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Lilly Yokoi – ballerina on bicycle

An evening pause: About a minute into this I was thinking, this is exactly the kind of bicycle tricks that teenage boys began doing in the 1980s. And that’s about when she really got started.

Hat tip Jeff Poplin.

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5 comments

  • Laurie

    … and she did it in heels (!)

  • ken anthony

    When I was 10 living in Tacoma I had a tiny wheel bike with no handlebars, just the gooseneck. I rode with my friends down Pearl ave. into Point Defiance park and got a ticket for speeding. Pearl was a long downhill and we were all passing traffic like it wasn’t moving.

  • Dick Eagleson

    ken,

    I fondly remember my own bicycle-enabled “free-range” childhood.

  • ken anthony

    Those were the days my friend… we thought they’d never end…

    We made our own toys as well. Wooden hydroplanes to tow after our bikes and over ramps in the street,

  • wayne

    Dr. Jordan Peterson
    “Rule 11: Don’t Bother Children When They Are Skateboarding”
    (excerpt from the Rubin Report, November 1, 2017)
    https://youtu.be/TzAikAv17ds
    (5:23)

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