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Joyride

Posted by
Mooie (Vancouver, Canada) on 21 August 2012 in Sport & Recreation.

Thomas Genon's winning ride at Whistler's Crankworx 2012 Red Bull Joyride. Why is this the winning ride? Largely because of this stunt ~ a front flip UP onto the roof of that building. Literally death-defying.

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super captage avec ce looping et le téléski géanil.
amitié

21 Aug 2012 5:45am

@Nicou: Merci!

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice & wonderful!

21 Aug 2012 7:09am

@omid: Thanks a lot!

L'Angevine from Angers, France

renversant

21 Aug 2012 7:51am

@L'Angevine: oui! merci

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ..Superb !!

21 Aug 2012 7:54am

@Mhelene: Thanks - I feel crazy Thomas Genon deserves the credit here ;-)

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

Wow. When you don't ski you jump from roof tops... with a flipping bike. Amazing.

21 Aug 2012 8:11am

@João Mourão: If you are really good you jump TO the roof top and throw in a flip while you are at it ;-) thanks for the comment

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

An impressive action shot. Cheers

21 Aug 2012 8:37am

@Calusarus: Thanks a lot!

maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy

:-)

21 Aug 2012 9:12am

@maurizio costantino: ;-p

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Well caught !

21 Aug 2012 9:25am

@Basile Pesso: Thank - you!

tataray from france, France

Wow... magnifique, mais tellement dangereux...
Belle capture.)

21 Aug 2012 9:38am

@tataray: Merci ! Oui, très dangereux !

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Excellent timing-couldn't be better. What a nutter!

21 Aug 2012 11:25am

@CElliottUK: I know! There really is no room whatsoever for error. At all.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Madness !

21 Aug 2012 1:55pm

@Nigel: Definitely. Also a little bit awesome

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This tilt serves the crazy energy and daring of it all, very well. You know, when we were kids we thought we were pretty bad-ass just jumping our bikes off small plywood ramps... nowadays I'm all proud of myself when I go out for a hard ride up the Don Valley (which is a joke compared to B.C.'s bike trails) and hit some of the rougher paths through the woods... but this? THIS? Better left to the much younger and crazier ;-)

21 Aug 2012 1:55pm

@Rick: I know! I spent the day on my bike and was feeling quite impressed with myself too! Until I saw these guys... I'll show a few more photos over time, but they are all NUTS! And much younger than me. Thanks for the comment, Rick!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Incredible action shot, super timing!

21 Aug 2012 3:42pm

@Curly: Thanks! I was lucky he chose a trick, otherwise I would have missed him.

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great catch and image

21 Aug 2012 4:37pm

@yiannis krikis: Thanks a lot!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great sot of this wild and totally nuts stunt.

21 Aug 2012 4:56pm

@Steve Rice: Ha, thanks! Even more nuts was that a lot of guys were eating dirt before they even got to this obstacle.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

OMG .. I think he's going to land on the blue can ;-)) Excellent timing and interesting image !!!

21 Aug 2012 8:23pm

@Baldwin VW: Maybe that's what he was aiming for! Nah.... too risky for kind of a crappy beer. ;-) Thanks for the comment!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great timing, great action sport ... cool shot!

21 Aug 2012 9:01pm

@RBL: Thank you!

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

une belle cascade, pas toujours facile à prendre au bon moment... well done...

22 Aug 2012 2:00am

@Sue-Ann: Thank you! Yes, I missed the first ones that came down, but then I got the hang of it!

yo from Ile de France, France

De la folie ! Bel instantané !

23 Aug 2012 9:12pm