In order to do a backyard, you must manuver yourself into a "backwards riding" position. Put both feet on the back pegs, while sitting on the handlebars. Apply the front and back brakes to stop and immediately stand up and take your right foot off the peg and kick the back tire forwards. After a good kick, apply the back brake and pull up on the handlebars. From here your foot has to take over for braking. With your foot on the back tire release the back brake and let go of that grip(you use this arm for balance). Kick the back tire forwards and drag your foot on the tire as you bring your foot to the original position. (This technique is called "scuffing") This will keep the front wheel off the ground. Once you're through scuffing, let the front wheel drop to the ground and roll in the same direction for a little bit. Apply the brakes again and step back on to the pedal so that you return to the backwards riding position. From there manuver yourself back to the regular riding position and race back to to your real backyard and have a BBQ.
This yard never needs any mowing or watering. All you need to do is roll along slowly and and put your right foot over the handlebars. Instantaneously apply the front brake, step on the tire with your right foot, and move your left foot from the pedal to the peg. Once you're on the front of the bike release the front brakes and start to scuff the front wheel. This trick is usually done with one hand on the handlebars and the other free to swing around in the air for balance. I believe that when the trick is done without any hands it's called a "freak squeak." Once you've had enough, you can allow the back wheel to drop to the ground, move your left foot back to the pedal and pull your right foot over the bars. When you return home you can try to get $10 for that "yard" work that needed to be done.
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This isn't "Sounds of the 70's" and there won't be any disco dancing. All you need to here is to manuver yourself so that you are rolling backwards and your right foot is over the cross on the top tube and your left foot is on the left front peg. Grab the the seat with your right hand and apply the front brake. Pull up on the seat and start scuffing the front wheel. You can take your hand off of the grip if you feel a need to be Paul Osicka. Once you're through with that, you can let the back wheel hit the ground and do a smoothie out of it. You can also stop and pull your leg over the bar and manuver yourself back to a normal riding position as I do in the movie.
If you happen to start layering your yard with animal lard, your neighbors may question you, wondering where your straight jacket is located. However, if you bust a cool lard yard in front of your house, your neighbors might find themselves in a straight jacket as they go crazy because of your radness. To do a lard yard, do a half-lash and when you are in position, apply the back brakes and let go with your left hand. Twist the bars 180 degrees and pull up. At the same time you should be looking at your back wheel and starting to scuff. This trick is usually done in circles and is easier if you tweak your elbow upwards, into the air. To ride out. Apply the back brake, grab the grip with your left hand, and let the front wheel hit the ground. Step on the pedal and ride away.
If you travel to India or Africa, you might be fined or even imprisoned for elephant poaching. However, elephant gliding has yet to be banned anywhere in the world and you don't even need an A-K. To do an elephant glide, do a bar hop or just step over your bars to get to the front of your bike. From there, your can sit on the bars and grab the seat with your right hand, then apply the front brake to get the back wheel off the ground. Stand up and pull the frame around to your right side and start to scuff. When you've had enough elephant gliding, you can move the frame so that it's behind you, drop the back wheel, and exit like a handlebar ride. I prefer to start scuffing and spin the frame around to my right side by turning and leaning the bike. I then catch the frame on my right as it comes around. To exit, I let the backwheel hit the ground and roll for a little bit. I put my right hand on the grip and apply the back brakes. I then pull up on the bars let go with my left hand twist around, then returning my left hand to its grip, I ride off. Jeah, I have to say it was a good day!
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