Mountain bike expert Jordie Lunn on Bear Mountain in 2015. (Arnold Lim/News staff)

Vancouver Island mountain biker nearly freefalls down tree trunk bike ramp

Bear Mountain’s mountain bike course designer Jordie Lunn tests his limits

The scene opens with mountain bike expert Jordie Lunn halfway up a Douglas fir, chainsawing a limb to allow for a pulley system to haul up his bike to the landing platform he stands on. The ride down, on a homemade bike track of planks nailed to the trunk, is almost a freefall.

(Viewer discretion: Course language, graphic content)

The groan on landing and the subsequent blood in his pants seemed to only increase the cheers of his friends as Lunn sticks the landing.

RELATED: High adventure on two wheels in Langford

RELATED: Backyard of $2.2M Uplands property bulldozed for BMX jump track

The video, one of a series called “Rough AF,” shows other successes, and painful wipeouts of the 35-year-old pro biker, whose stunts have garnered hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube and 52,000 followers on Instagram.

Lunn, who calls Vancouver Island home, was the mountain bike course designer for Bear Mountain in Langford.


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Quadra Island adds voice to provincial old growth protest

Demonstrators and phoning campaign put pressure on provincial government

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

Campbell River RCMP describe violent incident as ‘disturbing event’

Skatepark incident described by RCMP as ‘violence for violence[’s] sake’

North Island area timber supply under review

Review will inform annual cut for the next ten years

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

‘Bad blood’ over pathology issue, says Island Health medical director

Regional hospital district board pushes for pathology service in Courtenay, Campbell River

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event in downtown Courtenay was part of wider event on Friday

Application deadline for fish harvester benefits program extended

Those financially impacted by the pandemic have until Oct. 5 to apply

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Most Read