How to Ride a Bike

By Shamus
on May 30, 2007
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Totally unrelated to video games, roleplaying, or geek culture, I post this for no other reason than I find it to be an admirable demonstration of raw skill.

How to ride a bike

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1818 comments. (18 is the only non-zero number that equals twice the sum of its decimal digits.)

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  1. Myxx says:

    I’m sure we’ll be seeing that guy on Mtv’s “Scarred” before too long… http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/scarred/series.jhtml

  2. Gothmog says:

    Wow! That was some CRAZY, right there.

    Very impressive. :)

  3. Browncoat says:

    Boy, he’s got some set of palantirs on him, huh?

  4. I’m just amazed that he doesn’t taco his rims.

    That’s a solidly-built mountain bike.

    Oh, yeah, and I guess he’s pretty good, too…

  5. Kilroy says:

    #4 That is a Trials Bike, you will notice that there is no seat, or even a seatpost. That is to get the extra leverage that you need to peform trials. Also the tires are made from a very sticky (in comparison to regular MTB tires) rubber, perhaps grippy is a better term. Much lower pressure too.

    I hold trial riders in awe at the feats that they do on their bikes, and if you ever get a chance to watch a competition, perhaps google trials events in your area, I would strongly recommend it.

    I had the honor of judging an event a few years ago, WOW!!! is about all I could say.

  6. theonlymegumegu says:

    I love seeing displays of human skill like that, as well. If you’d like to enjoy some others, check these out:

    Acrobalance competitions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jkjSF2VwP4

    Parkour: http://www.tysoncecka.com/archive/uw-06-parkour-sampler-redux

  7. Inane Fedaykin says:

    What song is playing in the background?

  8. Zerotime says:

    It’s just a touch more impressive when it’s done on a motorbike.

  9. Sebastian says:

    Inane@7: “Going the Distance”, by Cake.

  10. RedHillian says:

    Inane Fedaykin: the song is “Going The Distance”, by Cake.

  11. Pixy Misa says:

    I wanna see the outtakes.

  12. GEBIV says:

    Big deal. He’s only using one wheel most of the time. I ALWAYS keep both on the ground myself…

  13. Paul says:

    Yeah, there are a few edits in that. I’m sure he’s got his share of bruises and scrapes.

  14. Marmot says:

    I really liked that one, as usual with such demonstrations. (Though my skill at bikes is at like 0 ranks) Still, it’s a great thing to see!

  15. Hikari says:

    Oh my god tha5t was cool

  16. mark says:

    liked the song more than the video, cake are awesome!

  17. Carl the Bold says:

    Well, the guy on two wheels was impressive, and the guy on one wheel (see link in post 13 above) was even better.

    BUT!

    I can do that with no wheels.

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