April 12, 2002
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This is your mission should you choose to accept it. You start at Victoria Peak with bicycles and ride all the way down to the Victoria Harbour without using the pedals, and see how far you can go. The rules are: No pedalling allowed. Keep your feet off the ground. Ride with safety. It's not a time trial. The winner is the one who rides the most distance. Sounds fairly straightforward, but here's the hitch... you'll be competing against Jackie Chan. A two part mpeg video from a Japanese TV variety show called Tetsuwan Dash.
posted by riffola (13 comments total)
Wow! That was great!
posted by ZachsMind at 12:35 AM on April 12, 2002

Sweet. Hong Kong is a pretty cool place, and a very good place to have that race.

Spoiler: Jackie didn't win, even though he sort of bent the rules (hitched a ride off a truck). The squeaky tricycle guy was pretty good. What happened to the guy that took his own route (didn't just follow Jackie)? They didn't spend much time on him, I think.
posted by whatnotever at 8:51 AM on April 12, 2002

Absolutely excellent, and some nifty cycling from Jackie as he went through the market. The show sounds really fun - I would've loved to have watched the one where they tried to make a human-carrying boat out of paper.
posted by adrianhon at 8:55 AM on April 12, 2002

Admittedly Jackie Chan is a cool guy, but I don't think he would have one going up against any of the guys in the Ultimate Freeride Challenge.
posted by rikabel at 9:12 AM on April 12, 2002

that should be 'won', not 'one'. long week...
posted by rikabel at 9:13 AM on April 12, 2002

"Hey honey! You aren't gonna beleive what happened at work today! Jackie Chan hitched a ride on the back of my delivery truck! No, Really!"
posted by ilsa at 9:37 AM on April 12, 2002

I'm in tears here. Thanks riffola!
posted by Tacodog at 10:43 AM on April 12, 2002

We seemed to have MeFied the poor guy's/gal's site. His university is blocking access to the videos. If you are the owner of that site and are reading this, I just wanna say I am sorry about this.
posted by riffola at 1:46 PM on April 12, 2002

anybody have those videos cached? I seem to have caught the first one but wasn't able to get the end.

also: i want more episodes of this show -- it sounds great. anybody know where i might find some?
posted by fishfucker at 2:37 PM on April 12, 2002

That video was great! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to spend the rest of my afternoon closing all those popup ads.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 2:43 PM on April 12, 2002

I checked my cache, and I don't have the videos, sorry.
posted by riffola at 3:41 PM on April 12, 2002

Wait the videos are back. I guess there must be an hourly bandwidth limit.

I've downloaded the files, if the site goes down again, I'll upload them somewhere.
posted by riffola at 3:51 PM on April 12, 2002

rikabel thanks for the ufc link. that rocked!
posted by dobbs at 6:40 PM on April 12, 2002

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