What went down
Just yesterday at 1:05 pm, a video was uploaded onto YouTube featuring a cyclist trying his best to keep up with traffic along the roads of Woodlands Avenue 7.
Now, I’ve seen cyclists do some dangerous stuff before, but this is my first time seeing something of this nature. Honestly, I’m surprised that he even has the muscle strength to cling onto his ‘rides’ while cycling at a high speed.
Based on the comments, we can only assume that the cyclist was performing motor pacing – a form of training for competitive cyclists where they draft behind a pace-controlled vehicle.
While it is legal for cyclists to cycle on the road (given that they follow the proper safety regulations and wear a helmet), motor pacing is often used as an advanced technique for highly skilled cyclists. This cyclist, on the other hand, did not seem to be a competitive cyclist and was not properly equipped with the right gear for such training.
While this cyclist got off perfectly unharmed from his ‘grab & hitch’, what he did was incredibly dangerous and could result in a potentially fatal accident.
Netizens also shared the same sentiment, with some complimenting the humorous background music.
What do you guys think? Was this dangerous stunt part of motor pacing or was the cyclist just really overwhelmed on the road?