Ski Cycling

     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 15, 2014
     Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers | 1950s | Europe | Motorcycles

They do the same thing in Alaska every year at Arctic man! See the video HERE! It's a little different in that they use a snowmobile and the skier makes a downhill run then grabs the towrope and continues! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 05/15/14 at 09:08 AM
That is crazy, wonder how many injuries and deaths ensued.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/15/14 at 09:15 AM
Did you participate Ty? If so was it as a driver or as a skier?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/15/14 at 09:16 AM
No thank you Patty!, The closest I came to that sort of thing was hanging out the side door of a helicopter to film the Iditarod dog sled race! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 05/15/14 at 09:46 AM
I'm not sure that I'd appreciate being towed like that. I enjoy the refreshing wind blasting me in the face as I schuss downhill, not the hot exhaust from an engine.

As for dangerous, what you don't see are the inch long spikes on the tires of those 'cycles. If the rider falls over and you get tangled up with that, well, I'll just leave that to your imagination.
Posted by KDP on 05/15/14 at 09:54 AM
How can this be considered 'dangerous' if nobody got dead?!?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/15/14 at 10:15 AM
It's like skitching except when you let go you have snowdrifts to land on instead of parked cars, trees, light poles, fire hydrants, etc. No so dangerous...
Posted by tadchem on 05/16/14 at 12:44 PM
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