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Getting on and getting off?

Postby FXST01 » Fri May 03, 2013 5:35 pm

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How does he get on and off that thing?
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby russellgarrard » Fri May 03, 2013 6:48 pm

I'm shocked at the fact he isn't even wearing a helmet, maybe he finds a nice tall palm tree somewhere, stops against it then slides down?
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Bob_TAS » Fri May 03, 2013 6:53 pm

Certainly is an impressive feat of balance!
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby nescius » Fri May 03, 2013 6:58 pm

I wondered the same thing, then I watched the video and all was revealed. He starts with it resting against a wall, then he climbs up and pushes off, and from that point there is no stopping until he gets to the end. At the end he stops next to a pole, leans against it then climbs down. You can see he has a gopro strapped to his chest, I'll see if I can find the video.

edit: Here's the video
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Fri May 03, 2013 8:53 pm

High penalty for failure!
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Pax » Fri May 03, 2013 9:00 pm

Great video

I notice he isn't going clipless... :P
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Red Rider » Fri May 03, 2013 9:25 pm

Pax wrote:Great video

I notice he isn't going clipless... :P

That would not be hipster at all. Judging by the bum-bag, he knows his stuff!
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Fri May 03, 2013 9:52 pm

Red Rider wrote:
Pax wrote:Great video

I notice he isn't going clipless... :P

That would not be hipster at all. Judging by the bum-bag, he knows his stuff!


Maybe it contained a parachute?
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby FXST01 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:58 pm

No bell either.
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby ningnangnong » Sat May 04, 2013 12:13 am

That is nuts.
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby human909 » Sat May 04, 2013 1:03 am

russellgarrard wrote:I'm shocked at the fact he isn't even wearing a helmet, maybe he finds a nice tall palm tree somewhere, stops against it then slides down?


This notion of fantastic protection abilities of a helmet is almost unique to this country.

A fall is going to be bad regardless of a helmet. A fall striking the head is likely to be severe regardless of a helmet. It is far better not to fall in the first place! In the even of a fall protecting your head with your limbs is FAR preferable to a helmet.

Helmets are not very good protection.
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby russellgarrard » Sat May 04, 2013 4:37 am

human909 wrote:
russellgarrard wrote:I'm shocked at the fact he isn't even wearing a helmet, maybe he finds a nice tall palm tree somewhere, stops against it then slides down?


This notion of fantastic protection abilities of a helmet is almost unique to this country.

A fall is going to be bad regardless of a helmet. A fall striking the head is likely to be severe regardless of a helmet. It is far better not to fall in the first place! In the even of a fall protecting your head with your limbs is FAR preferable to a helmet.

Helmets are not very good protection.


Uhh... I'm not an idiot! I don't think they have fantastic protection abilities, I just think any incident that occurs is going to be less severe, that's all... you know, just in case he rides into a low-lying bridge!
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat May 04, 2013 6:45 am

I was waiting for him to go end-over and into the water when he came to end of that pier... THAT would've been a good finale.
Probably would've needed a great deal more speed though.
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Red Rider » Sat May 04, 2013 10:48 am

human909 wrote:
russellgarrard wrote:I'm shocked at the fact he isn't even wearing a helmet, maybe he finds a nice tall palm tree somewhere, stops against it then slides down?


This notion of fantastic protection abilities of a helmet is almost unique to this country.

A fall is going to be bad regardless of a helmet. A fall striking the head is likely to be severe regardless of a helmet. It is far better not to fall in the first place! In the even of a fall protecting your head with your limbs is FAR preferable to a helmet.

Helmets are not very good protection.

Here was I pitching myself head-first at the ground during a fall because I thought the helmet would be the best point for first impact. Come to think of it, it does give me a headache and sore neck after, I think you're onto something...
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Timeonabike » Sat May 04, 2013 11:46 am

Disappointed there was no attempt at a track stand at the lights
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby thecaptn » Sat May 04, 2013 1:09 pm

He probably loves bikes so much that he can get on and get off at the same time.
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat May 04, 2013 4:24 pm

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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Apple » Sat May 04, 2013 5:19 pm

:shock: Was that real :?
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby russellgarrard » Sat May 04, 2013 5:29 pm

thecaptn wrote:He probably loves bikes so much that he can get on and get off at the same time.


:lol:
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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun May 05, 2013 10:55 am

russellgarrard wrote:
thecaptn wrote:He probably loves bikes so much that he can get on and get off at the same time.


:lol:

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Re: Getting on and getting off?

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon May 06, 2013 5:41 pm

human909 wrote:
russellgarrard wrote:I'm shocked at the fact he isn't even wearing a helmet, maybe he finds a nice tall palm tree somewhere, stops against it then slides down?


This notion of fantastic protection abilities of a helmet is almost unique to this country.

A fall is going to be bad regardless of a helmet. A fall striking the head is likely to be severe regardless of a helmet. It is far better not to fall in the first place! In the even of a fall protecting your head with your limbs is FAR preferable to a helmet.

Helmets are not very good protection.


Absolutely right! And when you buy a helmet you should ask for a sense of humour with a side-serve of irony to go with it. :D
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