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Old 12-01-12, 04:55 PM   #1
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So I guess I really don't need a Mountain Bike after all...

I'm blown away by this, on more than one level.

http://www.wimp.com/bikewon/
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Old 12-01-12, 05:13 PM   #2
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You do that kind of stuff on your 'bents, don't you?
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Old 12-01-12, 05:16 PM   #3
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You do that kind of stuff on your 'bents, don't you?
Well......not the pit stop at the end. That would be just way too dangerous!!
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Old 12-01-12, 05:25 PM   #4
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Who is the rider ? And how long after the WD-40 treatment did the bike aspload ?
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Martin Ashton. Trials rider from way back and if you remember Hans Rey- then this was the rider that was chasing him in the world ratings- till he finally overtook him. Very nice fellow and still has the skills and he has a road show over here with some of the up and coming young bike wreckers that are beginning to stop breaking bikes. Saw his show locally a few years ago at a Sports fest on the beach and the things Martin can do on a bike are unbelievable.

Seen this vid before and I know it is Martin- I know it is a road bike and should not be doing this sort of thing but it just seems wrong. Fancy riding a skinny tyred bike over that golf course at the end. Golfers will now hate cyclists.
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Old 12-02-12, 07:17 AM   #6
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Yes, that is truly incredible.

I wish he would post on our current "Falling Off" thread (we could offer him an honorary membership!) because I suspect he would have some VERY interesting stories to tell...

The stuff he was doing was extremely risky -- but at his almost super human level of skill -- maybe it wasn't all that risky?
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great video but way too scary for me
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How weird to see this here today...!
Was at my LBS today, and expressed concern that going to a Carbon Fiber Road Frame may not work well because I am at 250 lbs right now. They walked me over to a computer and showed me this video....OK...carbon is tougher than I realized!
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Thee vid shows all the spectacular jumps and aerobatics that worked.

I wondr how many incidents occurred and how how many wheels were replaced.

And don't buy the "Demo" bike that may appear in your local store.
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Thee vid shows all the spectacular jumps and aerobatics that worked.

I wondr how many incidents occurred and how how many wheels were replaced.

And don't buy the "Demo" bike that may appear in your local store.
I don't want to buy his bike -- but I wish I could go out to an LBS and buy a body like his.

Anyway, Martin Ashton "outtakes"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee54EP-nho4

It's almost as incredible as the original video: just one puncture and one scratch...
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No big deal------------just pratice a little.
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No big deal------------just pratice a little.
Just practicing what he does would shorten my lifespan...
... But he got through it with one puncture, one scratch and bent lever...

It's almost like he has a different kind of brain than I do... It's simply beyond my comprehension that anybody could do that.
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almost closed my eyes on some of those stunts
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It's a neat video, very well done and I even liked the music. Enjoyed that.
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