Sports are fun, right? You get to go outside, smell the dirt, use your muscles, hear the wind in the trees. It’s all fun and games until a goddamn bear shows up to eat you.
Mountain biking at the Rio Olympics doesn’t start until this Saturday, but the event is already running into problems. Specifically, the course is on fire.
This video is from Cairns, Australia, site of this year's Union Cycliste International Mountain Bike World Cup. In it, a spectator is seen riding a bike down the course and crashing violently, smacking his head several times on the ground before coming to a stop.
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