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    Loves to suffer freighttraininguphill's Avatar
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    Video of backwards bike rider and tall bike

    I had an interesting ride a few days ago. Ran into a local guy who builds tall bikes riding his latest creation, "Mighty White". While I was talking to him I noticed a group of cyclists heading our direction. One of them was sitting on the handlebars of a lowrider beach cruiser. He was facing the rear wheel and pedaling the bike forwards while facing backwards. So I whipped out my camera and here is the result. The rider on the tall bike is another guy riding it with the owner's permission.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFhMP1OW0E

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    Holy forum spam, Batman!

    And in related news: Cool bikes, but I kept cringing with the backwards rider, thought he was going to eat pavement a couple times.
    Daily Rider: 2004 GT Avalanche 3.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-Man View Post
    Holy forum spam, Batman!

    And in related news: Cool bikes, but I kept cringing with the backwards rider, thought he was going to eat pavement a couple times.
    Spam posts reported.

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing while I was watching him ride backwards.

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    Axed the spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Axed the spam.
    Thanks!

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    I kept waiting for the tallbike to appear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean7 View Post
    I kept waiting for the tallbike to appear...
    You didn't see it? It was at :10 and again at :55 until the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
    You didn't see it? It was at :10 and again at :55 until the end.
    It was a stab at said tallbike. Sorry that me being a jerk wasn't 100% visible at first (feeling like 2x jerk now... dang it!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean7 View Post
    It was a stab at said tallbike. Sorry that me being a jerk wasn't 100% visible at first (feeling like 2x jerk now... dang it!).
    Not a problem. I wondered if you were kidding aroud, but I wasn't positive so I figured I'd try to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
    Not a problem. I wondered if you were kidding aroud, but I wasn't positive so I figured I'd try to help.
    Nothing kills jackassery like a helpful spirit. Sigh.

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    I can ride a bike backwards while sitting on the handlebars like that. The trick is to force and train yourself to lean / steer opposite of what your brain is telling you to do. It took me a lunch break to start to get it, and a couple more sessions to perfect. I used a BMX bike.
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    You go, guy.

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