The art of the wheelie

We tend to keep our one-wheeled shenanigans pretty simple. Blame it on an old bike or anatomical deficiencies all you like, but the truth is, getting one wheel in the air on asphalt is a nerve-racking proposition. So when we see skills like those in the video after the jump, we can't help but fire up a round of the old slow clap. The clip shows one talented individual with a bike's nose in the air for a solid minute and a half, and he could clearly ride it much longer if he wanted. Now, this isn't a plain vanilla wheelie. Oh no. This rider takes the time to exit the freeway, make a right through an intersection and change lanes all while on the rear tire.

This is typically where we say something along the lines of "don't try this at home." And this case is really no different... so, don't try this at home. And if you do, just make sure you're wearing the proper gear when you get the itch to point your motorcycle toward the sky. Hit the jump to check out the clip for yourself.

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