Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Xciting, xtreme double x

Would you be the one under the bike?




I couldn't resist this unseen stunt team archive. Besides that it has two ready made X's in there "Xciting and Xtreme so I just had to post them.

If you look closely under the motorbike you can see the hint of an arm, a bent elbow poking out. Don't panic, it was just the compere, the host playing to the eager crowd. It wasn't the only cute stunt that involved the compere. From jumping bikes to climbing stairs they entertain the crowd, especially the kids who could watch this all day long. To them the "Xtreme" stunt team are always "Xciting." To see my other magnificent men in their flying machines, I mean motorbikes and jumping joyriders from older posts of Ramsey Day click links below. Never mind when I see a elephant fly, if you are a sky watcher you may see or recall a flying motorbike. Yet to see a flying pig but I'm a (cynical) optimist and always hopeful on a island that believes in fairies, myths and legends that it only a matter of time.


Stairlift
Jump to it
Flying motorbike


47 comments:

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I would rather be were you were, behind the camera.

Brad, Boston said...

Flying bike is amazing!

Neva said...

I am with fishing guy....I'll stay BEHIND the camera thank you very much!

Gaelyn said...

I think I'd prefer the stunt stuff to the race. But not the person under the bike. Xtrememly well captured.

photowannabe said...

The x-treme sports are fun and scary to watch. Great shot and choice for the letter X.

Beverley Baird said...

I'm not a fan myself of x-treme sports altho my son is.
Great photo!

Pam said...

B, you should never apologize for showing motorbikes. Like the watcher in the grass. Kinda spooky.

Pam said...

B, you should never apologize for showing motorbikes. Like the watcher in the grass. Kinda spooky.

alicesg said...

Beautiful action shot of the biker but looked so dangerous.

Jacob said...

You have some very interesting people in Ramsey. My wife's grandfather came from the Isle of Man and he was kinda nuts. ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

Evel Knievel Redux!

Rajesh said...

Amazing. Three cheers to this brave hearts.

Brian Miller said...

love it. my youngest loves motorbike stunts. figure i better get insurance before he gets old enough to try himself.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, so right - anything can happen - I'd rather watch than do when it comes to escapades like this - although I did ride some when I was younger and not so brittle. :)

Paula Scott said...

I feel for the mother of that son! I could never watch my boy do stunts like that!

Janie said...

Fun X! The compere's job sounds like the kind of thing a rodeo clown does.
Look out, a flying wallaby may appear tomorrow.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Wow! What an action!

Action-packed event like this is one of my favourite place to take pictures. Bravo, B!

Olivier said...

impressionnant le cascadeur sur sa moto, belle photo

impressive the stunt on his bike, beautiful photo

Jilly said...

You've really covered the letter X and I love the blues in this photograph - they seem to create a pleasing balance. As for the subject, no I'd not like to be the one under the bike!

Roger Owen Green said...

Re: your question: HECK, no! But I like the blue too.

anthonynorth said...

We've chosen a related theme this week - although from slightly different sides of the fence.

RuneE said...

I look forward to the first UFO on The Isle of Man - no, that would be Sky Watch (or perhaps Odd Shot?).

Personally, I would just X it. The UFO I mean...

Reader Wil said...

Great action photo, Babooshka! I prefer to be the photographer in stead of the stuntman!

magiceye said...

wow! xcitingly xtreme for sure!

Keith said...

Xcellent! I would be where you are. No way I would be under that motorbike.

Marie Reed said...

I want one of those skin tight jumpsuits!

Miss_Yves said...

No, I won't ! but I would be the one who this eXcellent photo !

Jim K said...

Looks like fun, but you couldnt pay me to be under the bike.

And I never tire of the motorbike shots, just like the rugby ones.

Anonymous said...

So funny.

Karla said...

We are taking in the Isle of Man when we visit Europe for 3 months. Can you tell me if there are visas or local currency? Where is the best place for Scuba diving? What is the local food speciality?

The French links are very helpful. We hit there in August.

Mojo said...

Ummyeah. Thanks very much, but I'll stick to documenting rather than participating in the stunts. I don't fancy being on either side of this particular bike.

That said, if I got the chance to shoot it from a low angle perspective I might have to take that opportunity. D'ya suppose their insurance underwriters would throw a snit over that one or what?

Abe Lincoln said...

Nope. Not me. I am a chicken. There are too many other things to do before I die.

Gordon said...

I'm no kid, but I enjoy watching xtreme sports like this. You may recall my post of the freestyle motor X team at the Adelaide Show.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice moment you've catched!

Q said...

X-treme is right!
The motor bikes are fun to watch.
I also think anything can happen...we just never know.
Sherry

Virginia said...

Motor bike photography must be so very challenging, but you've got it down B. Sorry about my disappearing post on my Paris blog today. What the....?????? It keeps vanishing. Hurry, you might catch it before the Blogger gremlins take it off!
V

Tanya said...

Awesome coverage! Love that brilliant blue!

Mo said...

Forget the kids I love the stunt machines too

Jay - agent112778 said...

wow great shot :D

Anonymous said...

Just stay behind the camera and take us the photos.

Tash said...

How do they do that!??
Really Xtraordinary too.

Chuck Pefley said...

Yes, it could be me beneath the bike ... but definitely not upon. Would be interesting to see this in video.

gogouci said...

Wow!!! Excellent for sure.

kRiZ cPEc said...

Xceptional! LOL

jay said...

Good grief - no I wouldn't fancy being that compere! Dangerous and Xtreme indeed! LOL!

Love the blue Xs on the ends of the pyramids he's riding on!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful! (Or do I mean X-ellent!)

Leif Hagen said...

I was sitting at an outdoor restaurant last week in LIECHTENSTEIN, another small country. When I saw a guy wearing an ISLE OF MAN T-shirt in front of me, I thought of you and your blog! Regards from EAGAN daily photo

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