The POV of Fear Itself: A Scaredy Cat Goes Trail Riding

Everybody’s got that friend who freaks out when everybody else thinks the scenario is “chill,” right? Answer: yes — either that or you are that friend.

Transition bikes strapped a GoPro to its in-house photographer, Oliver, for a trail ride through some dense sticks. You could call the results relatable.

“Oooohhhhhhhh,” he groans at 4 seconds in. “Here we go again!”

Sound bites remain terrific throughout. A sampler:

  • “Oh, my God! There’s no ground! It’s just roots.”
  • “My hands aren’t strong enough to brake hard enough.”
  • “Can I ride this one? Oh, F********ck! I’m not doin’ it.”

Whether your approach is fearful or full-send, the window into Oliver’s inner monologue is consistently irresistible. This one’s for the weenies.

Runtime: 4 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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