The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is one of the most dangerous courses in the world, featuring over 200 unforgiving corners and ludicrous top speeds, often with walls or curbs where purpose-built tracks would have runoff zones. So, of course, Dougie Lampkin set off to ride it all on one wheel in under two hours.
Just judging from the parking lot setting, the younger age of everyone involved and the fact that there’s a man riding what looks to be $20 motorcycle with no safety gear makes me think this is one of those cringe-inducing videos.
There you are, out for a nice afternoon ride when you pass a little white scooter. You make the pass and get along your way, and he’s out of your mind. That is, until he wheelies past you like a unicorn galloping in a fit of glory.
A lot of magazines and sites are getting into video reviews, but few of them do much to share what it’s like to actually ride the bike. Well, except for my buddy Loz over at Gizmag. Loz talks mostly about trying not to soil himself.
Swedish motorcycle racing and slippery stunting badass Robert Gull has beaten his own record and is now recognized by Guinness as the performing the fastest motorcycle wheelie on ice at a speed of 129 mph.
Jeremy Stenberg is a certifiable badass. He's motocross royalty, with dozens of wins, regular TV appearances, and even an app. Most people know him as "Twitch", a nickname he embraced after being diagnosed with Tourette's. But none of that matters, because he just did a 5-mile wheelie without even trying.
This motorcycle race held in Valle del Cauca, Colombia represents all things crazy about grassroots motorsports. At least when it comes to safety they spared no expense by wrapping utility poles in old mattresses and constructing hay bales out of humans.
This video captures the Internet's entrepreneurial spirit in one single minute. Have an impossible skill you can do? Like um, being able to bench press in unique situations? Like um, while popping a wheelie on your motorcycle? YOU CAN BE FAMOUS.
After watching this minute-and-a-half clip from Transformers 2 of Megan Fox being her bad-ass self taking on a little scrap metal droid named "Wheelie," we're beginning to believe "Wheelie" is another name for "Jar-Jar." [via cinematoday]
Camping is a great way to break free of the urban jungle and enjoy the great outdoors. But what to do if you can't afford a nice motorhome, and you really don't want to put a trailer hitch on your little Renault? Just drop that engine into an old camping trailer! Ok, so you could just go tent camping, but then you…