Take any bike rides this holiday weekend?
Jed Mildon did, but he didn't exactly have a basket and a bell. The BMXer made history by completing the first triple back flip on a BMX bike in his native New Zealand. The Guinness Book of World Records was on hand to document the feat. So were video cameras, including one on Mildon's helmet. Take a look (if you dare):
The ramp was 66 feet high and the launch was 11 feet high. Gulp.
You may think this sort of advancement happens all the time. It doesn't. The first double back flip in a contest was by Dave Mirra in 2000 -- though Troy Sircombe was the first to ever pull it off outside of a contest -- which means it may be years before we see a quadruple.
So buckle up and enjoy the ride with Mildon. He's earned it.
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