Monday, April 9, 2012

Zen Monday: #191

Zen Monday is the day you tell us what the photo's about, rather than me telling you. This time, I definitely have my questions.


25 comments:

youmustbefromaway.com said...

Simple as.
A show-off on a bicycle. Candidate for a Darwin's Award.

Book Dragon said...

I agree with youmustbefromaway....Darwin coming up



all I could think of was trying to stop, yikes

Kalei's Best Friend said...

He's ready for the impending flood.
:-)

Trish said...

"IIIIIIIIIII'm an idiot, and I don't caaaaare!"

Trish said...

followed shortly by "I'm an engineer and forgot the minor concept of how to dismount without breaking a leg"

Trish said...

"or breaking my head open"

No helmet?!?!? Well, then again, LOOK at the bike!

Trish said...

I'd offer that this is first and last double-decker bike build, but I've seen a ton of these on the East side near me.

BaysideLife said...

Getting on an off must certainly be a problem. I'm trying to see if there are any hydraulics on the bike that would take it up and down. I mean, really, how else could you get on the darn thing. I do like his lunch pail, though.

BaysideLife said...

I think my real question is WHY??

Clifford Beshers said...

Love the matching shirt and tires. It brings such a feeling of spring to the outfit.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

exhibitionist lacks proper funding

Laura Monteros said...

I see this bike around Pasadena occasionally, most recently yesterday on West Walnut on my way to church. I wondered if perhaps he likes the height to see better in traffic, or to make himself more visible to drivers.

Wouldn't it be fun if he checked in to tell us?

TheChieftess said...

Fred always wanted to be in the circus...

Linda said...

Bayside Life has said it for me: 'why?'

Steven said...

Noah said, "I don't need no stinking ark."

Virginia said...

Well JB ( aka You must be from away) should know cause he rides bikes with bad knees.

I say, "How crazy do you have to be?"
V

Margaret said...

Because it's there.

Ms M said...

This provokes so many questions...that I looked it up....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_bike

altadenahiker said...

Highriders

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't really have anything to add. I do like the blue tires and the lunch pail. And Ms. M, thank you for the link, it provides some clarification. I would not attempt to ride such a contraption unless I were surrounded by soft things, such as several feet of chlorinated water. But to each his/her own.

Susan Campisi said...

That's just wacky... but I shouldn't judge. You're right, P: to each his own.

Nathalie said...

Hey, if you live on the first floor of an apartment building you can tie your bike to your balcony and hop on the bike without wasting time!

Trouble is, you also have to find a job working on the first floor...

Nathalie said...

Wikipedia : "Tall bikes are usually used for recreation and entertainment, but can be used for general transportation also. Regular tall-bike commuters note that both their increased visibility and the simple 'wow factor' give them a safety advantage in automobile traffic over 'short bikes.'However, there are issues with mounting and dismounting (...) "
Issues indeed! I guess you end up learning how to you traffic sign poles to steady yourself to get on/off your bike but what do you do when the traffic light is read and you have to stop? There's no resting a foot on the ground...

Petrea Burchard said...

I'll only judge him if he's causing a hazard, Susan, which he didn't seem to be doing.

Nathalie, that was the part I couldn't get past--stopping at a light! I wonder if he keeps having to turn corners until he finally finds his way home.

Gunn said...

Unique and fun, BUT where is the helmet?