December 8, 2014

Julien Dupont just found a way to make rollercoasters even scarier (VIDEO) - @WeVisitMexico

For many theme park visitors, summoning up enough courage just to join the queue for the rollercoaster can prove too difficult.

So imagine the sheer guts it took Julien Dupont to ride around a wooden 'coaster in Mexico using his motorbike instead of the customary, purpose-built car.

Dupont, a French trials rider who is known for his Parkour-esque approach to biking, attempted the feat on the Montaña Rusa rollercoaster at La Feria de Chapultepec amusement park in Mexico City.

The ride is 1.2km long and reaches a maximum height of 33m; it's also almost 50 years old – a fact that presumably offered Dupont little comfort in the lead up to the feat.

“This morning, I was very nervous because I’m not used to riding this kind of stuff. It was the sickest ride ever!” he said, immediately after completing the unorthodox course.

The Montaña Rusa was once the world's tallest rollercoaster and Dupont was full of respect and admiration for his theme park playground. “This is why I love Mexico," he told Red Bull afterwards. "This the place where the impossible becomes possible. There’s no place in the world where I could do the same.”


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