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Riding backwards down a mountain...

Ian.BIan.B Posts: 732
edited December 2013 in Commuting chat
...in the rain, on an open road with oncoming traffic, at up to 80kph :shock:

(Apologies if previously posted)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QNdx2hs0n4

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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Nutter!
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  • EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Nutter!

    Total!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,475 Lives Here
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Nutter!

    Total!
    And utter.
  • Was there any proof he was doing 80kmh (as impressive as the ride was)? It's not that easy to reach 50mph on a road bike going forwards. Sitting up backwards on a hybrid or whatever that was...

    Completely insane though (though I was more impressed by the guys on the Colnago doing it on one wheel backwards :shock: )
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,978
    Mostly, that made me want to go back to Norway; why is there not a race up that climb?

    But the cycling was quite clever too; must have had to brake very carefully with the weight that far forward on a 10% gradient.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    80kph - not a chance anyway, not sitting like that.

    At most it looks about 20-25mph on the video, it's still impressive so why the need to big it up?
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    That's not how to ride backwards downhill, http://youtu.be/HhabgvIIXik check out 3m40s......
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  • Sketchley wrote:
    That's not how to ride backwards downhill, http://youtu.be/HhabgvIIXik check out 3m40s......

    Yup - that's what I was referring to. But then the whole video is of an entirely different league - stunning skills. The Norwegian one is impressive enough though.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,773
    Pointless
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    itboffin wrote:
    Pointless
    No more so than this ^^^^^^^
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,978
    Ooh, here's one for G66 :twisted:

    http://trollveggen-triathlon.blogspot.co.uk/p/english.html

    Edit: just found a slide show of this event on YouTube and it looks a bit epic: 1.2km swim in a fjord, then 34km ride of which 9km is climbing at mostly 10% gradient, then a run over boulders and snow (this is in July by the way) to the summit. Have to say the tri bikes and pointy hats seemed a little out of place on the climb.
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  • The OrsThe Ors Posts: 130
    I didn't know Danny Macaskill could ride a road bike!!! :lol:
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