i’d seen reference to tallbikes in a screenplay i read recently. and i kinda had a mental image of what they were. but only kinda. a circus-y image, really, like one of those tall unicycles, but with two wheels.
so it was nice and unnerving to see this post on gizmodo about SkyWalker TallBikes, with this picture:
interesting dialogue with the maker:
gizmodo: How much time did it take you to build this bike?
Brad Graham: SkyWalker was made in a single weekend. All welding was done outdoors in -10 degree weather using a basic AC welder.
gizmodo: You built it with spare parts, right?
BG: Yes. All parts were scavanged from the local dump with the exception of a few lengths of hardware store electrical conduit for the frame.
gizmodo: how the heck do you ride this thing?
BG: The bike is very easy to ride if you trust it. Climbing the ladder while it is in motion takes some time to get used to, but after a few tries, I was able to get to the top with a coffee in one hand. Many people tried SkyWalker, and had no problem at all riding it.