Tubby Isaacs wrote:
So they spend all weekend doing stuff like this
(skip to 2mins)and then moan about not being allowed to do anything interesting
Christ. Those "bridge" bits were a bit narrrow, weren't they?2.
Do people who do that kind of thing invariably like heavy metal?3.
Also, surprised to see no tarmac road has been built up the mountain, as at Snowdon.
1. That's all part of the fun
That vid is of the World Championship Downhill course, so pretty damn tricky on the scale of things, but there's a fair amount of stuff like that about:
again, either built by the FC themselves, or built by a volunteer group with their support.
2. I think the amount of 'respectable' middle aged blokes doing it is quite suprising, probably explainable by just how expensive it can get
. There probably is a 'rocky' side to a lot of MTBers, but it's certainly not as definable as skate culture appears to be. It seems to be a fun escape from the 9-5 drag for a lot of people, rather than something that defines how you dress, what music you listen to etc.
3. Well, that was all blown out of proportion wasn't it
At fort bill I think they use the ski lift anyway, so no need for a road!