Mt Ventoux,,,going down

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Mt Ventoux,,,going down

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Joelsim » Fri Jan 17, 2014 18:18 pm

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby southdownswolf » Fri Jan 17, 2014 18:52 pm

Looks sped up, then you see how fast he goes past the other cyclists... :shock:
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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby The Truth » Fri Jan 17, 2014 18:54 pm

Reminds me of Froome, going up.
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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby No tA Doctor » Fri Jan 17, 2014 19:52 pm

The Truth wrote:Reminds me of Froome, going up.


I was waiting for that. Less than an hour. Well done.
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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Mad_Malx » Fri Jan 17, 2014 21:38 pm

PLEASE don't rise to the bait NtD

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Omar Little » Fri Jan 17, 2014 21:52 pm

very close call on going off the road when he overtook the first cyclist, id have shoot myself and been on the brakes the rest of the way down after that!

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby No tA Doctor » Fri Jan 17, 2014 22:01 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:PLEASE don't rise to the bait NtD


Sorry.
“Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby lesfirth » Fri Jan 17, 2014 22:11 pm

My heart was banging just watching the video!

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby DeVlaeminck » Fri Jan 17, 2014 22:27 pm

Over 80mph?
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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Wheelspinner » Fri Jan 17, 2014 23:12 pm

On Campag brakes, too. Brave. Dude got ballz.

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Yellow Peril » Sat Jan 18, 2014 07:14 am

lovely weather.

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Joelsim » Sat Jan 18, 2014 09:54 am

I was just waiting for him to overshoot a corner and get hit by traffic coming the other way.
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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby andytee87 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 14:42 pm

Wheelspinner wrote:On Campag brakes, too. Brave. Dude got ballz.


He's on a specially built frame though, disk brakes and strengthened fork- check the silhouette at 1:05. I checked some of the comments and his other vids, turns out he rode Red Bull Road Rage, basically 4 man downhill racing on road bikes.

This is the bike he links to in a comment, maybe not the rider.

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby ThomThom » Sat Jan 18, 2014 19:22 pm

These are the guys that kill themselves.. Nowhere near good enough technical skills to justify doing this... Was centimeters from going off road in the first overtake.

Pretty brave racing, mind.

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Gooner69 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 20:05 pm

Looks very smooth, but I call bs on the top speed!

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby exlaser » Sat Jan 18, 2014 21:13 pm

Omar Little wrote:very close call on going off the road when he overtook the first cyclist, id have shoot myself and been on the brakes the rest of the way down after that!


When I did it, that's just what I did and was on my ( campag ) brakes a lot of the time. Even so, I hit 60m.p.h and was still overtaken by another cyclist as if I was standing still !!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby Paul 8v » Sat Jan 18, 2014 22:43 pm

Love that, going to have to keep an eye on this red bull road rage thing

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby greasedscotsman » Sat Jan 18, 2014 22:48 pm

First time I went to Ventoux, the hotel owner where I was staying said there had been a fatal accident on the climb the day before. Cars pull into the middle of the road to overtake cyclists going up the climb, someone went straight into one coming down.

Be careful out there folks!

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Re: Mt Ventoux,,,going down

Postby TheHound » Sat Jan 18, 2014 23:15 pm

I don't think much to his descending skills at all.

He's riding the front brake going round corners, no racer of any sort does that. You brake in a straight line.

He also seems to be painfully slow in the middle of corners because he's going too fast into them. Slow in fast out.

He's got a few other videos and it's really only a matter of time before he kills himself and/or someone else. There's so many close calls. There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity. He's the wrong side of it.
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