Update: Links to many more photos and videos here.
It's only legit if they had that side lever that made them go into a spin.
That's how you race a Big Wheel.
Mine featured the handbrake, but at home point in adulthood, your ass is just barely between the back wheels as it is, and reaching that lever is something of an ergonomic nightmare.
wow! I love the variety of costumes.
Man. In Portland, every week a bunch of maniacs barrel down a hill on kids' bikes, but that looks more awesome.
Dude. The chick with the pink hair and helmet TOTALLY has the Knight Rider big wheel I had when I was a kid.
I wanna doooo this haha
She actually had purchased a glowing LED cylon-esque light to mount onto the hood but we ended up leaving it at home.
(That's my wife, and I'm totally happy about this photo, as I wasn't able to get a good one due to wonkage with the camera I had.)
haha that would've made my week! Wherever did you find that sucker, anyway??
Your chariot awaits...
I had the Knight Rider BW, too. Busted the the neck going off sweet jumps (AKA the curb). Such a sad day.... Luckily I still had my A-Team van & G.I. Joes to go play with.
This was my first year actually riding. Holy shit there were like ten times as many people as last year! I'm happy/proud to report that I am uninjured.
ah sweet. you got a pretty good one of me in action. thanks for posting these!
I'm going to be very disappointed if the videos from the helmet cams don't show up on youtube.
Last time i did one of these with the East Bay Rats motorcycle club the Fuzz threatened us with jail time. the EBRMC does this every couple of months. tons of fun.
Dammit... I knew I was forgetting something.
Jon Brumit has updated the BYOBW website saying that there was quite a bit of damage done to the gardens on Lombard Street by race fans and that he’s asking for donations to cover the expenses or else he will have to cover it himself. So if you had a good time at the races and want to support what all of Jon’s hard work to make them happen, please consider making a donation so that he will be able to continue to do them in the future.
Here's the pics and video I took.