Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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The Greatest Challenge of All Time

A game.
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Four round rails, mostly parallel and square to eachother, arranged in the most unruly fashions for 5 miles down a mountian. You are given four unicycle type objects with solid platforms instead of a seat, and with wheels that have a concave outer rim, to slightly grab the rail. Two for your feet and two for your hands, you slowly arrange your four "points" (the name for each wheel structure) and rush through the middle of this four railed tunnel balancing your four points with the upmost dexterity.

One false move and you lose a point. It's all downhill from there. People who make it to the end are well documented and reach godly status. I knew this one guy who made it past the first turn.

daseva, Jul 11 2005

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[po, Jul 11 2005]

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       I think you have dislocated your right foot before you even start.
po, Jul 11 2005

       This is like that thing with the wire loop, isn't it? The one where you follow a crazy-shaped wire path without touching it. But on an insane scale and at mad speeds. Excellent.
moomintroll, Jul 11 2005

       Woooooaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh HELLPPPPPPPPPP....(bing bang crash boing badoing CRUNCHHH thud thud thud... moan...)
david_scothern, Jul 11 2005

       I think course designers would become as well known as riders. I'd ride this, but only on courses where I could trust the designer.
normzone, Jul 11 2005

       Seems like this sport would exclude participation from (but create many) people lacking a limb or few.
sophocles, Jul 11 2005

       I guess there could be a saftey cord thing, but that excludes you from the race to godliness.   

       Great for ninja training, BTW.
daseva, Jul 11 2005

       Your test subject scares me deeply.
hidden truths, Jul 12 2005

       You could motorise each 'point' and have stupendous courses twisting around futuristic cityscapes.
pooduck, Jul 12 2005

       Maybe this is what they used in early prototypes of rollercoasters, before they got wise and built the little cars to sit in.   

       "Rollercoaster with human body chassis"   

       <aside>And isn't the category "game: physical" redudant with "sport"?</a>
sophocles, Jul 12 2005

       Is poker a sport?
daseva, Jul 12 2005

       Poker's not a sport, by my definition:   

       Sport: A game in which it would be very difficult to eat a sandwhich while playing.   

       By that definition, golf isn't really a sport, which is OK by me!
sophocles, Jul 12 2005

       Just walking down the street without mishap is the greatest challenge of all time for me. This would utterly ruin me.
Machiavelli, Jul 12 2005

       [soph] what about snooker? that's a tough one.
pooduck, Jul 13 2005

       I've eaten a sandwich whilst cycling; does that count?
Ling, Jul 13 2005

       [Ling] was it difficult?
pooduck, Jul 13 2005

       It would have been if I only had one arm
Ling, Jul 13 2005

       I assume that is a no then (apologies if I am mistaken), and therefore cycling is not a sport.
pooduck, Jul 13 2005

       An unusual stance for an antipodean.
wagster, Jul 13 2005

       Did not Julius Caesar once eat a sandwich while killing a man?
daseva, Jul 13 2005

       The Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich so he could eat while playing cards. Maybe you've confused him with Julius Caeser?
Minimal, Jul 13 2005

       Hmm... Maybe it was some grapes or something he was eating.
daseva, Jul 13 2005

       It couldda been a sandwich, he just wouldn't have called it a sandwich as Earl of Sandwich had not named it yet.

Maybe it was a Ceasar salad, that he had just invented???
Minimal, Jul 13 2005

       I find the "sandwhich rule" works well in showing you when your cycling is just "transportation" or mild activity, vs. when it is a sport.   

       This human rollercoaster is definately a sport, as not even the mythical ninjas could do this while easily eating a sandwhich.
sophocles, Jul 13 2005

       Would that make speed sandwich-eating the mother of all non-sports?
hidden truths, Jul 14 2005

       You should have used "red-eye reduction" when you made your diagram, unless your subject is actually bleeding from the eyes, of course. I think if you were to attach boots and gloves to the "points" instead of having just platforms people would stand a better chance of going more than a couple of metres without falling off. (But I guess that's part of the "challenge")
Canuck, Jul 14 2005

       I would opt for a handle/foot strap on some skate wheels. [link] Those unicycles are WAY too fucking long. Shorten that up and an actual human being could maybe accomplish it.
Eugene, Jul 14 2005

       I saw a hot dog eating contest on ESPN (sports news network) the other day.   

       Yes, [Canuck], it wouldn't be much of a challenge then. The rushing air is practically sucking his eyeballs out.
daseva, Jul 14 2005


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