Planning fails of this type seem to be a dime a dozen around here, but no, this video was not shot in Phoenix. Check out Slate V‘s coverage of this ridiculous idea. I’m sure we could find something just as good if we really looked around here.
I’m pretty sure its impossible to not look like a dick while riding a recumbent bike. Sure, it’s more aerodynamic, blah blah, whatever, you end up looking like this guy:
Also, why the hell do you need a helmet when you’re riding a tricycle? If you manage to fall over on a tricycle, you should just stay sedentary.