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Old 03-03-06, 01:38 PM   #1
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Offtopic: 163km/hr downhill

This **** is insane...

http://www.fazed.org/video/embed/?id=66

It's even in japanese for the keirin fans

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Old 03-03-06, 01:45 PM   #2
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Do it on a fixed gear, then I'll be impressed.

Haha, holy ****.
His bike f'ing blew apart.
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Old 03-03-06, 01:46 PM   #3
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really wow.

really
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Old 03-03-06, 01:49 PM   #4
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yeah i saw that video.
that dude eats sh*t coming down that hill
what happened!??

in other news.. sweet.
another fazer.

god i love that site. (www.fazed.net)

that and BF are the leading cause of me getting no work done at all some days.
oh and digg.com too

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Old 03-03-06, 01:50 PM   #5
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I saw that on TV a while back I guess he needed a few more gussetts around the headtube... I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to do that
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Old 03-03-06, 02:16 PM   #6
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I saw that on TV a while back I guess he needed a few more gussetts around the headtube... I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to do that
I am absolutely positive that I wouldn't want to do that.
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Now that's what I call catastrophic failure.
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what the fu<k was wrong with his elbow at the end?

that looked painful.

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Old 03-03-06, 02:33 PM   #9
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Should have stayed on the bike he used for the 1st run.
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Old 03-03-06, 02:40 PM   #10
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Anybody see this one?

I've always wanted to do this...
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he looked like the boxer from punchout after he faceplanted
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Anybody see this one?

I've always wanted to do this...
I do do that when I (rarely) drive. In the immortal words of my uncle: "It's a speed limit, you don't have to go that fast.

and ps - that video was terribly over-produced.
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he looked like the boxer from punchout after he faceplanted

also: Are helmets supposed to come off in crashes?
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Old 03-03-06, 02:59 PM   #14
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i was thinking he kind of looked like brean in the last shot...
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Old 03-03-06, 03:37 PM   #15
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I thought you were supposed to go back in time if you went that fast.


****, this changes everything. I'm outta here, guys.
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I was kinda thinking at least it was like... dirt he fell onto?
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Can't tell if it was the fraem or the gussett. I think the next time he tries doing that, the front triangle of the bike will be one huge gussett.

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I've always wanted to do this...
Almost no need to. If the grandmas, lowriders, and pregnant roller skates were to organize, then there really would be no need to.
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Old 03-03-06, 05:33 PM   #18
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what the fu<k was wrong with his elbow at the end?

that looked painful.

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Compound fracture, ouch!
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thats gnar, Ive gone 110km/h on my roadie before, scary *****
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It looks like the headtube of his bike just ripped off. Dayum!
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Old 03-03-06, 07:35 PM   #21
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I wonder how fast he was going when he hit the dirt. I mean his top speed was 100 miles an hour, I can't imagine anyone being concious after that, but I guess stranger things have happened. Would braking force have done it? Maybe Grant Peterson can use this as steel is safer than aluminum fodder.
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Only watched it once, but it looked instead to me like his fork snapped at the bottom of the headtube, which would make sense b/c that's where the most stress is.

Edit: Nope, it's the headtube, since he's still holding the bars when he hits the ground.
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