If there’s one thing Joe Barnes knows, it’s how to ride in the mud – a skill he once again demonstrates perfectly in this video as he takes to a trail called Slop Mountain that appears to be absolutely caked in the stuff.
The way he holds his grip despite the adverse, slippery conditions is simply masterful and leaves us feeling pretty incompetent about our own bike handling skills.
This video seems to be a bit of sequel to 8 Wild Terns, another one of Joe Barnes’ stunning, wet-weather videos, as it features a banging hip-hop soundtrack and a thoroughly sodden trail that Barnes rides at warp speed.
Joe Barnes will return to action at the Enduro World Series that kicks off next month in South America – no doubt the conditions will be a bit different to this. Unfortunately, there is no Scottish round of the EWS for Barnes this year but hopefully he can pull together a result in front of the Irish fans at Wicklow in May.