Video shows ‘the extreme unicyclist’ cycle 166 metres above water across narrow ledge of Romanian dam

Flaviu Cernescu has rereleased his amazing balancing act over Vidraru Dam.

Ryan Ramgobin
Thursday 14 January 2016 12:47
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Unicycle on Vidraru Dam

In August 2014, Flaviu Cernescu – dubbed ‘the extreme unicyclist’, risked his life cycling across the narrow ledge of the Vidraru Dam in Romania.

The drop? A mere 166 metres.

Why? For a television show called World’s Most Talented that broadcasted in 2015.

The gripping footage shows the stunt from the perspective of Mr Cernescu, who sets off from the ledge at a fast pace, fully stretching his arms to establish a balance.

Video shows ‘the extreme unicyclist’ cycle 166 metres above water across narrow ledge of Romanian dam

He rereleased the footage on his YouTube channel on 6 January; and judging from his responses to comments, he was not fazed by the challenge.

Tomáš Jeziorský commented, “Do you realize that you could die at every second? Just a wind suddenly blows a bit more or your wheel slips or... huh. But still admirable courage.”

Mr Cernescu coolly replied, “Well, it was not so bad :)”

He also described his feelings during the stunt: “I can't relate to it now. It was like a dream :)”

“Okay, it is like you are really focused on the environment and your senses are in overdrive. It is okay!”

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