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On the 9th of July I attended the Mounting Biking Marathon in the town of Jataí, in the state of Goias, Brazil.
It was my first riding experience in Brazil in 15 years (or more) and to me it was very challenging due to the terrain.
I am somewhat used to riding MTB tracks as the Swinley Forest in Bracknell have several, but this type of mountain biking is completely new to me.
Although there were some climbs to conquer, there wasn’t much in term of “mountains” to overcome, but the terrain presented some completely new challenges to me… Fine fine, powder like, sand banks, some of them so deep that a 3rd of the wheel would sink in them, providing virtually no traction and at times completely locking the wheel in place.
The video is rather long (30 minutes), but I hope you can enjoy portions of it, if not all. Was recorded with my GoPRO 4 Silver on a Feiyu Tech Wearable Gimbal.
The event’s Facebook page can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/jatairace/
In there you’ll find more details and pictures. Below are the pictures I took during the event.