Monday, March 17, 2008

An Evening With PJ

{words carey}
First off, to give you a sense of who PJ (ex-messenger of 9 years) is, I invite you to scroll down and check out his bike. I've had a Raleigh Coasting frame sitting in my cube for the past month & have been trying to find the inspiration to build it up. Brian planned on getting parts that would pay homage to a Klunker-era (70's) mountain bike, which sounded cool, but he and I have been swamped with work lately & put the project on the back burner. The other day PJ was sitting in my cube and suddenly looked at me with wide, fantastic eyes and asked, "Ooooo...what you gonna do with this Coasting frame?" I told him the story and then he asked if he could take it home and build it that night.

Well...what we get is a pretty cool fixed gear that seems to be part Klunker, part urban hipster mobile, part classic cruiser, and part PJ. I dig the bike and love how he contradicted the frame's "Coasting" name by fixing it.

Here are some pictures from our ride home:

Bikes + Books + Beer + Boys = our life (except the guys might want to replace boys with babes).

The unofficial Raleigh Klunker.

PJ rescued this little antenna man from the side of the road.

Almost 2 minutes after these pictures were taken, PJ got a flat. Hmmm...could it have been all the thorns he rode through?

It was so pleasant tonight that jeans, a sweatshirt and some light gloves did the trick.

After PJ and I parted ways, I finished my evening off with a sunset over the Olympic mountains.

Here's the video of the true KLUNKERZ:


El Diablo Rojo said...

Just to set the record straight, making that thing a fixed gear was completely my idea, how about a little credit for the effort?

EDR said...

That little vid was pretty sweet too...