Well I have just watched a video of footage from the Baesk8 cannonball run event.
While I applaud the idea its not doing us any favours guys.
Watch this please and tell me how doing this kind of street race shit is helping in our quest to be considered a feasible and safe means of transport?
Skip till the second day because the first day looked like closed area racing with some great footage.
Racing through city streets during the day is suicide and someone will die leaving the rest of us to pick up the pieces.
Responsibility lies with the organisers of this event. You can not organise a race across a busy city without attracting idiots who care nothing for their own safety and in relation damage the public perception of our pastime.
Someone will die if you do this again. @sofu@topcloud and the rest of the baeskate crew.
Think carefully before the next event.
I also agree. Some of the riding in that video is irresponsible and wreckless. There is a reason that almost all Motorsports are done on private land or closed roads. Esk8 raceing should be no different.
They were pretty much hoping no cars would come the opposite way, yes they were going against traffic. I remember hearing someone say they had to stop because there was traffic, Idk if that was cars or foot traffic (pedestrians)
In a low traffic area its fine. I’m not the fun police. Carefully monitored racing in a park area is what this is all about but flying through the streets of SF during the day is crazy. I had my doubts before the event and now they have been justified. That RION guy is a fucking idiot who will ruin it for all of us across the world.
Let’s just take a moment to dial back the paranoia and provide some constructive criticism and open conversation. No need to have an all out attack on the organizers that called for riders to obey all traffic laws and respect pedestrians. This was an excellent idea and unfortunately humans are gonna human. When amped up on adrenaline and competitive nature we can do silly things. Again the organizers called for everyone to act in a civil and orderly way