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Old 06-10-11, 10:05 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-23-11, 06:44 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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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I kept waiting for the tallbike to appear...
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Old 06-24-11, 12:42 AM   #7
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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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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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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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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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