Dowhill street racer

March 3rd, 2011

This footage from the helmetcam of a rider in the 2010 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo cycle race is astonishing.

I think my favourite moment comes at the 1 minute 55 second mark. This is the point at which the course designer decided that having the cyclist ride on the road was boring. Far better to set the rider the challenge of riding along a wall instead for a couple of seconds, just to relieve the tedium.

These riders are certifiable. Brave, fit and highly skilled, mind you, but certifiable nonetheless.

[Via GromBlog]

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3.19 inches

September 13th, 2010

Infographic of the week, from Newsweek: Think of the (33 trapped Chilean) Miners.

[Via The Awl]

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