Attempting the World's Steepest Bike Trail... It did not go well...

Attempting the World's Steepest Bike Trail... It did not go well...

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i'm gonna have to make some  corners in order to slow down so super aggressive with the front brake and  really control the slide with the rear wheel   and if i start losing control it's not gonna be a small crush so rider number six oh sick tell me now hey everybody welcome back to the  channel today i am in golden bc   on top of month 7 and you probably recognize  the view because that's the start of the iconic   psychosis daniel the main characteristic  of that absolutely epic race is the start   it's called dead dog it's a pro line and  it is the steepest trail in the world   306 meter long 158 meters of elevation you're on  the brakes the entire time trying to slow down   and it's gonna be brutal to make it even harder  it rained a lot last night so it's gonna be very   slippery the locals told us it's unrideable  when wet so let's see how i do this video is   brought to you by tourism golden and it is the  second stop of our bc bike trip that's right that's gonna be fun i'm gonna have to  make some corners in order to slow down so i know this looks intimidating but that's  actually the easiest part of the train i'm gonna stop here i actually had to make a  few like skiing corner in order to slow down   but because it's like a shell terrain  it's actually fairly easy to slow down   but this section is gonna be absolutely no joke definitely went a bit faster  this time but it's nice because   if you make yourself really heavy you can  actually slow down and carve the bike it's   pretty predictable it's nice okay now that i've  done it twice i'm gonna go a little bit faster   i've got more experience with the  terrain so i can increase the speed well that was cool it's a really good sensation  now that i've done it three times i'm more   experienced more knowledgeable with the terrain  and so i can increase the speed and i think the   key is really to make yourself as heavy as you can  because the ground is super soft so on that type   of shoot you want the tire to really bite as deep  as they can even though you slide a lot from the   rear wheel you really want to be quite aggressive  with the phone brake so super aggressive with the   front brake and really control the slide with the  rear wheel i was making corners just like a skier   would do to slow down and i think that's really  important as well to keep your center of gravity   low make yourself really heavy by dropping  your heels but this is a good indicator of if   you're gonna be able to do the second part of the  trail because this is kind of a warm-up this gets   really spicy the ground is more clay-based so it  gets really sticky with the tire really slippery   i haven't ridden this part yet this year i've  done it last year until i was born dry but we've   done a similar trail yesterday and with the rain  it gets really challenging so if you struggle on   that upper part i think it's a good idea to either  take the the bee line on the side or i back up   and do a easier trail ok now let's check out the  serious stuff it's already a bit more greasy here i tried to stay on the chef so it's really okay now  it's getting really slippery i'm gonna use the catch  bird and i'm gonna stop here yeah you can see the ground right there made  way more of clay and one of the one of the   things you can do is really try to look for  support so even if you take a straight line   if you can manage to take a berm that can really  help you to slow down control the bike and regain   composure before the next tip section wow that's  slick so this is incredibly steep and in addition   it is extremely slippery and i'm actually really  worried to ride on it this is a race line so it's   straighter and the b line seems to be just as  slippery so this is you know more consequences   but this might be actually more doable  because there's so much asparty on the ground   that maybe i can somehow find traction  and make it all the way down there okay so as slow as i can so far not too bad a lot of fun break oh my god i was so naughty i just like i got  scared to commit and cross those routes to get   back onto the line so i was trying to find  an exit basically so i could safely stop   well that's embarrassing because that's the  kind of stuff where i should be good at and it   involves breaking control line choices and i've  managed to properly do none of those two things   i was pretty good on the top i thought i had a  good line i was managing to slow down properly   and then towards that middle  section i picked up a bit of speed   and because i didn't really know what was  coming up i ended up choosing to go riders right   and i started to get pushed over against those  roots and this one is the one that really made   me lose all my confidence so when i got slightly  higher here i panicked and instead of focusing on   where i wanted to go i started to focus on where  can i bail safely so lucas right where my bike is   there's not as much rocks the trees  are seems to be pretty friendly   so i was like if i have to crash somewhere  this is gonna be my spot instead of going   left and potentially going