In this week's edition of Extra Reps, we chronicle a group of urban paragliders as the soar above the towns below and much more.
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By Daniel Friedman and Richard O'Brien
May 08, 2014

In this week's edition of Extra Reps: SI Edge's Weekly Picks, we bring you the humor of Jimmy Kimmel's newest pedestrian question that no one can answer, a family of rock climbing bears and the craziest skier on the planet who enjoys BASE jumping while he's out on the slopes.

The Green Machine Takes on the Tour of California


Cannondale cycler Peter Sagan hits the roads of California on Sunday in Sacramento, kicking off the eight-day Tour of California while hoping to up his record for most stage wins in the tour (he’s at 10). The stage race will run north-to-south, traversing 700 miles of scenic roads. The 24-year-old cycler will ride in a new Sugoi “Green Machine” jersey, a design he helped create. — Tim Newcomb

Jimmy Kimmel's New Pedestrian Question: What is Gluten?

"Some people can't eat gluten for medical reasons, but a lot of people in Los Angeles don't eat gluten because someone in their yoga class told them not to," says Kimmel. So, Jimmy decided to send a camera crew out into the a well-known exercise area of LA to see how many people even knew what gluten was. They asked people who were gluten-free a simple question: "What is gluten?"

Rock Climbing Bears 

Does this really need anymore of an explanation?

Skier Films BASE Jump Frontflip with GoPro

Crazy people exist all over the world and have existed forever. Now, we just have the ability to track their exploits via the GoPro camera. In this video, we bring you a skier who would rather BASE jump off the mountain than ski down it. 

Hot Air Balloon Rope Swing

When you put great minds together, they think of great things. When you add in a hot air balloon, wingsuits and a rope swing, things get really interesting. 

NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin's Story, From the NFL to Space

After being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1986 NFL Draft, Leland Melvin went on to earn a masters degree in Materials Science which led him to an opportunity to work for NASA. While working at NASA, he heard from friends that he could have the chance to become an astronaut, something he never imagined possible. 

It's a Good Day For Some Urban Paragliding

Haven't you ever wanted to soar above the city, letting the breeze carry you? Of course you have, you're just not crazy enough to take a leap off the top of your apartment complex with a parachute strapped to your back. Well, this guy isn't worried about the possibility of falling to the ground and actually makes it look rather easy. 

Handlebar Mitts — The Cure for Your Hand's Common Cold

If you’re going biking out in the cold, don’t forget your mitts! This company has you covered with revolutionary hand mitts for bikers.

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