Here we have a perfect illustration of how alcohol, when added to the bloodstream of an otherwise moderately talented rider, can turn him into a veritable cabbage when it comes to controlling a vehicle.
This experiment was carried out on a closed course at low speed in a foreign country after the rider in question had sampled a few Belgian brews, before deciding it might be fun to enter the gymkhana.
What scientists – and indeed our own experiments in discos – will confirm, is that a very small amount of alcohol can loosen your inhibitions. As a result you feel more willing to take part in dancing, mingling with the other sex or in this instance, motorsport. As the dosage is increased however, the benefits of ‘loosening up’ fall by the wayside as suddenly you become a John Travolta, Casanova or in this case Evel Knievel. Only without the skills.
As you will witness in the video, consumption here breached the ‘I’m going to have go’ limit of a pint, and marched on towards the ‘I’m fookin’ genius me’ of several ales.
The results of this experiment are clear. Our British drink-drive limits are there for a reason…
Thanks to Eden of ILC for the video.
Sena Prism competition
As you all know, we have a £200 Sena Prism action camera and accessories to give away every month (as used by SLUK). Check out our review here: Sena Prism bluetooth helmet cam
If you’d like to be in with a chance to win one, enter your video here it doesn’t have to be Spielberg quality, Marty won a camera last month for an inventive video filmed using a mobile phone. Come on folks get your entries in…