After receiving a link to the video below from our good friend Patrick Drueke, I was motivated to find some more mountain bike race videos to share - and to compare.
While the London course, in the video below, looks challenging, it's down-side is, like British cuisine, the music doesn't make it very tasty.
Here's the Brit - Olympic Course. Crazy how this gravel path has appeared through a sheep pasture. There's even a rock "patio" just like the one they put in at the Game Area. I keep looking for Babe the Pig to come trotting up ....
Olympic Course London Highlights from SCOTT-Swisspower on Vimeo.
Now look (and listen) to some American mountain bike videos. Even if the courses, bikes and riding suck, the music rocks. And many times, if you're talking about courses, what looks better - a sheep field in England, or single track in Colorado? Yeah I'll have a burrito with green hot sauce, you can keep the boiled sheep guts.
HOLZINGA from Rob Doerre on Vimeo.
Here's the best of both worlds. Rockin' course and cool as music. Rippin? I think so. I posted this one up not long ago, but it's worth a second look.
THE OPENER from Rob Doerre on Vimeo.
The all time top rippin' video? This one. No music. Just natural sound of a guy breathin' like a bunny rabbit. Gotta love the pinestripe suit, too. Thanks to Ben Doctor from sending this one along. Thanks to Werdy for the original (I think) alert on this one about 6 months ago. There are a whole series of the videos. Seriously scary stuff.
VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.