Now that the World Cup is over, we can all turn our attention to the Tour de France. Or not. Here’s one way of getting around on a bicycle that won’t get you very far very quickly, but certainly broadens the range of possibilities of what bicycles and those who ride them can do.

Josh Carr Trials from Colorado Culture Cast on Vimeo.

(The music in the video, “Greco-Phonograph,” is also by the multi-talented Mr. Carr).

To learn more about the strange, seatless bike that Josh built and rides in this video, you can watch the slideshow below in which he explains the bike and the sport of trials.

If you’d like to know even more about trials bikes or riding, Josh has kindly asked that you to contact him directly at joshecarr at gmail dot com.

 

5 Responses to Tour de Bounce

  1. Diana says:

    That was very impressive & fun to watch! Thanks Josh for the fun video.

  2. Joyce Cheney says:

    Fun for the rider maybe, but in terms of the surfaces he can now ride over, not so fun. OK, rocks, but stay off other types of ground.

  3. Noel Black says:

    From what I saw, the bike make little-to-no impact on anything because the tires are like giant balloons and nothing else on the bike ever touched anything.

  4. Liz Arnold says:

    Very cool sport – and no doping controversy!! Thanks for the great interview and video!

  5. Josh Carr says:

    Wow! So inspirational I’m going to do exactly what that guy is doing only better!

    For more amazement go to http://vimeo.com/5489175 some flatland freestyle and the best trials riders in the world!

    Can’t believe I made it to re-runs! AWESOME

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