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Action Cam Heaven: Mountain Biker Clears 72-Foot Canyon… While Backflipping

It’s hump day, and what better way to start the second half of the week than with a little bit of good old fashioned GoPro insanity… well, GoPro and Red Bull, which is a match made in action camera heaven.

The video shows the first person view that extreme mountain biker Kelly McGarry had during Red Bull’s annual “Red Bull Rampage” competition in Utah. From the moment his name is called to the moment he makes your heart stop by backflipping over a 72-foot canyon, the video will undoubtedly get your adrenaline pumping.

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As you might expect, the whole thing was captured on one of GoPro’s new Hero3+ cameras, and if you’re not cringing, sweating and trying not to look away the entire time, then you’re a braver person than I.

But here’s the kicker. This epic bike run down a course that would have Chuck Norris wide-eyed earned McGarry… second place. Yep, apparently it take more than a back flip over a 72-foot canyon to clinch the gold at the Red Bull Rampage.

Check out the video at the top to start off your hump day with a little bit of vicarious sweating, and if you want to see more POV awesomeness, be sure to watch the recently released footage of Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from the edge of space.

(via PopPhoto)


 
  • Michael Della Polla

    And I feel like commuting via bike in Manhattan is intense.. That guy is a boss.

  • MMielech

    And, I guess, GoPro would be responsible for his medical bills or even life insurance if he crashed?

  • Rabi Abonour

    I think this is the first time I’ve watched a full Rampage run GoPro. That is just unreal.

  • bri

    holy crap

  • dannybuoy

    I’m officially a pussy

  • Drew Marold

    Is it me, or was he humming a tune while making the run ?

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Vlad Dusil

    He totally was jamming out!

  • Matt

    I just got a Hero 3+ and I think I got a defective one. Mine doesn’t take video like that, just really boring stuff. LOL its the cameras fault Ha. (for those that can’t understand humor)
    Nice ride, it is hard to belive…

  • Lisa Badger

    Would have liked to have seen the spectators perspective.

  • Fahad Jafarullah

    The balls on this guy must be size of watermelons.

  • Jeally

    See what Obama Care does to an otherwise normal body! All that “free healthcare” make you feel invincible! With this new found freedom he’s obviously become a bit mentally unstable. Fits right in with 90% of the population. (That’s a joke if you didn’t get it).

  • http://uliciphotography.com/ Adi Ulici

    “Rider 13″ – the first 12 are in the hospital, let’s see if this one can make it.

  • LateralThinkerer

    Was first place awarded posthumously?

  • incendiary

    nah that’s what the sponsors are for. I’m guessing he got a nice little package for that run :D