This is why they make you wear helmets, boys and girls.
I never knew the Santa Barbara Road Race was such an intense event, but as the video below will show you, there were literally hundreds of dudes biking their balls off Saturday afternoon to be the first one to cross the finish line. Unfortunately for several of them, one dude ate shit and that started a chain reaction that looked like it was about as much fun as jamming a screwdriver up your peehole.
One of those riders, Mike Allec, is lucky to be alive – or at least not seriously injured – after the crash sent him over the barrier he was riding next to and hanging from a bridge while his bike dropped some 30 feet below.
Crazy Bike Crash At Santa Barbara Road Race Leaves One Cyclist Hanging From Bridge
Mike and his team said they were “very thankful for the outpouring support from many who were there and more importantly those that helped him off of the bridge,” and added, “Words cannot express the gratitude for him being able to walk away from this with road rash, this could have ended much much worse.”
No word what Mike did after he was pulled to safety, but our guess is that it involved some rather heavy drinking.
h/t SB Nation