Mission accomplished by a stealthy, three-wheel machine.
On Sunday, May 20, more than 5,000 runners took to the streets of Denver, Colorado, many of whom were startled and amazed at the sight of a B-2 Stealth Trikke carving up the Mile-High City. The occasion: the Colfax Marathon, Half-Marathon and Urban 10-miler, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
As a companion event to the marathon, the Denver Arts Scooter Parade gave scooter owners an opportunity to pimp their rides in order to cheer on, encourage and otherwise harass the runners along the way — all while navigating a parallel lane adjacent to the course.
Costumes included Daddy Warbucks (with Little Orphan Annie hitching a ride) and Evel Knievel on a scooter with flashing stars, as well as several super-heroes, ballerinas and still-unidentified creatures.
Our intrepid pilot, David Beerman, customized his Trikke T12 Roadster — giving it wings and a stealthy profile — and dive-bombed the event on the only human-powered vehicle.
“We usually operate at night, so it was a tough daylight mission,” said Beerman, “but I was able to come in under the radar, hit all targets, then escape before anyone knew what hit them.”
He was also able to refuel mid-way through the mission, thanks to the Barbecueing Elvises and their concession stand.