The inner railing on the 2nd St. Bridge in Northfield: my first urban skinny attempt goes awry

inner railing on the 2nd St. Bridge in NorthfieldFormer Northfielder John Gaddo posted this photo on his Facebook wall last week with the caption: Use your imagination.

Yes, he cleaned it on his trials fat bike and innocently asked, "Hey Griff, have you done this one yet?"

I replied, "John, I usually just ride my Mary Poppins hybrid bike around Northfield (sans helmet) so no, I’ve not tried this railing on the 2nd St. bridge. But now I guess I’ll have to."

I gave it a go early Sunday morning. Bad idea, as the iron rail was wet from dew and thus, very slippery. I made it half way or so on my 4th try but subsequent crashes took their toll, despite the body armor I was wearing.

Here’s my 40-second video.

4 thoughts on “The inner railing on the 2nd St. Bridge in Northfield: my first urban skinny attempt goes awry”

  1. Clay, when I watched the videos after I got back home, it occurred to me that it would have been a lot smarter for me to have worn my full-face helmet. I could easily be spending a lot of time in the dentist chair this week.

    Hope you’re healing from your Murphy skinny crash.

  2. I’m determined to try it again next spring but it’ll definitely have to be a warm and dry morning!

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