A near-miss in Utah is immortalized for internet fame and judgement. – By Molly Hurford
Watching trials riding is thrilling for everyone, but it’s certainly not a sport everyone should be practicing—especially not on the edge of a cliff in Utah. A recent video showcases this, capturing a mountain biker named Yuri attempting to get air atop Saint George’s Gooseberry Mesa and barely saving himself from falling over the side.
You can’t even say that Yuri made a good recovery. What you can say about the mountain biker, whose acquaintance filmed his brush with death, is that he really needs to work on his hopping skills before he heads back to the mesa. A mistimed hop over a crack in a rock forced Yuri over his bars, while his bike went sideways… right over the cliff. He went halfway off, legs and bike dangling over the rock face.
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Yuri is lucky that he wound up with only a scrape on his side, not as a puddle on the ground below. The bike, thankfully, was also fine: Yuri stayed clipped in, so when the videographer helped haul him back up to level ground, the bike was still attached.
And his friend, who helped pull him back to safety, did what any good friend would do: He shared the video on the internet so everyone can enjoy it.
Watch the hilarious-yet-terrifying video, uploaded to YouTube by user Nate Howard, here:no responses.