Drifting Down The World’s Steepest Street On A Tricycle Is Pure Insanity

I’ve seen some pretty crazy stuff in my life, but this…. THIS looks utterly insane. It’s a sport known as trike drifting, where tricycles (drift trikes) are ridden down steep downhill gradients, typically on paved roads with switchbacks and corners. These drift trikes use slick wheels on the back made of hard plastic and are designed to drift, by intentionally losing traction to the rear wheels and and using the front wheel to counter steer.

The typical speeds you can approach on a trike is anywhere between 25-50 mph. The video takes place at Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand…. oh yeah, and it’s the world’s steepest residential street…. sitting a towering 330 ft above sea level, and 1,150 feet long.

All I have to say is one word…. NOPE! Let us know your thoughts below and don’t forget to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t Reddit)

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