A crew of bmx guys here in Chicago, meet up at sunrise and drag a kicker out to Lake Michigan, then just haul ass at it and you guessed it…jump into the lake. That simple and that amazing. My good buddy Anthony Loconte, wasn't a slave to precious Sunday morning sleep, and documented the whole thing. Amazingly…may I add. Check it out.
Sooooo…. yesterday during the Fun Fun Fun Fest Aqua Olympics lake jumping festivities here in Austin, Aaron Ross and Walter Pieringer decided it would be a good idea to take this Fairdale tandem bike down the ramp. Now, this tandem is not an official tandem, it's actually 2 separate Fairdale bikes that Clint Reynolds welded together as a fun little project. It's definitely rideable and not entirely sketchy though. However, taking it lake jumping down a fast ramp with a real takeoff DID seem sketchy, haha..
It all went very well though. The first run went smooth, so Aaron and Walter then decided to try and flip it, which is what you're looking at here. Aaron bailed and Walter hung on. They emerged unscathed and the tandem held up!
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