Video: Pro Bike Racer Chased by Peregrine Falcon

The peregrine falcon is a pint-sized rocket with razor-sharp talons capable of hitting speeds of 200 mph.

Gee Atherton is a professional downhill bike racer sponsored by those speed-loving, outlandish event-promoting folks over at Redbull.

Maybe someone drank too much Redbull and then came up with the idea to have Gee and a peregrine falcon race in the rugged hills near Antur Stiniog, North Wales. And when I say race, I mean strap bait on Gee’s back and then send him down a mountain with a very hungry bird behind him.

The video is testament to just how maneuverable and fast these birds really are.

No wonder they’ve been used by falconers for more than 3,000 years!

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