Dumb & Dumber remains one of the most popular comedy films of the past few decades. Naturally, this has led to many “tributes,” like when people don orange and blue tuxedos. However, one brave duo took it upon themselves to recreate Harry and Lloyd’s mini bike ride to Aspen.
Ari Henning and Zack Courts of RevZilla’s Common Tread chronicled their nearly 400-mile journey from Nebraska to Aspen (where the beer flows like wine) in the video below.
In the blog post detailing this epic trip, Courts wrote, “In the end, we logged 382 miles and burned seven gallons of gas; plus two and a half rear tires. In the major motion picture, Lloyd traded Harry’s van for the hog (straight up) and claimed to be able to get 70 mpg with the mini bike. We averaged 54, with what was likely a larger engine and some poor tuning to start. Our most efficient tank was 62 mpg, so if you figure the ‘kid back in town’ had his jetting sorted for 5,000 feet of elevation, 70 mpg seems reasonable.”
Courts also noted, “Ironically, the lack of fenders made it look like I had peed myself, and of all the places we had been nobody was less impressed than the people of Aspen. Once we were in town, we barely got a second glance, either because Aspenites see this all the time or we weren’t dressed well enough. Probably not the former.”