Say "hi" to my Big Wheel
I was scanning old catalog pages today to add some new pictures to some old pages (Hugga Bunch, Wuzzles, Glo Friends, etc) and this catalog happened to feature my old Big Wheel. It was a fully decked out Cabbage Patch Kids Big Wheel complete with flower decals, cabbage emblem, and a storage basket in the back perfect for toting around My Little Ponies and little boxes of Barnum's Animal Crackers.
When I was little, I lived in a row home in a fairly nice neighborhood in Allentown. But my block was SLANTED. Very slanted. One day I got it in my head that I should climb up to the top of the next block and drive my Big Wheel down the street. I walked it up to the top, hopped on, kicked off and stuck my feet all the way out and let the fucker fly down on momentum. The pedals were flying like crazy, too fast for me to get my feet on, and I didn't understand how to brake, anyway. I tried stopping with my feet but the sidewalk just burned and scratched them. So I just flew and flew down about 3 blocks until I eventually hit the tire of a parked car at the back of the YMCA.
Was a good run.