CONCORD (CBS) – A bicyclist in Concord is turning heads with an attention grabbing costume.
“I just happened to look out the window to see the trees the other day and I saw a man riding a bicycle with no hands playing the guitar and I thought, ‘That’s amazing,'” said Carol MacDougall. “And then on a second look, I realized he didn’t have a head.”READ MORE: 1 Dead, Several Others Injured In Multi-Car Crash On I-93 In Canton
Dressed as the headless horseman and playing the guitar, all while riding a bike, is Matthew Dunkle of Concord. And it’s not easy.
“I’m pedaling, I’m going up hills, I’m going down hills, I’m exerting myself. I’m sweating profusely under this costume right now,” Dunkle said.
You may be asking yourself, “Why?” Well, Dunkle says he simply does it for fun.
“I don’t get paid to do this, you know. I get home from work, I’m tired and I dust myself off and I put on the suit and I go out there and I dig into it,” Dunkle said.
Dunkle recently got attention for the getup with this tweet from former WBZ reporter David Robichaud:
In 2020 this is not even on my Top 10 weird stuff I’ve seen list. First thing I saw after dropping my ballot at town hall! pic.twitter.com/qPRbWcl0s1
— David Robichaud (@RobiBSU) October 19, 2020READ MORE: Rally Held In Boston For George Floyd As Derek Chauvin Trial Begins Next Week
But he tells us he’s been wearing various costumes while biking in the area since 2015.
“Sooner or later, day after day, I started adding little things to it, I would bring along a trumpet,” Dunkle said.
The headless horseman costume made its first appearance around town in April, and the people WBZ talked to gave it positive reviews.
Concord resident Ken Anderson said, “I think this is really clever. One of my grandchildren saw him and just absolutely freaked out and loved it.”
As you can imagine, it does at times get a little dangerous.
“I have fallen, yes. I have not had any serious falls as the headless horseman though,” Dunkle said.
Dunkle plans on retiring the costume on Halloween, so get a glimpse of him while you can.MORE NEWS: NH Motor Speedway Mass Vaccination Site Aims To Administer 12,000 J&J Shots Over 3 Days
For more on Matthew Dunkle, check out his website: https://www.slamdunkle.com