Not all people like extreme sports, but some even just can’t get enough with the usual intensity that most extreme sports offer.
These people seem to want more than the adventure that extreme sports like hang gliding and kayaking can give. So what do they do? They try to challenge death through doing extremely dangerous stuffs.
For these people, safety is definitely out of the picture:
If you’re one of these people, you will love Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Mountain Biking Race , the only downhill bike race that threads on definitely dangerous grounds.
Every year, extreme bikers go to Chile to participate in this insane event. However, it does not get much press coverage because only a few eventually enter the race.
Why? there are a number of reasons why other bikers avoid the Valparaiso downhill race.
For one, the set up is in the streets of Valparaiso, Chile, those that are definitely not conducive to normal biking, with their open man holes and canals, and loose packs of ground soil in corners.
Two, the bikers are also made to bike through sidewalks and levelled sidewalk stairs right in front of some Chilean residences.
And as if that’s not enough, animals like dogs are allowed to roam the areas, thus if you’re the one biking though, you may really have to watch out for them if you don’t want tumbling over them.
Three, the route is made more treacherous by narrowing the course to areas where the bikers would need to go over wooden tramps that have been poorly built. How poor is poorly built?
Some are just thinner than the usual 2 by 2 inches thick planks, and they are simply built manually using nails and hammers.
No precautions for thicker wooden ramp foundations are done.
What more, they are positioned in places where the bikers would to take off from streets with higher altitudes and land on narrow corners of the streets with lower altitudes than the take off points. This is of course tricky as the route becomes very tricky and unpredictable.
And as if people couldn’t care less about your safety when you bike through them, they happily wave their hands in front of your face as you fly by, obscuring your view of the route.
Technically there are two words that can sum this downhill bike race – and these are — insanely loose.