15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Steam machine in Russia
An handcrafted "Steam Unimoto" made by a kazakh man. To start it you must to light coal long time before and wait for a right pressure of the boiler. The steam to freezes on the rider immediately by the low temperature. Unimotorcyle racing started in the 1980s in Florida, a fact few will find surprising. The "sport" quickly spread to Europe and beyond. A Russian unimotocyclist named Dmitry Gorbunov attended the Elefantentreffen biker rally in Germany in 2002, and thought it wasn't nutty enough. So two years later, he decided to go racing on ice.
Togliatti, Russia, where the temperature never climbed above -10 degrees Fahrenheit. The event drew about 1,000 spectators and 35 unimoto riders, many of whom came from hundreds of miles away.
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