Cardrona stuntman Ian Soanes has successfully ridden down
Dunedin's Baldwin St on a motorcycle on one wheel in a
Encouraged by the crowd which lined either side of the
world's steepest street for the 5pm attempt, Mr Soanes edged
his way carefully down the down the slope to complete the
wheelie descent in about a minute.
"Man, that was a whole lot harder than I thought it would
be," he said at the bottom.
Not content with the descent, the daredevil then rode back up
the street on one wheel.
Mr Soanes, who owns and operates the Cardrona Adventure Park
in the Cardrona Valley, has fashioned a 30-year stunt career
during which he has jumped monster trucks over aeroplanes and
through burning double-decker buses, been the first person to
wheel-stand a tractor and performed leaps on motorcycles.