Downhill on snow

by OldRidgeback   April 10, 2014  

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

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
10th April 2014 - 9:27

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stumps wrote:
Cool, you see Cookson wasn't daft when he said switching cycling to the Winter Olympics Silly

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?

OldRidgeback

posted by OldRidgeback [2308 posts]
10th April 2014 - 10:32

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you've seen his volcano crash right? Worried

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLRDRzMWIsg

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7500 posts]
10th April 2014 - 12:00

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Didn't realise it was the same guy - I remember seeing that clip

OldRidgeback

posted by OldRidgeback [2308 posts]
10th April 2014 - 13:10

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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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posted by Otis Bragg [130 posts]
10th April 2014 - 16:24

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He's gone for the red suit again....a very similar "helmet" pure nut case

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
10th April 2014 - 16:34

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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...

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posted by drmatthewhardy [414 posts]
11th April 2014 - 10:30

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