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Bumper bike strikes again!

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sarah_q

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Jul 12 2009 at 10:09pm #

How many smoothies at Quiet Storm will be consumed during my bumper bike stake out? Time will tell…


caitlin

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Jul 13 2009 at 12:50pm #

Is this the same guy who also has a bike with hubcaps all over the front of it? I see that guy a lot too.


argylepile

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Jul 13 2009 at 12:58pm #

i love the idea of a ‘bumper guy stakeout.’

those pictures are amazing.


anthony

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Jul 14 2009 at 2:42am #

- Is this the same guy who also has a bike with hubcaps all over the front of it?

Ive seen this guy by the bloomfield bridge. Mostly during the morning commute. I have also spotted him sporting a rather nice viking helmet.


salty

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Jul 14 2009 at 4:59am #

!!! I’ll offer a free beer to the first person to produce a picture of the bumper bike guy with the viking helmet on.


Andrew

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Jul 14 2009 at 12:55pm #

I got a post about this on bikehacks.com

Awesome! I had to spread the word.

http://bikehacks.com/rides-like-a-bike-looks-like-a-car/


erok

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Jul 14 2009 at 2:02pm #

that’s great!


erok

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Aug 5 2009 at 3:17pm #

bump


spakbros

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Aug 5 2009 at 4:35pm #

My brother used to live next door to this lunatic. He would talk to us for a half an hour and just keep repeating the same three ideas over and over. 1)Didn’t you know you could turn a bike into a ferrari? 2) Do you believe people just leave these alloy rims (hubcaps) layin on the street? 3) (looking at my bike with a huge smile) MAN that is a real sweet bike!

lol. I saw him ride the bat bike right down the sidewalk in Garfield just smashing the bumper off of everything


Nick D

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Aug 5 2009 at 5:00pm #

You know what? I think I have an old bumper….


StuInMcCandless

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Aug 6 2009 at 2:39am #

OK, I have a solid plan for the unicycle. It’s not a bumper, but is an immediately recognizable car part. If you’d like to help me assemble it, esp. in attaching some struts to hook a 15-to-20-pound part to a unicycle, please PM me.


quizbot

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Aug 7 2009 at 8:54pm #

Bumper bike encounter today in E. Liberty. Dude’s name is Arron and has 3 or 4 of these. The idea behind the concept is to claim space on the road. He offered to totally hook me up with one too. Told him I’d think about it.


Ross

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Aug 7 2009 at 9:14pm #

No lie, this guy is my hero.


Lyle

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Aug 11 2009 at 3:16pm #

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/214689


erok

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Aug 12 2009 at 3:01pm #

saw him today on liberty ave at crazy mocha. it’s his birthday today.


austinindian

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Aug 12 2009 at 3:14pm #

I like their style. Aaron’s experiment on spacial awareness is ahead of its time.


caitlin

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Aug 12 2009 at 7:21pm #

has anyone personally invited him on any rides or to the bikefest party? i will pay for his ticket.


cbobc

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Aug 16 2009 at 3:28am #

Was lurkin around bikeportland.com and they had a funny/unusual bike pic thread. Considered posting bumper bike but i’m to lazy. If someone has more initiative….


Lyle

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Aug 16 2009 at 2:04pm #

Some people take this bumper stuff too far and it goes to their heads.


ieverhart

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Nov 21 2009 at 1:58pm #

IHeartPgh has a sighting which looks to be on Fifth Avenue in Oakland. He’s branching out, geographically!

http://twitpic.com/q8hbx


chefjohn

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Nov 21 2009 at 6:55pm #

we need to invite his guy to ride…no, lead critical mass this month


J Z

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Nov 21 2009 at 8:05pm #

Saw him by the zoo, a few weeks ago.


mfac84

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Nov 25 2009 at 5:12pm #

Just spotted him this morning making a left turn onto Herron Ave from Bigelow Blvd. Had a huuuuuge line of pissed off cars behind him. This made my morning!


erok

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Nov 25 2009 at 6:29pm #

whoa, he was riding on Bigelow?


StuInMcCandless

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Nov 25 2009 at 10:22pm #

Posted 25, as I recall. hahaha. yeah, right.


alankhg

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Nov 25 2009 at 11:10pm #

I believe Bigelow is 35 from what I saw last Critical Mass.


greenbike

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Nov 25 2009 at 11:56pm #

I think it is 35…maybe 40, but probably 35. However, I have seen people likely going 70mph on it.

Wow. we really need some t-shirts or something.


sloaps

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Nov 26 2009 at 12:25am #

25 both ways from oakland to herron avenue, then 35 both ways from herron to dahntahn.

that pavement is sound as a pound. if there were ever the opportunity to have an urban car race around town, like they have in miami, that stretch would be epic. Achieving 3X the posted speed limit is well within reach.


Mick

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Nov 26 2009 at 12:34am #

Achieving 3X the posted speed limit is well within reach.

3X? 75 mph? I’m guessing that happens every day.

Or at least every day that bumper bike isn’t there to prevent it!

Mick


salty

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Nov 26 2009 at 4:17am #

3x on the stretch towards downtown = 105. still pretty easy to do – um, or so i heard… really nowhere for cops to sit either.


caitlin

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Mar 8 2010 at 8:40pm #

BUMP!

bumper bike just rolled past my office


erok

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Mar 8 2010 at 9:46pm #

ahhh spring rolling in again. the sun is out, the buds on the trees are budding, birds singing and bumper bike a-rolling


quizbot

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Mar 11 2010 at 3:54pm #

BB at Frankstown & East Liberty Blvd. this am, chatting up the crossing guard.


alnilam

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Mar 11 2010 at 9:48pm #

I saw him in person for the first time! Going up S Craig at like 2:30 today.


rachel_ding

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Mar 11 2010 at 9:53pm #

I saw him a few days ago.

I was riding through an ally. He turned onto the ally, coming towards me. He was wearing all black, including a black leather jacket, and he was rapping to himself. I rang my bike bell at him. He kept pedaling past me, but stopped mid-rap and said, “How you doin’ beautiful,” and then picked up the rap where he left off.


edmonds59

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Mar 11 2010 at 10:32pm #

Dang! Like Batman, but smooth with the ladies.


saltm513

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Mar 11 2010 at 11:47pm #

Ventos Pizza by Home Depot, Wednesday March 10, 8:30am


erok

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Mar 12 2010 at 1:52pm #

for archival purposes, i have to post ian’s photo in this thread.

like riding off into the sunset


spakbros

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Mar 15 2010 at 5:43pm #

He came into the shop asking for $2 the other night.

Thinking he was a random skeezer I stonewalled him. It was only when I turned around that I saw the bike parked outside. Bumper bike, if ever need $2, I got you from now on.


edmonds59

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Mar 15 2010 at 7:07pm #

He’d probably just head for Pep Boys and spend the $2 on “Bumper Shine”.

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