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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:52 pm

Hi everybody! Is it correct to say "The rider rides with the front wheel up in the sky" in the following link?

http://danviet.vn/o-to-xe-may/lap-ky-lu ... 67269.html

Thanks a lot!

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Post by trolley » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:31 pm

Your statement is correct but it sounds anything but natural. That rider is doing (performing, pulling, popping) a "wheel stand". Usually it is just referred to as a "wheelie".
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Post by tony h » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:31 pm

Stevenloan wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:52 pm
wheel up in the sky
One thing to bear in mind is the relative height implied by "sky". To me it means something a long way up where aeroplanes fly, where clouds form.

So the/a definition for a wheelie is a trick or manoeuvre whereby a bicycle or motorcycle is ridden for a short distance with the front wheel raised off the ground.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:44 pm

Wheelies are simply idiotic. Take a look at this fool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkVxKioqVs
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Post by BonnieL » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:15 am

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Wheelies are simply idiotic. Take a look at this fool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkVxKioqVs
Ouch! :shock:
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Post by Stevenloan » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:32 am

Thank you guys very very much
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:09 am

In Aus we use an additional term, viz mono, as in the sentence, "He pulled a mono."

WoZ whose love life is mono
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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:28 pm

WoZ: Thanks for the interesting sentence.
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