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Versus: F-bomb, El Dope Penis, and more

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by Byron on Jul 08, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Vaughters dropping the F-Bomb on Vs. live tour coverage today reminded of some other inappropriate things we’ve seen. Including

  • Various racers peeing off the bike – that’s a given, watch for it (or don’t)
  • El Dope Penis graffiti - In the Lance days, you could always spot a large, dripping phallic/syringe symbol on the mountain stages
  • Punching fans – I can’t remember who, but did see a racer stiff-arm a fan that got too close.

My all-time fav besides the Longhorn dude, is Borat from last year.

Honorable mention is “nervous Sheryl Crow,” while not really shocking, just the camera lingering on her was not something you see in every tour. Also, while I’ve tried, I still haven’t seen any girls flashing the peloton. I’m sure that has to happen at some point.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen or heard in the Tour coverage?

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Pedal Powered Phone Calls

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by Galen Maynard on Jul 08, 2008 at 8:25 AM

The modest success of our first Bike Blender Mobile Social, got DL and I thinking… What other pedal powered businesses could be out there? With a little web searching, and some help from our friends over at Surly, we found the following Nicaragua based pedal powered phone booth. Using an old computer, car battery, and common 3 wheeled cargo bike, this entrepreneur can charge the battery while pedaling to his prospective customers. Check out the video for a demonstration of this mobile call shop.

Have you run into any unique bike businesses here or abroad?

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Swerve Light

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by Byron on Jul 08, 2008 at 6:36 AM

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Red Rocket

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by Byron on Jul 07, 2008 at 3:32 PM

This bike was like bluegrass music to me – I’d never buy it, not my thing, but certainly appreciated the artistry, craftsmanship, and style.

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Spotted at the bike races this weekend.

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Frankendork Pursuit Tall Bike

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by Galen Maynard on Jul 07, 2008 at 6:30 AM

When you’re a frame maker tired of turning out custom bikes for other people… What do you do? When you’re Marty from Geekhouse Bikes, you build yourself, (perhaps the world’s first,) custom pursuit tall bike. Why? Because you can. This little number is lovingly named “Frankendork.”

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Bike to the Sound

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by Kelli on Jul 06, 2008 at 9:25 PM

I’m not entirely sure how I missed this, though as I mentioned previously my bike hasn’t seen much love recently. And at five weeks post-partum, I’m still not quite ready for any big rides. This afternoon though, I laced up my shoes for a quick six-mile run down along Shilshole.

You can imagine my surprise when I turned left off the Burke-Gilman, only to see all the bikes headed straight ahead, continuing on the newly completed extension to Golden Gardens. The cyclists enjoyed a nice wide lane, beautiful landscaping and a route well-protected from the adjacent road.

I’m excited to take a quick spin across The Locks this summer and test out the new road. Though, I’m certainly turning around at Golden Gardens and bypassing the hill climb to the top of the park and into Crown Hill.

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