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    107 MPH on a MTB?

    I saw this guy on Ripley's, doing 107 MPH down the side of an active volcano on a custom built mountain bike.
    His front fork seperated right at the end of the run and he took a horrible spill at over a 100 mph. World record though....

    Anyone else see this? Probably old news, but I just saw it a couple of days ago...

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    Lol, yep very old news. I bet this has been mentioned atleast 5 times here.

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    I thought he was doing 131 mph?

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    I thought it was a motorcycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemck
    His front fork seperated right at the end of the run and he took a horrible spill at over a 100 mph. World record though....
    In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone has ever gotten.

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    Wild video...what did he do try it a second time just to break a record...he should have had two bikes...metal fatigue big time...

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    I think he did do it a second time...I could have sworn he eventually hit 130ish...

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    It's a record that begs for an attempt with a 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
    It's a record that begs for an attempt with a 29er.
    Physics would be in, whoever's favour

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    seen it like 5000 times.

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    I wonder what fork he was on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaGetGood
    seen it like 5000 times.

    wow sorry to hear you wasted 7500minutes of your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    I wonder what fork he was on.
    Why does it matter. The fork didn't break. But either way the entire build was custom including the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone has ever gotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone has ever gotten.

    get out of mommy's basement and leave the stupid FARK cliche's behind. This is a mountain bike forum for serious discussion about biking. Don't need, and dont WANT this forum to turn into another Fark.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashVector
    get out of mommy's basement and leave the stupid FARK cliche's behind. This is a mountain bike forum for serious discussion about biking. Don't need, and dont WANT this forum to turn into another Fark.com
    Decaf, you forgot you were supposed to switch to decaf on you last trip to Starbucks.

    Seriously, though, I understand your desire to keep off topic posts to a minimum. Having said that, the post was kind of funny and most of us come here for two primary reasons anyway. First, we come here to gain information. We ask questions or read other peoples post to find answers to questions that we have. Second, we come here to be entertained to some extent. We all share at least one common interest, probably more, and we post items that we think may be funny or interesting to others. This thread is kind of a flyer anyway so I don't have too much trouble with folks having fun with it. There certainly wasn't any need to get bent so far out of shape about it and if you felt it was inappropriate you could have clicked on the link to report the post to a mod.
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    Hey - did he survive that thing!? He looks like he's gonna die at the end....

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    seems like his arm was dislocated and had a few more broken bones. but all and all i think he survived

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiiiim
    wow sorry to hear you wasted 7500minutes of your life.
    wow, sorry to hear you worked took the time to work it out
    Bansheeeee!

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    thats
    450000 seconds.
    125 hours
    5.21 days.


    bye his calc

    but its actuall only 6500 minutes.
    The road of life is winding, but the pavement is smooth

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    Anyway, he frame broke if im not mistaken, its the front frame part, near the headset rite? I was like OMG, frame failure. Maybe he should ask Kona to build him a super strong Downhill bike that wont break. LOL

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    If you look closely you will see that his fork compresses (bottoms out) and the cranks hit the ground causing the fall.
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    It looked like frame seperation at the weld to me. Should've had a second bike.
    Last edited by disandat; 09-09-06 at 10:29 PM.

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