Two insane longboarders dressed in fancy blue suits come tearing down the road at speeds over 60 miles per hour! If that’s not crazy enough, they are filming it themselves, passing the camera back and forth as they come bombing down the street.
What would inspire such such nonsensical behavior? Adrenaline rush? Bragging rights? Internet fame?
Whatever the reason, one of the answers has to be fun, because that’s clearly what is being had by Noah Sakamoto and Patrick Rizzo in Claremont, a short film by Adam Kimmel.
Is your commute getting a little monotonous? Maybe it’s time for a change of perspective. Watch this video for a point-of-view ride on an insanely tall bike through the streets of L.A. This bike gives its rider the best seat in the house as he towers above traffic and fellow cyclists. Just watch out for low hanging overpasses and power lines.
Every once in awhile, a star emerges from our respective activities of choice. Cycling has Lance Armstrong, Basketball has Michael Jordan, and Football has Pele. Right now, in the world of vertical rock climbing, a humble 27 year old named Alex Honnold is shaking the entire foundation of the sport. Once quietly doing his own thing, the enormity of his feats has put him on front covers of popular magazines such as National Geographic.
On June 5 and 6, 2012 Honnold made the first ever solo link-up of Yosemite’s Mt Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome, climbing 90% free solo (without the protection of a rope) with a few points of aid. What that means is that Honnold is a stud. Doing a link-up means that not only did he climb more than 7,000 ft. of vertical rock in total, he had to approach and descend each route as well. Even the best climbers can take multiple days to accomplish just one of these routes, and he finished the solo triple in a mind-boggling 18 hours 50 minutes.
The video above captures footage of Honnold’s ground breaking achievement.