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When it comes to dangers in the world, few things will ever be able to top weather as a risk-inducing phenomenon, from earthquakes to tornadoes and everything in between. Heavy rains have recently been pummeling Florida, and they totally ruined the day of at least one person who busted his or her ass on the local news. Check it out.
Thankfully, it looks like the only thing that was injured was the biker’s sense of pride, as eating it like that on a public street isn’t the best way to spend part of an afternoon. At least there probably weren’t that many people around, given the flooding waters. Of course, if it wasn’t flooding, then the biker probably wouldn’t have been bamboozled by that curb, and there wouldn’t have been any cameras there to capture said bamboozling.
Like a good news team, the people at WFTS Action News stuck with the biker after that epic fall, capturing the person’s shortlived return to the seat for a few seconds before getting off and carrying it up a step. “Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, and on the local news no less, the shame is still mine. I’m always ashamed.” At least there was a sense of anonymity happening here, and the person probably didn’t realize he or she was being watched by Tampa denizens, and eventually the Internet.
The video, shared on Twitter, obviously couldn’t offer any details about the bike-riding-and-occasionally-not-riding traveler, but we like to think that backpack was full of things that would have made this wet tumble even worse. Like a loaf of bread, four bags of potato chips, a Faberge egg, a Honus Wagner baseball card, a mogwai, the Wicked Witch of the West, and some sea monkeys. Well, I guess that last one wouldn’t be so bad.
After watching that video, you’re probably interested in seeing someone else making an even bigger mess of things involving a two-wheeled vehicle and water. Look no further than the video below, which features one of the most violent face-smashings I’ve ever seen.
The moral of this story is: Always ride as if there is a street curb a few feet in front of you.