Video: Defying Gravity, Cody Kaiser Hops Up the Stairs Without Pedaling – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships

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Screenshot: Cody Kaiser hopping the barriers at the U23 2014 Cyclocross National Championships.

Screenshot: Cody Kaiser hopping the barriers at the U23 2014 Cyclocross National Championships.

Cody “The Kid” Kaiser of Cal Giant finished third in the 2014 U23 , behind teammates Logan Owen and Yannick Eckmann. Owen completed an unprecedented run on nine-straight National Championships with his first-year U23 win.

Yet the ninety percent of the Interweb’s attention may have been on Kaiser’s feat of riding the “Belgian” stairs each lap during the U23 race.

Watch Cody Kaiser pull off the impressive feat in our videos below, and on Facebook.

Video: Cody Kaiser Hopping the Stairs Without Pedaling at the U23 2014 Cyclocross National Championships:


Cyclocross Magazine was on there on the spot, and captured two different videos of Kaiser’s feats. Common consensus seems to be Kaiser defies gravity by somehow accelerating up the stairs without pedaling.

How did Kaiser do it, and how did he react to the Internet fame? See his reaction and explanation in Cyclocross Magazine’s post-hopping interview here.

Also see Junior Maxx Chance hop the same stairs in the Junior race the next day. Chance, who lives in Boulder nearby the park, said he first did it on his road bike a few years ago.




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