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Rider's eye view of a monster lake jump… so that's what action cams are for...

As cyclists we're used to seeing jaw dropping footage shot on G0 Pro action cams and the like but usually they involve white vans or dodgy manoeuvres rather than a fast descent, 30 (at least) foot of air and a a very big splash - well two actually - the secret to lake jumping being of course being to hit the water as far away from the bike as possible. Oh, and not to miss the lake.

In fact given the speed he's going and the size of the ramp you'd have to say that hitting the ramp was probably harder than hitting the water, so chapeau for some top riding (and splashing) skills.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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lookmanohands [119 posts] 2 years ago
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Now id like to see someone do that on a tt bike!

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billyman [148 posts] 2 years ago
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that does look fun.... canal is only a mile away from me lol.

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cidermart [486 posts] 2 years ago
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Could have squeezed a couple of back somersaults into that the lightweight.

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dino [60 posts] 2 years ago
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judges:
UK: 9.4 for guts (speed when he met the ramp?)
US: 9.6 for distance (past the shallows!)
FRA: 5.7 for style (not elegant but good control)
GER: 9.2 for entry (nice splash)
CHN: 3.2 for difficulty (no spins, somersaults, etc)

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big shug [35 posts] 2 years ago
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See the full vid - some great flips and spins!

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Parlee-king [33 posts] 2 years ago
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clearly his GoPro survived to show the run-up