Handlebars are for weenies…
Blog Guy, as an avid fan of stupid sports, I loved your recent item on that Big Honking Barbell Catch. But tell us, what’s going on with Stupid Motorcycling?
Good question. Of course it’s that time of year for Hands-Free Motorcycle Racing, a 150-mph thrill-fest that makes riders who actually grip their handlebars seem like total crybabies.
Hands-free racing? You don’t get to steer with your hands at all?
Nope, and you have to keep them in the air, to prove you’re not cheating. In some variations of this sport the motorcycles have no brakes, either.
Huh? No hands AND no brakes? Is that the most extreme version?
Not if you count the No-Hands, No-Brakes, Oil-Slick, Toddler-Crossing, Itchy-Scalp, Free-Fall Races, which are only legal in Arkansas.
Holy crap, that’s incredible! Do those amazing daredevils at least get to wave to their fans?
Just with the one finger….
Top: Suter Moto2 rider Roberto Rolfo of Italy celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Syamsul Bahri Muhammad
Left: Moriwaki Moto2 rider Toni Elias of Spain celebrates after becoming world champion at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad