This was unbelievable--as I am climbing this very rocky hiking trail, out pops a bicyclist zooming down over the rocks.
I have seen people run the trail--crazy enough--and I always imagine someone falling on the sharp rocks and basically splitting their head open.
But this guy--and 2 more of his buddies followed--were actually mountain biking over these rocks.
I have no clue how they do it--although going down must be easier than going up.
When those wheels hit the rocks, you are taking your life in your hands that the bike doesn't just smash into it and flip right over.
By the time, the 3rd guy was flying past, I saw that he had his butt raised off the bumpy ride and was sort of standing on the pedals trying to keep this thing from going down.
It is amazing to me the crazy, risky things that people do.
Is it for the thrill, the challenge, just to be cool, or what?
I can definitely see how you could get an adrenaline high from this, but it could just be the last fun you ever get.
Anyway, awesome ride for those that can stomach it. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)