Mountain Biking

Close Call | Sam Blenkinsop Inches From Taking Out Lady in Middle of Downhill Trail

...and Brook Macdonald got the whole thing on camera

Trail hazards are a nuisance in mountain biking. They always will be. Whether it’s a dog, a horse, a rogue branch, or another rider not obeying the all important rules of trail etiquette, it can be quite the pain – and it can be dangerous.

Take this video that Brook Macdonald uploaded to Facebook over the weekend for example.

The footage shows Brook tailing Sam Blenkinsop at the second round of the New Zealand national champs. The two are absolutely slamming down the gnarly course, when right near the end a woman pops up in the middle of the trail.

Thankfully, Sam was able to break in time to avoid the misplaced lady, after audibly yelling out in panic for her to get off the trail, but it just goes to show that this kind of thing can be an issue no matter what level you’re competing at!

One lap with Sam Blenkinsop here at round 2 of the nationals Napier, New Zealand GoPro

Posted by Brook Macdonald on Saturday, January 16, 2016

You May Also Like

If Rob Warner Quotes Were Wanderlust-Inspiring Motivational Posters

Missing Mountain Bike Legend | Human Remains Found in Colorado Believed to Be Those of Hall of Famer Mike Rust


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.