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    Are these pictures real?

    My brother just sent these crazy pictures to me.

    I figured someone here is bound to have seen them and can shed some light as to when, where, and why.
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    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    OMG. now that takes major guts

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    I draw a very bold line between courage and stupidity.

    Guess which side this falls on.

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    I don't know about these particular pictures (they do look a little suspect). But I have seen video of people doing similar things.

    Riding along a cliff line, if you have the experience takes major guts and maybe some stupidity. Popping a wheelie at the edge of a cliff shows major stupidity, no mater how much experience you have.

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    I knew those pics looked familiar. I saw them in A&S awhile back. Here's the thread.

    Helmets Seem Pointless (Pics)

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    Not sure if they're "real" but they've been circulationg around the internet for a while. My brother (not a cyclist) sent them to me last month and asked when I was going to do that ride. I told him, "never" since I don't own a mountain bike.
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    if its hans rey i have no doubt they're real. the guy can ride a bike better than most people can walk.

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    I've had at least two NON cyclists email those pics to me. I think it is there way of saying, "see i told you cycling is nuts." In fact just those guys are nuts. Assuming the pics are real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad
    This last picture is swaying me toward believing their not real. Guts aside, there's not much probability to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raverson
    This last picture is swaying me toward believing their not real. Guts aside, there's not much probability to it.
    I'm going to take the wild assumption that you've never heard of Hans Rey or his exploits...
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raverson
    This last picture is swaying me toward believing their not real. Guts aside, there's not much probability to it.
    This one do it for you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by raverson
    This last picture is swaying me toward believing their not real. Guts aside, there's not much probability to it.
    That pic is from a direct link off of Hans Rey's website and it's Hans Rey and someone with a video camera. The other rider in the other photos is Steve Peat.

    Here's a slide show of more of their adventure, and Hans Rey talking about the trip.
    http://www.freezefocus.com/pub_to_pub/

    And finally, HERE IS ACTUAL VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER shooting and recording Hans on the actual Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland doing exactly what the photos show. Notice that you see the photographer on the ground who took the photo of the videographer in the photo I posted.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rZMxPBMYwE

    So stop all this silly doubting.
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    But ponder this:

    What's the point of the helmet?



    Back to Advocacy and Safety.

    Yes, the photos are real.

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    if anyone would/could do it, its Hans Rey. The dude is a beast
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    I don't understand why people think there's "something about the helmets."

    They were riding their bikes all day; and wearing helmets. You want them to stop and take them off because there's no point to wearing them for one small part of their ride.

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    In the literary sense, yes they are a real picures.

    a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography)

    Are the bikers really performing this stunt? That question has already been answered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad
    I don't understand why people think there's "something about the helmets."

    They were riding their bikes all day; and wearing helmets. You want them to stop and take them off because there's no point to wearing them for one small part of their ride.
    It's for Helmet Head's sake .

    Seriously, the helmets were a good idea, just because they were passing under rocks that could have hurt them quite seriously if they had run into the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    But ponder this:



    Yes, the photos are real.

    East Hill
    While you may be right, "yes the photos are real" is not a lot of proof.

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    Then the photos are not real. I personally have no proof either way. But I know what exploits Hans Rey is capable of. I've heard of, and seen photos of the cliffs of Moher. If you put the cliffs of Moher and Hans Rey together, why would it not be possible to have Hans Rey do as he is depicted doing in the photos, and to have taken photos of the resulting ride?

    What would be your standard of proof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill

    What would be your standard of proof?

    East Hill
    In this day and age, with digital photos, I suppose my standard of proof would be witnessing it with my own eyes. Anything short of that and there will always be some degree of skepticism. The more unbelievable the pic the more I am skeptical.

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    hmmm, wonder if my department store bike could handle this extreme?

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    The photos may be real, but the action* is staged and the photo angles such to further increase the drama.

    *as in continuous ride action

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