Video: Bernard Kerr Previews the Even Bigger 2021 Hardline Course

Jul 21, 2021 at 7:19
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesWhat are riders up against at Red Bull Hardline 2021? Two-time winner Bernard Kerr climbed up to the start gate high above the Dyfi Valley in Wales to check out what Dan Atherton & his team prepared this year.

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93 Comments

  • 169 0
 I mean, this is legitimately elite high level. There was none of that where I thought I might be able to ride it. The World Cups, you think, yeah, I might not be very fast but I could ride that. But this shit. So good!!
  • 39 98
flag BoneDog (Jul 21, 2021 at 8:06) (Below Threshold)
 I think I could ride it after a weekend alongside people who know the course. The drop is massive, but it looks very well built with clean run and and landing. The rest is just a shit ton of jank you would surely want to scope out several times.

But race it??? thats just next level.
  • 47 1
 He sounded relieved to be at the bottom safely.
  • 34 11
 @BoneDog: yeah im sure in Ottawa you ride big lines like that every single day. It's on invitation only for a reason.
  • 26 0
 @BoneDog: I think there's a reason even Yoann backed out a few years ago...
  • 58 17
 @ybsurf: You are correct, that's why I do my best to travel and ride new things. Each trip I go on, I do my best to progress with a goal of cleaning all the features in sight. I have appreciated riding Quebec, Highland bike park (probably the best place to progress), Nelson, Whistler and headed to out west again next weekend.

Before your shit on Eastern Canada, lets not forget the DH WC's featured over the years here in Quebec at Mount Saint Anne, and Bromont. Plenty of pro athletes train at Bromont and Highland regularly, including Kyle Straight, Carson Storch, Luca Commetti, mike montgomery and many more.

Also, I would love to hear your thoughts are on Brett Reader, he bust have been such a shit rider coming from farmland just outside the GTA.

In other words, get out and ride your bike instead of shitting on other peoples passions and aspirations!
  • 31 9
 @BoneDog: yeah but why get your chamois in such a twist about it?
  • 5 1
 @BoneDog: @ybsurf has clearly never ridden the pile of pointy rocks that we call camp fortune
  • 24 6
 @BoneDog: No idea why you are being down-voted. Just because you aren't racing doesn't mean you aren't a savage rider. Do people not realise Canada has many riders who don't compete but can handle pretty much anything.
  • 7 22
flag ybsurf (Jul 21, 2021 at 10:11) (Below Threshold)
 @BoneDog: put a video of your riding and then you can tall about riding those kind of lines. East coast have good stuff but you need to put your money where you mouth is when you talk about being able to ride a track like that wherever you from. It looks bad on a gopro (that never give the feel on how steep it is) so cannot even imagine how it is on a bike going down.
  • 4 0
 @tremeer023: He doesn´t cease to inspire me and entertain me. I hope he wins it again this year. .
  • 3 49
flag Intense4life (Jul 21, 2021 at 12:55) (Below Threshold)
 @BoneDog: just asked Google is Ottawa flat? Google-"Flatter than an Indians ass".
  • 21 1
 @Intense4life: You sir are a massive tool…
  • 2 0
 I want BK to win a WC
  • 108 1
 Meh. Where’s the gators?
  • 81 1
 I think Bernard is one of the most complete riders in style, speed and skills
  • 3 0
 Too sweet Wink
  • 1 0
 Completely agree. He sounded like his heart rate barely raised past resting bmp. I get more excited than that when I jump off a kerb stone! ha!
  • 46 0
 Well that looks terrifying.
  • 39 0
 MENTAL! Let take the hardest course in the world, not cut the grass, add a couple more big features in and just cruise out way down, chatting like its the local red trail! I mean... Bernie is some rider, omg, respect.
  • 39 0
 Let's hope Red Bull TV positions its cameras well… it will be a show! And we hope there is Gee to comment with Rob Warner! Yo!
  • 3 0
 That would be sweet and well played.
  • 5 0
 Rachel and Rob did commentary in 2019 and it was brilliant. She's really good.
  • 7 0
 I think I saw it’s Reece Wilson this year
  • 17 0
 @Alibobness: did he fly his tiny red plane all the way to Wales?
  • 4 10
flag NebulousNate (Jul 21, 2021 at 14:21) (Below Threshold)
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: lol I think you mixed up your Reeces
  • 30 0
 That drop at :56 looks huge, the shadow of the bike gives it a great perspective.

