gosh darn it you all, I'll repost it one more time, this is the most in depth analysis of this video from an actual dirtbiker. READ THIS IF YOU THINK THIS IS FAKE!+Alan Chapman
I hate to break it to you guys but this guy isn't that out of the ordinary for a seasoned dirtbiker... And yes, this video is real...
If I lived in Colorado i would definitely ride this trail, as would any other dirtbiker I know. it's got one heck of a view, if given the chance to i would ride this trail in a heartbeat.
watch the HD versiondriving on mountain top ORIGINAL!
I can't tell exactly what brand and size of dirtbike this is due to the custom colored panels he put on it, but my best guess would be a Honda CR 250 or maybe even a 500. It's a 2 stroke motorcycle. The audio sync's up too perfectly with the speed of the bike relative to what gear he's in relative to the slope of the hill.
There's no snow being kicked up because the front fender blocks it!!! also the rear wheel is the drive wheel meaning it puts the force on the ground. The snow/dirt gets shot out the back!
You would know if you ride a dirtbike that you naturally keep your head still so you can see where you are going. that's why the camera is so still. You have to have strong neck muscles, to hold your head still on the bumps.
I can also tell you that this is a frequently ridden trail.
At 55 seconds into the video just as he hits the decent and there are breaking ruts/holes from lots of other riders riding the same terrain. I recognize the distinctive bounce and shaking motion. Also at 1:02 he bounces the entire way down the slope going through the breaking ruts. a trail has to be ridden very frequently for breaking ruts to appear.
More evidence that this is a often used trail is at 0, 20, and 23 seconds where there's a rut/deep groove from other riders that is deeper than the surrounding dirt, this causes the dirt to be lower which means the sun doesn't hit it at the same angle and doesn't melt as much snow. The deeper terrain is caused from the roughly 2 or so foot wide path that everyone rides on.
This is a regular trail yet a beautiful trail at that. it just happens to be covered in half melted snow.
What's this rider doing? He's riding in mostly straight lines, it just so happens that a deviation from the straight line would be very unpleasant, that's how almost every back country dirtbike trail is. It usually goes that if you mess up, you fall off a cliff.
If you have trouble riding a bicycle in a straight line than yes, I can see how to you, this is "insane/death defying/fake"
Sources: I started riding my bicycle at 2 years old and my dirtbike at 6. I've been riding ever since.
Welcome to the world of dirtbiking, Internet! It's where doing incredible feats is considered normal.
Also please know I'm not trying to discredit the rider's abilities, i'm just stating that this isn't out of the ordinary for a dirtbiker.