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reddan
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A hauntingly familiar sight featured on BSNYC

(Scroll down a bit…if you see an enraged kangaroo, you’ve gone too far.)


edmonds59
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Oh, yeah.


erok
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the internet meme has gone worldwide


ejwme
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WOOooOOO go BB!


msprout
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do not confuse Bumper Bike with Son of Bumper Bike.


Chris Mayhew
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ieverhart
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Bumper Bike Dude was on Highland Avenue at Oh Yeah! when Flock of Cycles rode by. He didn’t have his regular bike but had a Razor scooter he used to ride along with us for a while (I had to leave early…). That was pretty surreal.

I emailed BSNYC these photos a few months back and now regret not having submitted them for his cockpit contest. The following is what I wrote about this bike:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CIXrqq5XvEHMR7jEp4xH5A?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/APe5ImKM9IrZBSp7izPeHg?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hS651rUnqVIAl00lyh7-sw?feat=directlink

Note the twin front novelty license plates (#1 FAN for the Steelers and another one for the Penguins) attached to a front milk carton-cum-basket, all topped off by a stuffed animal wearing a red, white and blue neckerchief.

It only gets better: the basket contained a fine array of bizarre items, which (regrettably) I didn’t inspect too thoroughly, though it does appear that a rusting automobile wheel hub is underneath the blue and white cloth.

The coup de grâce–or is it the pièce de resistance?–is really the longitudinally-mounted golf club, though. It appears to be an iron, and is secured with a bungee cord and the strategic angling of a quick release bar. Is bike golf the newest trend in non-racing bike sports, replacing bike polo? Is it for self-defense? Or is it to comment to passers-by smugly, “No fossil fuels coming from me–the only thing I’m driving is a golf ball?”


Mick
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I’m guessing the golf club is for self defense. In some poor neighborhoods, you see old guys using putters as canes – you done’t want to mess with a golf club.


spakbros
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I submitted some bumper bike pics to the cockie contest. Some of them were probably taken by you guys. I say if he ends up winning the coffee, we auction it off and give him the scratch. (which will be like ten bucks)


Nick D
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I actually had a few pretty long conversations with Aaron throughout the day. The more I get to know him, the worse I feel about his situation.

(He told me I need to, “take bumper bikes back to my family in China.”)

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