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Old 07-16-19, 06:58 PM
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Kids these days...are super rad(?)

Gave me a chuckle,

Kid jumps the TDF

https://m.pinkbike.com/news/video-mountain-biker-jumps-over-the-tour-de-france-peloton.html

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Old 07-16-19, 07:28 PM
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it's basically a tradition at this point
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Old 07-16-19, 07:36 PM
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I like the Hollister t-shirt. Hecka global bro!

Dare I say it, the most exiting thing I've seen in the TdF footage this year.
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Old 07-16-19, 07:43 PM
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meh.

People doing stupid stunts over others who aren't aware isn't rad in my books.
5 minutes of internet fame if you're successful. No doubt lack of adequate insurance and an inability to pay for all the personal injury to professional athletes if you're not.
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Old 07-16-19, 08:21 PM
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Wait until one hits a racer, knocks him out of the race, injures him and then the team lawyers and insurance company go looking for blood from the jumper.

I'm all for fun stunts but this stunt will go real wrong sooner or later.
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Old 07-16-19, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
Wait until one hits a racer, knocks him out of the race, injures him and then the team lawyers and insurance company go looking for blood from the jumper.

I'm all for fun stunts but this stunt will go real wrong sooner or later.
You'll shoot your eye out.


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Old 07-17-19, 01:12 AM
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Still better than being chased by a half nekkid Viking dude with a giant foam rubber hammer. At least I hope that's a hammer. Some of those grand tour fans are creepy.
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Old 07-17-19, 11:23 AM
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Everyone has the god given right to do stupid stuff and risk their own skins. Needlessly risking others is a criminal act.
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Old 07-17-19, 12:44 PM
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I liked this one better, and no one was put in any danger (except maybe their egos....):
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Old 07-17-19, 01:19 PM
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I like the wheelie kid best. Dumb enough to be funny, and not likely to go too horribly wrong.
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Old 07-18-19, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by fuzzy chainring View Post
TDF racer's egos are in danger because some random dude in a bent is "faster" than they are? Nah.

It's doubtful that they even noticed the velonerd let alone cared about about some spectator's speed.
You didn't actually watch the video did you? Several of them are looking over at the velo quite a bit. They are getting smoked by a guy having fun, in a vehicle that weighs 3 times (or more) than their bikes. He won't be faster on a climb, but they all have special bikes for climbs too.
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Old 07-18-19, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
Wait until one hits a racer, knocks him out of the race, injures him and then the team lawyers and insurance company go looking for blood from the jumper.
Blood is all they will get. Chances are this guy has no money.
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Old 07-18-19, 12:15 PM
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I doubt the rider was trying to smoke anyone or hurt anyone's ego. He was probably just spectating and he had the best seat in the house.

Personally, I think the guys jumping the peloton are awesome. They should jump the 18th hole at the US Open golf championship.

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Old 07-20-19, 03:22 AM
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I reckon this jump over the peloton was pretty safe (for those in the peloton). If the jumper crashes upon landing, that's just his problem. The only way he might have collided with the riders is by missing the take off ramp, which doesn't seem any more likely than random spectator interference. But as long he is hitting the ramp at appropriate speed, physics will take care of sending him over the road in a sufficiently high arc.
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Old 07-20-19, 06:50 AM
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I get a kick out of it. Hasnít gotten old for me yet.

Assuming he had hit that jump previously, the only real risk there was to himself.

I see plenty of spectators do things more dangerous/ risky to the riders than this.
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Old 07-22-19, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
I liked this one better, and no one was put in any danger (except maybe their egos....):
https://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showpost.php?p=1604972&postcount=3
This comment cracked me up:


Reminiscent of last year when he had no bike and took off running!
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