Sunday, April 19, 2009

3:10


Almost makes me want to borrow the Professor's General Lee and go hurt myself.

8 comments:

Brian said...

just awesome.

felonious said...

Is that what Pirate has been doing this winter on his Gen Lee? Wow.

hollywood said...

ummm......holy. i sometimes have a hard time riding my bike in a straight line.....now people are riding on chains and fences......en serio.....

DukePirate said...

I love this video and have watched it several times. Thanks for the link.

It's hard to choose the most amazing part of this guy's riding, but I've decided that the height he gets on his bunnyhop is absolutely phenomenal. I want it. I need it.

Also, this is a really weird bike -- part trials, part bmx? Interesting mix either way.

BTW, the song is 'Funeral' by Band of Horses: great group off of a great album.

nicomachus said...

my knees hurt just watching some of those drops

DukePirate said...

OK, I did a little research, and he's riding a 24" trials bike with bmx-influenced geometry. You can find a little more info here:

http://www.inspiredbicycles.com/products.php?product=1&product_page=1

curveship said...

Pirate: any reason why the disc front but rim rear? Is that something all trials riders do?

DukePirate said...

Good question, but not one that I know the answer to. Maybe Dave does?

I do know that trials riders are the only ones who still ride Magura hydraulic rim brakes (I'm guessing that's what he has on the rear), and that those are sometimes paired with a disc front. I guess you wouldn't get spoke wind-up while you're hopping on the back wheel (like you do with discs), so maybe that's the reason? I dunno.

Regardless, it seems to be a pretty specific bike: 24" wheels, bmx-inspired trials geometry, with a seat, and then the weird brake thing. But the guy definitely earns the bike, so why the hell not? I guess.

I, on the other hand, am getting closer to breaking the 6" mark on my bunnyhop: oh happy day!