On Saturday I woke up at 03:30 to do something never done before. I decided four hours earlier that I wanted to ride the trail which leads to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway: The Pulpit Rock. The trail is pretty much defined as unrideable. That’s not something I care about, and I looked at it as a great challenge.
The trail is 3.6 km from the bottom to the plateau. It consists of big boulders and stone steps. Some parts are rideable – the normal way. But, most parts you have to jump step by step. Kind of exhausting, but after a while I got into the rhythm, and I actually enjoyed it.
I only made errors three times, which resulted in three dabs. Two dabs at the very start, in the easy parts, guess I wasn’t completely awake. Then I got one error at the very moment I could see the cliff. Lost focus. A part from this, I had two times off the bike – on purpose. One time because I had to get rid of my jacket. It was quite cold in the morning, but I guess you can imagine I got a bit warm after jumping around like an idiot. Second time off the bike was when I met this artificial wooden staircase almost at the top. Where you are going down! The steps are so worn, they have no edge left. It wouldn’t be possible to jump backwards step by step. And, riding it head first would result in a crash, as it was wet and very slippery, ending up in a sloping rock plateau. Not any smart idea. The rest of the trail I rode 100%, no cheating, no periods off the bike. We filmed the entire ride, but due to limitations with the cameras, we had to restart the recording a few times. I guess watching the entire two hours is something for those very interested. Hook me up if you want to see it.
I really appreciate all the positive feedback from this «stunt». So stay tuned for things a bit more crazy in the future. Next adventure to be published very soon!