If you’re a creature of the internet, you’re no stranger to first-person wipeout videos. It’s pretty standard practice for an athlete to strap a GoPro to their helmet while participating in action sports to broadcast extreme escapades to the world. Except sometimes, accidents happen, and we witness a gnarly crash.
Such is the case with road cycling legend Joaquim Rodriguez, who tumbled down a ravine during a leisurely ride over the weekend. According to Deadspin, Rodriguez eschewed participating in the Tour Down Under -- Australia’s equivalent of the Tour de France -- opting to ride his bike for fun. Instead, his brakes locked during a downhill stretch, causing him to fly down a hill faster than you can say “human projectile.”