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Old 11-24-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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Are some people really a different species?

It is hard to believe some of the incredible things some people do. I watch movies featuring Navy Seals or ex Spetsnaz guys jumping from building to building and fighting off half a dozen bad guys and figure "nobody can do that s**t." Then I see something like this 8 minute film of a 20 something Scottish kid doing unbelievable stunts on a mountain bike and realize some people are not really human. Enjoy:

Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home" - YouTube

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Old 11-24-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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Absolutely amazing!

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Old 11-24-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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Just one more instance of "thin end of the bell curve," if the bell curve measures risk taking + athletic ability.

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Old 11-24-2011, 07:52 AM   #4
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Obviously a trick bike and fancy camera work.........'cause no human could do that.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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Amazing video! And such fun to watch, too. Thanks. He reminds me of the hotdoggers back in my teenager surfing days in Hawaii - - young teens who would and could do amazing, mind-boggling stunts in the surf.

They were young, and didn't believe in "can't", yet. Ah, youth!
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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This is another of Danny MacAskill's videos posted by Cattusbabe back in 2009. Amazing video and music.

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #7
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Yup, trick bike, superb skills honed over many years. And of course brass b*lls. Need a hats off smiley. X10.

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