The impossible climb: No dirt bike has ever made it atop this notorious hillside

The Andler Hillclimb is an annual dirt bike competition that has dirt bikers from around Europe try to reach the top of a really treacherous hillside course in Belgium. It’s been held every year for the last two decades, but so far no one has been able to reach the top. The so-called “impossible climb”, starts out as rough gravel and then switches over to a washboard of rough cliff face designed to throw riders off and send them and their bikes tumbling back down to the base of the…

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#TodayInHistory – August 1

August 1 – Some important events on this day. 30 BC 👉🏼 Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic 527 👉🏼 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire 1086 👉🏼 Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable). In 1066 the course of British history changed forever when William, the Duke of Normandy, landed on the southern coast of England and seized…

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