Btw, if you like stand-up paddle boarding (or watching standup paddleboard racing, the Ta-Hoe Nalu is a great event that takes place on King’s Beach, CA each August. Check it out!
I’m not really sure what this thing is, nor what it is called, but it’s made of bike parts, so I’m posting it here.
This was at the Reno Compression Art and Fire event.
IKEA sells bikes? Who knew?
On our way back from the bay area this afternoon we stopped at the IKEA store in Sacramento, California. While browsing through the store we came across this bike and matching cargo trailer.
The Sladda bike comes with a “25-year limited warranty on the frame and 10-year limited warranty on the belt drive”. IKEA also offers accessories for the bike, including a matching front rack, rear rack, and rear panniers.
And to top it off, IKEA offers a sweet matching cargo trailer for the Sladda. However, this trailer would work for any bike.
The Sladda bicycle retails for $499, however can be purchased for $399 at the “IKEA FAMILY member” price. [Becoming an IKEA FAMILY member is free and can easily be done on-site at the store.]
The Sladda cargo trailer retails for $179 [or $129 at the IKEA FAMILY member price.]
The next time you’re driving along the west shore of Lake Tahoe stop in at West Shore Pizza in Tahoma, CA. If not for their awesome pizza and collections of beers, but to see their collection of vintage bicycles hanging from the walls and ceiling.
Here are just a few…
West Shore Pizza has super friendly staff, good food, and a great atmosphere.
Attended a function this evening at Skipolini’s Pizza in south Reno, Nevada. Spotted this cool bike truck full of gelato.
Saw an ad today on a Burning Man Facebook Group to which I belong — a theme camp was selling of its camp’s collection of playa bikes. I pounced.
These are the bikes in the back of my truck. Almost all of them are Huffy Cranbrook cruisers. [Three are already spoken for for the upcoming burn.
Today I took part in a bicycle poker run organized by the Slow Rollers Bicycle Club of South Shore, Lake Tahoe. This was a very fun, well run, beautiful ride along the south shore of South Lake Tahoe.
One of the participants was riding a Corker Monster Cruiser. (pictured above). For those not familiar with this bike, this is the world’s first (and maybe only) 36″ wheel bicycle. As the name implies, this thing is monstrous. Look how it dwarfs the 26″-ers around it.
This is the first Corker that I’ve actually seen in the wild. Impressive bike.
Pictured above is a cool stretched custom frame bike.
Above are a few of the participants at one of the stops along the way.
I rode the Da Vinci Flying Machine (always a head turner and crowd pleaser) for the event. Here is the Flying Machine parked along the beautiful and scenic shores of Eldorado Beach, South Lake Tahoe – another of the stops.
Overall I was very impressed with this event and will definitely do it again. This was my first Slow Rollers event, but will not be my last. The Slow Rollers Bicycle Club website has a list of the events they host.
…and Lorri rode the Mongoose Beast.
Riders gathering and listening to the pre-ride event director’s talk. (Below)
Just a few of the bikes seen at this year’s Blinky Man ride…
A sweet rat bike…
Blinky Man takes place in downtown Cason City, and is a must-attend event if you’re in the area.
I believe the next one will take place sometime in October 2017.
Here’s a sweet cruiser I spotted in Sparks, Nevada suspended from the roof of The Generator.
What’s The Generator you might ask? The Generator is an awesome 34,000-square-foot makerspace open to the community and filled with tools and industrial equipment to allow people to design, create and make things. Check them out at The Reno Generator.
Check out this cool mutant custom build spotted at Blinky Man in Carson City, Nevada. Front-wheel drive! Note the disco ball light hanging from the frame’s bottom tube and the battery required to run all the lights.
Here’s the contraption and it’s maker pictured.
And what is Blinky Man you may ask? “Blinky Man is a costumed Bike Ride at Night, with Lights, through Carson City, NV. The most bikable and friendliest town in Nevada!” …and a heck of a fun event!
In April 2016 I attended the 20th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville California. [Worth checking out. – Ed.]
I was happy to see pedicabs being used to usher attendees about.
The pedicab drivers can transport an impressive amount of weight.
Here’s a shot of the disc brake system. Stopping power!
Spotted this Shock Top Belgian White branded cruiser.
“Mr. Bones wants you to keep healthy by eating nutritious foods and getting plenty of rest and exercise. It’s fun to care for your body!”
So reads the caption on this cute display in the Children’s Hospital New Orleans.
I captured this shot through the window while attending a conference in New Orleans.
I captured this contraption at Burning Man 2015.
Yes, it works.
I shot this outside the Qdoba in Carson City, Nevada.
Not sure if they actually use it to deliver burritos, but it’d be cool if they did.
I like the shade canopy. I think I’ll buy one for my wife’s Schwinn Meridian Trike.
I was attending a conference in San Francisco and saw my first Bay Area Bike Share station.
I happened upon PedalFest 2013 held at Jack London Square in Oakland, California. This event is a celebration of all things bicycle and is attended by more than 20,000 people annually.
“…an incredible day of fun and excitement filled with pedal powered food and entertainment, dare-devil stunts, a colorful bicycle parade for kids, bike safety training and the most amazing collection of bicycles to be seen – from vintage and hand-built bikes to high-end customs, sturdy commuters and creative art bikes.”
Here are a few pics from 2013’s PedalFest.
You may be asking what’s noteworthy about bikes at Scheels. Well, typically not much. But while I was there yesterday this bike caught my eye.
Why did it catch my eye? Well, because the paint color scheme is practically identical to one that I used last month on the restoration I did on a Firmstrong beach cruiser last month. [See: The Firmstrong Gets a Makeover.]
Check out the two bikes side-by-side (below). Mine’s the bottom one. The colors look even more identical in person.
What a coincidence!
Since I was shooting pics, I also took a couple shots of this sweet Nirve Chopper on display.
This bike is the Nirve® Bicycles Cannibal 3-Speed Chopper, and features: a chopper frame; Nirve StreetKing® double crown chopper fork; front disc brake; and a Shimano 3-speed internal rear hub.
I was in Dallas attending a convention and spotted these bikes at a shop near the Omni Dallas Convention Center.
I believe that one could specify their preferred color combinations.
This one was covered in rhinestones. [Only in Dallas.]
Here’re a few bikes I captured at Burning Man this year.
A tandem trike.
Gasoline powered bike with a homemade sidecar. Sweet!
Me on a huge human powered trike. The home made wheels are lace to golf cart hubs.
Nice chopper with car racing tire in back.
We’re in Chicago attending a reunion of long-time friends. Pleased to see free loaner bikes at the Hotel Allegro where we’ll be staying.
This cool bike rack sits in front of the Reno Bike Project.
Here’s a picture of a two-person pedal-powered quadcycle for riding on railroad tracks.
I shot this at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, Nevada.