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10 Extreme Motor Sports for Thrill Seekers


Does doing acrobatics on an airborne motorcycle near the highest mountain in Germany sound like your kind of activity? Well this is the perfect list for you! Sebastian Marko/Getty Images Sport/Red Bull via Getty Images
Does doing acrobatics on an airborne motorcycle near the highest mountain in Germany sound like your kind of activity? Well this is the perfect list for you! Sebastian Marko/Getty Images Sport/Red Bull via Getty Images

Sometimes, as the great B.B. King said, "the thrill is gone." Sure, you loved your car when you first got it, but using it for commuting and running errands can quickly make you feel like you've gone from finding your groove to being in a rut. While you're sitting in traffic, it's easy to wonder if the boredom of inching along and staring at brake lights is all there is. And although doing an extreme sport like a Spartan Race, helicopter snowboarding or BASE jumping sounds good in theory, doesn't having an engine do a lot of the work sound faster and more exciting than having to move yourself?

While responsible ownership of a vehicle and your body is all well and good, sometimes you have to push the limits to bring the thrill back. Launching a snowmobile off a ramp may not endear you to your life insurance agent, but it will certainly remind you that cars, motorcycles and other motorized machines can do so much more than just commute.


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