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Old 10-22-12, 05:17 PM   #1
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Can your bike do this????

With you on it?? While I also have a Pinarello mine just doesn't seem to have the same pedigree....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0

Something tells me that Martyn really doesn't worry about Tombay too much!
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Old 10-22-12, 05:34 PM   #2
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My bike could probably do it, but me? Not a snowball's chance in... the Sahara Desert, at Noon, in the Summer...
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Old 10-22-12, 05:43 PM   #3
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Seen the video a few times and it was posted in these forums not that long ago. Bet the guy needs his wheels re-trued.
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Sorry... old news.
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Impressive handling skills. I'd hate to be his insurance carrier.
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Old 10-22-12, 10:13 PM   #6
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He is way out of my league.
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Yes, absolutely. I was just doing that the other day..




..then I woke up.
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That was as awesome as parts of it were foolhardy. I sincerely hope his luck doesn’t run too thin one day. There’s no question that he’s highly skilled, but he’s also dependent upon zero equipment failure at various points, so Murphy’s Law can’t be cruising far behind him.
You seem to imagine that he's worried about falling off. If you'd ever watched one of these guys practising, you'd know that they end up on their heads every single day. These stunts don't happen without a lot of work setting them up and practising, and while rehearsing they go wrong more often than not. He isn't worrying about a wheel failing...
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Update! Update! I spoke with all of my bikes last night. Two of them said they could do this....if.... Martyn was guiding them through it. The others just laughed and laughed. I'm still trying to get the chain lube and grease off the floor from their explosive guffaw.

As I watched this video again, I wondered.... what is it in a person that makes them seek those kinds of thrills? How is it that some are not content until the very limits of disaster are approached and conquered? While I have a modest level of thrill seeker in me, I’d never want to even attempt most of what he did. Why is that? Is it genetic? Is it from some kind of early childhood experiences, teaching, or modeling?
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I had to do a little clean up. This is just a reminder that topics can be discussed without personal attacks. Disagreeing with someone's opinion is fine; turning it into a personal attack is not. Thank you.
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Thanks, ChadRider. I think you were right on with this one.
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Someone must be having an extremely bad bad-hair day to make personal comments in a light-hearted thread like this !
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