11-27-07 // Hold on to your bikes, kids

Here’s a quick snippet from a recent trip to Copper Canyon, Mexico. This guy Paul, nice guy, dropped his bike on what was typical exposure for the perpetually off-camber trails. It vaulted as high as 40 feet in the air as it sailed down the hill of death. Somehow, all that broke was his Avid/SRAM Matchmaker, so all he lost was his front shifter. This clip is him scaling back up the hill after retrieving his bike.
..And here’s an artist’s rendering of the off-camber conditions in Copper Canyon.