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Mega Avalanche?

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by Shaun, 28 Jun 2008.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    My neighbour is an MTB'er and was raving to me a couple of weeks ago about something, I think he called "The Mega Avalanche".

    I've googled it, but can't see much info.

    It sounded nuts ... point bike down 20 odd miles of mountainside downhill racetrack in the Alp D'Huez? (or whatever it's called)

    Are there any pics / vids around that will give me a better idea of what he was all excited about? (and he was really excited about it)

    Cheers,
    Shaun xx(
     
  2. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Shaun its mental they basically have a mass start and ride down the Alp.

    Long Video 8 minutes

    Qualifying Watch the starter run to get out of the way.

    Plenty more on the Tube.

    Write up here and Wiki Entry
     
  3. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Just as mental as I have heard...
     
  4. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Watched it, and yes, it's as mental as it sounded.

    Wouldn't mind, he was doing so well until he bailed into the other guy at whatever speed they were going. Good on him though, got straight back on and into the thick of it.

    I think I'll add it to my to-do list!!! :ohmy: (Yeah, right!)

    Cheers,
    Shaun :tongue:
     
  5. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    LOL That's just begging to be tried on a trike!!:ohmy:
     
  6. That looks grate fun I would love to give it a go.
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Be good on a fixie!
     
  8. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Eurosport 2 are showing the Avalanche Trophy from 9.00am on Saturday 9th of August not sure if its the same one but its listed as Mountain Biking.