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triple back on a bike

(via Charlie Tamayo)

Expedition Idaho Adventure Race

7-days of continuous physical and mental challenge, almost no sleep, bad food, questionable water. Who invented this sport? :-)

To stagger the start of Expedition Idaho, Race Director Dave Adlard, invented a unique prologue.

Teams had to climb the toughest waterslide, starting over if anyone slipped.

If successful, they then took a victory laprunning the Lazy River. Backwards. :-)

This is even tougher than it looks.

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Gymnastics sport scientist Jeni McNeal is running this race.

Good luck.

Festival International des Sports Extrèmes

The FISE World Montpellier is the first stop of the first international extreme sports tour FISE World Series. …

… travel around the world with 4 amazing events. Montpellier in France will be the first one, then Andorra on June 27-29, Malaysia on September 4-7 and China on October 24-26.

Click PLAY or watch Montpellier highlights on YouTube.

Action sports seem to do a much better job than acrobatic sports at drawing sponsors and an audience.

(via Cirque’s Stacy Clark)

trick bike acrobatics

Thomas G Trapp linked.

Road Bike Party 2

You might have seen trials-riding legend Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party on YouTube, where he rides Mark Cavendish’s high-end road bike where road bikes have never gone before. The video has been viewed more than nine million times.

Ashton was close to finishing his sequel Road Bike Party 2 video when he tumbled during a September trials demo and broke his back, leaving him in a wheelchair. Pals – like trials champions and veteran YouTubers Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg – helped him finish the video …

Denver Post

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(via Outside)

People are awesome 2013

I’m a sucker for these videos. It’s a guilty pleasure.

There are a number of acrobatic stunts I’ve never seen before in this edit.

The highlight for me is the very last stunt. So simple. So terrifying.

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Tim Knoll bike tricks

… graceful and impossible bike tricks by virtuoso BMX freestyler Tim Knoll, who is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. …

Boing Boing

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Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate

Awesome trick biking. (Crashes are revealed at the end.)

Don’t bother to click PLAY — watch it on Red Bull instead.

Red Bull uses crappy Brightcove for hosting their videos. Always a mistake.

WIN a week at Woodward

Sunoco is offering a free scholarship for one lucky kid and three of their friends to attend Camp Woodward, a high tech action sports camp, for one week this summer.

To win the scholarship, kids ages 7-17 can submit a video about how they are fueled by their friends to become the best they can be. Once they post their video to Instagram, Vine or Tout with both of these hashtags: #FueledbySunoco AND #CampWoodward they’re entered to win!

Camp Woodward offers unique camping covering many specialties including gymnastics, cheerleading, skateboarding, bmx, inline skating, snowboarding & skiing and digital media.

The contest is only for a short time – the deadline to post videos is July 17th

full details on the contest

Must Watch: Drew Bezanson

You know those crazy BMX riders?

This is the guy that blows their minds.

That’s a teaser. Watch the BIG TRICKS only on Red Bull.

Top 3 at the recent Red Bull competition in Netherlands:

1 Drew Bezanson
2 Ben Wallace
3 Pat Casey

Forced to withdraw from X Games 2011 after a June head injury took him off his bike for the rest of the season, Bezanson has returned to full health in 2012 and is charging every day to make up for lost time. …

The freakishly talented Canadian rider seems to possess BMX superpowers, energizing the riders around him as he picks out the creative lines and trick combos everyone else misses and fearlessly checks them off the list, one amazing move at a time. …

ESPN bio

1st double back tailwhip

Jed Mildon has absolutely stunned the BMX and action sports world by landing the first ever double backflip tailwhip – a trick that many thought impossible before Saturday night.

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He did the 1st triple back May 28th, 2011.

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(via Michael Jacki on Facebook.)

Woodward Des Moines?

Shawn Johnson announced some big and surprising news.

Lunchables and Shawn Johnson inspire kids to lunch their tummies right.

Since her retirement in June, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist has appeared on a second season of Dancing With the Stars and been working on a variety of projects. None has her more excited than a gym that she plans to open with Woodward Camp in West Des Moines this year, the newspaper reports.

Johnson said the facility will be a place for children to try a variety of sports from BMX to gymnastics. She said she’ll be helping to design the curriculum.

“I’ve never been this excited about a project,” Johnson told USA Today. “Kids and fitness and exercise and having the freedom to learn what you want to do is kind of my passion. I feel like gymnastics was a little restrictive in not allowing me to have freedom and to be able to give that option is our main focus.” …

Shawn Johnson Hits Ski Slopes, Talks About Opening West Des Moines Gym

via @gymnewstics

Red Bull Rube Goldberg machine

Sean MacCormac (Skydiver), Joey Brezinski (Skateboarder), Rickie Fowler (Golfer), Danny MacAskill (Trials Biker), Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarder), Drew Bezanson (BMX Rider), Bryce Menzies (Off-Road Truck Racer), Rhys Millen (Drifter), Robbie Maddison (Freestyle Motocross Rider), Lolo Jones (Hurdler), Pat Moore (Snowboarder)

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Red Bull seems to have more money than God. Or Cirque du Soleil.