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One of my crew is a 20-year old 'extreme sports' fanatic. Skateboards, BMX, short stubby stunt skis, snowboarding...and he sometimes uses the expression "sick" to describe something awesome.
He would call this video "sick". (not 'sick' as in 'disgusting'.) I call it farking awesome...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

.( and one helluva soundtrack. Just absolutely fantastic piece of music..)
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Gifted athletes involved here. Also, YOUNG athletes. Definitely not for old farts.
I knew a few bicycle athletes when I was young. But these guys re in a catagory far beyond anything I ever saw or could do when younger. In fact my most daring bicycle tricks were disaterous attempts at negotiating some very steep hills. All resulted in smashed bikes and injuries. Nothing graceful or elegant in those episodes.
Thanks for making me feel so old. <G>
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wrote:

Tomorrow is the last day that I am in my 50's. Monday I start a new life. Today I am practicing my new mantra: :"GET OFF MY LAWN!!"
When I was 14, I had a dirtbike called a CZ (Jawa) 125cc. I can't believe the crazy stuff we did. Then I had a 250cc Husky... even crazier. But at that age, you're invincible. Everything still bends a little at that age..now stuff just snaps. A rough weekend would keep you sore till Tuesday. Now it takes 3 weeks to be able to rotate my shoulder without wincing....and that is after slicing a whole loaf of bread! (Okay, I embellish)
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I knew I was getting older the first time I pulled a muscle trying to scratch an itch on my back. Nowadays, I use the Cadillac of backscratchers. When you get older, you compromise.
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"Upscale" wrote:

Just curious, What's her name?
Lew
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Elvira www.elvira.com
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Mercedes. ;)
R
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Robatoy wrote:

think they call it a 125 super rat. My CZ was tricked out mag everything, drilled out disk brake anything to lighten it. Remember nailing a window with a rock at least 200' away, spinning the tire and digging a trench 6" deep throwing rocks and dirt everywhere. That CZ had Mucho Balls!!
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Hey I had a Husky 250! The thing was bullet proof.....so was I back then. The video is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.
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Tomorrow is the last day that I am in my 50's. Monday I start a new life. Today I am practicing my new mantra: :"GET OFF MY LAWN!!"
When I was 14, I had a dirtbike called a CZ (Jawa) 125cc. I can't believe the crazy stuff we did. Then I had a 250cc Husky... even crazier. But at that age, you're invincible. Everything still bends a little at that age..now stuff just snaps. A rough weekend would keep you sore till Tuesday. Now it takes 3 weeks to be able to rotate my shoulder without wincing....and that is after slicing a whole loaf of bread! (Okay, I embellish)
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Robatoy wrote:

Fantastic!
Tell me: does he do all his own stunts?
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Visually impressive yes, and maybe I'm just a curmudgeon, but to me there's a fine line between this kind of behavior and Darwin Award candidacy. I have ZERO sympathy for any injuries incurred by these clowns.
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I also wonder how expensive it is to maintain the equipment for this kind of thing. I bet he goes through a lot of wheels and tires.
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Yes, it's impressive. I admire the skill and dedication it takes to get that good.
What I'd really be impressed with is a video of these guys going back and repairing their vandalism. How about a video showing them re-painting the handrails they scratch up. Or straightening out the metal fence rails they bend, or fixing the other stuff they just plain break.
That would be impressive.
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And t-shirts, did you notice how many he used in the video?
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Are you kidding? To people like that, any injury or scar is a badge of honour.
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dirtbikes, jetskis and anything else that might pose a risk. For any of the kids that feel that they would like to do something along those lines, there are drugs available to turn them into the nice, mind numbed, docile, future socialists that they should be. Maybe we should encourage them to do something safe such as the hot rods and street racing that the baby boomers did when they were young. Now that was a safe and responsible activity.
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CW wrote:

You think they're not doing both? :-)
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*aghast*
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Boy you hit the nail on the head with that one. Your sarcasm is hilarious!!!

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Guy has Absolutely No Sense Of Gravity!!
Thanks
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