Still, I was fascinated to learn of the existence of bicycle games. Someone sent me this link to She Games, which has a bunch you can play for free. One of the cuter ones is the Panzo Bike Race.
And then there's "BMX Backflip":
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It reminded me of one of my youthful mishaps (though I was, arguably, not quite youthful when it happened): the one and only BMX backflip I ever performed. What made it a mishap was that it was completely unintentional.
I was riding the trails (and off the trails--ssh! Don't tell anybody!) of Forest Park when I came to a mound from which pubescent boys launched themselves into flips and spills. I rode up--the wrong way, on the steeper side-- with the momentum I'd built up from a descent.
The next thing I knew, my bike turned into the Cyclone without the tracks. My bike looped through the air so quickly that I didn't have time to find out how it felt, or to be scared--even when I returned to earth.
I landed on my head, and my bike did a backflip on the ground. I felt that blank numbness you feel when you're in shock and everything seems to stop. But, oddly, I felt no pain--and wouldn't feel any--even though I fell so hard that my helmet broke in half!
Somehow I don't envision anything like that resulting from playing a bike game.