Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous business – no two ways about it. And riding hard and fast, on and around the the legendary Mulholland Highway can be riskier still. Especially, as is evident from this exceptionally creepy video, if one happens to be hot-dogging it for on-lookers and cameras.

Of course, motorcycle crash videos are a dime a dozen in this era of YouTube. That's why one enterprising filmmaker has taken a collection of some spectacular lay-downs, and played the tape backwards. What ensues then, in gritty slow-motion detail, is a series of otherworldly looking flops that seem almost gentle thanks to two generic special effects.

Kids, don't do anything you see below of this at home, in either direction. Thanks.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, that's *exactly* how I want to go; wrapped around a barrier post after wrecking my scooter wearing crocs. Way better than dying of old age if you ask me. "He was a below-average guy, who loved to go fast. Fortunately, his he was so addicted to slot machines, he never had more than $12 in his pocket and thus could not afford a motorcycle capable of real speed. 16 years ago, he sold off his stolen dodge neon in order to retain his working knee caps and had enough for a 13 year old scooter (in desparate need of repair) and 35 minutes on the 1 armed bandits. It was a typical night being $4K in the red where he met a rotund Bulgarian by the name of Gerty. He mistook her decades of chain smoking for being past menopause, drilled her loaf, and hospitalized himself with a cheese grater after hearing he would soon be a father. 11 months later, out I came, and a real chip off the old block I was. Dad taught me everything. I shotgunned my first High Life with him, bathed with him, and learned how to coast through life while owing more than I'll ever make in my expected 38 year life span. That night, when momma Gerty told him he needed to stop seeing Auntie Candy Starr, he was so steaming mad he took me, butternet (that's what he called the scooter), and a 40 to Mulholland Drive. He told me to stand the corner, pull out my devil contraption, and record him "getting some air". He went down yodelling, drunk, close to his beloved Butternut, his ass touching his head, barfing up yesterday's squirrel pie. Pops, don't you worry; Gerty and Butternut just found themselves someone to mount them" Man, if only I had the balls to push my Vespa hard, motherf*ckers wanna fine me.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm so glad I don't ride anymore. Many near misses -- loved to go fast -- but never dropped it (at speed). I wish YouTube had a reverse playback button...
      • 2 Years Ago
      The one at 0:55 was perfect!
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      !tol a truh ti ekil skool taht , woW
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cringe worthy. I think back about 15 years or so to a young guy who ended up with my modded Monster and crashed it under a guard rail. He lost his arm and head in the process. The police had to call the dealership to ID the rider as all they had was the temp tag. I always get the willys when I ride near guardrails. Even though I enjoy mountain roads far more than any racetrack, this video is a great advertisement for investing in a track bike and gear to get your speed jollies. These guys are lucky, but maybe not next time.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it just me or should the really add a lower level of armco in that corner? With the amount of crashes there it seems borderline negligent not to have it.
      William Miller
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was scary as ****.
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