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Xanthine

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Icon 11 posted May 11, 2009 20:36      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To Mr. Danny MacAskill and his insane biking skillz.

I wouldn't even dare try.

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 04:28      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've been that drunk.

But seriously, I may be the same nationality as that guy, but I'm not sure I'm the same species.

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 08:14      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can do that. When's he gonna do something difficult?

[Razz]

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 12:08      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just incredible.

Astounding.

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fs

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 12:41      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My favorite shots are the ones where he goes off a building or whatever, and in the background you see all these people coming to look and see if he's splatted himself.

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HalfVast

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 16:54      Profile for HalfVast     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So am I wrong? I've been struggling to keep both
wheels on the ground.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 20:50      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow, that is insane. I could never even pop a wheelie as a kid, I can't even imagine what would possess a person to attempt some of these feats.

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Ugh!

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 21:52      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Wow, that is insane. I could never even pop a wheelie as a kid, I can't even imagine what would possess a person to attempt some of these feats.

Speaking as a Linux-loving Perl hacker, I know the answer to that one:
Because you can. [Big Grin]

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2009 07:43      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The bits where he just hopped himself and his bike off a bridge were what floored me. I wouldn't do that on my feet, never mind on a bike!!

I recognized parts of Edinburgh. [Cool]

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Grummash

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I'm very impressed!

But I couldn't help thinking that, to perform those stunts, the pushbike would not only need to be a fixie but also it must have independent front wheel drive! [crazy]

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dragonman97

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
I'm very impressed!

But I couldn't help thinking that, to perform those stunts, the pushbike would not only need to be a fixie but also it must have independent front wheel drive! [crazy]

It's absolutely fixed, but I noticed an insanely clever trick in a related video - he's actually /walked/ on the front wheel on occasion to move it!

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So what are the wheel rims made of?
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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2009 14:39      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
So what are the wheel rims made of?

Wibbly-wobbly, bikey-wikey, ...stuff.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 28, 2009 21:13      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As seen here first (by me, anyway), and now on the front page of nytimes.com:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/sports/global/29cyclist.html?_r=1&hp

I continue to call it up to this day when I need my mind blown away. Incredible!

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