Stepping on a slackline will test your balance.
Biking across a slackline? That’s when your insurance company drops you.
But with a little gentle prodding from Red Bull, UCI World Champion Kenny Belaey did something that, like most Red Bull-endorsed derring-do, seems insane:
He biked across a two millimeter rope that was stretched 55 feet across a peak 367 feet up in the air at an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet.
The location was Paradiski, the winter-summer resort and ski haven in the French Alps.
Here’s the video:
As it is with reaching any goal, his practice went in baby steps.
He started at under a foot and slowly raised it to nine feet. It took UCI World Champion Belaey a year of practicing to build up to the stunt.
Good motivation for all you hobbyists heading into the weekend.