by Matthew Cobb
This popped up in my Tw*tter feed yesterday, from experimental evolution ace Richard Lenski (@RELenski). It’s not new, but it is scary. Here’s the picture Richard re-tweeted:
And yes it is real. In 2006, mountain bikers Hans Rey and Steve Peat decided to ride their bikes along a narrow ledge of the cliffs of Moher in Ireland. These massive cliffs have a sheer drop of 600ft down into the pounding Atlantic – they featured in David Lean’s epic film (did he make any other kind?) Ryan’s Daughter. There’s more detail of the trip, along with some pics, here. I’ve reproduced a few, plus a nausea-inducing video.
And remember folks, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!