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  • 27vet
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Nov 2009
    • 2700

    Amazing cyclist (from Scotland?)

    Sandy, Jay, Daz, I believe this guy is from your neck of the woods? Great talent.

    cheers
    Ralph

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v...G6tw&vq=medium
    sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...
  • Flygirl
    Flak Bait
    • Apr 2008
    • 5347

    #2
    Omg that is fantastic.
    Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


    http://planemadanna.blogspot.co.uk/


    The first quality needed is audacity

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    • nJayM
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jun 2008
      • 1687

      #3
      Thanks for posting - true skill and great photography

      Hi Ralph

      Thanks for posting - true skill and great photography

      Certainly a tourist seller for some of the picturesque spots in Scotland.

      Would love to see the results from a Video Head Cam he wears. Trail/Mountain biking is quite a sport in Scotland.

      The bikes are usually custom made and cost as much as a car in some cases. I know a guy at work who spent at the low end nearly 5000.00 on his bike.

      One down side is that young kids try some of the extreme stunts shown and give the A&E services a lot of extra work.
      Jay

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      • PeeDee
        The Big O.T.
        • Mar 2010
        • 1260

        #4
        Comparing this to his previous films on youtube, I'd gamble that this was done with a grant from the Scottish tourist board or similar. Maybe a Uni. film unit from media studies courses.

        I'd like to see the FEM model and stress analysis on the back wheel as it hits!
        Higher than Gods, in Concorde or a Mozzy.

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        • Al
          Al
          Embittered old curmudgeon
          • Feb 2010
          • 1216

          #5
          All that tells me is he didn't do very well at school...
          Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups!

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          • Arthur Pewtey
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Sep 2006
            • 1000

            #6
            Judging by his skill and appearances in other media, I'm not sure that not doing well at school, assuming he didn't of course, has done him any harm at all.
            So much for Pathos

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            • nJayM
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jun 2008
              • 1687

              #7
              There should be a safety warning from the expert to kids though

              There should be a safety warning from the expert to kids though.

              The expert (college or no college) should issue a safety warning in his video clips or promo material to kids not to try this without supervision, correct safety apparel and in places where they will not come to grief and most importantly on bikes that are made to take the strain and hits (parent's budget through the roof).

              As for stress analysis and FEM I am sure the enthusiast groups and manufacturers of these bikes will have them on their web sites.

              The guy I know went to Canada recently purely on an extreme bike trip. He and his mates often do the slopes in woods and forests and he has shown us some clips from his head cam. He describes it as awesome but for me it looks a tad short of suicidal.
              Jay

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              • 27vet
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Nov 2009
                • 2700

                #8
                I wonder how many inexperienced kids get hurt trying to copy the stunts though? Is there a safe way to learn that sort of thing?
                sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                • ppp
                  ppp
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jul 2008
                  • 1331

                  #9
                  Agreed, it may be skillful, but he's really pushing his luck. I used to ride a push bike (in the normal manner), but since I started riding a motorbike I see push bikes as quite dangerous due to the serious lack of protection, and don't ride them anymore.

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                  • Merlin3945
                    Aviation Archaeologist
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 1439

                    #10
                    What a big bunch of old women you all are.

                    Where is your sense of adventure?

                    Its guys like this and many others that inspire people to become involved in any kind of sport. It could be this one or equally having seen what this guys does a young lad then decides if this guy can do this then he can play guitar well.

                    While I am all for safety and doing things the right way if possible sometimes things just have to be broken to do this kind of thing. Whether that is rules or bones is up to you. I think the saying sometimes is "No pain - No gain" there is something in it.

                    After all nobodys asking you to go do these things but for those who would like to do this sort of thing and others. Leave the elf and safety crew behind. Maybe check out the local paramedic service first though

                    ok mini rant over I will leave all you old ladies to your knitting now.
                    Regards Merlin

                    www.acia.co.uk

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                    • Flygirl
                      Flak Bait
                      • Apr 2008
                      • 5347

                      #11
                      Well Said.
                      Originally posted by Merlin3945 View Post
                      What a big bunch of old women you all are.

                      Where is your sense of adventure?

                      Its guys like this and many others that inspire people to become involved in any kind of sport. It could be this one or equally having seen what this guys does a young lad then decides if this guy can do this then he can play guitar well.

                      While I am all for safety and doing things the right way if possible sometimes things just have to be broken to do this kind of thing. Whether that is rules or bones is up to you. I think the saying sometimes is "No pain - No gain" there is something in it.

                      After all nobodys asking you to go do these things but for those who would like to do this sort of thing and others. Leave the elf and safety crew behind. Maybe check out the local paramedic service first though

                      ok mini rant over I will leave all you old ladies to your knitting now.
                      Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


                      http://planemadanna.blogspot.co.uk/


                      The first quality needed is audacity

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                      • PeeDee
                        The Big O.T.
                        • Mar 2010
                        • 1260

                        #12
                        Yeah, to be in our "Gang" at school you had to ride your pushbike around the Orchard wall. This was a perimeter wall from a Victorian Garden, probably about 300 yards by 100. 1 perigrination was required.
                        The wall was (Still is!!) about 15 feet high and the flat coping stones on top are 20 inches wide (We measured those). If you fell to the Orchard, a dog...a cross between an Alsation and a Bulldozer was waiting. If you fell the other way, most of it was brambles and hawthorn. Yes, we had some fun digging people out of the bramble!

                        (A real boys gang, not a knife wielding trophy-murdering scuzzball gang)
                        Higher than Gods, in Concorde or a Mozzy.

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                        • Merlin3945
                          Aviation Archaeologist
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 1439

                          #13
                          Living on a farm our gang was just really the 2 of us but we did all the usual nonsense. Including climbing trees and jumping from tree to tree. I remember the year we had to clear a local barn for other uses and we moved all the old dusty bale (square type) and made a kind of fort out of them and then burst some so we could climb up into the rafters of the other barn and jump into the burst bales. It was quite a height as I remember.

                          This and loads of other stuff. We had skateboards and enjoyed street skating around our local village. We always had bikes and I remember the jumps we made. My mates dad had bricks around the place as they were building onto the house and I remeber the only factor that limited us was the length of the wooden boards we could find at the time. I seem to remember that we did get a long board once and got up to several bricks high. My mate and I were quite good at the jumps as we used to do it all the time but it was a laugh when you invited the local lads down to jump who all thought they were dead hard. Soon sorted the men from the boys. I dont think we ever had a serious spill ever. We left that up to the locals.
                          Regards Merlin

                          www.acia.co.uk

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