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Bike & Skate links of the morning

2013-06-25 15:56:38.894696+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Saw this, had it open in a tab, and then haven't had that computer on for a couple of days, but this morning Shadow forwarded it along and, yeah, you should go watch.

Danny Macaskill's Imaginate at the Red Bull site, or Danny Macaskill's Imaginate on YouTube. The former link has a bunch of "making of" videos.

And damn I'm glad that there's enough spare money floating out of drugged sugar water to supply crazy people doing stunts like this.

Shadow also forwarded along Wired on a skate park design that's integrated with municipal drainage. Make the stormwater runoff system skatable, everyone wins! Woot!

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-25 16:38:52.587467+00 by: TheSHAD0W

About the skate park, great idea, unless there's a flash flood...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-25 16:47:19.153529+00 by: Dan Lyke

I was going to make some comment about living in places where either there was foliage to suck up the ground water, or where the weather (including thunderstorms remote in the watershed) were predictable for months at a time, but...

I'm soaking wet because I biked in to work today, and where I work just got more rain in the past 24 hours than it's gotten in all of the previous decade's Junes, cumulatively.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-25 20:06:51.378916+00 by: Larry Burton [edit history]

Rule #9 - If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather - be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot - are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work.


#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-25 22:07:49.198907+00 by: meuon

I've been the "ride no matter almost what" person.. just not feeling it this year.