Watch Some Knuckleheads Bomb Down Steepest Street in World on Tricycles
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If you thought parallel parking on a street was difficult, you should try "drift triking." It’s kind of like our childhood drank a case of Red Bull.
The video comes by way of YouTube’s Harley Jolly, and it features three friends taking on the mountainous task of the world’s steepest street.
Rather than drive, walk or just stare at the thing, the triumvirate decided to ride down the thing on tricked-out tricycles.
Now we have to echo what the video explains: “Behavior like this may result in serious injury, harm or death.”
Essentially, we will leave this kind of mayhem to the foolish few who are prone to record their adventures:
Now if you are like us you are readying the Kermit the Frog or Transformer tricycle you had in your childhood.
Though we should warn that doing so might be counter to coming away from this hill in one piece. These three seem to know what they are doing and have fitted their tricycles to drift effortlessly down this hill.
As for that monolith of a street, The Telegraph explains a bit more on the trip down Dunedin, New Zealand’s Baldwin Street: “The footage, shot on Saturday, shows Harley Jolly, 23, Tyson Barr, 18, and Nic Roy, 18, rushing down Baldwin St on their drift trikes at speeds they believe were over 100 kmph.”
Slate’s Ella Morton has more on the peculiar street in a 2014 article, which clarifies “At a gradient of 1:2.86 (a 19-degree slope), the residential street is the steepest in the world.”
It doesn’t mention that it makes for quite the perfect "drift trike" course. Though we would very much like to see them close off the end of the course, because oncoming traffic can be hazardous to one’s health.
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