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:
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?”
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)