Biker Does the Narrows
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Local Daredevil Pits Skills Against Bridge
"I've done a lot of crazy things," said Ault. "But this is one I won't repeat."
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A Hoodsport man, Ron Ault, has tackled the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and won---sort of.
Ault added the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to his growing list of accomplishments(?) this weekend, when he rode an off-road motorcycle up one of the cable stays that support the bridge. He used no safety lines. Getting down, however, proved to be a bit too much.
"You can say I beat the bridge," said Ault, "And you can also say the bridge beat me."
Ault's bike was lifted up to the small walkway that ascends the cable stay by half a dozen strong friends. Then he rode straight to the top without stopping.
"I got the bike turned around at the top without too much trouble," he said. "But, to be perfectly honest, the ride up there bugged me a little bit. I sat there looking at that long hill down, and I just sort of choked."
Ault was helped back to the bridge deck by local firefighters and rescue personnel.
"The guy really did it all himself," said John Burger, rescue coordinator. "We stayed with him all the way down though. We made him put on a safety harness, and we relayed the safety cables past all the handrail stanchions. It was pretty good practice for us."
Ault was promptly arrested on the car deck, and his motorcycle was impounded.
A spokesperson for the Pierce County Sheriff's office was quoted as saying, "This (expletive expletive) has got to stop!"
See Tacoma's New Narrows Bridge Page D-4
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