Sequence Saturday 34

Sep 28, 2012 at 21:22
by Ian Hylands  
bigquotesAs I search for new content for the Sequence Saturday feature, there are some weeks when I just don't have anything new. Whether we've searched high and low and just not found anything, or as in this case, simply left it a little late, sometimes there just isn't anything new. Which is not really a problem, it just gives me a chance to pull something out of the vault. Many of you will remember this shot of Cam McCaul from New World Disorder, it was a Fox poster, as well as a magazine shot in several different countries, and it remains one of my favorite shots.

When Cam and I had first gone to Green River several years previous to this, we had found this gap, and Cam and the guys had built the jump. It took a lot of mental prep, but Cam eventually went for it, although a little too fast, and with too much lip. He ended up jumping it more than a few bike lengths to flat, and swore he would never do it again. Cut to a year or two later and Cam went back with the NWD crew and rebuilt it, and threw a bunch of big superman seat grabs over it. So much for never again. Then the following year Cam decided he wanted to flip it. No lack of preparation this time. I hooked up with Cam in Issaquah where he was filming with NWD again, and he had found a jump that was almost the exact same gap, but without the consequence. Several practice flips into it he was confident he could do it, although he didn't say much at the time. It was about a 16 hour drive from there to Green River, but we made it pretty much straight through, and the next day we took a look at it. A little bit of Utah acclimatization on some smaller stuff that day, and then another good sleep and he was ready. One practice jump, and then this giant flip. Huge props to Cam for pulling it off!
- Ian Hylands

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218 Comments

  • + 201
 I once heard that Cam McCaul arm-wrestled Clint Eastwood in a seedy nightclub called The Alibi- an old IHOP that started selling beer to bolster lunch sales and never looked back. McCaul was about to lose, badly, when he remembered that Eastwood was ticklish in the scariest of all places...his bald spot.
McCaul reached out, and instead of manhandling his vodka-soaked short-stack of pancakes like Clint thought, he let his fingers do the moonwalk right over the shiniest place on the mans head.
Needless to say, Clint lost it.
Never before had such peals of laughter echoed through that dank, dark place. The cooks looked up from their toast a la whiskey. The diners looked up from their complimentary wine-cooler fruit-bowls. The hostess woke up for a brief second, mumbled something about Brett Tippie tipping wonderfully (a story for another time), and then fell back asleep in the defunct claw-machine prize bin.
Cam McCaul won something that day, and Clint Eastwood lost his most precious gift- the personal gravity that made him a star. Cam could now soar over canyons and flow down the steepest chutes in perfect poise...double your gravity, double your fun.
  • + 16
 ^^^Epic story^^^
  • + 31
 I don't know what to think about that story, but props for your creativity!

Are you sure Clint wasn't arm-wrestling someone in an empty chair, pretending it was McCaul?
  • - 46
flag jamesxciv (Sep 29, 2012 at 5:05) (Below Threshold)
 I couldn't be bothered reading it... Apologies.
  • - 37
flag A-Smalls (Sep 29, 2012 at 7:03) (Below Threshold)
 im with this kid /\/\ thats way to f*ckin long for a hungover saturday morning
  • + 1
 that story is just awesome.
  • + 12
 don't know where you came up with this, but hands down the best mtn bike related short story in history!
  • + 13
 has anyone noticed Clint Eastwood creeping in the back ground
  • + 2
 I hear Eastwood can't even look at a pancake without mumbling McCaul's name and scratching his head. Here is a shot of Clint back in the day with his bike www.askmen.com/fashion/style_icon_100/113_clint-eastwood-style-icon.html
  • + 2
 Legendary tale of the bald eagle and soaring McCaul.
  • + 2
 That poster is still hanging on my wall from 2007 Decline Magazine. Big Grin
  • + 1
 That was awesome.
