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Biked 138mph...on a ski slope.

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I'm still waiting for someone to post a video of a mountain biker successfully dropping Corbett's ... and landing it feet on pedals riding out if it..in the summer..


Edited by crgildart - 4/10/15 at 11:22am
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I dunno if this has been posted before, but it was pretty impressive I have to say.

 

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I recall a video posted here where the bike crashed and came apart in a similar downhill speed attempt.  Anybody go a link?

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there was a guy who flew a Snowmobile into Corbet's. 

 

You guys ever stood at the top of Corbet's?

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Watched a bit of this on TV a bit back...

 

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there was a guy who flew a Snowmobile into Corbet's. 

 

You guys ever stood at the top of Corbet's?


There are less dramatic, easier, and much less messy ways  to commit suicide.

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there was a guy who flew a Snowmobile into Corbet's. 

 

You guys ever stood at the top of Corbet's?


There are less dramatic, easier, and much less messy ways  to commit suicide.

 

..but those are for the less competent who also happen to have smaller egos and need less to look forward to, no?

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there was a guy who flew a Snowmobile into Corbet's. 

 

You guys ever stood at the top of Corbet's?


Not yet but there are plenty of things I would feel quite comfortable tacking on skis that I wouldn't even dream about approaching on a bike.. Having 180 cms X2 of metal edge to control your speed and direction is way better than a couple cms of knobby tires. 

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there was a guy who flew a Snowmobile into Corbet's. 

 

You guys ever stood at the top of Corbet's?


Not yet but there are plenty of things I would feel quite comfortable tacking on skis that I wouldn't even dream about approaching on a bike.. Having 180 cms X2 of metal edge to control your speed and direction is way better than a couple cms of knobby tires. 

 

You just need more bike time and a drop saddle :D 

EDIT:  Just ask Josh :p

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There are less dramatic, easier, and much less messy ways  to commit suicide.

Yeah, I have been there. And stood right at the edge. Made my knees weak, not to mention my balls!:ROTF

 

I am not one for jumping off much, although I have bopped into Excitation , The Couloir and The Cirque off of The Peak Chair  at Whistler & Cockalorum.  All true Double Blacks with tough entrances.   Nothing compared to the leap of faith it takes to get into Corbet's

 

Excitation doesn't look that tough, but it depends on snow and visibility. they are a couple of big rocks in the middle, it is damn steep. Not ridiculoulsy difficult to get into but tough enough!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdgNMqBOTgE

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Not yet but there are plenty of things I would feel quite comfortable tacking on skis that I wouldn't even dream about approaching on a bike.. Having 180 cms X2 of metal edge to control your speed and direction is way better than a couple cms of knobby tires. 

Trust me when I say, you probably are not tackling Corbet's on skis either.  A bike is lunacy!

 

 Entrance into the couloir requires dropping off a cornice with a free fall ranging from 10 to 20 feet (6.1 m) depending upon snow conditions and exactly where the skier chooses to drop in, landing in the fairly narrow couloir with rock walls on either side. 

 

 The left is easier initially, and you can sometimes keep your skis on snow the whole way in, but you have to make a sharp right turn immediately after launching or you will hit a rock wall. The right side line requires a longer jump off the cornice, often 20 to 30 feet.

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