Month: November 2006

Bicycle skills performance – video

I didn’t find any more MTB videos since I updated the Magic of Freeride post below, but I did find this amazingly skilled rider in a university in Germany. She’s on a short wheelbase fixie ( fixed gear bicycle ). Check her performance on this video :

Crazy skills, eh?

Mountain bike video – Magic of Freeride

I’ve been looking for some good MTB video s online after seeing them on loop at the LBS – the dvd’s there are kinda pricey! Anyway, here’s something I found on google video called ” Magic of Freeride “. It’s 3m 38s of atmospheric music and some crazy lunatics doing 50 foot+ jumps.

… insane in the brain.

Does anyone know the name of the music used? Please let me know.

If anyone knows of any good quality MTB videos with freeride, downhill, dirtjump, XC, or any cycling related videos actually then post a link in the comments.


My friend Nick tells me that the music is Summer – Overture from the album Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell. Pretty cool stuff, cheers Nick.

Ludwig says:

I saw one recently of a mountain biking event in the subway station in Mexico City which was pretty cool, can’t seem to find the link now but I’ll keep looking.

I’ve seen that one too. It’s over on this really cool blog!Cheers Ludwig!

Ok, enough of embarassing the poor guy. Here’s some other cool videos I’ve found recently:

Update 2:

Like the music from the first video? Check this out:

No show from South Africa

Winds were so strong the flags were blowing vertically!


It was a bit of an anti-climax at Lansdowne Road this evening, with Ireland dominating from start to finish. My prediction was too pessimistic, final score was 32-15 in our favour.

It was an extremely windy night, it was interesting to watch the flags in the gusts. At the north end of the ground, it was a strong westerly. High above I could see the clouds racing with a rapid southerly wind. And above the south terrace we saw a violent easterly wind – when the flags weren’t flying vertically!

Ireland underlined their Rugby World Cup credentials by notching up a handsome 32-15 victory over South Africa at Lansdowne Road in Dublin on Saturday.

The margin did not flatter Ireland, who weathered an initial storm, and then produced phases of devastating running to blow away the South African resistance far more effectively than the wind that whipped into the tourists’ faces during the conclusive first half.

It was a Test match for South Africa to commemorate 100 years playing in the Springbok jersey, but the Boks of yesteryear will surley be turning in their graves after the visitors appalling display.

South Africa never once had a stranglehold on the game that was marred by too many silly penalties, heaps of turnovers and ruined opportunities.

Not taking anything away from a superb Irish performance that left the former world champions scratching their heads for the majority of the match.

Report: Planet Rugby

BBC Sport: Ireland 32-15 South Africa.

Ronan O'Gara kicks into the swirling South Terrace end

Off to Lansdowne Road…

I’m heading in to Lansdowne Road to steward at the Ireland – South Africa game. I’m calling an 8 point victory for Ireland, something like 25 – 17. I’ll be back later with some pictures. We’ll see how my prediction does 🙂

Mexico City’s Down Hill Metro

Check out this short (1min 20) video clip from Reuters showing some of the participants in Mexico City’s “Down Hill Metro” mountain bike race down 70m of stairs in the subway .

Short but very cool! Even if we had a subway there’d be no way we’d be allowed do that, fair play to the transport authorities 🙂