Have You Seen This? Mountain bikers take on bobsled track

(Bike Kamikaze/YouTube)

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TREBEVIC, Sarajevo — Two mountain bikers cruised down an abandoned bobsled track, and we get to go along for the ride.

Based on the title of the video, the track was used in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo. The track is pockmarked and covered in lichen and graffiti — much like other structures built for the games that year — so it's not much good for anything other than mountain bikers that may or may not be adrenaline junkies.

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But for those of us who like a taste of thrilling experiences without the feeling of imminent danger and doom, we can experience this rider-point-of-view video from the safety and comfort of our own homes.

Fair warning, the ride is basically akin to riding an all-downhill rollercoaster on a bike, but there are no auto safety brakes or park employees to make sure you're strapped in tight and keeping your arms and legs in the vehicle as you ride. Which is just a long way of saying some viewers may be inclined to lose their lunch when watching the video.

Let's just say the YouTube user's name, Bike Kamikaze, was not chosen lightly.

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Martha Ostergar


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