'Chilly bin riders' have no regrets
By Elizabeth Hayes
A trio who rode a chilly bin down Dunedin’s famously steep Baldwin St say they have no regrets, and are even planning their next escapade.
They have been charged with disorderly behaviour and dangerous driving after they were caught dragging the chilly bin – complete with rider – behind a car through town early Sunday morning.
One of the men, a 22-year-old student, would not be identified, but admitted the stunt was all his idea.
“Saturday night bender turned sour – pubs shutting early, nothing to do, small town syndrome,” he says.
The three men started by towing the chilly bin, and rider, around the Octagon behind their car, then they headed for Baldwin St, where just eight years ago another student was killed after trying to ride down in a wheelie bin.
But the similarities are lost on this thrill seeker.
“I guess you can compare the material it is made out of but the wheel structure and the speed a wheelie bin would reach going down there is obviously considerably a lot faster than that,” he says.
The men will be appearing before a judge later this week.