On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 21:22:02 -0600, A Muzi <[email protected]
>> "Phil Holman" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>Did I imagine this or was the video being run backwards? I recall seeing a preview on TV of a guy
>>>riding a fixed wheel backwards but then didn't watch the rest of the program to find out the
>>>details. Anyone else see this recently?
>Michael Dart wrote:
>> There's a scene in Quicksilver where a bike messenger group does some 'flatland' trick on their
>> fixie track bikes. One is sitting on the handlebars riding backwards.
>Bob Mionske (http://www.bicyclelaw.com/
) can crawl up on the bars and ride backwards too. I've
>watched him do it.
I remember as a kid seeing a TV news report on Lester Maddox, renowned segregationist, and at one
time governor of Georgia. There was a short clip of him riding a bike sitting on the bars.
A couple of my friends and I decided to try it. It's not as easy as it looks. We started trying
while headed across town (Scotch Plains, New Jersey) and by the time we reached our destination (in
Fanwood) all three of us could do it.
I used to demonstrate this ability often when I was younger, then stopped riding for years. I
haven't tried it since I resumed cycling (in about 1989) mostly because my bikes have cyclocomputers
mounted where I would sit.