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Dedicated to wheelies

on April 10, 2009

Yes, the elusive wheelie (is that the right word to describe wheelies? Probably not, but just go with me). A while back, a friend sent me a YouTube link to a video of a group of guys riding bikes with quick release front wheels — they’d get pedaling to top speed then do a wheelie letting the front wheel roll to the side.  They’d continue riding on what seemed like these makeshift unicycles for blocks until their speed petered out or they crashed. It was pretty amazing. So, I’ve scoured the Internet for these videos and apparently they’ve been taken down “due to a copyright claim by WMG.” So sad. But I’ve found a few others that are fairly entertaining.

This one is just a normal wheelie, but still a weird video:

The guy lets his front wheel drop on this one:

The kid just starts without the front wheel in this video (hilarious soundtrack):

This one is my favorite because it’s as if he’s trying to do the “one wheel wheelie:”

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