i think contemporary video cameras cannot do the real experience much justice (could be the too wide angle?), but we gotta get by with whatever the current state of technology brings us.

the place is Crete, Greece, the White Mountains from the north side - they go all up to 2.5 km but not bike tracks, afaik.

there were some sections which were too much for my XC suspension and tires (furious fred) - my hands felt more like working with a jackhammer - pain to the point of forcing me to slow down - but these parts aren't in the video

also, not enough sleep that day, weakened from the ascent, playing it relatively safe.