Downhill longboarder gets hiding from cow

ninemsn staff
6:26pm December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013: A skateboarder with a camera mounted on themselves as they sped down a country road has filmed the moment several stray cows got in the way, knocking him over and sending him flying.

When this skater saw the herd of cows standing on the road in front as she sped toward them her the first thought that went through head may have been "hey cows! Moooove!".

Longboarder Amanda Roden last week set off for a high-speed cruise down the Maryhill Loops Road, the first asphalt road built in the US state of Washington, Right This Minute reports.

The road is privately owned by the Maryhill Museum of Art and closed to traffic — but that does not stop some of the local cows from walking across it.

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Strapped up with pads and a helmet fitted with a GoPro camera, Ms Roden is no novice when it comes to downhill longboarding.

She takes off down the hill quickly gaining speed as she careens along the winding mountain road.

As she barrels down to a hairpin corner a group of heifers are visible on the roadside, watching the fast moving object coming towards them.

When the cows finally decide to make a move, they head off directly in the skater's path.

With no time to react the skater crashes straight into the startled cow's hide.

The last thing the camera captures is the rolling hill, sky and road as Ms Roden's GoPro tumbles over and over.

The two cows are reported to be fine but the incident should be taken as a warning for longboarders and street lugers who use the road for the International Downhill Federation World Cup Series each year.

Other than a hoof-shaped bruise on her thigh, Ms Roden was fine too.

Once she and her friends reached the bottom of the hill they hiked back to the top and did it all over again.

Source: LPE360, Right This Minute
Author: Nicholas McCallum, Approving editor: Martin Zavan

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