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Video: Brazilian cyclist balances gas canister AND watermelon on his head

Thought trackstanding with a gas canister was impressive? Have a look at this ...

The video we posted yesterday showing a cyclist in São Paulo, Brazil trackstanding while balancing a gas canister in his head got you talking. Now, another has emerged showing the same man riding not just with a gas canister, but also a watermelon perched on his noggin.

The clip below was spotted by Twitter user Scotbot, who tweeted a link to a version on YouTube. The original was uploaded to the video-sharing site in August 2013 by Gil Cesar Cavalini, who lives São Paulo.

The bike appears to be the same in both videos, although in the one we featured yesterday, posted to Facebook by Aecio Rullian Freire Barros  on 22 December, it now sports a rear luggage rack – not that we imagine that ever gets much use.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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CumbrianDynamo | 7 years ago

Wouldn't stay on there for more than about 30 seconds on Britain's bumpy roads. Not sure Brazil is known for its flawless tarmac either.

hectorhtaylor | 9 years ago

That's some nail if its genuine...

Another Road User | 9 years ago

Don't think so, @usedtobefaster. There are loads of videos of this chap on YT.

usedtobefaster | 9 years ago

Is it just me or is anyone else smelling a rat on this one? If it's real then bravo, if it's not then bravo for the video editors skill.

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