Car Ziplines Over River, I Nearly Have Heart Attack Watching
We open on a scenic family trip through the mountains. “Oh, look at the birds,” cry the children. “Oh, look at the bears.” Smiles and laughter abound.
Until we reach the raging river with no bridge in sight. How ever shall we get across?
“I’ve got an idea, honey,” says the husband. “Why don’t we tie a few cables to some trees and zipline the car across?”
“That’s my little genius right there,” says the wife, clapping excitedly and ruffling her husband’s hair.
Apparently this frightening scenario is not uncommon in Russia. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below as a precious car ziplines over a roaring river (and hits the tree pretty hard maybe?) to the other side:
Car Ziplines Over Russian River
According to AOL Autos, the edge-of-your-seat scene takes place in Siberia, where there is a noted lack of infrastructure (i.e. no gosh darn bridges to get across the river to Grandmother’s house). Naturally ziplining your car across with some spare cables is the next best thing to a bridge. (I do have to wonder: how did everyone else get across? That’s another video worth seeing too.)
I can’t imagine ziplining my car across a white water death trap in this situation. I think I’d just turn around, go home, and see if there were any reruns of The Cosby Show on. I’ll just leave the adventures to the experts.
- Timothy MooreManaging Editor
Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.