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    Rachau hill climb..

    I used to love watching this on Eurosport..

    Wiki quote. "From 1995 to 2004 Rachau hosted a hillclimbing event. Riders of motorbikes and also quadbikes and even the occasional car or converted jetski/snowmobile would attempt to ride as far up the hillside as possible without falling off; whoever attained the greatest distance winning the event. This was televised across Europe on Eurosport and attracted a trackside audience of 10,000 to 30,000 people. It also had sponsorship from the drink Red Bull."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sI05D8Mcy0

    Watching it on telly, you don't get an idea of how steep it is until you see the bikes crashing back down.
    Anyone know more about it, or have been to it. I bet it was a great laugh. I guess the health n safety brigade shut it down in the end, but I dunno..
    I don't think anyone ever got to the top.

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    That was a good find Jonny, enjoyed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butchthedog View Post
    That was a good find Jonny, enjoyed that.
    I have been searching you tube for a clip I once saw of a trike trying to do that hill. It bounced all the way back down and was going so fast it went through a load of advertisment slogans and had people running to get out the way lol..

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    Wooo! Never seen that before..good fun, I like ( watching) nutters sports..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyP View Post
    I have been searching you tube for a clip I once saw of a trike trying to do that hill. It bounced all the way back down and was going so fast it went through a load of advertisment slogans and had people running to get out the way lol..
    Have you looked at the truck trials on "youtube" they do some seemingly impossible stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butchthedog View Post
    Have you looked at the truck trials on "youtube" they do some seemingly impossible stuff.
    Got any links..?
    I do enjoy watching the driving in Russia vids, unbelievable stuff..!!

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    I would love to see that lorry trying the Rachau hill climb lol.. It pretty impressive it got up that slope.

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    As you can see there is loads to choose from, there are far better and more challenging ones than that example. They are certainly impressive, powerful trucks. I used to drive a Foden truck for a living, it had a Fourteen Litre Cummins engine.

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    Jonny, I have found a better one for you....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi8SlYGt0YM

    Enjoy

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