A Switzerland-based computer programmer and amateur cyclist had the ride of his life Friday, when he was joined on the road by a sprinting wild ostrich.
In the GoPro video he made of the encounter, "you can hear me laughing from my bike," says Oleksiy Mishchenko, who lives in Zurich and works for Google. "I thought I was going to fall off."
Mishchenko was spending a week's vacation in South Africa to cycle in the Cape Argus Tour. On Friday, he and some friends rode out to the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern tip of Africa. The road was deserted.
Out of the corner of his eye, Mishchenko saw a pair of ostriches at the side of the road,