Someone Tell Me How This Dude Popping Wheelies Weaving Through Traffic Is Still Alive.
Well. That may be the coolest suicide attempt I’ve ever seen. And you know it’s gotta be pretty transcendent if I’m stringing words like ‘cool’ and ‘suicide’ one after the other. That’s like saying ‘funny’ before ‘George Lopez’ or ‘faithful’ before Tiger Woods.
What’s fascinating to me is the no-helmet play here. At first I thought it was utter lunacy not to wear protective gear while weaving through traffic on a half a wheel. But this is obviously a mindset thing. Wearing a helmet is basically an omission that failure is possible. That death is imminent. Wearing no protective gear wills failure away. It’s the old ‘whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right’ mantra. An evolved level of cockiness necessary to assume this much risk with such grace. We always talk about basketball players getting in ‘the zone,’ this dude just went Jordan ’96-’97 on the wheelie community. True poetry in motion. Art.