Sometime last year I penned a column about a “sitting on the edge of your seat” video called Grinding The Crack in which Jeb Corliss (described as "A man whose private parts generate their own gravitational field") uses a Bat-Wing-Suit to fly down a cliff and through a canyon and … I cannot describe it … you simply have to watch it:
Well, my chum Brian LaGrave just pointed me at another interesting video of a “thing” (I don’t know how better to describe it) that involves you riding on something that is attached-to / rolls-down a pipe that goes down a giant sloping hill in Austria. You really do have to watch this all the way through – some of the turns further down the hill as you zip under small bridges and suchlike make you shout “Wow!” … and that’s just when you are watching the video (I think I’d be shouting something else if I was actually taking the ride).
So, I sent this to my friend Brian Bailey, who replied “Hi Max, I will do your downhill coaster if you take part in this [see video below]. It’s only a bike race… what could be wrong with that! (PS I have been to Valparaiso and I know how steep the streets are. Makes the streets of San Francisco look flat! Don’t forget your helmet!)"
GOOD GRIEF!!! I thought the downhill coaster was bad, but this bike ride literally had my heart in my mouth (OK, perhaps not “literally” but you know what I mean).
I can’t believe my heart is pounding so much when all I did was sit here and watch the video … goodness only knows what I’d be like if I’d made this run myself...
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