  • + 1
 the spirt of the west
  • + 12
 I can confirm this story... McCaul shreds and knows my weakness
  • + 8
 This guy went to way to much trouble ^^
  • + 1
 I am now enlightened, you sir are a written genius
  • + 1
 cool story bro
  • + 34
 I had that Fox poster pinned to my ceiling and have always thought it was the sickest shot.. I am stoked to finally see the sequence after all these years.. I miss those NWD movies.. time to pull them out and rewatch them for the old school stokage factor..
  • - 161
flag Protour (Sep 29, 2012 at 1:11) (Below Threshold)
 Another backflip....yawn.... Good footage for making me sleepy before I go to bed. It will be refreshing if someone wins the Wooden RAMP-age in Utah without doing a lame, predictable, robotic flip. Burn down the ramps, Red Bull! Do the right thing. OK clones fanboys, hit your negative props button...
  • + 35
 @protour you go do that then...
  • + 23
 As lame as it may be that every kid down at the local skatepark can backflip flyout, I'd like you see just attempt that gap. Yeah you may see flips a fair bit nowdays, but this isn't over a dirt jump where if it goes wrong, you can bail and give it another crack. You mess something like this up and you're gone, hence the respect for something like this. While I agree Rampage should be shredding natural terrain, you really can't take away anything from something like this. It's easier to talk when you're only a spectator and not the one actually riding things like this.
  • + 16
 We all know Red Bull Rampage is coming next week. When Zink done a 360 of the Oakley stepdown it was one of the biggest achievements in action sports and still is today. If someone throws the same trick this year, it doesn't make it less impressive. In "Where the trail ends" Lacondeguy said "you are hitting this line first, and probably you'll be the last.", and not because it cannot be reached by others, but because it is insane, mad, frightening, full of adrenaline and excitement. I can see a lot of these words in this sequence. So it is just a backflip, but a freaking big one.
  • - 29
flag rickyretardo (Sep 29, 2012 at 5:09) (Below Threshold)
 Protour I agree 100%, stop littering the desert with big gawdy ramps. But of course all the keyboard warriors disagree.
  • + 9
 That's because some of us have seen the course in person and know that the ramps make up less than 5% of the course... shocking, right?

Also, that gap, it's been 5 years and its still in pristine condition... waiting for another maniac to hit it.
  • - 47
flag rickyretardo (Sep 29, 2012 at 7:33) (Below Threshold)
 Wow your special, you want a medal for being the #1 know it all douche
  • + 15
 Nah, that's fine but I'd prefer if you stopped with the insanely homophobic and insulting messages, although it is quite entertaining I've got to admit.
  • - 34
flag rickyretardo (Sep 29, 2012 at 8:53) (Below Threshold)
 Walmart called , they said get off the computer and head on into work before they fire your ass! Dude you ride a DIGGLER lmao, I had one.. when I was 6
  • + 3
 Not gonna lie the diggler looks sick i dont know why you would beak it. Its my dream bike!
  • + 11
 The only thing I dont get yet is how come PB has not erased protour and the retarded.........everyone is entilted to his opinion but theirs are always negative Sick of those two
  • + 4
 In my opinion, Protour=Bellend
  • + 6
 Protour, i thought i told you to stop commenting?
  • + 4
 Protour, why do you even bother commenting when you just get neg propped?
  • - 29
flag Protour (Sep 29, 2012 at 20:44) (Below Threshold)
 Cause I dont care what you clone fanboys think, and sometimes I do get positive props so your wrong anyways. I'm polite and mostly respectful, maybe that's why they keep me around. I also usually tell the truth, Deal with it.
  • + 6
 Great way to be respectful, Protour. Wonderful comment. I bestow upon you my favorite neg prop. Just for that.
  • + 3
 yes protour, polite and respectful? you seem to think you have to criticise absolutely everything, yet you have no information, photos or videos to show you even bike up on your profile. people are getting sick of seeing your comments everywhere, you need to learn to just leave it.
  • - 9
flag Protour (Sep 30, 2012 at 4:07) (Below Threshold)
 Hammy, I don't criticize everything. I complimented someone above and got huge positive props, so your wrong.

People aren't getting sick of me, otherwise why would they come back and check my responses like you are right now? Your wrong again.
