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Bumper bike strikes again!

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KBrooks

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Mar 16 2010 at 9:55pm #

Spotted a nice shiny black bumper laying on the sidewalk on Chislett St. this morning… might have to pick it up on the way home.


bikeygirl

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Mar 18 2010 at 8:50pm #

I saw this dude with a new bumper (black & shiny) riding on Liberty Ave this morning going out-town! I was going the opposite direction and at first-glance I had to almost scratch my head at the sight! He was very polite and yelled good morning! Haha :)


dwillen

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Mar 18 2010 at 9:19pm #

My other half, having never read this forum, asked me last night “have you heard of this guy who rides around with a bumper on his bike? they were talking about him on the radio today”. She can’t remember what station, but apparently people were calling in with stories and such. Amazing.


dmtroyer

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Mar 19 2010 at 2:19pm #

saw him downtown yesterday morning.


88MS88

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Mar 19 2010 at 7:56pm #

I’d love to see a bumper-bike Critical Mass! Perhaps a new trend is brewing, maybe we’ll soon be seeing clip-on bumpers at our LBS. :-P


quizbot

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Mar 19 2010 at 9:24pm #

my friend Lau & little Max ran into BB at Liberty & Baum yesterday…


spakbros

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Mar 20 2010 at 10:29pm #

great photo


bikeygirl

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Mar 21 2010 at 2:29pm #

I saw AGAIN bumper dude during the Spring Roll Alleycat yesterday! He was outiside Yen’s Gourmet Restaurant in East Liberty talking with some people.


greenbike

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Mar 21 2010 at 3:53pm #

Keepin’ it classy with that VW hubcap too. Nice!

Is there a Facebook fan page for Bumper Bike? If not, there should be….


alnilam

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Mar 21 2010 at 4:53pm #

Yeah someone at Spring Roll yesterday said they ran into him and told him he should stop by at the afterparty. No luck there though.


reddan

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Mar 30 2010 at 7:08pm #

Spotted toolin’ up Liberty from Baum today around 1 PM. Appeared to be having an animated conversation with thin air, such that he didn’t notice the peace sign I flipped him…I’m gonna assume BB was rocking the Bluetooth headset.


timito

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Mar 30 2010 at 7:49pm #

I need one of those headsets, just to stick in my ear, so people won’t know I’m just talking to myself.


EricR

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Mar 30 2010 at 8:58pm #

On Walnut a few minutes ago: http://img52.yfrog.com/i/1fj.jpg/

Dan: He was still chatting quite animatedly when I saw him.


raphael

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Apr 1 2010 at 2:41pm #

saw him on Fifth two days ago, leaving Pitt students utterly bewildered.


rsprake

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Apr 1 2010 at 3:33pm #

Is there a Facebook fan page for Bumper Bike? If not, there should be….

Here you go!


ieverhart

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Apr 3 2010 at 4:36am #

I was standing on Penn Avenue at the GA/GI festival this evening, and who rolls by but the object of our affection and wonder, the Bumper Bike himself. I spring into action, grabbing my bike and getting my camera out from my backpack, and pursue him, determined to get a good-quality photo. He turned down South Millvale Avenue, where I was able to snap a few pictures.

I’m posting more–including a rare video–on the Facebook page.

I talked with him briefly at the intersection with Friendship Avenue, and learned his full name. Should I post it here, and thereby ruin his Batman-esque mystique? I’ll defer to the wishes of the board.


Marko82

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Apr 3 2010 at 1:05pm #

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape

You don’t spit into the wind

You don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger

And you don’t mess around with Jim, da do da do…


edmonds59

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Apr 3 2010 at 1:56pm #

Couldn’t have put it any better, Marko.


greenbike

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Apr 3 2010 at 2:07pm #

@rsprake: THANKS!!!

I didn’t see Bumper Bike yesterday, but I did see some guy with this Amsterdam-style city bike (i.e. Velorbis or something) complete with chrome fenders and motor. Way classier than the Jeep with chrome hubcaps the next block over.


quizbot

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Apr 3 2010 at 4:02pm #

I saw motored-bike guy going around the lake in Highland Park the other day… took a second to figure out what was going on.


mustion

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Apr 9 2010 at 6:01am #

I saw this guy for the first time about a week ago on Liberty downtown… I didn’t realize he had such a following, but I’m not surprised given his sheer audacity. I love it.


cburch

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Apr 9 2010 at 12:07pm #

spotted last night on center in the hill heading toward north oakland. the man gets around.

also kudos to the croce reference. i love that song.


mustion

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Apr 14 2010 at 10:26pm #

Saw him this morning at the intersection of Penn & Negley. Now he’s got the entire bike, bumper, AND hubcap spray-painted entirely yellow… tires and all. Pure visibility!


sloaps

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Apr 25 2010 at 7:26pm #

Saw Mr. Bumper Bike at Art All Night yesterday evening. Took a picture, but it’s blurry – just take my word for it… he was totally there.


J Z

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Apr 25 2010 at 11:23pm #

Facebook page. Like.


robjdlc

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Apr 25 2010 at 11:28pm #

Yes! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bumper-Bike


Ohiojeff

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Apr 26 2010 at 2:29pm #

Saw him yesterday morning at the Intersection of Frankstown and East Liberty Blvd. Using the bike with the dark colored bumper on it. He gave us a big smile and thumbs up as he rode by.


dmtroyer

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Apr 26 2010 at 8:24pm #

what happened to the facebook page?


greenbike

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Apr 26 2010 at 9:47pm #

It’s still up there….it’s just a different link since Facebook changed all their privacy settings to “sell your info.” Hopefully this works: clicky!


BradQ

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Apr 29 2010 at 2:54pm #

Caught him last week on my way to the Post Office.

Throwin’ the horns.


edmonds59

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Apr 29 2010 at 3:58pm #

What did you say? “Hey Bumper Bike Man, raise your seat about a foot…”


BradQ

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Apr 29 2010 at 4:04pm #

I blew a whistle at him for not wearing a helmet.


netviln

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Apr 29 2010 at 4:07pm #

I wonder if he even realizes what a celebrity he is in the biking community, or is he just doing his thing because that the way he rolls?


reddan

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Apr 29 2010 at 4:23pm #

Not just the biking community…they’ve apparently been discussing him on the X morning show, per a comment I caught this morning when I (gasp!) drove to work.


spakbros

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Apr 29 2010 at 7:10pm #

He asked me for a job this week!

Maybe I can at least sponsor the bikes with a big logo?


Nick D

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Apr 29 2010 at 7:45pm #

Brad, I love that picture. How could one go about getting a print of it?


netviln

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Apr 29 2010 at 7:55pm #

Or at least a high res copy? Not to steal your art or anything.


Mick

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Apr 29 2010 at 8:09pm #

Brad – maybe you could interview him and put the results in the Urban Velo “I love riding in the city” section.


greenbike

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Apr 29 2010 at 10:14pm #

Saw a riderless Bumper Bike parked at the corner of Penn Circle and Sheridan Square…3:40 pm this afternoon.


ieverhart

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Apr 30 2010 at 1:48am #

Brad – maybe you could interview him and put the results in the Urban Velo “I love riding in the city” section.

+1. When I last saw Bumper Bike, I had my camera out to document the occasion. He said he wanted to give me an interview, some other time, when he had the time to spare. So he’s probably a “go” for an interview… if you can find him.

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