Wednesday, September 20, 2006

THE WHEELING WALLENDA

A guy at work captured this photo yesterday of Mario Wallenda, an original member of "The Flying Wallendas." Mario was left a paraplegic by a fall over 40 years ago, but he didn't let that stop him from riding the rope again. In this picture, the 66-year-old daredevil can be seen balancing his special "sky cycle" as crosses the Chicago River.

I'm told there was quite a crowd there, as the stunt was arranged by a local radio station. You can see a lot of pedestrians stopped on the bridge in the distance. I'm told the tight-rope ride was rather anticlimactic - Mario reached the other side without incident. The guy who snapped this shot was disappointed, saying: "The least he could have done was wobble a little bit or something. He cruised across like it was no problem. It was kind of boring actually."

1 comment:

Jay said...

It's time to work Mario back into the family act!

I SEE YOU!