Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Ride the log
This is an out of left field post. What we've got here is video of the Onbashira Festival that is held once every six years in Nagano, Japan.
Why are we showing this to you? Because it's from Japan, and everything from Japan is awesome. It also may be the craziest "sport" I've seen in well, pretty much forever. Essentially, you get on a log with 30 other guys, hang on tight, and try not to get killed as the log barrels down a hill at 25 mph. Only residents of Suwa city in Nagano are allowed to ride the log, so don't worry, you can't do this.
This sport has a track record of horrific injuries and deaths, which is what happens when you try and ride a multi-ton log. Don't worry, everyone in the video from 2004 was ok. Maybe if we work hard we can bring this sport to America. Or maybe not.