And who gives a crap about my profile? Only weird strangers with no life, that's who. Seriously, why would you do that? But I will post a bike pic maybe.

I am leaving it...I'm leaving my honest opinions on here! You should be a little more respectful of them since I have alot more experience in this sport than you, I'm sick & tired of your negative reactions, shape up or get out, understand?
  • + 4
 er come again? who gives you huge positive props? i call bullshit on that one.
most of your views seem to be ridiculously structured, poorly backed up irritable statements with little or no real point to make, for example "back flips are boring..."
seriously?
maybe you drop in the odd kind remark to make it seem like you aren't a total douche, but in reality, every time i see your name it is in faded grey with about 50 neg props next to it.
sorry, but people genuinely don't want you commenting on everything.
  • - 4
flag Protour (Oct 1, 2012 at 4:31) (Below Threshold)
 "every time" you say? I'm up to 30 positive props up there on my first comment on clint eastwood. So you are wrong again hammy.

Check out my bike pics, proves that I ride!
  • + 2
 You care way to much about imaginary numbers on a website... please, go outside and enjoy the fresh air and stuff that actually exists.
  • + 4
 Ok, so your Clint Eastwood comment has 30 props, but if we add all of your others, you are well below 0. And yes, people are getting sick of your negative comments. Maybe not everyone, but I am and I know many others are. It's not just you, though. I feel that comments on PinkBike have gotten increasingly volatile. I often feel like its hard to state an opinion without getting shat on. I guess my personal take on it is, everybody just needs to relax and focus on the positives of this sport that we all love.
  • + 21
 it's in these competitions that i realise pinkbike is home to some real nut cases...
  • + 12
 There once was a rider named Cam,
who overshot a gap and went "KABLAM".
Vowed he would never hit it again,
but worked up the courage to send,
When he floated a backflip over the canyon, we said DAYUM
  • + 2
 That's good. Surprised people didn't give you more props.
  • + 10
 Red car appears in background... Driver sees the flip... Crashes car off ravine because there is now nothing awesome left to see in this world.
  • + 6
 In the red car, one man was videotaping in awe! Because stunts like this, are beyond human imagination, need strength, courage, power of the mind!! They even surpass in intensity....the most lethal roundhouse kick in the world!!! Yeeees, you imagined correctly folks...chuck norris was driving it!!!!
  • - 27
flag Protour (Sep 29, 2012 at 1:24) (Below Threshold)
 It wouldn't have been hard to create some rhymes in there... ...strength courage and power of meditation. ...the most lethal kick in history! ...Chuck Norris was driving, high as hell on coke!!!
  • + 29
 cocaine snorts chuck norris to get high, not the other way around.
  • + 6
 come on protour - if you knew anything about coke you'd know you cant get high on it, just addicted to it
  • + 6
 I always come on sequence saturday, not just to see the sequence but to read the comments and be entertained yet the comments just keep getting worse each week with nothing funny or original
  • + 6
 A lot of people seem to be typing random crap to be 'crazy' but I'm not sure it gets much more crazy than the simple phrase 'huge backflip over a chasm in Utah'? I'm stoked to go ride now anyway.
  • - 33
flag Protour (Sep 29, 2012 at 1:29) (Below Threshold)
 I never give negative props, but you clearly deserve it.
  • + 19
 so do u protour
  • + 8
 I agree, another middle aged bloke with nothing good to say and no proof of the balls he thinks he has.
  • + 5
 Protour. Your on the interweb way too much. There's no point in replying to everything. Go ride your bike or something.
  • + 4
 Super excited to see this sequence, I called to my wife to show her and hope she would experience the same kind of flutter in her stomach as I have in mine. Kindly and respectful as a 20+ year spouse could be, (especially after hearing me talk about Moto and MTB for all of those 20+ years), she managed to quickly turn her head and mutter a monotone "wow honey" and spin back to cooking dinner without missing a beat. She just has no clue!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Just be grateful she still cooks your dinner...
