Monday, September 14, 2009
Here's a bike video from Germany, earlier this summer - truly wunderbar! It gets better as it goes, so keep watching till the end. The balance and focus demonstrated here is truly astonishing.
Imagine, the thousands of practice hours it takes to learn these skills and get the routine down pat. While it's generally believed that 10,000 hours of experience qualifies one as an expert at something, these two agile athletes probably have 30,000 hours or more in the saddle. Doing what they do requires a lifetime of dedication and daily practice, starting at a very early age.
Like this young lad here, preparing for his career in the Russian circus: