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Bumper bike strikes again!

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escargonaut

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May 26 2010 at 12:41am #

His bike is locked up outside the church most Sundays, so that’s actually a pretty good bet.


ieverhart

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May 26 2010 at 2:14pm #

I saw the yellow bike there the other day and wondered if it was indeed his bike.

There are now at least four bumpers in a lot across from the old Texaco station on Negley Avenue, at Rural Street.


sloaps

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May 26 2010 at 2:23pm #

I saw a bumper bike parked here Monday night. It had a front bumper, a rear bumper and was all black. Didn’t see any hubcaps, though.


mustion

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May 26 2010 at 8:51pm #

rear bumper? that’s new. maybe he had a run in with the bus driver too and is going for protection.


SK360

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May 26 2010 at 10:43pm #

Spotted Sunday afternoon on the Bloomfield Bridge… had my good camera on me in the car.

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mustion

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May 27 2010 at 12:42am #

look at that effin’ motorcycle tire. STYLE.


StuInMcCandless

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May 27 2010 at 1:42am #

He’s been seen in the East End, primarily. I wonder how far he travels routinely, and how far out into the boonies he’s ever traveled with a bumper attached.

I know I sure wouldn’t want to attempt Perry Highway or McKnight Road with one of those!


mustion

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May 27 2010 at 1:56am #

You wouldn’t, Stu. But we’re talking BUMPER BIKE here. He’s a man of steel (or fiberglass).


mark

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May 27 2010 at 3:58am #

he very frequently visits garland park (maybe every day) in the 2-4 pm range


dwillen

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Jun 11 2010 at 8:34pm #

Photos by Swalfoort. Bumper bike downtown on Liberty Ave, June 2010.


argylepile

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Jun 16 2010 at 2:05pm #

The infamous bumper bike fellow rolled up to me at the bus stop in Oakland last night, across from Hemingways. I complimented his contraption and he gave me a little tour of it–pointed out the new rims(tin foil/aluminum) and the tiny steering wheel fashioned behind the bumper. Then he asked me on a date and told me how he was the designer behind the black Spiderman suit, and that Ice Cube’s character in Torque is based on his life. Then we had a pretty awesome talk about drugs in the city and gentrification.


dwillen

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Jun 16 2010 at 2:20pm #

So where is he taking you on your first date?


Willie

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Jun 16 2010 at 2:23pm #

Hopefully he has a bumper tandem bike


argylepile

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Jun 16 2010 at 2:29pm #

I politely declined his offer.


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 16 2010 at 6:02pm #

Then we had a pretty awesome talk about drugs in the city and gentrification.

What did he say? It’s been my experience that the people with the most bizarre outward appearance have the best insight into how things work.


BradQ

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Jun 16 2010 at 8:28pm #

Go to 50 seconds in or so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28hUwmBHRQg&feature=player_embedded#!


unixd0rk

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Jun 16 2010 at 8:43pm #

nice find brad!


rsprake

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Jun 16 2010 at 8:45pm #

Ah man. He was involved in a hit and run?


dwillen

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Jun 16 2010 at 8:52pm #

I really like this guy.


joeframbach

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Jun 16 2010 at 8:53pm #

Also check out our own ianev in part 2 in the related videos!


caitlin

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Jul 9 2010 at 2:16pm #

i was having a grumpy day today but i read this thread again and feel immediately better.


edmonds59

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Jul 9 2010 at 3:25pm #

A nice bike ride in the rain would cheer things up, too, about now.


robjdlc

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Jul 9 2010 at 5:59pm #

Spotted today either taking a rest or having a chat with the police, hard to tell. His bike is behind the tree to the left, got a smile and a wave from him.


caitlin

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Jul 14 2010 at 2:37pm #

i was so excited to see bumper bike today in penn circle i forgot to take a picture.


ieverhart

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Jul 20 2010 at 3:51am #

Lots to report lately. I saw the Bumper Bike Dude in East Liberty on Friday, on Penn Avenue near Highland. Then the green bumper bike was leaning up outside St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday afternoon–I guess he’s Catholic.

My dad says he was on the highway part of Bigelow Boulevard this morning, and also today my brother reports a conversation with him where he only indirectly asked for money, but did say he wanted to find a job.


Noah Mustion

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Jul 20 2010 at 10:11am #

“DO NOT ride on Bigelow Blvd… unless you are Bumper Bike”


caitlin

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Jul 21 2010 at 2:03pm #

my boyfriend saw bumper bike and talked to him about his troubles. He does community treatment/case management at Mercy, so he knew exactly what Aaron was talking about with is check. etc. Then, David bought him a sandwich and a gatorade. What a guy!


erok

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Oct 6 2010 at 7:35pm #

top for the best sign ever

thanks pseudocris


scott

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Oct 7 2010 at 1:49pm #

omg


reddan

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Oct 7 2010 at 2:53pm #

^^THAT needs to be in the next set of stickers.


Lolly

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Oct 8 2010 at 2:14pm #

Here’s a short interview with Bumper Bike from last month.


caitlin

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Oct 8 2010 at 8:15pm #

wow. best.


caitlin

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Oct 8 2010 at 8:16pm #

when those signs go up i am making a sticker that will do that.


timito

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Oct 9 2010 at 5:56am #

I got to talk to Aaron for about ten minutes today. Dude is Heroic. I’m attempting to integrate some of his strategies into my own operation of a two wheeled human powered machine.


Pseudacris

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Oct 9 2010 at 4:16pm #

Late Friday morning in Bloomfield. Happy Halloween!


robjdlc

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Oct 9 2010 at 4:46pm #

I spotted him at the carnival in Oakland last night and thought he was wearing a vest of some kind – guess I was right, it was definitely the batman outfit without the mask.


ejwme

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Oct 11 2010 at 1:52pm #

does he have lights for his bike? I’ve just realized he might be riding around, dressed all in black, on a black bike, with a black bumper, at night. Great for fighting crime and vehicular misconceptions, lousy for traffic. I’ve never seen him riding around at night, and I’m sure he’s fine, but now I’m going to worry until I hear or see otherwise, or can get a blinky to him. Sigh. I’ve turned in to my grandmother.


Pseudacris

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Oct 11 2010 at 5:00pm #

No reflectors or lights that I could see. And, right after this photo, he ran a red light and crossed the intersection at 45 degrees (but did look all directions first). He’s pretty hard to miss in the day.


joeframbach

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Oct 11 2010 at 5:33pm #

I handed him my rear blinky a few weeks ago. He clipped it on the front bumper and it immediately fell off and broke.


ejwme

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Oct 11 2010 at 7:02pm #

hmm. Are there any cool reflective stickers that might better stay on his bumpers? I shall think a spell and see if I can’t find a way to help him in a useful way to be more visible at night (if he wants, of course).

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