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Riding Sky High -- on a Bike
A man in Havana has become a sort of celebrity because his wheels are a homemade, 13-foot-high bike, peering over pickup trucks and even buses. Read the full story here.
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May 18: Felix Guirola waves to people as he takes his self-made 3.45 meters (11 feet) tall bicycle for a spin through downtown Havana, Cuba. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out.

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May 18: Felix Guirola climbs up his self-made 3.45 meters (11 feet) tall bicycle. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet (1.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in the air at Ciego de Avila carnivals.

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In this June 1, 2012 photo, Felix Guirola carry bicycle frames at his home in Havana, Cuba. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet (1.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in the air at Ciego de Avila carnivals. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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May 25: Felix Guirola works at a friend's iron workshop on his self-made bicycle that he says will measure 5.5 meters (18 feet) tall, in Havana, Cuba. 

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May 25: Felix Guirola welds a piece of his self-made bicycle that he says will measure 5.5 meters (18 feet) tall, at a friend's iron workshop in Havana, Cuba. 

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May 25:Felix Guirola washes his face after soldering a piece of his self-made bicycle that he says it will measure 5.5 meters (18 feet) tall, at a friend's iron workshop in Havana, Cuba. 

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In this May 25, 2012 photo, Felix Guirola calculates with a tape measures a part of his self-made bicycle that he says will measure 5.5 meters (18 feet) tall, at a friend's iron workshop in Havana, Cuba. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet (1.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in the air at Ciego de Avila carnivals. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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In this May 25, 2012 photo, Felix Guirola, right, greets a man who recognized him as the man with the big bicycle at a friend's iron workshop in Havana, Cuba. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet (1.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in the air at Ciego de Avila carnivals. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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In this June 1, 2012 photo, Felix Guirola accommodates one of his bicycles at his house in Havana, Cuba. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet (1.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in the air at Ciego de Avila carnivals. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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In this May 25, 2012 photo, Felix Guirola cuts an iron bar as he builds a bicycle that he says will measure 5.5 meters (18 feet) tall as he works on it at a friend's iron workshop in Havana, Cuba. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet (1.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in the air at Ciego de Avila carnivals. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Riding Sky High -- on a Bike

A man in Havana has become a sort of celebrity because his wheels are a homemade, 13-foot-high bike, peering over pickup trucks and even buses. Read the full story here.

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