Los Angeles-based cinematographer and bike fiend Richie Trimble unveiled Stoopid Tall, a freakishly tall bike, at last Sunday’s CicLAvia open street event in Los Angeles. The hand-built bike is 14.5 feet tall at the seat and has a 32-foot-long bicycle chain. Trimble recorded his nerve-wracking 20 mile ride to Venice Beach with a GoPro camera that was attached to his chest. He managed to complete the ride without incident, though he nearly got wedged under a highway overpass. Make sure to watch the amzing video.
- The hand-built bike is 14.5 feet tall at the seat and has a 32-foot-long bicycle chain.
- Richie says the scariest part of his journey, riding under the 405 freeway.“That moment was amazing because you see the freeway coming. I could see the top of the cars going by and I had never seen that before. And everyone is cheering for me to touch the bridge. I reach up and high five the bridge. As I go under, I drag my hand along the top and I’m thinking,”
- Richie says the moment he rode along the Venice pier was a beautiful connection with nature, seeing water on both sides, he recalls, “Falling right now might not be that bad, it could be a lot of FUN!”
- Source: la.streetsblog.org