Knees weak, arms are heavy, maybe some vomit on your sweater already, mom’s spaghetti… you get it.
Basically, this bike ride is as nerve-wracking as a rap battle, and I should know, I’ve seen half of 8 Mile at least once.
The epic downhill ride was filmed by Kilian Bron, a French freerider, as he bravely and rapidly descended the Farwell Canyon in British Columbia, Canada.
Bron mastered the stunning descent completely solo, showcasing not only his skills as a freerider but the cajones it takes to do something like this.
Check it out:
The Farwell Canyon is known for its beautiful scenery and is a popular destination for hiking and mountain biking. However, its roads and paths are also known to be incredibly steep and dangerous.
Writing for Red Bull, Bron explained how he captured the breathtaking view thanks to a homemade camera pole mounted to his helmet.
Taking advantage of the 360° features of the camera, the footage almost looks as if someone or something is flying behind him with the camera the whole way down.
If you’re a professional cyclist like Bron and you’re being paid to film yourself doing death-defying stunts like this, then that’s all well and good, the guy obviously knows what he’s doing.
However, the same cannot be said if you’re just filming yourself breaking the law on a bike.
Like these guys:
In the video, 26-year-old Adam Campion can be seen popping wheelies and swerving in and out of traffic in what can only be described as some of the most dangerous driving you’ll ever see.
Campion gleefully drives on the wrong side of the road during his spin, running red light after red light.
At one stage of the footage, Campion uses one hand to steer while using the other to film himself on a phone.
At almost 200mph, it is believed to be the highest speed reached by a motorbike on British roads.
The previous record-holder for the fastest speeding motorist Britain has ever seen was a man by the name of Tim Brady, from Harrow, north-west London. He achieved a lethal 172mph in his Porsche.
Campion, from Hucknall in Ashfield, was put away for 21 months at Nottingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to five counts of dangerous driving.
Police discovered the shocking video when they undertook a warrant at Campion’s address and recovered his laptop in September 2016.
It contained hundreds of videos and pictures of motorcycles being driven wildly.
Inspector Glenn Longden, of Nottinghamshire Police, said after the case:
The illegal and dangerous use of motorcycles is a massive issue to our communities and although this investigation was immensely complex and time consuming, the result in court has been satisfying.
I hope this prison sentence will make those who think it is acceptable to put themselves and others in danger by driving dangerously think twice.
Bike safely everyone, be it motor or push. And always wear a helmet.
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