An enduro rider loses control of his KTM on a rocky trail and tumbles down Schofield Pass cliff face
Before we discuss exactly what went wrong in this frightening crash it’s worth mentioning that the very fortunate KTM rider is completely fine – minus a few bumps and scrapes.
This enduro biker is on a tricky off-road ride tackling the Schofield Pass, Colorado, which eventually proves to be a step too far. Initially, he pauses at the foot of the sketchy trial, assessing it to do achievable. After proceeding around 30 meters, things start to get hella rocky with the rider handling it pretty well at first.
Letting the bike buck and weave underneath him, he keeps the throttle constant and is making good progress right up until his flow is interrupted by a jagged and heavily slanted rock – jarring him abruptly to the right. After this, it would appear his rhythm was effected as he couldn’t get back on course. Then disaster strikes @5:24 when a rut whips the bars from his hands and throws the bike towards the ominous cliff face.