Funny story. When we were dreaming up tests for Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers, our upcoming special on BBC America (Monday at 10:20/9:30c!), I wanted to test noise-cancelling Bluetooth earpieces by strapping the hosts to the front of a moving train. I was told that would be "too dangerous."

Then I got out to California to shoot the pilot and discover that I would be riding a street luge down a mountain. I love things with wheels that go fast, but I also pretty much just plan on falling off them. So guess what happens when I get on a street luge for the first time?