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7 cycling videos: Kangaroo apocalypse + tank racing

Mental marsupials start off this round-up which features a foul mouthed driver abusing a cycling mother + pranks & antics

Starting with an eerily terrifying cyclist-on-kangaroo-horde stare down, and finishing with a bloke cycling face first off a dam and into a reservoir, this video round-up's got a lot going for it.

After you've been thoroughly spooked by the mental marsupials, we've got a tank interfering with a professional cycling race, and one of the crazier urban backflips we've seen.

Following those there's a prank involving an unsuspecting cyclist and a $100 bill, one of the worst examples of foul-mouthed road rage we've seen directed at a mother and her two children, and a really distracting head mounted cycling computer.

So, without further ado, here are some creepy kangas.


Kangaroo apocalypse

Our resident kangaroo expert here at suggests that these are a gang of Australian Eastern Grey kangaroos, which can weigh up to 66kg and can travel up to 40mph.

In that knowledge, we're not surprised the cyclist was a little freaked out.


Tour of Norway joined by a tank

Half way through last month's Arctic Race of Norway the cyclists were joined by a somewhat threatening vehicle.

We can't imagine cycling in such close proximity to such a massively destructive vehicle, only protected by a thin strip of plastic and a helmet, is particularly conducive to a healthy riding style



Insane backflip, crazier laugh

For a moment let's pretend we're all on a website titled so we can enjoy this one to its fullest.

Zack Gerber is a renowned for his energy and distinctive laugh - you can see more of his stuff here.


Cyclist made to look a fool - $100 trick

No one likes to be embarrassed. This unsuspecting cyclist certainly doesn't.

The classic, fishing-line-attached-to-money pranks works like a charm here, as the cylcist throws himself to the floor in order to grab the money, only to be embarrassed before storming off in an expletive-heavy tantrum.


Driver calls cycling mother a c***

Talking about expletives, this is one of the worst examples of road rage swearing we've seen.

That rating isn't necessarily down to the words that have been used - and arguably the 'worst' swear word is used - but because of the recipient of the abuse.

As the video footage shows, this woman did in fact look behind her before pulling out - she could have perhaps had a longer second look - but nothing she did could excuse the driver's foul-mouthed abuse.

YouTube comments suggest that the woman is pursuing legal action, as the use of the 'c' word makes this a case for gender-based harassment.


The most distracting cycling accessory ever?

We've heard talk over the last couple years about how hands-free, head mounted computers are going to revolutionise the world.

We've also heard plenty of talk about how distracting, and potentially dangerous, these devices will be for road users - especially vulnerable users like cyclists.

This demo right here, in our opinion, is a prime example of how distracting these sorts of devices could be.



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Posted by Adnkronos on Tuesday, 25 August 2015



Cycling off a dam

And finally, it seems that simply fixing a GoPro to your head is enough to make you do something a bit mad.

We wonder how many of us would consider riding face first into a reservoir though.


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KirinChris | 8 years ago

The reaction of the rider in the kangaroo video puzzles me.

It's really normal behaviour for them, especially at dusk as it appears to be. They're grazing animals and prey animals.

Maybe he hasn't ever been around them in that situation before but it's like someone in the UK freaking out because they stopped by the road and cows started to wander over to them.

Hielke | 8 years ago

The wat that classes woman is ervaring het helmet. In one word... Fabulous

StantheVoice replied to Hielke | 8 years ago
Hielke wrote:

The wat that classes woman is ervaring het helmet. In one word... Fabulous


Kadinkski | 8 years ago

I can pretty much guarantee that the dam guy has got the KOM.

lolol | 8 years ago

Its a mob of kangaroos

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