Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hoopcycling 101

Hula Hooping while Bicycling

I was changing a flat tire a while back, when I aimlessly began spinning the old tire like a hula hoop. A light bulb went off in my head. Hooping and cycling were made for each other.

So far, I can do basic hand-hooping, with a single hoop, in the daylight, with my eyes open. I've got some video clips demonstrating different moves. In one, I bike in a circle in one direction around a cul-de-sac, spin the hoop overhead in the other direction, and swap hands in the hoop each time it goes around. More advanced moves will take some practice.

I may finish the video someday, but until then, please enjoy the still photos. (Click on the little photos to embiggen.)

PS: Just beware this is dangerous. You can kill yourself doing this. I don't recommend it to anyone.

Update May 13: I was honored that this story was featured today on the front page of, the world premier hooping website, as their 'photo of the day'. I archived a screenshot here. They archived a snippet here.


skiffrun said...

You crazy man.


Vance Ricks said...

AND you're not even wearing a helmet!!

Stefanie said...

Vance: my thoughts exactly!

YungFalbz said...

We are all born mad. Some remain so. -S.Beckett

Yikes! ;-O