Mishchenko and his fellow cyclists had no idea that their peaceful ride down the Cape of Good Hope would turn into a scary unforgettable chase. They were preparing for the Cape Argus Tour, which is a cycling event held in South Africa. They were thinking to stretch out their legs and the Cape of Good Hope seemed to be a good place for it.
However, an unexpected surprise was awaiting them by the ocean side…
While they were riding down the road, Mishchenko was filming the entire journey as he went. He couldn’t miss the chance to capture the beautiful nature surrounding them, it all looked very calm – until a wild animal jumped off the side of the road. None of the men wasn’t expecting this to happen… It was an ostrich!
Mishchenko was behind this wild bird, he managed to record the entire chase. He watched horrifically as the giant animal chased his friends in front. All he could do is keep peddling.
Soon the cyclists realize that the huge bird had no intention to hurt them, he just couldn’t resist joining them in the race. Mishchenko couldn’t hold back his laughter at the hilarious sight..
He thought he was going to fall off of his bike from laughing so hard.
“It was a little scary at first,” he confessed. Then, he said, he started laughing.
The ostrich had no difficulty keeping up with the 30 mph bicycle speeds — which is not surprising since ostriches can travel at up to 45 mph, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Luckily the creature decided to leave us alone, as we were running out of road. The Cape of Good hope is a dead end way,” Mishchenko wrote.
“My guess, he wanted to show off in front of his girlfriend. I bet she was very impressed!”
Take a peek at the funny video below, no doubt this excited ostrich gave these two bicyclists a ride they will remember for a very long time!