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    Here's an interesting, and entertaining, way to cross a creek.





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4tQh...ayer_embedded#





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    Looks like fun. I'm impressed that the contraption survived the first rider.



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    That there is funny. I'd be in the water, TW and all, before the pivot point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Here's an interesting, and entertaining, way to cross a creek.





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4tQh...ayer_embedded#





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    Funny! I would try it! Showed the video to all the guys here in the shop. we all had a good laugh, thanks for posting that.
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    Ever see the show "ThrillBillies?" on Fuel TV? These guys are prime candidates with this crazy contraption.

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    I watched the whole video grinning ear to ear. That was great! Brightened my day right up..

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    I've been told the contraption is the result of mixing engineering students with alcohol.



    Looks like the trick is to keep speed fast enough to control direction, slow enough to overcome the weight of the contraption not allowing it to rock quickly enough, weight over the bars until it rocks over, then shift to over the fender before hitting the end. I'm surprised nobody just used it as a ramp and jumped to the top of the bank.




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    I've rode/crashed off a couple of those things on my mountian bike. It's a weird feeling when you get past the balance point and start falling.

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    Nice to have a big group like that to go for a ride on the trails and in the woods.

    How do you get back across the other way? Someone has to pull the ramp down and it looks like you'd land in the water on the other side. I guess the last guy across is screwed, no one to hold the ramp down for him.



    Edit - looks like the weight of the tire hanging from the low end holds down that end of the ramp, so they just tie the tire on to the other side and release the first one to get it to balance over the other way. Clever.

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    Actually, it's a stupid and dangerous game. Why do the seesaw stunt when the center support could be lowered to make a fine bridge? Frat boys = profit. Hold my beer and watch this!




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