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    Did you see that? Video captures rider atop West Seventh bridge arches

    FORT WORTH — The newly opened West Seventh Street bridge may have been a little more bike-friendly Saturday afternoon than officials were expecting.

    A man who later identified himself to the Star-Telegram as Mat Olson, a professional BMX stunt rider, rode his bike over the bridge’s 24-foot tall arches to the astonishment of onlookers.

    “It seemed like I was on top of a mountain,” Olson said. “It was all windy and crazy when I was up there. It was pretty exhilarating, that’s for sure.”

    It was also, apparently, pretty illegal.



    Video at link
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    Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

  • #2
    When you saw the bridge close up, you pretty knew something like this would happen.

    Cool bridge.
    Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

    Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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    • #3
      I'm pretty sure I could never have done that without shouting "WHEEEEEEEEEEEE" the whole way across. I'd be like that pig in the car insurance commercials.
      It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
      In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
      Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
      Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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      • #4
        I'm surprised the cops were that understanding.
        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
        -John Locke

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scott View Post
          I'm surprised the cops were that understanding.
          It's Fort Worth. The police here are actually pretty good about priorities.

          Besides, it's the west side.
          Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

          Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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          • #6
            “It seemed like I was on top of a mountain,” Olson said. “It was all windy and crazy when I was up there. It was pretty exhilarating, that’s for sure.”
            24 feet? Oh, Texas. You should get out and see a mountain sometime.
            Enjoy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
              24 feet? Oh, Texas. You should get out and see a mountain sometime.
              There's this:




              But Texas is a big state that sort of takes on other states' attributes. That's from the bit where we are glomming off New Mexico. Out east, we are Louisiana. North of here, but south of the Red River, there are way too many Sooner fans for it to be a coincidence.
              Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

              Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                There's this:




                But Texas is a big state that sort of takes on other states' attributes. That's from the bit where we are glomming off New Mexico. Out east, we are Louisiana. North of here, but south of the Red River, there are way too many Sooner fans for it to be a coincidence.
                Oklahoma is OK. Of course, that's because they couldn't fit "mediocre" on the license plate....
                It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                  There's this:




                  But Texas is a big state that sort of takes on other states' attributes. That's from the bit where we are glomming off New Mexico. Out east, we are Louisiana. North of here, but south of the Red River, there are way too many Sooner fans for it to be a coincidence.
                  Hey, I grew up in Nebraska. I once spent a day skiing at a place with a rope tow and a whopping 200 foot vertical drop (and, yes, it was called "Nebraski". What's it to ya?). When I first moved out here, I was surprised to find that the local weather reports gave a frost level (as in "Frost level is 1800 feet"). The first time I heard it, I thought, "Why should we care what temperature it is way up in the air?"
                  Last edited by Norm dePlume; Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:18 AM.
                  Enjoy.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                    Hey, I grew up in Nebraska. I once spent a day skiing at a place with a rope tow and a whopping 200 foot vertical drop (and, yes, it was called "Nebraski". What's it to ya?). When I first moved out here, I was surprised to find that the local weather reports gave a frost level (as in "Frost level is 1800 feet"). The first time I heard it, I thought, "Why should we care what temperature it is way up in the air?"
                    In Alaska it's called "Termination Dust". You can see it walking down the mountains day by day and it harkens the "termination" of summer.
                    If it pays, it stays

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                      Hey, I grew up in Nebraska. I once spent a day skiing at a place with a rope tow and a whopping 200 foot vertical drop (and, yes, it was called "Nebraski". What's it to ya?). When I first moved out here, I was surprised to find that the local weather reports gave a frost level (as in "Frost level is 1800 feet"). The first time I heard it, I thought, "Why should we care what temperature it is way up in the air?"
                      I learned to "ski" (I'm using that term loosely) on a "mountain" that employed the same rope tow and elevation as that. It was called "Chadds Peak". The "big hill" did actually have a regular lift, sortof. I fell off of it once and a kind man held out his pole for me and dragged me up the rest of the way.

                      I never learned to properly stop or turn on skis, so I would look like a daredevil going over all the "jumps" (bumps) at my full speed, then get to the bottom and throw myself on the ground before I hit the parking lot.
                      Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                      Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                        I learned to "ski" (I'm using that term loosely) on a "mountain" that employed the same rope tow and elevation as that. It was called "Chadds Peak". The "big hill" did actually have a regular lift, sortof. I fell off of it once and a kind man held out his pole for me and dragged me up the rest of the way.

                        I never learned to properly stop or turn on skis, so I would look like a daredevil going over all the "jumps" (bumps) at my full speed, then get to the bottom and throw myself on the ground before I hit the parking lot.
                        Stem Christie! Stem Christie! LOL!

                        Terrible old ski joke.
                        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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