Out of the way!

I’ve always thought it would be fun to do some sort of street luge on one of Montreal’s steepest streets. Peel, Mountain, St. Jacques, any street in southern Outremont…

This weekend some people fulfilled that fantasy on Camilien Houde. Though the speeds they reached weren’t exactly super-sonic, the view from inches above the ground is a lot different at 100 kph. It’s all part of Top Challenge, an annual Bud Light-sponsored (Bud Light? Ick!) gravity-powered street race. (The video of last year’s race gives a good idea what’s going on)

The results are here, and photos on Flickr.

If the popularity of this increases, we’ll probably be seeing more videos like this of people doing this on their own.

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