WEBVTT 00:00:00.240 --> 00:00:01.630 TOM: Ready? 00:00:01.630 --> 00:00:03.020 PAUL: Yeah. 00:00:03.020 --> 00:00:04.410 TOM: Pedal. 00:00:04.410 --> 00:00:05.109 [CREAKING] 00:00:05.109 --> 00:00:06.499 PAUL: Back. 00:00:06.499 --> 00:00:07.899 TOM: Yep. 00:00:07.899 --> 00:00:12.290 I am in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains, 00:00:12.290 --> 00:00:15.400 about an hour north of Venice, in Italy. 00:00:15.400 --> 00:00:18.660 And this is a place called Ai Pioppi, The Poplars. 00:00:18.660 --> 00:00:23.849 40 years ago, a man called Bruno opened a restaurant 00:00:23.849 --> 00:00:25.599 and then, he learned to weld, 00:00:25.599 --> 00:00:29.509 and he thought, okay, I'll make some small bits of playground equipment 00:00:29.509 --> 00:00:32.240 for the kids who come to my restaurant. 00:00:32.240 --> 00:00:39.090 Well, it's now 40 years later, and Bruno's welding looks like this. 00:00:39.090 --> 00:00:43.880 This is the terrifying Wheel of Death? Bicycle of Death? 00:00:43.880 --> 00:00:48.110 -- I'm not sure how to translate it -- at Ai Pioppi. 00:00:48.110 --> 00:00:55.110 Like all the rides at this bizarre, kinetic, playground, theme pa--aahh!--rk -- 00:00:55.740 --> 00:01:00.210 it is entirely human-powered. 00:01:00.210 --> 00:01:05.259 Everything here has no more energy that what people put into it, 00:01:05.259 --> 00:01:06.539 in this case by pedalling. 00:01:06.539 --> 00:01:11.219 There are all sorts of bizarre contraptions, and -- 00:01:11.219 --> 00:01:12.270 Augh! 00:01:12.270 --> 00:01:14.380 Go on! 00:01:14.380 --> 00:01:16.499 [BOTH YELL] 00:01:16.499 --> 00:01:19.670 Here we go! 00:01:19.670 --> 00:01:21.780 Pedal! Pedal! 00:01:21.780 --> 00:01:23.890 [LOUD YELLING] 00:01:23.890 --> 00:01:29.179 Go on! Go on! Yes! 00:01:29.179 --> 00:01:31.289 [MORE YELLING] 00:01:31.289 --> 00:01:38.289 It is astonishing. It exists only in -- come on! 00:01:40.799 --> 00:01:42.920 Keep pedalling! 00:01:42.920 --> 00:01:49.119 That is... oh boy, that's my phone! 00:01:49.119 --> 00:01:52.999 That's my phone. That's my phone. 00:01:52.999 --> 00:01:58.389 All right, let's -- oh, here we go again. 00:01:58.389 --> 00:01:59.200 Break there? 00:01:59.200 --> 00:02:01.639 PAUL: I'm done. 00:02:01.639 --> 00:02:06.979 TOM: So, um, I might have broken my phone. 00:02:06.979 --> 00:02:09.160 Good news! I didn't break my phone. 00:02:09.160 --> 00:02:11.890 Bad news: I did break my face. 00:02:11.890 --> 00:02:14.030 About five minutes after filming that. 00:02:14.030 --> 00:02:15.500 Entirely my fault, not theirs. 00:02:15.500 --> 00:02:18.040 I ran on a bit of metal that I shouldn't have done. 00:02:18.040 --> 00:02:21.690 Tripped, fell face first, next thing I know a lovely Italian doctor 00:02:21.690 --> 00:02:24.690 is putting seven stitches into my cheek. 00:02:24.690 --> 00:02:28.820 Obviously there's an acceptable level of risk when you go and do something like this. 00:02:28.820 --> 00:02:32.700 If you're not willing to take that risk, then don't go, but -- 00:02:32.700 --> 00:02:34.620 I do recommend you do. It is wonderful, 00:02:34.620 --> 00:02:38.850 everyone there was wonderful, they provided first aid as well. 00:02:38.850 --> 00:02:42.530 But if you go: please, don't get reckless. Don't do what I did. 00:02:42.530 --> 00:02:46.530 Don't think you're invincible just 'cos you've done a couple of somersaults on a bike. 00:02:46.530 --> 00:02:50.950 Follow the safety warnings, be really careful, and I'll see you around. 00:02:50.950 --> 00:02:52.740 And if there's no video next week, 00:02:52.740 --> 00:02:55.569 it is because I'm having seven stitches removed from my face! 00:02:56.080 --> 00:02:58.080 [Translating this video? Add your name here if you'd like credit!]