Living: Move Over, Break Dancing

Young bicyclists spin in the latest craze

Here is how you do it: jump on a bike and pedal in a straight line. Brake abruptly, spin the bike over the jammed front wheel and stand semiupright on "fork stander" pegs that you have attached to either side of the front tire. When the maneuver is completed, pedal off nonchalantly. Congratulations. You have just freestyled. You are a "bike breaker." Go join skate boarders and break dancers in the Street-Life Hall of Fame.

But wait. There are still a lot of tricks to be learned. Any biker worthy of his wheels knows the "Vander roll," a forward somersault over...

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