On Track: Behind The Racing With Curtis Keene Episode 2

May 14, 2014 at 14:27
by Red Bull Bike  

The Enduro World Series kicks off in Chile and things do not go according to plan, at least not for Curtis. The mountainous terrain and high altitude of Nevados de Chillan aren't the only challenges Curtis faces in his first EWS race of 2014... and as other top racers get off to a solid start, Curtis grows more determined than ever.

Check out the bonus video from Episode 2 here.

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55 Comments

  • + 51
 That’s a model attitude when things don’t go your way: realistic but optimistic. Also good was how they spent time on the other top riders giving credit where it’s due. Great video series!
  • + 20
 One of the best made videos explaining the in's and out's of Enduro Racing! Can´t wait for the next Episode.
  • + 16
 Awesome vid, you can say what you like about the e word but it does make sense, ride up and belt it down
  • + 15
 a bit less dramatic than the first one = good!
  • + 12
 Very compelling, I wish it were longer. Looking forward to the next one. Also that double exposed intro is very reminiscent of HBO's True Detective intro.
  • + 6
 Wicked Video - Love this series.

Having raced at a relatively high level way back I think this really gives a good idea of what goes on in a dedicated racer's mind & of all the passion necessary to take on hardcore bike comps, may you land on the podium or not.

Definitely looking forward to see next episode.

Damn I'm so pumped up after watching this - I have to go ride singletrack asap.
  • + 4
 Overly dramatic but its still awesome. If its an enduro then why did they get off a lift at the beginning?
  • + 1
 Really great footage and roundup! That into sequence has to be one of the best in a mountain bike vid that I can recall. Really well put together.

I couldn't really work out who the series is intended for though. It seems a middle ground for between someone who loves MTB and someone who's never seen a bike before. If it for the general MTB community then it is a bit over dramatic and patronising at times :/

Also bugs me that they knock XC at the start and make the bold claim at the end that whoever wins the EWS will be "the best overall mountainbiker". MTB is far bigger than enduro!

P.S. "Thoracic" vertebrae, not "Dorsal" vertebrae. Maybe it's just some weird US language that's behind the times
  • + 3
 this is one of the best mtb series mainly for how it reflects the true feeling
of a racer ...amazing job
the "true detective" style opener is nice too......

more please!!
  • + 1
 True Detective intro? But hey... good artists copy great artists steal. It looks good. However, it seems that Curtis needs some time to adopt and adapt to the lifestyle of an World Cup XC racer.
  • + 4
 Great motion graphics. Love seeing the local SM trails. Go Upper Samurai!
  • + 1
 I think I spied some Sui in there, too.
  • + 3
 That was a pretty good recap of the whole race nut just Curtis race.
  • + 1
 lol you said nut
  • + 3
 Cool intro whats the song at about 47 seconds?
  • + 1
 Follow me down - Sepalot
  • + 1
 oooh bad news...jey clementz big crash this morning in french enduro series....
  • + 2
 Is curtis keene trying to mimic the guy from life cycles?
  • + 2
 Dude so sick makes when want leave my job and go ride!
  • + 2
 pace has a price....last sunday that price for me was a broken collarbone.
  • + 2
 Tires... Blllllllluuuurrrggggggjjjjjjjjshhhh! (Movie trailer sound)
  • + 1
 someone knows the song at about 4:50
  • + 2
 Too much mind
  • + 1
 Go Curtis! That man is a true gentleman warrior.
  • + 2
 Rad video!
  • + 0
 Turned it off after 10 seconds, too cheesy, episode one was enough.
  • - 3
 agreed. but you cant say anything negative about Keene or your inbox will be filled with hate male from Keene lover boys
  • - 1
 "Jonny owned the universe in 1984. The universe was, to him, the wealthier part of the San Fernando Valley (and not that Sh#$hole Reseda) but it was his first and, he hoped, last horizon. High school was a non-stop carnival of Cobra Kai karate classes, make-out sessions with Ali (his hottie girlfriend), and doled-out skull-bashings to any spindly nerd crossing his swaggering path.

But his universe flickered senior year. First, Ali dumped him. Then, a skinny, olive-skinned Santa Monica A$$hole named Curtis Keene appeared. Worse, it looked like he and Ali were flirting, hooking up…right in front of him!

He and his Cobra Kai buddies tuned up Keene as best they could. At first on the beach, and then a night-time knuckle-session outside the high school's Halloween dance. Johnny had been smoking some righteous ging, and for a second felt like he might actually be able to kill Curtis. Hadn't his Cobra Kai instructor always said, "An enemy deserves no mercy?" There were times, when he was deeply stoned, that Jonny wished he were a cobra. All sleek, and smooth, and leathery. Beyond speech and remorse, and kept in a crate." - Patton Oswald
  • + 2
 One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings. - Diogenes Laërtius
  • + 1
 "hey man, no towels"- jeff spicoli
  • + 1
 @thomaswalker, what? Are you ripping on Keene via some incomprehensible Karate Kid reference? I'm not even sure what you were trying, but it made no sense.
  • + 2
 Ha! nahhh - exactly the opposite actually. Just taking the piss out of "Sweep the Leg Johnny" and all of his chatboard positivity
  • + 1
 living the dream bro
  • - 1
 This is totally a copy of Supercross - Behind the Dream. That's not bad though, I enjoy!
  • + 1
 Nice vid!
  • + 1
 Keene is a King
  • - 7
flag jonnycanfield (May 15, 2014 at 13:36) (Below Threshold)
 King of mundane
  • + 2
 @jonnycanfield Yes, let the hate flow through you!
  • + 1
 he's the rupert pupkin of mtb.
  • + 1
 Nah, but really really really good! Clementz is the king!
  • + 0
 EWS riders flying in private jets?

Is that why our bikes cost so gd much?
  • - 2
 I can't wait for episode 3!! 'an extraordinary tale about why I was mid-pack again'
  • + 0
 I missed one word, FUN.
  • - 1
 Keene has let down what merica stands for, he is washed up man
  • + 2
 troll troll troll meow meow meow
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