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There's dedication, and then there's this: watch as two 'committed' riders battle through 100mph winds in Miami.....

It's certainly not your typical Sunday spin, as two cyclists are captured live on CNN news riding through 100mph winds in Miami. 

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As the reporter's attention turns to the pair at 30 secs into the video, footage emerges a few seconds later of two men riding past, looking remarkably upright considering the force of the gusts facing them: “This is incredibly stupid", the reporter remarks. "These two guys going out in the rain and in these storms. First of all I don’t know how they’re staying up on two wheels… they may be joyseekers but that is absolutely unsafe.”

Overwhelmed emergency services were unable to respond to calls at the time according to the reporter, heightening the danger the cyclists had put themselves in. The hurricane is continuing to wreak havoc through the east coast of the United States and parts of the Caribbean, with the death toll reported as five in the US and ten in Cuba. 

Presuming this hardy pair chose a route with plenty of tailwind, they can probably be sure of a few Strava KOM's between them if they don't get blown away...

 

 

 

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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Huw Watkins [158 posts] 3 months ago
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Good opportunity for some tailwind assisted KOMs

 

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burtthebike [1222 posts] 3 months ago
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JHC!  Cojones or what?  I'm doffing my chapeau, but it hardly seems enough.

Had to chuckle at the reporter saying that the emergency services couldn't help them if they had a problem; perhaps they ought to ride bikes?

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dafyddp [443 posts] 3 months ago
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#5

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theironduck [92 posts] 3 months ago
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#9 surely?

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LastBoyScout [332 posts] 3 months ago
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Reminds me of a storm report years ago where the wind-battered reporter was stood in front of some massive waves saying something along the lines of "you'd have to be mad to be out here in this" and, with perfect timing, someone went windsurfing past behind them.

Was trying to see if I could find the clip when I came across this, in similar fashion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkd6bfrQvjY

 

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peted76 [798 posts] 3 months ago
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A: Are you ready?

B:.. Err have you seen the news?

A: No, why what's happening?

B:.. seriously! Have you seen the weather?

A: Yeah, looks a bit windy I admit, but it's Monday afternoon right, that's our weekly ride day.

B: I'm not going out, that's stupid.

A: Oh come on, imagnie the KOM's we could get with the tailwind.. AND you can test out your new weatherproof jacket! I've got all my gear on now.. you said all year in all weathers.. well here we are.

B: You're an idiot.

A: you're the one who said we should ride more.

B: Oh @*$k it, come on then.. last one to the coffee shop buys em..

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handlebarcam [1064 posts] 3 months ago
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Those guys are insane... riding in a hurricane before the bicycle industry has had a chance to invent a new segment of "Hurricane Bikes" is irresponsible. Like riding on gravel using anything but a specific "Gravel Bike". Shame on them. Not only is it dangerous, but how is (let's say) Mike Sinyard supposed to pay to replace the yacht he (probably) has moored somewhere around there, if people don't buy one bike for each set of conditions?

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jasecd [500 posts] 3 months ago
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Bloody Joyseekers.

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jfparis [18 posts] 3 months ago
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Quote:

"These two guys going out in the rain and in these storms. First of all I don’t know how they’re staying up on two wheels… they may be joyseekers but that is absolutely unsafe.”

 

said the clown standing outside with his microphone and its camera crew ...

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maviczap [106 posts] 3 months ago
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jfparis wrote:
Quote:

"These two guys going out in the rain and in these storms. First of all I don’t know how they’re staying up on two wheels… they may be joyseekers but that is absolutely unsafe.”

 

said the clown standing outside with his microphone and its camera crew ...

Indeed, pot kettle black.

Always amazes me the stupidity of news and weather reporters going out during severe weather, when the police have advised ' Do not travel unless is an absolute necessity'

 

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reliablemeatloaf [106 posts] 3 months ago
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1. Reporter standing out in adverse conditions is quite common, as these conditions are seen by them as "career opportunities" to impress managment with their dedication, and their "hunger" to "get the story no matter what." I'm not kidding.

2. Emergency services usually do not respond after wind speeds hit 45 mph. They will respond if they deem it safe enough, but often do not. This is a common pracice in US.

3. The reporter apparently created her own portmanteau, combining the words "joyriding", and the phrase "thrill seekers", resulting in the phrase "joyseekers". This is a common practice of millenials today, who are pitifully unaware of once common turns-of-phrase and colloquialisms.

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Bentrider [36 posts] 3 months ago
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ktache [627 posts] 3 months ago
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whooo hooo!

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Leviathan [2868 posts] 3 months ago
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'I can't see any projectiles heading our way' she said just before she was skewer by a fence post...

Better to be heading away from trouble like those guys, and if they happen to enter a segment...

I only got one KOM tonight with an 11mph cross tailwind [Ha, screw you Glyn!] a bit of a push is great but perhaps a hurricane is were I draw the line. Strong legs and patience are what you need.

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BehindTheBikesheds [990 posts] 3 months ago
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Meh, it's a bit blowy out, no excuses not to pop to the shops for a pint of milk if you're out and gagging for a brew or just need to occupy your time because the boss is tossing it off somewhere away from the action.

Seriously though, some people don't understand risk, no cars on the road = safer journey than with the usual crunts that wipe out 33,000 people every year in the US (and injure over 2 million).

How sad does the weatherman sound though, "I need you in a safe place", I guess this is the American way to infantalise everything. Your company is telling her to go outside in this and now you're telling her to pack it up and not do the job she's being asked.

"okay  'mike', I'm off, see you next week as I'm fed up of this shit and you being all cosy in the studio." 

Can you imagine what Claire Hollingworth and all her successors would think if the BBC newsreader said something like this whilst German tanks were rolling through Poland or in the middle of a firefight in xx location. 

And for those interested, she passed away earlier this year at 105, her story is amazing, she IS a hero and a legend. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/10/clare-hollingworth-obituary

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Krazyfrenchkanuck [26 posts] 3 months ago
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Hey, that 's how they train in the Netherlands.
No wonder why they are strong in the wind.

https://youtu.be/H8qgjyqibwY

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Beecho [216 posts] 3 months ago
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I know it genuinely was more than just a tad dangerous there, but it did kinda remind me of this: https://youtu.be/9hL_DyvEV84

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SoliD [26 posts] 3 months ago
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Someone needs to find the strava flybys for those guys!