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Feel sorry for Reece Potter's bike in the latest Sound Of Speed clip

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By Ric McLaughlin
Watch the Kiwi racer/hucker pull off ridiculous gaps at New Zealand’s highest mountain bike park.
Certain mountain bike riders are blessed with special gifts. For some, that may mean a talent for line-spotting, for others it may mean the ability to rail corners faster and harder than anyone else. In Reece Potter's case it is the uncanny ability to spot gaps. Watch him shred Cardrona Alpine Resort in the video below.
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Reece Potter
Now, we're not talking about being able to pull up from one tree stump to another here. We're talking about gaps. The kind that destroy wheels, bend frames and break bones. Reece has become a big gap specialist and with the careful application of huge speed, confidence and vision he tends to land them.
Reece Potter stands with his bike in Queenstown, New Zealand.
The 25-year-old has spent the last six years in Queenstown
Reece is a 25-year-old Kiwi originally from Takaka, but he's lived for the last six years of his life in Queenstown. An apprentice builder by trade, he's trodden the well-worn path of his fellow speedy Kiwis and raced downhill in Europe, but he's now focusing on qualifying, so that he can travel a bit more extensively.
Reece Potter rides in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Enviable views, enviable riding
Reece's gaps are huge, with the risk factor off the charts. Likewise, he's not bad at exiting a turn with a bit of speed either.
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