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Look out, lady! Urban downhill filmed on helmet cam, is insane (video)

Nov 12, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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A raider goes down during thel "Descenso del Condor" urban downhill mountain bike race in La Paz Reuters

If I had a package that absolutely positively had to get to the bottom of a mountain in about five minutes, I would give it to Brendan Fairclough (assuming it wasn’t breakable). He’s the Brit who specializes in downhill bicycle motocross — a very risky activity when done in the woods, but totally insane when done in an urban setting.

Yep, urban downhill is a thing, and it’s best viewed through a GoPro helmet cam. Here’s Fairclough in the video below descending the narrow streets of Taxco in Mexico at the Taxco urban downhill. (He’s being followed by the rider with the headcam). Watch as he speeds down steep stairs, a mud track, through suburban streets, squeezes through alleyways and jumps over makeshift ramps – all in less than four and a half minutes. Oops, forgot the package. Oh well.

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Photo: Enrique Genova of Chile at the Descenso del Condor urban downhill mountain bike race in La Paz October 27, 2012.