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Offline Greg

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Comparative Risk
« on: February 16, 2012, 11:27:47 AM »
My wife and I saw this when it was originally shown on 60 Minutes back in October. I remember my palms sweating (honestly) while watching this guy climbing.
No hooks, ropes, cleats, spikes, nada! Brings to mind the fact that perception of risk is often very subjective.

These people have taught me more about riding than any day spent on a track: Larry B, Tony K, Vince J, Mr. Wonderful, V2Neal, Marty F, Kevin B, Devon W, Ehrich, Mike A, John L, Arnell, Kirk, Ray C

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Re: Comparative Risk
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 08:31:09 PM »
Yep, freestyle climbers are in the top 99.99 percentile of crazy.  Course this guy probably thinks the same about riding a motorcycle during rush hour.

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Re: Comparative Risk
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 09:11:02 AM »
What the heck. I'll go off-topic in my own thread .....  :P

I thought I had seen just about every Beatles photograph, but then I came upon this one on Facebook. Cool.

These people have taught me more about riding than any day spent on a track: Larry B, Tony K, Vince J, Mr. Wonderful, V2Neal, Marty F, Kevin B, Devon W, Ehrich, Mike A, John L, Arnell, Kirk, Ray C

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Offline Aprilian

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Re: Comparative Risk
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 10:46:27 AM »
Is she the 5th Beatle?
Ian

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Re: Comparative Risk
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 12:12:11 PM »
It's Pete Best's mum, and she's still bitter about it.

Offline Greg

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Re: Comparative Risk
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
It's Pete Best's mum, and she's still bitter about it.


lol, clever!  :)
These people have taught me more about riding than any day spent on a track: Larry B, Tony K, Vince J, Mr. Wonderful, V2Neal, Marty F, Kevin B, Devon W, Ehrich, Mike A, John L, Arnell, Kirk, Ray C

Track days are like climbing the rock wall at REI.
Dogs don't bark at parked cars.

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Re: Comparative Risk
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 10:47:28 AM »
Ruh-roh

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