Making Climbing Look Fun


Imagine your favorite trail. You probably know it like the back of your hand—all the sneaky lines, braking points, and side hits. Just like the Jamaican bobsled team, you could sit in your bathtub, close your eyes and visualize riding it. Now, turn that upside down—the trail, not the bathtub. What do you picture now?

We’ve seen a lot of bike videos, and only a few feature climbing. Of those few, maybe one or two feature interesting climbing (ahem, Chris Akrigg). Braydon Bringhurst adds to that short list, making the climb just as interesting, if not more so, than the descent. Bringhurst proves that even on a trail you know well, a simple change of perspective can make things feel like you’re riding something entirely different, and just as good.