  • + 3
 Nobody realized the Power needed to gap over the time derivative of this cliff bar. Although it was certainly not the unspoken but implied "good energy" from Greg's Watts alone that got this man across the chasm, K. Energy certainly had a factor of 2, the others being rotational force, and the utter mass gravity height of the situation. Such a massive displacement achieved by man on man himself without the use of outside forces must surely be recognized as one of the greatest allowed in the history of Newtonian bicycle mechanics. Thus, as the photographer hiding in the hills saw the shot, he was quick to shout, "Eureka!"
  • + 2
 I read somewhere that that ravine was once an Indian burial ground. There was a family from India who lived up the road a bit, they said cemeteries were too expensive. Its nice to see Cam putting their spirits at peace, all the same.
  • + 1
 Life is based on fear...... If we never conquered or even faced our fears we would still be stuck where four year olds are today receiving a roar of applause droping a curb. Frear makes modern riders so great, the fact that they are facing and conquering their fears which others can't. If fear did not exist and when people asked what are you afraid of everyone could tell the trouth and say nothing, therefore everyone would be at the same level and the sport would be ruined. Contests and races would rely completely on if someone has an unlucky landing or corner. Congrats Cam and everyone else who has done something when fear was standing in their way.
  • + 1
 A man asked that photographer how did he jumped that far, he replied, an old men went after 7 huge mauntains and fought with a seven headed dragon, in the first mauntain he had to fight with 2 twins who were born out of 3 mothers, they say they were so strong they would kill a bull with their pinki finger. But the old men had an ak47, which he knocked them down in a heartbeat. In the second mauntain he had to fight with grandson of billy bob, but he was so stoned that he thought it was gandalf, so he let him pass. On the third mauntain he had to fight with biggest cobra, he fought it for 4 months day and night until cobra was so tired, Anderson the old men kmznnwjhaaauwuU cut it vertically. ...fuck it it,s stupid story anyway
  • + 5
 Imagine what the Double Rainbow Guy would say if he saw this
  • + 4
 Chuck Norris is driving by in the car in the background and saying:
"I wish I could do that too"
  • + 1
 Did any one else see the guy in the red truck that passed through the road in the back. well yeah that guy crashed becuased he passed out at the wheel due to the freaking awesomeness he witnessed just moments before
  • + 2
 The power lines witnessed and then realized where the true power lies, with a Cam McCaul. Having lost their purpose, they cease to exist and humanity falls into darkness.
  • + 1
 my donkey smelsl like flying fish and poos on sheep and they mseel like fish then someone eats the sheep and then they smell like fish then your poo smells like fish then the hole word smells like fish
  • + 4
 The guy in the red truck just missed quite a show!
  • + 3
 Chuck Norris could do this on a fixie, backwards, while staring at the guy in the red ute driving past.
  • + 1
 This has to be photo shopped no human could ever do this.......... oh wait i didnt realize its Cam Mcaul guys not human hes a machine!
  • + 1
 While upside down cam had some time to think... "why do they call this Green River? Looks dry to me! Oh look a red car! Am I close to that landing??!"
  • + 3
 Cam McCaul: "Gravity? What the f*ck is that?"
  • + 4
 E.T goes home in style!
  • + 3
 I know my car keys are down there somewhere
  • + 2
 this is off the awesome charts but somebody should put a explosion in the gap under him and boobs
  • + 2
 Riddle me this...Riddle me that...Cam McCaul is the man, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!
  • + 1
 Camtastic flip action from freeride's most charismatic rider. Kids take froot loops in the morning, Cam has another kind of loops.
  • + 1
 yeah big deal, just came from my daily backthreesixtynohandednoteethedsplashfourhundrerfrontflip with my road bike. That's the way I start my day... then, I take a nap
  • + 1
 Camera man: Did you hear that bird?
Camera man 2: Nah I think it was Cam.
(Cam jumping the over the canyon gap): www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU9RO_v52e4&feature=fvwrel
  • + 1
 I had this stuck on the front of one of my high school books back when I was about 15 cause I thought everyone had to see it ha!
