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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On the YouTubes: Rider Down

More than a month late but preserved forever thanks to the splendor of the Internets, please to be enjoying this year's video of a wreck during June's Reston Grand Prix cycling race. It's not as dramatic as a similar crash two years back, but there's real replay value in hearing the announcer's cry of "rider down!" in the requisite slow-motion replays. It's actually pretty amazing that the rider didn't get hit by the rest of the peloton once he splayed out on the Reston Town Center pavement, so at least there's a happy ending.

(Shout out to our favorite correspondent, The Peasant From Less Sought After South Reston, for the find.)


  1. How silly, grown ass men riding what is basically a children's toy nowadays. I love when they do it in rush hour traffic and drivers try to run them off the road....hillarious!

  2. How Silly? How dare grown men try and keep fit by doing something that kids do. You are an idiot.

  3. I wouldn't want to be in between this bike herd and say, a bike shop sale in the early morning hours of Black Friday. Wow.


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