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    Downhiller interupts a peleton

    Great video of a guy jumping over a peleton. I'm not sure what race it is, but it sure is great footage.
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    That's funny.

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    that's great
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    That was on a NWD film, IIRC he broke his neck or back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    That was on a NWD film, IIRC he broke his neck or back.
    Why don't you just say he died.....
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    That's great footage. I've actually seen the still shot on a big poster of him jumping over the cyclists.

    Great shot.

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    That was Dave Watson circa 2004. He suffered a bruised groin and a severely swollen ego, otherwise he was fine. Good stuff.
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    Check out the cop at 40 seconds, the slow motion run.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    That was Dave Watson circa 2004. He suffered a bruised groin and a severely swollen ego, otherwise he was fine. Good stuff.
    Really, I was sure he broke something major?

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    Really, I was sure he broke something major?
    I said groin didn't I? What's dangling between your legs?
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    Actually, nevermind your right.

    Also, my balls have a feature I call auto retract, they hide when i'm in the air.

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    that was the tour de france. Its pretty stupid, if he had screwed up and ended up landing on one of the tour riders or spectators, someone could have seriously hurt or killed. Its pretty clear he didnt think that one through before he did it.

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    I'm pretty sure that was from the 2004 Tour de France. It was pretty cool but not very smart. The risk involved is definitely what makes downhill and freeride so cool. However the risk should only be for the rider doing the stunt. It shouldn't jeapordise other riders, spectators, or the largest, most important race of the year.

    Personally, I have no respect for someone that seeks attention from what could very possibly be other's expense.
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    funny vid, but I dont like that kind of rider, like what LowCel said, dangerous to other rider. But that guy did a smart thing for himself, at least the medic is near

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatman
    that was the tour de france. Its pretty stupid, if he had screwed up and ended up landing on one of the tour riders or spectators, someone could have seriously hurt or killed. Its pretty clear he didnt think that one through before he did it.
    Those guys wouldnt last very long if all the big hucks you see in the videos were not well thought out.
    I'm sure a lot of planning went into it. He didnt get a chance to pre run it before he hit it in the clip.I think it's a great stunt.
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    Yup, that was the Ride the Lightning video.

    They actually showed all the planning and preparation in the out takes section of the DVD. There wasn't much risk to the precious peleton. I just wish he wouldn't have cracked under the pressure and doinked the landing.

    He would have had to "screw up" majorly to come up so short that he'd hit a Tour rider. I just wish someone would do it again and land it instead of wiping out and looking like an idiot.

    The contrast is kinda funny really. Two extremes in cycling cross paths for only a moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    It shouldn't jeapordise other riders, spectators, or the largest, most important race of the year.
    It didn't do any of those, really.

    The still is one of my favorite photos all time.

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    dave watson. there was NO risk to the peloton or spectators, they made sure of it, arrived before the tour de france did to prepare the site. he didn't jump the main peloton for this reason; he didn't want to risk ruining the race completely. so, he jumped the group of backmarkers, which is why the "peloton" looked so small in the video. That exact kona frame was part of the carey bokser auction.





    if you watch the video again, and look at the still i posted above, you clearly see WATSON painted on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    dave watson. there was NO risk to the peloton or spectators, they made sure of it, arrived before the tour de france did to prepare the site. he didn't jump the main peloton for this reason; he didn't want to risk ruining the race completely. so, he jumped the group of backmarkers, which is why the "peloton" looked so small in the video. That exact kona frame was part of the carey bokser auction.
    I love the picture but I have to disagree with the risk comment. If there was no risk then why did he jump the backmarkers? If there was no risk then he should have just jumped the main peleton. Anytime there is a stunt like this there is a risk. If there wasn't then what makes it so great? What did the people that he put at risk get out of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    if you watch the video again, and look at the still i posted above, you clearly see WATSON painted on the road.
    So just because his name was there the riders should have figured that someone was going to be jumping over them on a bike just out of the blue? Personally, that would have been the last thing I would have thought when I saw the name Watson on the road.

    Anyway, I have no problem with people doing stunts, I think they are awesome. I just think that all parties that are involved and at risk (no matter how little) should be aware of what is going on.
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    Thank God nothing happened to the riders

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    I love the picture but I have to disagree with the risk comment. If there was no risk then why did he jump the backmarkers? If there was no risk then he should have just jumped the main peleton. Anytime there is a stunt like this there is a risk. If there wasn't then what makes it so great? What did the people that he put at risk get out of this?
    it was more of a statement than a risk taking josh bender huck.

    he didn't jump the main peloton because IF he DID screw up, he would get in major **** for it. so he jumped the backmarkers.


    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    So just because his name was there the riders should have figured that someone was going to be jumping over them on a bike just out of the blue? Personally, that would have been the last thing I would have thought when I saw the name Watson on the road.

    Anyway, I have no problem with people doing stunts, I think they are awesome. I just think that all parties that are involved and at risk (no matter how little) should be aware of what is going on.
    i never said it meant anything. i was just trying to draw the reader/viewer's attention to the road. just a fun fact.

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    Thats the coolest **** since sliced bread!
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    It certainly seems like he must have had somebody's permission if they were allowed to paint his name in the middle of the tour route. Now, I know that does not establish whether or not the riders were warned, and thats not very fair-to endanger them without their consent-but the vid is still cool, you gotta admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oleanshoebox
    It certainly seems like he must have had somebody's permission if they were allowed to paint his name in the middle of the tour route. Now, I know that does not establish whether or not the riders were warned, and thats not very fair-to endanger them without their consent-but the vid is still cool, you gotta admit.
    During the tour it is not the least bit uncommon to paint on the roads. Anyone can paint anything on the roads. I can assure you that no one involved in the tour de france would have given someone permission to do a stunt like this and jeapordize the biggest bike race in france (the world for that matter).

    Oh, I admit the video is cool and the picture is awesome. I just don't think it's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    If there was no risk then why did he jump the backmarkers?
    it probably had to do with minimizing the stink the stunt would cause with the tour de france organizers more than anything else.

    if you watch the clip again, you'll see that the NWD guys took certain precautions to minimize whatever risks they thought there were for spectators or tour riders getting injured had a mishap occured; the edge of the road at the top of the transition was cleared of spectators prior to the stunt taking place; landing transition wasn't really close to any of the trailors that are shown earlier in the clip; no cars parked anywhere close to the landing zone; and of course, they planned the jump over the backmarkers rather than the main peleton.

    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    If there was no risk then he should have just jumped the main peleton. Anytime there is a stunt like this there is a risk. If there wasn't then what makes it so great? What did the people that he put at risk get out of this?
    there are always risks when performing any type of stunt. however, the only way i think any tour riders could have gotten injured during watson's attempt would be if either watson completely botched up the run in before taking off the lip of the jump, or if one or more of the tour riders were so distracted by watson flying over that they lost control of their bikes and crashed as a result.

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