12 feet to the pedal, 14.5 feet to the seat, and has been dubbed “STOOPIDTALL”.
According to the Huffington Post:
Los Angeles bicyclists who made it to the sixth CicLAvia event Sunday probably made way at one point for the “Stoopid Tall” bike — a 14.5-foot pimped out beach cruiser ridden by the unofficial “King of CicLAvia” — Richie Trimble.
Trimble uploaded footage of his entire ride, from La Cienega Boulevard to Venice Beach, on YouTube Monday. Shot from his perspective on the tall bike, the video is a dizzying, suspenseful horror film for people who are afraid of heights. Harrowing moments include Trimble biking underneath a 405 freeway overpass, his encounter with a kite string and crossing an intersection full of traffic, but there are triumphant details too — the beautiful weather and ocean, a bird’s eye view of LA streets filled with bicyclists and his awesome blue leopard pants.
Oh, and to make matters worse:
The bike isn’t street legal, Trimble also explained, because he technically can’t brake on the Stoopid Tall (that detail puts the video in a whole new light!). There’s also no safe way to fall (shudder), which makes the bike’s maiden voyage all the more remarkable.
Read the whole article here.
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