Latest pastime for the young and restless: steer your bicycle into oncoming traffic

Latest pastime for the young and restless: steer your bicycle into oncoming traffic
Image: Twitter screen grab

This sheltering in place thing is boring. We crave a return to normal life where we can embrace the daily adventures life holds in store for us.

Some of us are already there. Take a gander at these young striplings engaging in the latest “dangerous game.” The challenge, for those who accept it, is to peddle a bicycle as fast as you can on a two-way street and steer into the path of oncoming traffic. The object of course is to survive by swerving onto the right side of the road at the last minute. Extra points if you do a wheelie while negotiating the move. (RELATED: Loons mock coronavirus warnings by licking toilet seats, filming the act)

As with other breakneck “sports,” one player (call him the “designated chronicler”) is responsible for filming the contest for posterity.

Presumably, the genius in the green hoodie in the video below loses credit when he causes one of the vehicles to stop, but he is still on his way to legendary status. Or the morgue: Whichever comes first.

Understandably, many of the people who viewed these hi jinks on Twitter were unamused, perhaps putting themselves in the place of the hapless motorists unlucky enough to share a close encounter with one of these morons.

Some waxed philosophical:

One eagle-eyed commenter notices that a police car appears in the video at one point but that for some reason the occupants don’t swing into action.

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