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Old 04-22-09, 11:15 AM   #1
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An Alternative take on Edinburgh

i've always despised the whole stunts skateboard/bmx thing, even though i can fully appreciate the mad skills that are needed to do it well.

that said, i do like, on a conceptual level, the way that boarders and bikers claim their own territory in the city.

so, now that i've written all that, i suggest you watch this pretty cool video (despite the music).
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Old 04-22-09, 11:19 AM   #2
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wonder how many bones he broke before mastering those tricks....dude's got some skills, that's for sure.
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I saw that the other day. That guy is freakin' crazy.
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I won't be trying any of those things on the Trek.

One small slip on several of those stunts would lead to a big-time ouch.
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what i like best about the video, is that i know all of the places/things he's jumping off of.

hell, i'm pretty sure he jumped off of the veranda of my ol' LBS.

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wonder how many bones he broke before mastering those tricks....dude's got some skills, that's for sure.
One of the guys I used to ride with had a huge talent for this (not as good as this guy though!), and while I witnessed some spectacular feats - I also saw MANY of his falls - OUCH! Especially one where he went up a little too high from another concrete wall - and smashed his face into a concrete overhang and fell like a swatted fly next to me. Broke pretty much everything on his face (eyes sockets, nose, jaw, etc) - was in a coma for a few weeks, rehab place for a month - and he said he was out riding two weeks after that. Crazy people!
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what i lie best about the video, is that i know all of the places/things he's jumping off of.

hell, i'm pretty sure he jumped off of the veranda of my ol' LBS.
My Brother who is a pilot for Continental and seen the world more than a few times
over, says taking lots of different things into consideration, Edinburgh is his favorite
place on earth, overall.

The bike guy is NUTZ !! Wow
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Incredible talent.

Thanks for sharing that Botto.
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Old 04-22-09, 11:37 AM   #9
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Yeah, saw that. Someone in mountain biking made the apt comparison that his skills were like he was doing parkour with his rig. Sick skills, for sure. Wonder how much hardware he goes through?
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My Brother who is a pilot for Continental and seen the world more than a few times
over, says taking lots of different things into consideration, Edinburgh is his favorite
place on earth, overall.

The bike guy is NUTZ !! Wow :eek
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having lived there for two years, i guess i can understand (if you can get over bad food, and even worse weather).
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having lived there for two years, i guess i can understand (if you can get over bad food, and even worse weather).
worse than england? food and weatherwise.
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very entertaining stunts. very impressive skills. huge death wish.

as for edinburgh, if it wasn't for the weather, i would say it is my favourite uk city.
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worse than england? food and weatherwise.
nope.

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Old 04-22-09, 11:58 AM   #14
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The flip off the tree is my fav. Rad!
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it's a gorgeous summer day today. superbe. warm but not uncomfortablly hot, no wind, not humid. for the last 2 years a great spring was followed by constant rain through summer, so i'm not happy with this great weather this week.
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I spent a week in Edinburgh in July 2000, attending my graduation from Heriot-Watt University. I was in a distance-learning program. The weather there is very similar to Seattle. I had some excellent beer in the many fine pubs, again similar to Seattle.
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i suggest you watch this pretty cool video (despite the music).
Cripes. Trials riding is pretty amazing, and even more so in an urban setting like that. Very impressive.

I wish I had a tenth of a percent of that kind of skill. I couldn't bunnyhop over anything to save my life, and riding off of square curbs scares the hell out of me.

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wonder how many bones he broke before mastering those tricks...
I'm sure he has plenty of entries for the "scars" thread.
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Cripes. Trials riding is pretty amazing, and even more so in an urban setting like that. Very impressive.

I wish I had a tenth of a percent of that kind of skill. I couldn't bunnyhop over anything to save my life, and riding off of square curbs scares the hell out of me.

I'm sure he has plenty of entries for the "scars" thread.
finally....someone, or something, I can out bunny hop.
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meh trials.
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meh trials.
all of that toy bike shiznit is "meh."

this video is different, because it's on/in/around an amazing city.
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hey botto, when you were in edinburgh, what % of what people said was unintelligeable? i reckon i lip read 40%
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hey botto, when you were in edinburgh, what % of what people said was unintelligeable? i reckon i lip read 40%
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this video is different, because it's on/in/around an amazing city.
So it's all in the local context?

Let me see if I'm catching your drift here. If this video was shot in/around, say, Topeka, KS, it wouldn't have the same impact. If the video was shot in/around, say, midtown in Memphis it would have a similar impact to that of the Edinburgh video?

Not trying to trap you here, as for me it's usually a thrill to see a place I know well pop up in a video. Often the background is more interesting than the foreground when that happens.
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more or less.

like i wrote, while i can appreciate the skills, ultimately i find the endeavor completely boring.

the stunts fill a space that is already occupied with meaning. what makes them interesting, is that they are filling the public space with a new/alternative meaning.

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like i wrote, while i can appreciate the skills, ultimately i find the endeavor completely boring.
This can be said by anyone about pretty much any activity requiring skill that a person finds boring.

Skill does not automatically equal soul-stirring.
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