It was a crazy, long weekend.
Friday night I was working until midnight in a dusty, hot, downtown loft, installing the final pieces of a great bike art exhibit. I gotta say, I’m darn proud of our efforts.
Slicing & dicing cardboard
Master of the staple gun & razor blade.
Of course, I was too darn exhausted to think about taking pictures from the street, but I’ll post some as soon as I can.
Saturday morning BC & I were at Riverfest, conducting a “Live Beta Test” of our bamboo star pagoda. Previously we had only built a five foot tall model. The full version, however, was closer to twenty feet tall. We parked bikes under, around and on it, and it was the (literal) star of the show.
Bike Norfolk's Bamboo Star Pagoda at Riverfest
Less than six hours later we disassembled the pagoda, loaded it on top of our Honda Element, and headed home. Then it was off to the Art|Everywhere bike ride, where I flaunted my kilt.
He bikes Norfolk.
Sunday morning it was back to work, this time at the Virginia Beach Earth Day Festival. The irony that we were celebrating Earth Day in a park built atop a garbage dump that was started forty years ago was not lost on me…
Bamboo Cruiser, ready for a test ride.
I took my bamboo cruiser for its first test ride, and was pretty darn pleased with it. Supple & fast. I also had an opportunity to see a trike built with even more eclectic tastes than mine.
Now that's a saddle.
Monday, I rested. And Tuesday I was back to work on Chris’ bike. I’ve applied the fiberglass atop the foam lugs, and today I’ll start lashing the twine.
Fiberglassed. Ready for twine.