  • + 2
 If some people spent less time bitching about their lives, they'd possibly enjoy it more. Like Cam.
  • + 2
 Eat your heart out Travis Pastrana!!
  • + 1
 Good old memories here...I remember watching it in NWD 8 and being stoked as hell
  • + 1
 Cams sight line-"Ah sky!.....oh look at that pretty red car........OH SHIT HERE COMES THE GROUND!!!!"
  • + 1
 i wonder what that guy driving the random red truck in the background is thinking...
  • + 1
 he probly shit his pants on the 4th frame, then totaly redeemed himself by bein the efing man and nailing this epic gap
  • + 1
 who needs a bridge when uve got a bike and ur name is Cam McCaul !! flipping it like a boss !! Razz
  • + 1
 That's totally insane,the consequences of fucking that up are death,death or death,total respect due.
  • + 1
 what an ugly canyon I won't hit that again! but maybe it will look a bit nicer upside down, lets check it!
  • + 1
 when he dies hes going to need 2 coffins, one for him and one for his BALLS OF STEEL!
  • + 0
 Well if he doen't make it, the straw wolf will surely eat him! However, if he is wearing the backpack he could become the king for the straw wolves.
  • + 1
 hahaha you know what crazy is.. the number of negative props in Sequence Saturday!
  • + 0
 What a scientist thinks " hmm, he must be attached to some sort of wire device because that epic of a backflip defys the laws of physics"
  • + 2
 Who needs a bridge when you can just fly over!
  • + 3
 hold ma dick
  • + 1
 Such a sweet flip even the dragon poked his head up in the background to see it.
  • + 1
 I am sorry about crowd watching soccer in a tv... so many people don't know, what are they missing!
  • + 1
 DANGER!!! Low flying vehicles (or people) must watch for high powered wires overhead.
  • + 2
 to i moja baba moze uradit...
  • + 1
 "Hey, is that sedimentary rock?!.... Nope, never mind..."
  • + 1
 SASQUATCH IN BACKGROUND EATS TRAUCK! Film at elevan.
  • + 1
 With that amount of height, you don't want crosswinds...
  • + 1
 aw man the bridge is out, no biggie Ill just back flip it
  • + 1
 I can do that hold my monster.
  • + 1
 I bet his mom flipped when she saw that gap
  • + 1
 Le wild cyclist appears ...
  • + 1
 I would need a Viagra to get up this high!
  • + 1
 I would have done a front flip over that gap. Just sayin...
  • + 1
 Huck it, don't suck it. That's exactly what Cam does.
  • + 1
 did anybody else see that fox or dog in the background
  • + 1
 FAKE! you can see clearly thin lines in the flying line.................
  • + 1
 He must be tired by now... he does like 15 backflips in 1 minute
  • + 1
 That´s gnarly and sick! Even to chuck Norris....
  • + 1
 I thought the guy in the back was getting hit by the car for a second
  • + 1
 Me cago en la leche¡¡¡¡
  • + 1
 McCaul u rock!!!!!!!!! big flip gets the ladies
  • + 1
 Look mom, no parachute!!!
  • + 1
 *There is no try, do or do not*
  • + 1
 I get scared bunnyhopping up a kerb. Respect to this nutter!
  • + 1
 Yeah Clint Eastwood in a red pick-up just driving by! Smile
  • + 1
 as stezy as ian morrisons scrub.
  • + 1
 Straight up FTW Cam's the MAN!!
  • + 1
 i never win, but sweet back flip and beautiful bag
  • + 1
 i could do that.... if i wasnt afraid of killing myself!
  • + 1
 "How did he do that?" -5 year old sis
  • + 1
 That's proper drainage right there...
  • + 1
 Don't forget to spot your landing :}
  • + 1
 Flipping heck that's awsome!!!
  • + 0
 I guess no ones noticed the car in the background! Who cares, look at him go!
  • + 1
 All we are is dust in the end.
  • + 1
 How in the world does he do 7 freaking front flips over a mountain?!?!?
