Eskil Rønningsbakken is an extreme balance artist, stunt person, and certifiable lunatic from Stange, Norway. (That the town name is only one letter away from “strange” probably isn’t an accident.)
He’s done a series of public attempted self-harming stunt videos, the latest of which is an admittedly captivating and gorgeous video of him riding a bicycle backwards down Norway’s Trollstigen mountain rode. Oh, and the road is pretty windy and wet. Can’t have it be too easy.
In an apparently rare nod to safety precaution, Eskil wears a helmet during the 2.8 mile (4.5 kilometer) decent, navigating hairpin turns and dodging cars while reaching speeds of 50 mph (80 kph).
I’d finish with something about not trying this at home, but I think we both know that was never going to happen.
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