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    Something Strangely Inspiring

    This has been making the rounds, so maybe you've already seen, but I found this piece of bicycle mastery strangely inspiring.
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/...id=21337502001
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    The mother in me really, really wanted to put shoulder pads and knee pads on that dude.
    Remarkable to see what a person can do with a bicycle.
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    Thanks Byron, that was amazing skill on display. Rather reminds me of the story of "Johnathan Livingston Seagull". Quite inspiring to see.
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    Inspired you? To do what? Break your crotch?
    It's pretty amazing the gymnastics that are being done on bicycles these days. Steering with no hands and doing a "wheelie" was as far as I got on a hard surface. I did get pretty good at doing power slides at the sand pit where I'd also ski in the winter. It's a wonder I survived my teen years really.

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    It is inspiring because it shows how the generations keep getting better and better and more and more talented and that practice and diligence pay off.
    I found it very inspiring. Thanks Byron. The music was perfect also. The whole video makes your heart soar and appreciate life.

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    Hey Robert, that's why they make cups .

    And besides, we've got FoxyT and all good mums to pull nuts like you and me out of the ditch when we get into trouble. I know I got pulled out a lot, I was always in trouble, always trying the impossible, which, I'm afraid, turned out more often than not to be, well, impossible.

    Fashmir, JLS - a terrifically relevant reference - one I haven't thought of in years, the gull that turned impossible on it's head, you might say the "gull that went where no gull has gone before."

    Albert yes, agreed, mastery is mastery no mater what form it comes in. It brings back Fashmir's reference, relevant in the younger generations standing on the shoulders of all that has come before them. I'm with you, the musical overlay was inspired, somehow it was all uplifting.

    Thanks all.
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    Do you know who the soundtrack artists are? The song? It is really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzairborne View Post
    Do you know who the soundtrack artists are? The song? It is really great.
    Albert, I found this at the website: Credit to Band of Horses for their epic song 'The Funeral.' You can find out more about the band and their music at www.bandofhorses.com or you can buy the featured song from itunes here: http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects...

    This is a different location for the video, which as more information about the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o
    Last edited by byroncallas; 09-17-2009 at 08:15 PM.
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    Great vid Byron! That video could have easily turned into the most painful thing I've ever seen, but since it didn't, you're right, it's strangely inspiring. Appropriate also since, just yesterday, I took the training wheels of my 4 year old's bike... I dare not show him this vid!
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    Byron will try tomorrow.

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