Riding a bike backward is harder than setting the clock back!

Uploaded 3 Nov 2012 — 12 favorites
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© Andrea Petersen

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Behold I go backward..Job 23:8

I combined two pictures of this daring young fellow riding his bike backward in a parking lot.while sitting on his handle bars.My husband and I had just got through buying groceries and about ready to take off when this guy casually appeared in front of our windshield ... luckily I had my camera out of the bag to shoot the pictures.

Years ago I watched one of my late uncles ride his bike backward on his driveway, that he had learned to do when he was a young boy and needless to say, I was impressed with his skills but never knew how he did it, when it was all I could do to ride my bike forward and keep my balance:)...I don't think I had ever seen anyone else do that in front of my face again until today.. It was challenging for me just to align these two pictures together to get them even in photo shop and had to do it over twice before it looked right.

12 responses

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    Perfectly done !

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Well done! Not something you see every day!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    This could be dangerous.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    You did a fantastic job in Photoshop!! I'm with you on the bike ride....its all I can do to maintain an upright position!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Nov 2012):

    Thank you for the comments...You are right Fred, this could be dangerous and I don't know
    how he managed to ride backward with just balancing on the handle bars...no head helmet
    either if he did happen to fall....I would not advise anyone to try it

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    it could be dangerous but practice makes a man perfect.... great shot andrea

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Great capture!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    wow, this is wild! it is pretty impressive but it also seems like it could be dangerous! super catch.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    I have seen guys riding a bicycle backwards and marveled at how they did it without falling. You got excellent photos of this rider and did an outstanding job of stitching them together in Photo Shop!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    These are great captures and you combined the two images perfectly.. great job!!

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel   gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    Great photo and story. I can for the life of me not see the seam where you stitched the two photos together!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    Interesting capture(s). It highlights his skill....

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