It’s downhill all the way, baby!

June 2, 2010

LATVIA/

Blog Guy, I’m SO pumped! I’ve never been any good at sports, but yesterday I saw a reference to one that could be perfect for me!

LATVIA/That’s great. What is it?

You’re not even going to believe it. DOWNHILL bike racing!

Can you imagine? I mean, how athletic do I have to be to sit on a bike and steer the handlebars while gravity does the rest?

Um, before you register for the race….

Don’t bum me out. This is my one shot at being a jock. I’ll bet the hot chicks are ALL OVER downhill bikers!  Somebody show me the start of the hill, baby!

LATVIA/Excuse me, I know you’re all excited, but I’m guessing that no one has told you how they stop these bikes?

Well, I guess, you know, hand brakes or pedal brakes or whatever….

Right. Whatever. Enjoy….

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Riders fall and crash during a bike downhill race in Sigulda, Latvia May 30, 2010.

REUTERS photos by Ints Kalnins

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That’s what happens when Willy Wonka sponsors an event. Everyone thinks everything is edible.

“Oh look, peppermint candies!”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I wouldnt like to be the rider in the 1st pic… “Anything but the face”… I cant remember who said this though….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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No wonder he has trouble on a bike, he has three legs.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Gives new meaning to the phrase “barreling down the hill.”

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

ouch :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Oww! That’s one way to get the old blood flowing. He’s gonna need an extra doughnut.

The guy in the green t-shirt (background) looks like he’s clapping. Maybe this is like NASCAR, everyone wants to see a wreck.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

@ifly … nice tag line!

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Shra – It was Dom DeLouise in ‘Blazing Saddles’ in the studio canteen.

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When I used to race in mountain biking, people clustered round the accident blackspots to watch the downhillers crash horribly into trees. That’s why I used to race cross country.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

It hurts just to look at the pics!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

That guy has already got two dressings on his right leg, not a good sign. Perhaps that’s why cyclists shave their legs, because they can’t stand the pain when they take the sticking plasters off.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Ouch!!! now that really hurt, Nurse!! You should work on that bedside manner! ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Nurse, they shave their legs cause they wear short-shorts!

Who wears short-shorts?
They wear short-shorts!
And when they dare wear short-shorts they gotta Nair!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Actually Knitty, it is mostly for ease of wound cleaning! So they used to tell me anyhow.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

That’s why I used to work with unconscious people and now I work with trees, Shra. :)

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Beavis and Butt-head would be proud.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Yeah. heh heh. …

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