VIDEO: Daring Cyclist’s Cliff Jump Caught in Camera by Wife Ends in an Epic Ground Collision

Published 10/09/2023, 1:41 PM EDT

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Picture a lone cyclist, perched atop a steep cliff, peering down into the abyss below and all ready to take a high leap of faith. He was all set to defy gravity, but it seems that the gods of gravity had a different plan in store for him. Hold on tight, because the climax of the stunt will surely gonna leave you awestruck and breathless.

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Recently, a video went viral on Instagram where a cyclist’s daring stunt has created a buzz. All thanks to his adventurous and fearless wife’s camera skills, we got to see how the audacious cliff jump unfolded. The fact that his moves were meticulously captured by his wife made the heart-stopping moment even more special. But did the jump go according to the plans of the audacious cyclist? 

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In the video, a professional cyclist, Danny Fendler, can be spotted cycling at a cliff in Utah. It did not take him a few seconds to jump off the rugged terrain of the cliff. His wife, Alayna Fendler, was shooting the video.

 

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Danny was all decked up in his safety gear and was ready to pedal down to the battlefield. He came towards the edge at mind-boggling speed and pedaled down the cliff. But things suddenly took a disastrous turn.

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Things were going smoothly, when, unfortunately, within the blink of an eye, his bicycle dangerously hit the terrain throwing him off his seat. The bicycle flew away, and he went tumbling upside down. Danny has revealed on his Instagram account that this accident has resulted in his broken collarbone and he will also be going for surgery soon.

 

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A storm took the internet world as fans were all set to dissect the epic video clip. The split-second decision of the cyclist along with his intrepid wife’s dauntless support towards the cyclist’s adrenaline-fueled escapade. 

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The video received more than 15.4k views at the time of writing this article. The cyclist has been receiving love and support from fans and other members of the cycling community.

One of the Instagram users commented, “Wow 🤯Hope your all good man?Sending ya good vibes”.

Another user mentioned how dangerous the leap looked and wrote, “Brutal! After watching this again, as much as a broken collarbone sucks, it looks like it could’ve been way worse.”

“Damn! Hope ya heal up quick and get back to shreddin!”, commented another, wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Another user commented, “My god dude. Hope your healing up and glad it wasn’t worse”, referring to the fact that Fendler turned out to be lucky as the accident could have turned out to be even more dangerous.

“Hope your good I’ve been eyeing that drop up for a min now and to see you crash on it knocks a person down hope your hood and still riding,” commented another user.

While another user wrote, “Aauuggghhhhh 🥵 just yelped out loud in my office”, referring to how he reacted watching the video.

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This tale stands as a prime example of the fact that often things don’t turn out to be as smooth as it has been planned. Often such thrilling escapades take unexpected twists, but that does not always stop adventure enthusiasts from sitting back and not chasing the impossible.

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Disita Sikdar

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Disita Sikdar is a Viral Sports Moments writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed her bachelor's degree in English from Bhawanipur Education Society College affiliated under the University of Calcutta, she will soon be stepping towards pursuing her masters in English. She has experience working as a content creator and social media manager previously.
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Debmallya Chakraborty

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