  • + 1
 Sir I believe you have testicular cancer....
  • + 1
 do or die over natural terrain
  • + 1
 I bet that car in the back saw that guy, got distracted, and crashed.
  • + 1
 Who needs trails when you can fly
  • + 1
 I wish I could flip that big of a profit
  • + 1
 "Canyon backflip for Dummies"
  • + 1
 I want oldschool times back.
  • + 1
 Mc Caul at session 77 ^^ He is big !
  • + 1
 someone's watched too many nitro circus
  • + 1
 Hyea !!!!!!! That's my boy !!!!!!! :' P (so proud)
  • + 1
 the guys in the car in the background dont know what are missing Big Grin
  • + 1
 did anyone see the little red car driving passed.
  • + 1
 Don't know who got electrocuted, Cam or the high voltage power lines?
  • + 1
 I once farted into a shoebox.
  • + 1
 Has he been sitting on his balls, wanna see him front flippin that thing!
  • + 1
 Damn dude look at this air...he is higher than Amy Winehouse ever was!
  • + 2
 Simply HUGE!
  • + 1
 what the evel knievel? that is ridiculous
  • + 1
 the best way to learn to back flip step by step
  • + 1
 dad stop the caaaaaarrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!! i need to try that !
  • + 1
 finally in pinkbike a photo of me riding...my red truck..
  • + 2
 craziest comment
  • + 1
 HEAD LINE; red pickup crashes after seeing a UFO ....
  • + 1
 cam's gonna need a new diaper for sureee
  • + 1
 Lemme just backflip this real quik
  • + 1
 Last time I tried to ride a gap that big my dick got lost for a week
  • + 1
 Some say Cam McCaul is actually Chuck Norris in disguise.
  • + 1
 its all about the inverted power cable tire tap!!!! hashtagflippyflips
  • + 1
 Crap! Pothole! ............... There we go~
  • + 1
 Nice to see McCaul still doing it big!
  • + 1
 A wild red car appears in the background
  • + 1
 Cam MacCaul's flip... Even Chuck will be jealous
  • + 1
 Well, i guess the laws of physics are not apliable here!
  • + 1
 Nex sequence saturday:
"Red car performing backflip over Green River"
Big Grin
  • + 0
 Cool sequence of a red car driving up to a photographer, I don't see how it's bike related though....
  • + 1
 I remember the first time i flipped a giant crevase
  • + 1
 "Pfft, that guy in the red car didn't even stop"
  • + 1
 Cam McCaul, just doin' what Cam McCaul does. Wax on, Wax off.
  • + 1
 This isn't just any backflip, its a Cam McCaul backflip Wink
  • + 1
 Flippin ,'ell . Sorry pretty cheasy
  • + 1
 He's such a bad ass.
  • + 1
 Please mind the gap
  • + 1
 big ass flip..
  • + 1
 I spy a red truck
  • + 1
 Big gaps make me loopy
  • + 1
 ERMAHGERD BACKFLIP!
  • + 1
 My dick hurts
  • + 0
 oh hey Utah, I'm jus gonna flip you now.
  • + 1
 ill
  • + 1
 What did you do today?
  • + 0
 Just throwin down the backy for a warm up! Makes it look so easy! Razz
  • + 1
 I was third... Frown
  • + 1
 "WOOP WOOP!"
  • + 1
 rad
  • + 1
 damn..
  • + 1
 wait, which issaquah?
  • + 1
 Gorge-ous!!
  • + 1
 Good he wasn't short...
  • + 1
 now try it on a horse
  • + 1
 Can he flip? Yes he Cam!
  • + 1
 so cool! Big Grin
  • + 0
 Hello Smile
  • + 0
 Wow good old times !
  • + 0
 Flippin' it old school
  • - 1
 Everday im steezin it. Sick flip.
  • - 2
 No good responses, except maybe mine that you deleted. Send that ugly backpack back to China.
  • - 1
 If I could roll that well I'd be higher than Ccam
  • - 3
 i want cams babies
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