Girl does a pretty good handlebar handstand.

She had me on riding the bike backward while sitting on the handlebar.

How do you even figure out you can do that? I mean, I understand the riding a bike and the gymnastics, but why would you combine them?

Try putting them on the handlebars instead.

Bruh I’m still scared to take both hands off the wheel

Would be interesting to know how she had practiced that and for how long. Most people would only face plant from a moving bike once or twice before giving up (or never try at all).

I would break literally every single bone in my body if I tried this. Femur. Wrist. All the little ones in the middle ear. Everything.

It's also a special bike. The fork is near perpendicular to the ground, so turning side to side doesn't naturally tilt the bike. The chain is fixed an has a 1 to 1 ratio.

Doing this on an average bike would be virtually impossible. Doing it on this bike, while still hard, is closer to doing it on parallel bars than it is doing it on the average bike.

Still takes a ton of balance, practice, and talent. But it isn't as hard as you'd expect from your experience with bikes.

This is what the Dutch like to do in their free time

And she's gorgeous too? Let me guess, she's also good at everything else?

Damn perfect people!

I'll take "Out Of My League" for 1000 Trebek

I can only relate to skateboarding since that's what I used to be really into and if you want to do something badly enough and get good at it then face planting doesn't matter. Anyone who is half way decent at skateboarding has hit the ground more than you can imagine.

She's been doing this for roughly 15 years (don't know the exact number). You begin by practicing a handstand on the floor then on a fixed handlebar on the ground and then you slowly try it on the bike while someone walks next to you in case you fall (mostly this person can avoid greater desaster). The part on the bike usually happens 5-10 years after you start. In the mean time you do all sorts of other stuff on the bike so you already have quite a good feeling for it.

Dat body took years of training, healthy diet and dedication.

While she does have good genetics in terms of looks, she also probably works really freaking hard to get to that point.

She's been doing this for roughly 15 years (don't know the exact number). You begin by practicing a handstand on the floor then on a fixed handlebar on the ground and then you slowly try it on the bike while someone walks next to you in case you fall (mostly this person can avoid greater desaster). The part on the bike usually happens 5-10 years after you start. In the mean time you do all sorts of other stuff on the bike so you already have quite a good feeling for it. nineteen ninety eight, when the Undertaker threw Mankind off hell in a cell, and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.

FTFY

you're in it! good job

you’d also break your own heart out of disappointment

I honestly would have been good if this whole gif was just her riding that bike backwards.

i was just in Amsterdam and if everyone that rides a bike switched to a car it would make Beijing traffic look pretty good.

How... How is that bike still going steady...

Underrated comment.

is this like a special gymnastics bike? the tires are really close together

Send me an angel... right now, right now.

Add "criminally" and you've got yourself a thousand more upvotes

Yea, your heart bone!

"artistic cycling" is actually a surprisingly popular sport in some countries (I believe Germany especially). There's lots of videos out there of people doing even more insane stunts than this one. People build on each other's achievements, as in any sport I suppose. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_cycling

Fockin’ ell.

Ever take it off any sweet jumps?

Because it's Rad

Yes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_cycling

Thank you for not letting us be distracted.

8 months

It took Destin to unlearn how to ride a bike. *edit sp.

You start testing the boundaries of your balance on a bike, eventually you’ll make it to being able to stand on the seat, while your hands are still on the handles. Then you practice riding “normally”, but with no hands on the handlebars. After you are good at both skills, the next big skill to learn is how to go from bent over and holding the handles, to standing on the seat.

Take what I said with a grain of salt; I’m not a professional, and I almost killed myself going 40km/hr down a hill doing that (I had done this plenty of times before, but had one accidental mistake that time).

I don’t do that stuff any more. 0/10, would not recommend; the satisfaction of doing it isn’t that great anyways.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a6602/physics-of-a-riderless-bike/

Is there a subreddit for this?

There's no way there's enough of this exact thing for a subreddit to be sustainable.

🎵I can ride my bike on the handlebars. 🎵

How does one get the bravery to even attempt to see if they can do this?

Rad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQL61B__OIQ

Or it is ghosts.

Which bone is that connected to?

everyone brought their BMX bikes to Homecoming dances.

The 80s were glorious. Big hair, jean jackets and

That seems not much more difficult than a normal handstand considering unlike bikes, horses usually don't fall over when you let go of the reins.

Jesus, the editing.

She is too when she's doing that.

Hahahaha i mean just the biking part

I i i cant i simply cant

Unfortunately this is true.

Source: Am from Amsterdam.

You don’t go from 12 oz curls to this overnight. Bodyweight fitness programs are designed to have progressions. Hand stands like this you’ll start out on your hands and feet doing pike presses. Eventually you graduate to handstand holds, then handstand push-ups, then freestanding handstands, then freestanding handstand push-ups.

Somewhere in between the progressions and funny looks you get from people at the park you think “hey I wonder if I can...”

Then you break your neck and everyone dies.

Ooofff

The most impressive part is her sitting down again without tipping over!

I would guess the horse is a little bit more difficult because there’s a little bounce every time it takes a step (and she would do it with the horse at a canter) but I see where you are coming from.

You should if you’re doing a handstand. Doesn’t work otherwise.

Like off reddit?

Just to chime in; it took me less than an hour to learn to bike backwards like she's doing in the beginning of the video. And I can't even do a wheelie.

I made it to the 12 second mark. Then I had to rest.

glad I wasn't the only one!

i knew a girl in high school who did shit like that... but on a horse. It was incredible.

Yes, i’m from Texas.

Yes it's a thing. They do it in groups as well. Not sure what it is called.

/sub/fixedgearbicycle

With the tricks and girls?