I was in a hurry to get home tonight and it seemed like I had to stop at every intersection for a car. When I got to 27th Street, I had to wait several minutes before finally finding a tight window to cross between cars. I mashed hard on the pedals as cars in the southbound lane quickly approached. I cleared the street only to find a huge pothole in front of me. "Oh man, that's going to hurt!" Instinctively I dug into the pedals and pulled up with my feet successfully jumping the pot-hole. No big deal, right? Well, I was riding my 1990 Raleigh Talon with its heavy steel frame, bike rack, and loaded bike bag. I can bunny hop lighter bikes and I can bunny hop my heavier Specialized mountain bike when clipped in, but I've never been able to bunny hop this bike before. It's surprising the things you can do in a pinch.
So, after bunny hopping once, I was determined to repeat it. In the alley behind the house I tried once again. Failed twice and nailed it the third time! This is going to open a whole new world for me. Time to start making some Danny Macaskill style videos!
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