Don’t try this at home, kids

File this under Stupid Bike Tricks.

Surveillance video at a railroad crossing near Waterbeach, England shows a woman on a bike blasting past the barriers at an active railroad and stopping her bike in the nick of time as a train zooms by inches from her front wheel. She seems to take stock of her life immediately afterwards.

I’ve seen people pull the same stunt on the Caltrain right-of-way here in the San Francisco Bay Area. One time an engineer even got out of the cab, grabbed a conductor and ran into the passenger area to confront the guy who ran across the front of a moving train as the train approached Castro Street station in Mountain View. The engineer was screaming mad and demanded that the conductor write a ticket to the guy and kick him off of the train.

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