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Old 02-22-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Tourists Can Go On a Gut-Wrenching, High-Speed Bobsled Ride Down an Olympic Track.

Over the years I have signed plenty of liability waivers before doing thrill-seeking adventures such as bungee jumping, dog sledding and rock climbing, but I have never had somebody explicitly tell me that I will get injured. Not just a chance of injury here, but a promise of at least some bumps and bruises.

Ride the Bobsled, Luge Track Yourself: Winter Olympic Gold Medal Rush - ABC News
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Absolutely, I would do that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Sounds a lot like mountain biking.

Sign me up!
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I DID!!!!

I rode the Lake Placid bobsled a few years ago. It's very fast and is over with before you know it.

They also make it easy to do. No real athleticism required.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: texas
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Yes I would, no problem. Sounds fun
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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On the recent Winter Olympics, a video was shown taken by a camera mounted on a sled going down the run. The turns came up amazingly quickly at 95 mph with cornering forces of 5 G's. Yikes! I think it was stated that half of the bobsleds crashed on the way down. No, thanks. I wouldn't mind riding a more moderate run, but not that one.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Bobsled? Maybe.

Luge or skeleton? Hell no!
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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If they hadn't had weight limits, I would have been in one long ago.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Reinforced Flexible Flyer sled and a bobsled/luge track. That would be a major rush!
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