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Dangerous riding?

bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
edited December 2013 in Amateur race
Is it me or is some of the riding in this video really bad?
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  • Proper 'look how much of a badass crit rider i am' stuff.
  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    It does seem very aggressive but from the looks of the pace and the jersey's those guys are out their riding to make a living.

    As a side note. at what level of competition do people finally stop wearing go-pro's?
  • bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
    On a side note, in this vid from the same bloke, two out of four riders from the same team appear unable to ride a bike in a bunch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxuUwgbkJwg
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  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    Might be reckless but I found it pretty exciting viewing :P
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    Some dodgy riding (nudges and leaning) from some of the others but nothing that really stands out. Pretty good collection of crashes and exciting stuff. Makes the crits I do look proper boring.
  • bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
    PeteMadoc wrote:
    Makes the crits I do look proper boring.
    I thought that too :lol:

    I think I prefer boredom over skin loss any day though
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  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    Too much testosterone flying around.
  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    Some dickish riding (but also some pretty good riding too) but makes for good viewing.

    The editing probably makes it look a bit more exciting too with the mix of slow motion and slightly speeded up footage.
  • They must enjoy crashing.
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    tbh, I stopped watching after a couple of minutes. I couldn't cope with it...
  • Tom DeanTom Dean Posts: 1,723
    thegibdog wrote:
    Too much testosterone flying around.
    this
  • I believe it's Cory Williams and his brothers, all US crit racers who mostly race Pro/Cat 1 events.

    I have never raced a crit in the US, but in terms of aggressiveness, it looks similar to the crit racing I've done in the Netherlands. Crit racing in the UK tends to be more tame (more polite!) in comparison, though this could be different in the Tour Series ofcourse.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,798
    Yes but the first part of that clip is just a compilation of crashes - it isn't typical of racing in the US, Belgium, Holland or anywhere else unless there is a crash every 10 seconds.
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    lawrences wrote:
    As a side note. at what level of competition do people finally stop wearing go-pro's?

    Speaking as a commissaire, they're banned in BC races as they're classed as additional equipment as one could fall off in the bunch and create a hazard for other riders
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • LeePatonLeePaton Posts: 353
    Apart from Revolution series...
    It's not so much about winning, I just hate losing.
  • bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
    There was a 'House-cam' (i.e. a GoPro mounted to Kristian House's bars) on the Tour Series this year... I thought it made the coverage a lot better to watch.
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