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    Well, technically it's a post-tropical cyclone now, but it was a cat 3 just a few days ago, making it a "major hurricane", the furtherest east in Atlantic history. It's killed a couple of people in Ireland, took off the roof of a football stadium, serious storm.

    We've had pretty skies today as ash from Portugal fires and Sahara dust is sucked North in the wake of the storm. Morons thought the moon was super bright instead of the sun being super dim.
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    Wanna get laid??

    Get a fake, temporary, tattoo on your forehead that says "I'm a porn star". Then, force yourself on anyone you like.

    They'll never catch you cause you can always just blame it on this guy...

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    "I fuck teen cunts"?
    That's bold. Could be pussy. But if you're going this far you might as well go with cunts imo.
    Unfortunately I can't find a non-blurred version.
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    Surprising. I'd think every person with a cell phone that walked past that guy on a sidewalk would be posting that to their favorite social media page with the caption, "Did I seriously just see that?"
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    Wait for it...

    Superman!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    Wait for it...

    Superman!!
    Since there aint shit else going on here, I guess I'll talk about this....

    Other than looking mildly cool, I'm not sure why this is impressive.

    It seems to me that 95% of the challenge here is controlling a bike really fast downhill. But everyone in that video was doing that.

    The next hardest part seems to be the changing of position. I guess it takes slightly above average core strength to tilt your pelvis on a bike seat. But if that's your thing, google "cirque du soleil"

    It also doesn't seem to be significantly more risky to ride super-man style. A bike going 30 mph downhill is a deathtrap no matter what position you're in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Since there aint shit else going on here, I guess I'll talk about this....

    Other than looking mildly cool, I'm not sure why this is impressive.

    It seems to me that 95% of the challenge here is controlling a bike really fast downhill. But everyone in that video was doing that.

    The next hardest part seems to be the changing of position. I guess it takes slightly above average core strength to tilt your pelvis on a bike seat. But if that's your thing, google "cirque du soleil"

    It also doesn't seem to be significantly more risky to ride super-man style. A bike going 30 mph downhill is a deathtrap no matter what position you're in.
    This post will look ridiculous in like ten years when we realise how this single act totally revolutionised downhill cycling.

    Dude rips it thanks to aerodynamics. Holding that position takes strength and stamina using muscles and posture not normally associated with cycling. If there's an edge to be gained here, and it certainly seems the case, then we'll see a new breed of top cyclists using different training regimes.

    If this guy is the first to do this to gain a clear advantage in a professional race, well he's a legend already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Since there aint shit else going on here, I guess I'll talk about this....

    Other than looking mildly cool, I'm not sure why this is impressive.

    It seems to me that 95% of the challenge here is controlling a bike really fast downhill. But everyone in that video was doing that.

    The next hardest part seems to be the changing of position. I guess it takes slightly above average core strength to tilt your pelvis on a bike seat. But if that's your thing, google "cirque du soleil"

    It also doesn't seem to be significantly more risky to ride super-man style. A bike going 30 mph downhill is a deathtrap no matter what position you're in.
    I'd pay about three fiddy to see you do that. Double without a helmet.
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    Also props to what appears to be a female photographer on a scooter catching a photo while going in a straight line. She's got the skills too.
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    Think it's pretty impressive. Not only is he going much faster than everyone else, he's expending less energy to do it relative to those guys pedalling their asses off.
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    I also love the hand gesture of the one cyclist who has an air of "for fuck's sake" about him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Think it's pretty impressive. Not only is he going much faster than everyone else, he's expending less energy to do it relative to those guys pedalling their asses off.
    This was my initial assumption, but ong's talk about core strength and endurance does point out things I wasn't considering.

    I still hypothesize that planking is less muscle effort than pedaling, though.

    I like the way it looks like he's on a fixed speed bike and he does a little syncing dance with his feet just before he puts them back on the pedals at the end.

    @ong: the person on the scooter taking both hands off the bars and then taking their eyes off the road makes my heart jump every time. I guess it should be noted that they had the camera right there, and this is probably a thing they do, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Other than looking mildly cool, I'm not sure why this is impressive.
    Don't be jaded. This is totally cool and impressive. He's going faster lying down on the bike than those other folks who are actively pumping energy into their bike.

    That's both unexpected and cool. Not to mention Superman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    This was my initial assumption, but ong's talk about core strength and endurance does point out things I wasn't considering.

    I still hypothesize that planking is less muscle effort than pedaling, though.
    Don't think it's even close. Quadriceps are the biggest muscle group and those guys are pedaling like crazy. Superboy is just balancing; that's more about control than power.
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    This was my initial assumption, but ong's talk about core strength and endurance does point out things I wasn't considering.
    I would imagine that with an accurate training regime, it will be more efficient in terms of energy. I'd imagine pedalling like fuck uses more energy than holding that posture, however cyclists are not normally trained to hold this posture. That might change with this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Don't think it's even close. Quadriceps are the biggest muscle group and those guys are pedaling like crazy. Superboy is just balancing; that's more about control than power.
    He's holding posture for a while. There will be a buildup of lactic acid, and at that point it could be real easy to lose balance. It's a question of stamina, it would need to be built up alongside a new sense of balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    He's holding posture for a while. There will be a buildup of lactic acid, and at that point it could be real easy to lose balance.
    Oh is that how it works?


    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    It's a question of stamina, it would need to be built up alongside a new sense of balance.
    Basically he's just holding a rigid posture for about 30 seconds; the bike is supporting most of his weight. It definitely takes some stamina and strength in the core, but the main challenge is probably to not shit yourself thinking about crashing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    ....the main challenge is probably to not shit yourself thinking about crashing.
    This is where you lose me man. How is that not the main challenge when you're pedaling upright?

    Is crashing while sitting really that much better?

    If anything, I'd think superman-style would be safer. You're more likely to be tossed away from a crash, whereas crashing upright means you take your chances in a tangled melee of gears, metal, and bodies.
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    Also, I've definitely ridden a motorcycle like that myself. I'm not exactly a paragon of core strength
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Also, I've definitely ridden a motorcycle like that myself. I'm not exactly a paragon of core strength
    I prefer to think of you as some bitter partriot, not some fun seeking guy who does things that might be considered to be cool. Stop ruining my mental image of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    I prefer to think of you as some bitter partriot, not some fun seeking guy who does things that might be considered to be cool. Stop ruining my mental image of you.
    Is your mental image of me very handsome?

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