23 thoughts on “Assumption of the Risk — A Demonstration in 30 Seconds”

  1. I believe this is the famous Cubist bicycle path that inspired Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque to experiment with Cubist painting while dodging the Cubist boulders. They may have been pixel-ated at the time.

  2. My wife always worried when I was going out for a ride-along with one of the officers, or when I was going to go fly a vintage warbird. I always liked Helen Keller’s observation. If you don’t get close to the edge once in a while, you are not really living, you are just existing. As a rock climber friend observed, he said he felt most alive when he was clinging to the face of a technically difficult rock face.

    I always felt that way when feeling my way down through instrument meteorological conditions, looking for the first glimpse of the ‘rabbit’ at the approach end of the runway as I was getting down to minimum decision altitude.

  3. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

    Helen Keller

  4. Yep, but not necessarily in that order, pete. Depends on how good a friend they are.

  5. OS

    then there’s the southern version “ya’ll check iss out”

    whenever you here that, call 911 and get the camera ready.

  6. I was waiting for the wipe out. Don’t we need a claim against the bike maker, seat maker, break maker, maintainer of the trial etc. before we can raise assumption of risk as an affirmative defense?? I want my money back!

  7. Surely a future “Darwin Award” winner. Pass along your DNA as often as you can, as we need your risk taking spirit for our entrepreneurs of the future.
    As an aside, wonder if he has health insurance? Young, risk taking males often skip such things. As an ER RN, I have seen many of his ilk, running up HUGE bills…I know, I know, healthcare is too expensive. A simple trauma would include labs, X-rays, and ct scans….easily a $20,000 ER visit.

  8. idealist707, I have been going to the scene of splatters for years. The many ways people think they can defy Newton’s Laws of Motion and get away with it on repeated tries are amazing to me.

    The most famous last words of all, “Watch this,” usually said after having a few beers.

  9. Don’t know what is more disturbing. The guy or the people who collect such videos. No slur intended OS. But it does show some of your depth, I THINK. Please excuse the personal speculation. It’s admiration only.

    PS. For the fans of Indie 500, there’s another one where y’all get to see him splatter. And he walks away from all 5 of them splatters. Amazing. All for the fans.

  10. My butt hurts just watching that bike rider! How did he net get a blowout going over those rocks??
    Great video OS.

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