Delve Into Gee Atherton’s Mind In This Behind The Scenes Of ‘The Slate Line’
Gee talks us through the full breakdown of everything that went into the building, the riding and the filming of the spectacular Slate Line film launched earlier this month.
The teamwork, the camaraderie, the fears and the sheer craziness, from a line that ended up far too close to the “cave of death” to that monster 81foot gap. Shot by shot, challenge by challenge.
Gee said “I Love these big mountain projects, I see them as an evolution of everything I’ve done in the past; the skill of racing, giving my all under pressure combined with that grassroots riding with Athy that we’ve always done, where we’d just turn up and build a jump or build a line and spend the rest of the rest of the day testing it. This is the culmination of all those years riding bikes. In situations like these I feel like I’m drawing on every minute of my experience, there is danger on every turn.
But I couldn’t do it alone. For sure there are some lonely moments up there, like when I’m waiting to drop in onto that moving mass of razor sharp slate but when you’re turning up in the dark in the depths of Welsh winter the support and advice of the dig crew is jvital – they are all great riders so when they’re saying don’t do it I’ll listen – but mostly they’re telling me to crack on!”