Friday, May 21, 2010

The Bicycle Gospel

As I mentioned before, David Byrne came and gave his presentation on bicycling. The event was held, appropriately, at the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is a church-turned-concert hall, so it was a doubly appropriate place for this former rock star to come and preach to the bicycle choir! A fair number of bicycles were gathered outside...

Coolest of all was the "Gourmandiste", also called the "Pink Pig." I'm told there is a blog associated with this, but I couldn't find it. Jim B. rode this very, very heavy extended two-wheeler all the way down from Buford, GA - at least 30 miles - starting at 3 that afternoon and making a short stop at some ethnic groceries on the way. Spread on the large rear rack is a lovely snack of Russian bread and mustard, mortadella, crudites, Chinese sesame sweets, and much more. Jim has been bicycling around Atlanta his whole life and also repairs and rebuilds bicycle frames. Wow.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, that's my bike in the foreground at the Tabernacle!