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That was an awesome achievement not soon forgotten. Big props to Dougie.
 

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Dougie could stoppie around the course.
 

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I just don't get it. So F'ing what? What does that prove? I couldn't care less how far someone can go on one wheel. I see no practical use for such a talent.
It might not be practical but it's still takes talent . What's the point of anything we do really other then for entertainment or fun or just to simply say you did something ? Is climbing Mount Everest practical ? You may not care about it but clearly he did any many others also . Let the guy have his moment :p

Now who's going to be the first to do it on a street bike and not a trials bike 🙃
 

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I just don't get it. So F'ing what? What does that prove? I couldn't care less how far someone can go on one wheel. I see no practical use for such a talent.
The point is that it's not easy to do what he did. Personally I think doing wheelies on the street are for attention whores, and are hard on bike parts like fork seals. On the other hand....you can't get to be the trials champion of the world several times...without being able to hold the front wheel in the air to clear the obstacles in competition. So...doing controlled low speed wheel stands are absolutely necessary in what Dougie does for a living. Recognizing that Doug Lampkin has skills that most of us can only dream of.....imagine doing a slow speed wheelie for 40 miles. I never heard of a 40 mile long, slow speed..or high speed, wheelie being done by anyone, in my lifetime. Add to that that it took him over an hour to complete the 40 miles.....standing up on the pegs...and you have a once in a lifetime achievement in a sanctioned and a controlled environment , with a police escort that was completely legal to do on public roads. What he "proved" was that he is the only rider in the world with enough skill to pull it off.
 

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What the video did not show was the hovering British Petroleum tanker helicopter that was on stand by to provide fuel to a gas tank smaller than the one found on the FZ-09!
 

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Unicycle training. thats one practical use :)
If it was practical it would be a skill rather than a talent.
I too was a little "meh" at it myself. Not that I can do it but there's other things that impress me more. like those crazies that go around that same course at 200 mph with their helmet 6" away from a stone wall.


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If it was practical it would be a skill rather than a talent.
I too was a little "meh" at it myself. Not that I can do it but there's other things that impress me more. like those crazies that go around that same course at 200 mph with their helmet 6" away from a stone wall.


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Those "Crazies" are the coolest damn people on the planet! Isle of Man TT is the last true motorsports event on the planet! I love um.
 

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Those "Crazies" are the coolest damn people on the planet! Isle of Man TT is the last true motorsports event on the planet! I love um.
Oh no doubt! Wasn't meaning crazy in a bad way...it's the good kind of crazy =)


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