Let’s make Wednesday’s special - post your best wheelies here evey week.
Don’t know about best wheelie but technically there’s about 3 or 4 wheelies before I get through the lights on this one
That’s some bravery, that is.
If I wheelied on a Wednesday or any other day of the week at my skill level it would be cause for me to probably pee my pants in fear .
I have watched and enjoyed this a few times though… Dougie Lampkin Wheelies Entire Isle of Man TT Course - 37.7 Miles! - YouTube
I know what you mean. You’ll notice none of my videos feature me trying to pull a decent wheelie or the ambulance arriving afterwards.
That feat of Dougie’s was amazing!
I’d like to do some skills days, a day of total beginner trials riding or something and green laning also appeals in the future to learn more about handling a bike when there is loss of traction etc.
Yes, Rachel and I have talked about trying some green-laning. Neither of us have done it before. I’d quite like to try the trials riding too I’m a big advocate of learning how to cope at, and beyond, the limits so you’re prepared for the unexpected on the road. And I’d like to do the wheelie-school up near York.
A long time ago I arranged a day at Cadwell Park at the Yamaha Race School. This was pre-internet - remember Compuserve? I was part of a bike group on there for a while. As things evolve here I have been thinking about reviving the idea of organising some events through the forum. We’re not a bike club but that doesn’t mean we can’t meet up and do things together sometimes.
I used to do a fair bit of offroading. Had a couple of 2 stroke 175s, and a Suzuki SP370 4 stroke single. Used to go to work on them in the winter, and take the short cut through the woods. Some days I didn’t even crash. Problem now is that lots of BOATS have been downgraded to bridleway or footpath, so doing it legally is no easy task in the UK. I see the occasional GS and more commonly Land Rovers etc when I’m out walking in the Peak District. TBH most of the lanes I see them on I’d consider tackling in the Passat! There are still places though, and it can certainly be fun.
That is truely amazing…
Also, tomorrow is wheelie bin Thursday around here.
You said Wednesday wheelies!!! Thursday is fish n chips!!
No, Friday is fish and chips! Are you mad?
Tuono off the throttle in 2nd, third or fourth gear, 1st gear was a no no as it would flip. XT500 was a good one for wheelies too.
My superduke was the same, 4th gear still wanted to point skywards on a flat road! It sure was fun but ultimately its the reason I got rid. Couldn’t behave on it and I’m sure plod would take a dim view of triple figure speeds on one wheel
And it all started with someone thinking, “Hey, Ive had a great idea…!”. Mad. Brilliant, but mad.
That is bonkers!
Yes nuts, just like the TT riders…