Friday Shredits – Riding Backwards Down A Mountain, J-Pow Doing Spreadsheets, Christopher Igleheart and more

Anyone who has tried to ride a bike backwards knows how hard it is. Even if you can do so around a parking lot in the middle of the city, taking your new found skill to the mountains is an entirely different story. Throw in a wet road? Now that’s just crazy talk. Eskil Ronningsbakken makes it look easy (except for that one part where he nearly plummets over the edge to certain death) while traveling up to 80 km/h in Trollstigen, Norway.

GT BMX welcomes Ty Callais to the team for 2013.

SRAM continues to make some amusing commercials. This time it’s J-Pow “working.”

Swobo, with the help of Bicycle Times put together this film featuring the works of Christopher Igleheart for Volume 1 of their Movers and Makers series.

Nick Pescetto knows how to ride his Scott Gambler in Know Pain Know Gain by the CPGANG.

Comments

Carl Spackler - 12/06/13 - 10:10am

Riding backwards down a mountain at 80 kph… that’s what we call ‘natural selection’.

Kevin - 12/06/13 - 10:56am

WHY?

Jim Law - 12/06/13 - 11:18am

Part of me really wanted to seem him crash and break a leg…. Although this did take some skill, it may be the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

Francois - 12/06/13 - 12:07pm

Jim, need I remind you Sarah Palin was a vice presidential nominee? Dumb, yes, but maybe this is how the big three should test road disk brakes?

scentofreason - 12/06/13 - 1:28pm

Come on Eskil Ronningsbakken, where’s the video of you riding your bike backwards UP that climb?? That would be really impressive…

dakine - 12/06/13 - 1:30pm

he’s definitely not going 80kph

What - 12/06/13 - 1:48pm

Francois, need I remind you that the US has Obama as its President? Idiotic and a moron, yes, but maybe this guy likes to ride backwards.

Bunyip - 12/06/13 - 2:41pm

That video is sped up… clearly… impressive nonetheless, but still… sped up…

Twizzler - 12/06/13 - 2:42pm

80kph?

Yetiman - 12/06/13 - 2:46pm

@What

Compared to George Bush JR, he is a genius!

Tim - 12/06/13 - 3:16pm

Yo Francois- I lived in France for a year, and can’t help but remembering how well Jean Marie Le Pen, your far right politician did. For those who don’t know who Le Pen is, he is openly anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist, and he did quite well twice in the French presidential elections. I also remember him talking for about five minutes on TF1, the French equivalent of Fox News. TF1 really does let people like him talk for a good long time, under the guise of reporting, TF1 gives people like him a voice.

A Willi - 12/06/13 - 3:35pm

I started riding my bike like that when I was ten years old. The impressive part is that beautiful road. Riding backwards is an excuse not to shred the hell out of that descent. Props on getting the video this far.

Francois - 12/06/13 - 4:30pm

Zut alors! My made-up name is fake Canadian! TGIF, right?

Psi Squared - 12/06/13 - 7:48pm

Who knew that BikeRumor would be the place to come for brainless political sniping?

Pete - 12/06/13 - 8:23pm

At no point did it look like he approached speeds anywhere near 50mph/80kph. Nonetheless, very impressive.

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