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    Senior Member Aushiker's Avatar
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    How to crash a Velomobile



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    I thought you`d made it,right till it happened

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    You probably weren't trying to document a crash, so what was the original intent for making the video?

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    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    You probably weren't trying to document a crash, so what was the original intent for making the video?
    He didn't make it. On BROL, the driver explains what he was doing a bit more and why he posted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    He didn't make it. On BROL, the driver explains what he was doing a bit more and why he posted it.
    Okay, although the two audiences, there and here, are not the same. Here is what the video owner (not aushiker) posted at BROL. The author was on a German velomobile list, so English is not his first language, and obviously the original post was also not in English.

    I am the dumb person and the author of the video.
    When I would have run down the girl with the cam this would have been worse because she is my wife

    I am glad that the video was received positively by the majority of riders - it was really only to help others to prevent similar situations and not to show of.

    The increased speed however was partly due to the fact that I wanted good material on the video.

    Ok - now I DO have "good" material but not the way I wanted it to be

    Take care and everyone drive carefully so you don't end up like I did
    I think what was intended was for him to lift a wheel by taking the corner too fast and thus show the cornering limits of a velo; but he originally intended to recover and keep going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    I think what was intended was for him to lift a wheel by taking the corner too fast and thus show the cornering limits of a velo; but he originally intended to recover and keep going.
    I got the feeling he was just trying to ride quickly so his wife would film him zooming past her. I suppose we could ask (but well, the poor guy not only turned his velo on the side and scraped it up, he's now famous for doing just that... ).
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    i usually feel the embarressment factor is way worse !

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