5. Stoppie

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Anyone who has ridden a bicycle knows what a wheelie is, but a stoppie? Simply put, a stoppie (a.k.a. nose wheelie) is applying the front brake with enough force and proper timing to lift the rear wheel. When done correctly, the rear wheel can be lofted to almost vertical. Accomplished riders can even carry a rolling stoppie quite a distance before setting the rear end down. Go too far, and you get to meet mister pavement face first, providing the fodder for endless Youtube videos. If things get really ugly, you might get to experience…