Sledding down an empty road in Birmingham, AL

The gentleman in this video claims to hit 30 mph while sledding down Birmingham's Crestwood Boulevard. I have no idea whether or not this is true, but knowing the intersection he's sledding past (I used to live right near there), it would certainly be a hell of a ride down a long stretch of steady grade. Other context that makes this video more fun: Crestwood is (as the "boulevard" implies) a multi-lane, divided small highway that's usually filled with cars going 55 mph in a 40 mph zone. The fact that this man is not hit by a car is a testament to how much the city has been shut down by the recent snow and ice.

Oh, and, finally, all those people going "wooo!" as he passes are standing outside of the neighborhood bar. Natch.

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  1. Jardine

    I could probably do that on my road, but for some reason, assholes keep plowing it.

  2. bobizumi

    PEDANTIC NERD ALERT! Using "advanced" tools (google maps and timing the video from one point to another) it takes the sledder approx 10 seconds to cover 400 feet. (passes under traffic lights at 1:35s to crossing an easily distinguishable road sign/light at 1:45s) Around 27 miles/hour! The clue to making this possible comes when the sledder notes he's turning onto 54th street, giving me the cross-street to help locate his slide location. I'm amazed he got his speed that close (his 30 Mile/hour claim)

  3. NashRambler

    . . .and there's a tree.

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