Sunday, September 24, 2023

Following a Mountain Biker by Drone

Warning: this video may induce vertigo. We've seen heart-stopping POV videos of mountain bikers wearing helmet cams. The next iteration of this type of videography is from the view of a fpv (first person view) drone. In this sequence, we follow Kade Edwards down the Red Bull Hardline downhill mountain bike race track in Wales, an extreme track if you ever saw one. Can Edwards stay upright on this terrifying run? Can the drone keep up with him? Can it navigate through thick groves of trees? Can we keep our stomachs from leaping while watching? Edwards makes the run look easy, but we all know that it isn't, and the drone pilot did a fantastic job. Any of us would have crashed and burned in either role. (via TYWKIWDBI)


xoxoxoBruce said...

That is absolutely insane. I guess they have the advantage of knowing the course but so much can go wrong.

Bicycle Bill said...

In order to enjoy the downhill, one should first earn it.  Let's see them have to pedal up the hill first, like the riders in the Tour de France have to do when riding in the Alps or the Pyrenees, before letting it all out and going hair-on-fire, balls-to-the-wall on the downhill.


Anonymous said...

Now huck that road gap on a unicycle like a real man.