The Erzberg Rodeo is a brutal test of man and machine. In 2012, 1800 riders started, but only seven finished. Competitors start at the base of the colossal Erzberg mine (the largest in Central Europe—over 230 million tons of iron ore have been removed since the 16th century) and race through about 20 checkpoints and over unimaginably difficult terrain on their way to the top. The top finishers are often trials champions.
Check out this year’s event in super slo-mo. The rear wheels are almost always spinning.