The Most Amazing Bike Ride You'll Ever See [VIDEO]

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Sometimes the best thing to do is to go off the beaten path, especially if you're going to do it with a bike.

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That's the idea behind this awesome ad for the Pinarello Dogma 2, the bike that won the 2012 Tour de France.

The biker, Martyn Ashton, took the $16,000 bike and decided to test its limits, taking it off the road for a challenging ride through forests, creeks, skate parks and beaches. The resulting video is worth watching every second of it.

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Watch the video above to see one of the most epic bike rides you'll ever see and some incredible and acrobatic stunts you didn't even think were possible to do with a bike.

NASA Astronauts Dressed Like Jedi Monks in 1964

On Aug. 13, 1964, four NASA astronauts participated in desert survival training in the dusty sands of Reno, Nev. John Young, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong and Deke Slayton wore brightly-colored parachute fabric that made the space travelers look like some sort of intergalactic Jedi monks. Add a Wookiee to the mix and you have the premise for a Star Wars sequel starring real life space heros. Image courtesy of NASA

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