Insane bicyclists.

Inspired by my bikeride posting yesterday, EJbythesea pointed me at this collection of insane bike videos. I’ve watched a few of them, and in particular the drag race through NYC (linked with the image above) is insane.
On the one hand, I think these people are loopy. On the other hand, I can -totally- see the adrenalin rush from doing this. Predicting all the patterns and knowing that that bus will NOT close the gap narrower than your handlebars, and that person crossing the street WILL stop before you get there, and that car on the crossstreet WILL be gone by the time you get there.
Think I’ll go ride some more.
[Edit: there was some bad markup in this, I fixed it, but LJ may take up to an hour to update. Sorry! -dbs]

Dave Shevett


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2 thoughts on “Insane bicyclists.

  1. On the one hand, I can see the adrenalin rush from doing this. On the other hand, running through pedestrians the way they do would be obnoxious even if it were legal, and if I were a bystander & saw one of them go ass-over-handlebars because one of those pedestrians stuck a cane/umbrella/stick/whatever in their front spokes, I’d be cheering on the pedestrian & telling the cyclist, “That’s what you get for being a total jackass!” It annoys me to see cyclists doing to pedestrians the same thing that they complain about motorists doing to them.

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