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  • Stunt bikes

    I very rarely use a phone for photos, but when I was in Oz I didn't have any other option (my camera being on the far side of the world)

    I was rather impressed with the efforts Australian bikers go through, to get what I think of as the right way up:
    Biking Oz style by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr
    Compulsive photographic dabbler.

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    G'day Mike

    OMG ..... is that / are they for real ... flying thru the air with no means of support?
    What the hell if they don't get to the other end 'properly'?

    Phil
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ozzie_Traveller View Post
      G'day Mike

      OMG ..... is that / are they for real ... flying thru the air with no means of support?
      What the hell if they don't get to the other end 'properly'?

      Phil
      Yes for real, the phone might make them look higher than they really were, but they still went at least 30' further into the air than I ever have on a bike.

      The stunt displays I've seen have fortunately all landed safely, but you-tube has a loads where the rider messes up, Usually able to walk away, but invariably in need of some treatment.

      Despite building up skills gradually, I'm convinced they're nuts.
      Compulsive photographic dabbler.

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      • #4
        I've only ever got my bike to go about 10" off the deck! These guys are real thrill seekers.
        PS: I can't believe you came to Oz and didn't bring a real camera?
        I Shoot A Canon

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        Courage: Is knowing it's going to hurt, and doing it anyway.
        Stupidity: Is the same thing.

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        • petrochemist
          petrochemist commented
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          I was kicking myself about not having a camera, but I had very little time over there (less than half an hour from you it seems) Sidney would certainly be worth another visit, but I can't get work to pay for another flight.

        • Isac
          Isac commented
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          I hope you can make it here sometime.
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