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This guy is arguably nuts but I like his style and without people like him pushing the boundaries then the world would be a duller palce. A Road CC story on him would be a good idea with a follow up on how he gets on with his speed attempt:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2014/apr/09/eric-barone-cycling...

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stumps [3182 posts] 1 year ago
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Cool, you see Cookson wasn't daft when he said switching cycling to the Winter Olympics  35

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OldRidgeback [2554 posts] 1 year ago
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stumps wrote:

Cool, you see Cookson wasn't daft when he said switching cycling to the Winter Olympics  35

Hmm, so that's one cycling sport for the winter Olympics then, the terminal velocity challenge. How about cycle polo or cycle speedway on ice? Any others?

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dave atkinson [6139 posts] 1 year ago
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you've seen his volcano crash right?  17https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLRDRzMWIsg

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OldRidgeback [2554 posts] 1 year ago
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Didn't realise it was the same guy - I remember seeing that clip

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MartyMcCann [194 posts] 1 year ago
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If this doesn't inspire Guy Martin to make a new series of Speed then nothing will!

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 1 year ago
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He's gone for the red suit again....a very similar "helmet" pure nut case

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matthewn5 [639 posts] 1 year ago
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I've seen him doing it at Les Arcs a couple of years ago. Absolutely mad, the speed skiing slope starts off at 66% and is groomed to a sheet of ice. And his first couple of rides were on a bog standard Scott mountain bike.

His aero suit with the blended in shoulders makes him look like Robby the Robot!

Eventually he got up to 200km/h and was disappointed with it.

Incidentally the speed skiing slope when left ungroomed as it mostly is has the best mogels around...