Monday, January 14, 2008

A bike of a different color

These days, you’ve got to do something very different to stand out in a population over 6 billion. Take the bike for example. You’re not going to stand out much riding an ordinary bike. No….you need a VE recommended bike.

First off, why pedal to work when you can row to work! Here we have a Rowbike. I think after the first hill, you’ll wish for water…

For those bad boys in the audience, I suggest the chopper bike. Just watch the steep downhills; I don't see any breaks.

And while it is getting harder and harder to see over all these tall SUVs, this is still a bit ridiculous. Watch those low overpasses...
Here are a couple in the category of “I have no flippin’ idea…” but you will definitely stand out from the rest of the crowd:

It's always nice to be able to do pull ups on your bike during a stop light...
Here’s an interesting high-tech folding bike. Pretty cool, but I’m not too sure about that seat…
And for our Canadian friends…
I’d put some shocks on this one…it’s gonna be a bumpy ride
The only thing I have to say about this next one is “only in Japan”

Think tricycles aren’t macho? Think again…
Of course, inevitably riding your bike you’re going to run into a body of water. The Earth is full of them. And naturally, you’re going to need a water bike.
Or another one…
Or another…
Yes, if you can think it, chances are its already been thunk.

15 comments:

Marie said...

Until they add a capuccino machine I'd rather walk.

VE said...

I don't know...that Japanese bike probably has one.

Kanrei said...

It is/ was a fad down here. Low-riders started "pimpin'" out their bikes for their kids. Some are actually pretty cool looking I must admit. The spinning rims are much cooler than the baseball cards in the spokes and fake motorcycle gas tanks of my youth.

iamnot said...

People are strange....

Camille Alexa said...

Where can I get me a trike that that?

VE said...

kan - Yeah, the card in the spokes was pretty lame but I sure thought it was cool at the time...sort of like pet rocks.

iamnot - We are people too!

camille - Pretty cool, huh? That's some obscure historic photo from an invention site...no information is available on it

Nessa said...

Is that Spider Man in that 4th bike?

VE said...

nessa - You might be right. I think this is from Burning Man...anything is possible there.

Uncivil said...

Every time I see a grown man riding a bicycle on a state owned secondary road or a busy highway,....I can't help but think of the cult classic "Death Race 2000".......and I wonder how many points I could get for splattering his ass all over the road.

Kurt said...

I'm impressed that he can smoke a pipe and keep his hat on while pedaling his amphibious bike.

Kelley said...

Gotta be a bitch parking the bikes in the bike racks.

Oh and my husband wants a little chat with you. Down by the docks. Bring your own cement.

Bwaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaa!

Maureen said...

Har! Love the one for us Canucks... it's amazing to me to see cyclists in - 40 weather with 3 feet of snow. Crazy people.

VE said...

uncivil - I've often thought about that too while people are jaywalking...

kurt - It's always good to have a pipe handy for smoking while you are exercising...

kelley - That's a good point! Perhaps we'll have to construct special bike racks for these special bikes. I'd think the water ones will be quite difficult to walk away from. Oh...and I'm fresh out of cement but I have some Elmers glue, should I bring that when I meet your husband? I could bring the construction paper and scissors too. What are we going to make?

maureen - Always thinking of our Northerly neighbors. Yeah, cyclists and snow...not good. That's what hot tubs are for...a place to go until it all melts.

Serena Joy said...

I kind of like the tricycle.:)

VE said...

sj - Yes, that tricycle is one bad boy, isn't it? I think that might just go over cars during traffic...which would be a handy time saving feature.