I was on the 500 tonight going thru East Liberty (~6:10p) when I spotted a guy on the tallest bike I’ve seen since those old old-fashioned bicycles with the big front wheels. He was just cruising down Highland Ave. like nothing was up at all.
Made my evening.
Anyone else see this guy tonight? Or maybe you are that guy…..
He runs them. If the traffic is too heavy, by making a right turn and then doing a u-turn, followed by another right turn. There’s no obvious way to mount that thing without stopping next to a raised platform. I was a passenger in a car following him one evening, and he was pretty wobbly. It worried me.
I need reading comprehension lessons. I skimmed the top post, and thought we were talking about an actual ordinary. I’m actually curious about whether ordinaries handle like modern fixed gears and whether you can trackstand them. I don’t know the answer.
Regarding tall bikes, now that I’m paying attention, I don’t know much about those either. Oops.
There is a younger couple who I see in the southside often that both have these bikes. I think the one in the pic is his because she has 2 matching mens and womans pugeot road bikes welded together. They let the bouncer at lava lounge ride one around the block. That girl gets on that thing very gracefully by standing to the left of the bike, putting her right foot on the bottom tube of the lower bike, pushing off, putting her left foot on the the upper bikes lower tube, and swinging over the seat. It takes her 2 seconds though I did not see the dismount.