Insane cyclist rides down wet mountain road at 50 mph... backward
Balance issues alone would spell disaster for us, but Ronningsbakken also had to contend with rain-slicked roads, steep drop offs and passing cars – this is a public road after all. In the video, he describes Trollstigen as being almost three miles long with a 10-percent grade allowing him to reach speeds of close to 50 miles per hour going downhill. And after he reaches the bottom, the brave cyclist turned around (the bike, not himself) to tackle the same route going uphill.
Scroll down for Ronningsbakken's death-defying stunt, and be sure to check out this great stretch of road on the embedded Google Street View below.
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