He is way to calm talking his way down that course, something wrong with that boy!
  • 2 0
 Spot on. I hope they can get a camera angle on that from the front/side. Its huge.
  • 8 0
 There's something wrong with anyone who rides Hardline
  • 26 0
 Bernard just chats his way through, mellow little track preview! Course looks so rowdy!
  • 6 0
 He replaced Gee perfectly for course preview. He should replace him for WC DH preview as well, until Gee is forged up again.
  • 3 0
 Like a walk in the park. Except it's Hardline!
  • 3 0
 It looks so effortless! Awesome.
  • 1 0
 I can't barely walk and talk sense at the same time and this guy is like he is showing you the course in a videogame from his sofa
  • 19 1
 The Rampage of DH events.
  • 18 0
 Crazy that he's able to talk so casually while doing this.
  • 11 0
 Expected:
Drop...............................[Impact]

Actual:
Drop..........................................................................................[Impact]
  • 9 1
 those are some fest size sends on a DH course. 100% full commit....the rock section before the road gap is particularly gnarly, because if you don't control your speed at the bottom of the slab, you'll miss the left turn and go over the edge. During the races in years past, they've actually put a bunch of crash pads there. Luckily I don't believe any have been used.
  • 3 0
 They have, Alexandre Fayolle had a sit down on them once when I was marshalling.
  • 1 0
 @nsbichboy: thats sketchy!!!!!!
  • 11 0
 Ya boy!
  • 7 0
 Looks like the track itself caught covid and had a rough year. It's grown over, missing a huge chunk and scarred. But it's till here and it's still hard.
  • 6 0
 I would have thought Bernie switched to Orange with all the noise that bike was making. Sounded like like he had a string of tin cans dragging behind him.
  • 4 0
 What a proper built course there. Unimaginably gnarly but they aren't messing around with the run-ins to some of those jumps; they are nice. Hoping the French guys who setup that road gap at Les Gets are taking notes. Bernard just floating through all of that while talking it out...jaw dropping.
  • 4 0
 Track looks scary AF, probably more than the last time. Can't wait!!! Oh, and its been scorching the last few days in the UK but forecast is thunderstorms this weekend, typical LOL.
  • 6 0
 The ability to chat through that is astonishing. yeah boy
  • 3 0
 What really gets me is that they way he's talking is that this is first run down (ie 1:13 can't properly remember the rock drop and where to go) - talk about straight in!
  • 4 0
 I could ride that easily, just need to add some chicken lines. Like from the top to that nice grass field at the bottom.
  • 1 0
 This is impressive. Watched it a few years ago (slightly diff track) and those rocks gardens are gnarly, I don’t know how he’s talking, I’d be struggling to breathe holding on so tight and at 1:27 he’s talking about the hip while he’s still in the air, haha
  • 4 0
 So sick! Nice work Bernard
  • 2 0
 Bernard
"you want me to narrate while sounding like prince charles as I tackle the hardest track in the world?"

Sponsors
"yes"

Bernard
"hold my cider"
  • 2 0
 I wish this was a series with a few races each year. Would be cool to see a hardline event held just after rampage.
  • 2 0
 "Forgot that was there"...ffs I would have shit myself out the start gate...fair play to them lol
  • 1 0
 So gnarly to see that. Riding that in general is nuts. Riding it covered in grass is next level. Looking forward to this one.
  • 1 0
 Fukcing hell that never fails to impress and put a bit of poo in ya pants, hanging out for Hardline, good luck to those unfortunate enough to be competing.
  • 2 0
 Good Kerrnal, right there.
  • 1 0
 I puked my breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time. Merci Bernard!!! Smile
  • 1 0
 So sad to see every year less and less part of the forest!! The are finish them!
  • 7 0
 It's a working forest. Trees get planted, they grow, they get cut down, then more are planted.
  • 2 0
 Insanely good! Love Bernard! Love Pivot! Way too scary for me!
  • 1 0
 I simply cannot believe he was able to narrate throughout the course. Some of that stuff was downright terrifying!
  • 1 0
 If the name defines the track...

Crazy unseeable line, and a few meters later a 15 meter jump - That´s really a hardline
  • 2 1
 At least the course will be dry this time!
  • 6 0
 The forecast for the weekend isn't looking great.
  • 2 0
 @nsbichboy: oh boy...
  • 1 0
 It's going rain...should keep the dust down for them!
  • 2 0
 I would die
  • 3 2
 Full event only if you pay? Are we already over that?!
  • 4 0
 No we're not.
  • 1 0
 Big course, hope it stays dry !
  • 1 0
 "climbed up to the start gate"

Really?
  • 2 0
 Fantastic rider.
  • 1 0
 I think the maintenance crew had the year off.
  • 2 0
 What a legend!
  • 1 0
 “Thank god that is done” I could feel that one lol
  • 3 2
 What's this 'yeah boi' all about. Is it from flava flav?
  • 1 0
 I have never seen that track so dry in a long!!!
  • 1 0
 YOWZA!! This is a rad track!
  • 1 0
 he sounds like he has his foot up with a mug of ale watching the telly
  • 1 0
 If this was a video game this would be the end of game boss!
  • 1 0
 Could have got the Strimmer out and cut the grass back a bit..
  • 1 0
 Heavy!!!
  • 1 0
 yeah boy !
  • 1 0
 !!!!
  • 1 0
 M E N T A L.
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