Very Odd

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by SimpleSimon, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Large Filipino doesn't come around here much anymore, and I am unsure if he will post this picture, so I decided to do so.

    Picture taken by LF today while waiting for a bus in Denver

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  2. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Wow..thats insane !!!!! I guess if you can ride one of those big wheels... the snow ain't no problem.
  3. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Absolute craziness in the snow!
  4. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Simon, that is a very brave, Large Filipino

  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I think I would have a shop lace up an aero wheel for the bone crusher to help with that cross wind.
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Wasn't LF riding that thing, he just took the pic. Said he was at a bus stop waiting with another guy for a city bus when he saw that wingnut riding up the road toward him. There's a camera phone video clip that goes with that still.
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Simon, sorry . I went back and reread the first post. Thought LF was too smart to try that but then people thought I was too smart to try some thing like that also.

    Couldn't help myself. It was always the challenge.

  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I understand. Back in '92, a friend in Houston built a uni-wheel ride, with an old Honda 750 twin powering an 8 ft diameter wheel. It had a pair of "training wheel" outriggers that you retracted manually once you hit about 5-8 mph with it, and he claimed it would do 140 mph. I never got anywhere near that speed in it, but I rode it from Houston to Austin at freeway speeds (75-80 mph) with him following me in his pickup.

    That thing was INSANE!! Let out the clutch, get it rolling straight, retract the outriggers and twist the throttle, going up through the gears - it would out accelerate anything he ever ran it side by side with. He used to hit the amateur drag races with it, and ALWAYS collected a crowd.

    Sadly, it ended up killing him - best we could figure one of the rim bearings failed and the rollers the rim ran in locked up - he gerbiled it down the San Antonio freeway about 40 miles out of SA from Houston at about 120 mph. Lost it on an upslope to a county road overpass - witnesses said he was spinning insanely fast when it drifted off the pavement, nit a hump in the dirt, and CLEARED the overpass. What a mess.

    It was enormous fun, but looking back, that coulda been me
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    There's a guy up here that has one of those Penny-farthing bikes. We've been kicking around the idea of putting a friction drive on it for the 4th Of July parade.