It takes guts to ride a motocross bike. Tuned practically to the point of blowing themselves to bits, every pound stripped away so that only the bare necessities are left and sitting on top of a foot-plus of suspension travel, it takes a deft hand to tame these race machines.

Which makes the feat you'll see in the video after the break all the more amazing. It's one thing to strap on your gear and head out to the relatively safe confines of an off-road track. It's something completely else to ride a singletrack trail at the top of a mountain ridgeline.

Judging from the perspective of the rider, which is where the camera has been thoughtfully mounted, a single mistake could send this daredevil plummeting to the ground, where serious injury or even death seem inevitable. And yet there seems to be no tension whatsoever from the rider. We've got to say, we're impressed. See what we're talking about after the break.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Kent Kangley
      • 3 Years Ago
      I doubt I could even walk that much less ride it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Titanium balls man!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definition of insanity. My palms were sweating just watching the video, and I used to race motocross!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously? People think this is fake because his head is so steady? The freaking camera is attached to his helmet! Of course it is steady. It is by definition the only thing that would be steady in the whole frame! That said the camera makes this seem more extreme than it really is. The wide angle lens distorts everything beyond the center of the frame and makes any angles many times greater than they would be if you looked at this through the FOV of a normal human eye. Still, this takes some serious balls and those aren't imaginary drop offs. Impressive.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That does look fun, if slightly scary.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Skinny Ridges near the bookcliffs on the outskirts of Grand Junction, CO. At the highest, about 800 feet off the ground. Still awesome, and no you internet douchebags, it ISN'T fake.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Insane, dig it
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is'n it a trail bike? Motocross bikes cannot maintain that low RPM.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy s***!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah that looked easy.. until about 4 seconds in. Anyone can ride a trail - but riding without a "safe" place to fall is a completely different thing. Look at professional athletes that drop wide open passes. It's part skill, part experience and a whole lot of balls! Nice riding.. Maybe when I was 15-17 I had enough guts (but not skill) to do this. Now I probably have the skill (but not the balls).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else from Eastern Utah / Western Colorado that thinks that looks like that area?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clearly none of you people have ridden with a helmet cam before. This is not only not fake, its also not that impressive. If you don't know what you are talking please stop commenting.
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