Our history with the tricycle is somewhat spotty. The inherently unbalanced design is only associated with skinned knees and brushes with asphalt in our memories, but apparently not everyone had the same experience. A trio of daredevils have taken to slinging themselves down mountain passes on modified big-boy trikes with nothing but the soles of their shoes for deceleration. Judging by the footage after the jump, the crew can crest speeds of 55 miles per hour, blowing by traffic and generally abandoning all regard for their well-being in the process. We love it.

Now, we'd be derelict in our duties if we didn't mention that you'd have to be completely mental to try this on your own. If you do decide to take to public streets on a homemade trike, just don't tell the authorities we told you to do it. Hit the jump to see the insanity for yourself.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like to see some steel-soled shoes and sparks. Lots and lots of sparks.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buy some leathers, form a club, and we have a proper sport here. Sweet.
      Alexander Kostin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its f*cking cool!
      • 3 Years Ago
      i love it when the guy on blue fell.. awesome!
      • 3 Years Ago
      have fun going back up the hill xD
      • 3 Years Ago
      epic where do I sign up? I want mine green with red wheels and tassles...lots of tassles
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now that is a fast trike !!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      why wouldn't you rig up brakes on them? Hello! Don't get it
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you look close at the lead bike you'll see a center pull brake on the front wheel...so....no they do have brakes....
      • 3 Years Ago
      The bikes, hay, get some hot shoes from flat track racing, add sparks on your way down the hill, just don't start a forest fire, of course stopping will be a problem, but hay ?
      Kevin O'Neill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeez... you think they'd mod them with some proper rear wheels and disc brakes...
      • 3 Years Ago
      That looks a little like the Angeles Crest, I did one of those roads, about 1/8 mile of downhill, then more than a 1/4 slightly uphill just trying to stop, on a skateboard one time. No longboard, either, it was an old vintage 18 Gordon and Smith Fibreflex. That was the fastest I had ever been on a board, and the single best ride ever, and I have been riding since 1976.
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