No Guy Martin Speed thread?
I’ve found all four shows riveting in the build-up to the record attempts and could easily have watched longer versions. And that Cresta Run chappy certainly has a mouthful for a name/title “Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdon Wrottesley, 6th Baron Wrottesley, 14th Baronet”. Ace entertainment, well done Chief!Posted 4 years agoBenjiMMember
Exaggerated danger? Christ, last week the guy was riding on water at 50 mph with a pretty good chance of drowning when he hit the water if he didn’t bail correctly and the bike dragged him down. The previous week he’s doing 110 mph on what’s effectively a hybrid bike, on sand? I guess this is week in week out stuff for you?Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
I guess this is week in week out stuff for you?
I said this was the first one I’d watched, so not judging the previous ones. This seemed pretty tame, like I say, Alpine skiers go quicker in competition, let alone seeking records on a dead straight slope. Struck me as one of those records that’s just a bit odd, pointless even, rather than being a true feat of human extremes.Posted 4 years agob rMember
Err, yeah, like go from the top?
Except that friction and drag meant that they’d already chosen the optimal point – only way to go faster was less drag/friction?
I do like watching programmes where they explain the science in ‘Janet and John’ speak, Mythbusters is good for this too.Posted 4 years agoWoodySubscriber
I got the same impression and wondered if the insurers/H&S bods had a large influence on not going higher. I was also very surprised that it was only filmed a week ago!
Very entertaining all the same and Guy’s lack of concern re potential injury is amazing. He was lucky to get off with as few scrapes as he did when he came if the skateboard and lol that they got it from Matalan!Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
Enjoyed last night’s one. A few LOL moments for me…
The Cresta run piece…the minute they showed Shuttlecock corner where everyone comes off, you just knew Guy would be acquainting himself with the straw. And you knew even more when he said he wouldn’t be doing much braking.
Amy Williams (maybe not exact words): “I only met him an hour ago for the first time…he’s crazy!” (and that coming from someone who hits 90mph on a tray-on-rails!) 😀
Oh, and his first go on the skateboard. 😆 (though when I saw it in slowmo, I felt a bit guilty for laughing…he took a hell of a whack on his cheek!).Posted 4 years agocoreMember
What I like about Guy & his TV shows, is that he’s really not that arsed about speed/danger and will have a go at anything, like going down the Cresta Run, what was it, 7 seconds off the world record time? After that little practice, he’s a nutter, and pretty down to earth, passionate about making and racing stuff.Posted 4 years ago
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