Thankfully, the rider featured in this video did not meet his grisly end––but it could have been so different.
The video, posted to PinBike on 6th June 2021, shows what the uploader describes as a “mountain biker boobytrap” on Lake Moraine Trail in Manitou Springs, CO.
The trailing rider films him and his buddy ripping down the trail before the guy in front is suddenly seen on the floor. Next to him is a large, broken tree/branch, pointing directly towards the trail, and positioned right where it was difficult to see at a height that would kill if collided with.
Of course, this could be totally innocent and just a fallen tree. But the riders in the video are adamant (with a lot of NSFW language) that it was placed there, in that position, ‘on purpose’ with intent to hurt. There were three other such obstacles in the same area on the high-speed trail.