all the way down the  mountain yeah it's uh not very happy with my uh   with my riding right now yeah it is really tough  like i don't think the camera can show but like   you can't even eye cup on the dirt so  steep and so slippery it's really hard so i'm going to start from where i started to fail  let's try it and i go on a straight line this time i'm going to stop here and reset oh this is  insane it's like it's not even fun yeah it's   incredibly slippery like it is so steep and it's  you know pretty eroded right now because we had a   super tough winter basically no summer it's been  spring's entire time with a lot of rain you know   the ground is just saturated because it's clear it  turns into peanut butter and it's just so hard to   you know basically slow down all down the line  and you know stay on the bike like i like to think   that i'm a pretty good rider and i look like you  know it's my first time riding a dunya bikes uh   i don't even know if it's worth it  for me to try to ride the bottom part   i'm in this section at least because  i'm not confident i can stay on the bike   and the problem is that if i start carrying  speed and if i start losing control   it's not gonna be a small crash so yeah i'm gonna  check a bit the line and assess the situation well i hope that gives a bit of perspective  of what we are trying to ride on the current   condition and what's funny is that alex and  i have read on that trade last year once   and the conditions were perfect  and we had no issue whatsoever   we had a ton of fun and that's  why we wanted to come back today   we didn't really consider that the  conditions would be that slippery okay i'm going to try to ride that ir  line see if i can control the speed so oh my god in those conditions this wasn't fun but thank  you for watching the bottom part should be a bit   more enjoyable somehow survived dead dog it was  incredibly gnarly just as gnarly as the mosquito   as you can probably see on the screen but one of  the key tip to ride the steep and loose shoot is   to not forget that your phone break stops you was  your rear brake only slows you down especially if   you brake traction with the rear wheel if you're  not super hard on the front brake then you are not   slowing down at all so it's really important you  really have to find that limit before the front   wheel slides and that's i think the only reason  why i was able to write down that bottom section   also in term of flying choices i avoided to cross  one of the slippery routes made the left hand   corner and i stayed on that gravel and and on the  rocks which are very slippery but not as slippery   as the clay so now we're done with  that supernally part and the fun begins   okay hopefully this section is not as slippery oh it's just a boy and this is where the appeal  starts during the psychosis daniel   following the climb you've got  an absolutely epic view on golden   and kicking horse and now we've got a  super fan section it's like on a ridge such a fun train oh that's so sick i love that i'm gonna stop here that was  so cool that was really steep wow absolutely key to ride relax and  try not to fight the bike too much yeah even here on the sun it's super slippery oh i think i had a rock stuck  in my dink head at some point okay back at it so sick i don't need a bike because it  really forgives much more than a tread bike such a fun up i really enjoy that  track because it's super complete   you got the steep technical section  but also the fast and flowy stuff   and the bottom part is still quite slippery not  nearly as bad as the top so for me the pro tip is   gonna be to slow down before the corner and once  i initiate the corner make sure i'm completely   off the brakes why because if you still drag  your brakes while you corner the likeliness of   losing the grip is way higher but also when  you break out before the corner you don't   want to lock your wheels if you do lock your  wheels you might fill up the tire with dirt   causing the knobs to not bite as well as the dirt  so it's really important to keep that in mind   and for this there's no better advice than really  looking ahead and having that you know tall and   neutral position when you can and yeah you should  just keep on going and do some fun gopro stuff oh yeah definitely didn't have the best lines   well it's not really possible to pick up a good  line without knowing there's so many lines i think   if you can hold the straight line here it's  definitely faster especially for exit speed so i'm getting nervous here because that's where  i saw a big bear last year was exactly right here   hopefully it's not there today such a fast section quite slippery here oh it's so slick and that's it psychos is done it   oh wow motocross track thanks a lot for  watching my video i hope you enjoyed it   if you did please subscribe to the channel give  me a like leave me a comment and check out the   links in the description every purchase you make  supports my channel so thank you so much for that   big shout out to tourism golden for sponsoring  that video can't wait to be back here ride   more trails and also ride against that iconic  trail this time in a drive see you next week

2022-07-27 00:51

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