"You know...wheelies are fun - they just make you feel like a kid"
Followed by writhing on the ground after going over backwards - fully clipped in. It ain't fast or brutal, but coming down from 4ft up, flat on your back gets your attention....
This is an enduring favorite of mine, or more accurately, a favorite of my friends. So much so that it's fast becoming my legacy. I've performed it on at least six or seven different occasions since the mid 90's Usually takes place on a flat part of the trail as the group comes back together - park road crossings in Maybury, two tracks in Tree Farm, road crossings at Poto - whatever. The script is different, but the result is always the same.
More recently at the Maybury TT::
"Boy, it took a while to pass those last two guys - better build up a gap to keep 'em behind me." WHAM!!
tapped a pedal on a rock (hammering where I usually coast) thus tossing myself down a rocky little chute