Friday, November 23, 2012

How's this for a hair-raising ride?

Adam Riemann of Motology shows us a motorbike ride down a particularly hairy mountain trail. It's part of his movie 'Himalayan Hero', documenting a father-and-son ride of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) through the Himalayas.

I can't help wondering what normally uses that trail.  It's certainly not wide enough for full-size motor vehicles.  Yaks, perhaps?



SiGraybeard said...

I can't help but wonder how a trail like that gets there? Was it a natural .. fault? - don't know what the right word is. Some sort of natural ledge that got shaped by continual use by people moving things and pushing stones out of the way?

I've seen similar things in my limited time around mountains, but living on flat lands limits what I can see.

Larry said...

No, a Yak definitely wouldn't fit that trail, either. But then why would it need to?


tweell said...

At 55 seconds the driver stops to take a picture. He takes off again at 1:10 and his camera is sitting on the ground. I hope someone grabbed it.

Anonymous said...

Looks to me as though that trail is used by 4 wheel vehicles. At several points you can see the wheel tracks. Also, at 2:21 when you have the shot from a remote camera, the road looks far wider than it does immediately after when it switches back to helmet cam.

I'd say he's using a wide angle lens which makes the track look narrower.

Anonymous said...

This is a road, created by men, not a natural ledge. In some third world countries,this is the only road system there is to traverse certain maountain passes. There is one in Bolivia called "The Most Dangerous Road in the World". I rode one very simila to this in Peru with my 14 year old daughter on the back of my KLR. It's really not scary at all if you have a dirt biking background.