Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Ghost Riding Competition

See who can get their bike going the furthest without a rider.
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The competition would be held on a long stretch or road, possibly a drag strip. The competitors would ride their bikes up to speed and jump off letting their bikes continue riderless for as far as it can before falling over.

The exciting part would be seeing how riders would get off a bike going full speed without killing themselves. The rules would be they could wear any kind of footwear they want that doesn't have wheels and they'd have to dismount without falling.

We did this as kids so it's WKTE, but the idea of making it an official sport at motor raceways hasn't been done before as far as I know.

doctorremulac3, Jun 05 2019


       Would parachutes be allowed ?
8th of 7, Jun 05 2019

       Nope. The entertaining part would be seeing somebody successfully (or not successfully) get off a bike going 50 miles per hour without wiping out.   

       You can wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads.   

       I'm trying to find the bike speed record and only see stuff upwards of 200 miles per hour with people slip streaming behind cars or doing down hill. By that measure I can fly at over 200 miles per hour at least until I hit the ground.
doctorremulac3, Jun 05 2019

       We agree that contact with the ground is definitely the tricky part.
8th of 7, Jun 05 2019

       You say parachutes are not allowed, but in fact an ejector seat and a parachute would be a useful, and fun, feature on a motorbike. If a car pulls out of a side junction ahead of you, and you know in an instant that you're about to hit the side of the car at full speed, activate the ejector seat which hurtles you 50 metres up in the air, after which you parachute safely down onto the burning wreckage of your bike.

If you're really not allowing parachutes in this idea, my choice then is a suit covered in airbags which explosively inflate as you jump backwards off the bike.
hippo, Jun 05 2019

       //We agree that contact with the ground is definitely the tricky part.//   

       At the risk of celebrating barbaric entertainment it would also be the entertaining part.   

       Now if you really want to be crazy you could just cut out the bike all together and.... ugh, this is crazy. I'll post it as a separate idea.
doctorremulac3, Jun 05 2019


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