Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.
It’s one thing to experience a new town on a walking tour—but it’s completely another to tear around it on enduro bikes. This onboard footage shot by UK hard enduro master Jonny Walker is, we’ll admit, probably not the kind of tour you can sign up for when you’re visiting a new city for the first time. Still, wouldn’t you at least want to spectate if you had the chance?
Watching as Walker, who has been riding since he was nine years old, chase fellow World Enduro Super Series competitors Billy Bolt, Taddy Blazusiak, and Alfredo Gomez around the narrow streets of Porto, Portugal is nothing short of exhilarating. Spectators are able to watch everything at extremely close range, too—often simply watching from the same stairs that the riders are climbing up and down on their bikes.
My personal favorite part is that one guy who pokes his head cautiously out of a doorway as the riders go past—although, Walker just diving off into the water at the end of his run is a close second. If ever real life imitated classic platforming video games, this video would be it. Also, this is probably all the evidence you need to convince you that the World Enduro Super Series is something you need to follow immediately. There’s no way to adequately describe the sheer bonkersness of what your eyes are seeing—you just have to watch it.
The next scheduled round will be Red Bull Romaniacs, which will go from July 30 through August 3, 2019 in Sibiu, Romania. It’s round five of a scheduled eight-round season for 2019, so we’re now right in the middle of this year’s competition. As things currently stand, Walker is running seventh in the championship, while Graham Jarvis leads. You can catch up with past action from 2019 and also 2018 via Red Bull TV, their dedicated app, or on their YouTube channel.