hand, no one would talk to him in a Porsche Center;-) real 911s need letters AND numbers in the type designation. No ceramic brakes? poor mans GT3;-)
  • 1 0
 #freeride
  • 1 0
 Wow! What a disaster!
  • 6 6
 Sick \m/
  • 7 7
 thoroughly enjoyed that
  • 7 10
 So sick! I definitely need to cop some sensus gear
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