Saturday Night Links: The World’s Most Dangerous Sport

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This is crazy. Via Petrolicious:

Motor skiing is just one of the forms of skijoring. Other forms are being towed behind a horse, dog, or snowmobile. Skijor raced are held in many countries that have snow during the winter. The longest skijor race is in Kalevala, Russia and is 270 miles long.
Nobody knows the country of origin for sure, but it is believed that the first races were held in Scandinavia. Bavaria, Germany, is another place where motor skiing is thought to have originated. Around 1955, a group of crazy Germans decided to hold races in which they towed themselves around at high speeds with Porsches, Volkswagens, and motorbikes. They navigated race courses at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

Car… Ice… Skiing… What could possibly go wrong?

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Here’s a video of the “most dangerous sport in the world.”

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Still looks crazy…

Comments
  • KingShamus January 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Yeah, that’s nuts. I’m sure people died doing this. But it does look fun as hell.

    Thanks for the linkage, Steve. Happy New Year!

    • steve January 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      If there weren’t so many other cars that would be fun as heck.

  • 5etester January 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Steve, I’ll bet you got pulled behind a car on a toboggan in your youth too. Ah, the good ole days when we didn’t worry about stuff like carbon monoxide poisoning or getting run over by cars.

    • steve January 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Maybe…

  • Zilla January 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you for the linky, I hope you like your award!
    I had better not let hubby & the kids learn about that crazy sport or they will want to do it!

    • steve January 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Very happy and thanks! Agreed, don’t let the family try this sport.

  • Citizen Tom January 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Safer than walking of a cliff, a fiscal cliff.

    • steve January 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      For sure.

  • John Carey January 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Talk about a crazy sport. Thanks for the link Steve.

    • steve January 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

      You’re welcome.

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire January 6, 2013 at 7:14 am

    That’s a race I would be glad to finish last.
    Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve January 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

      I think I would be glad to simply finish.

  • LD Jackson January 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Thanks for the link, Steve. I just have one thing to say about this new “sport” you have discovered. Those people are crazy. I wouldn’t have even tried something like that when I was an ignorant teenager.

    • steve January 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

      They must have been really bored to think dream up something like that.

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