Look's like fun to do... until you fall on your face with a few spectators. Then it just looks stupid.
He was there for at least 30 seconds... it took me a few to notice him and then to get my camera out, on and recording. Lots of fun. :)
I think he is just showing off! :)
My own brother did this on my borrowed touring bike while visiting me... he rides a fixie and it's a bad habit. Or fun habit. I still think it's silly.
Pre-cleats I had tightened up my toe straps real tight and "time-trialled" my way down a pretty straight road. I stopped at a junction alongside a car, I was turning left he was turning right. I wasn't trying to trackstand - I just couldn't get my foot out and toppled onto, what was fortunately a grass bank. The driver next to me peered through his passenger window wondering what had happened to me.
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