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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crazy Ride

I came across this and a few other short videos on Treehugger. It's a 4-minute clip of a Chilean bicyclist doing a downhill race in the city through all sorts of perilous circumstances...and he has a camera mounted on his helmet. As Treehugger suggests, watch it in full screen mode...it is pretty incredible. Watching it (to me) was like a cross between riding on a roller coaster and watching a video game. There were points when I actually said out loud...whoooaa! It is really entertaining.

VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.

1 comment:

DanT said...

I've done some scary things in my life but nothing quite like that.

I think the greatest real danger was landing on any of the hundreds of poles marking the course and holding up tape - any one of them could be fatal in a fall.

This fellow reminds me of the now deceased Crocodile Hunter - one day he will run out of luck. If I was this rider, I would never race again - he has used up his 9 lives and then some.

DanT