Here's a video of a young chap who is that pleased with himself at pulling a pretty neat trick on his BMX bike that he forgets to look where he’s going … and crashes into another youngster coming the other way.
Posted to the Drunkcyclist Instagram feed (though we’re pretty sure there was no alcohol involved in this particular mishap), the kid stands on the top tube of his bike and says to person doing the filming, “All cool!” seconds before coming to grief.
Luckily the collision was at low speed – let’s hope neither of the lads was too badly hurt (we’re guessing they weren’t if the parent, or whoever, with the camera posted it to the internet afterwards).
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.