This pale is light, summery and very drinkable. I’ll make lots of friends with this batch at Live Oak Music Festival
Put a cap on that Shawn!
What usually happens is we get to hang out in the man room and bottle the stuff while the beer wench serves up pitchers to the busy bottlers. Ukulele music may spontaneously burst forth as well as silly antics and special drop in guest of all sorts. Come by and enjoy the fun from 6-9 tomorrow at Central Coast Brewing. See you there!
Next week is a freak bike build at Flanders bike shop. Get your stuff in a pile, your sketches out, and interpretive dance ready. We’ll have technicians on hand to help you reach your dream freak bike!
Every year my small little Cow town has an annual festival, like many other small rural towns. We celebrate the once booming carriage factory that had employed up to 400 people in this little town 100 years ago. Amongst the Shriners, fire trucks, and marching bands, the locals were witness to an assembly of tall bikes spectacular enough to take the Best Novelty Ribbon. thanks to all who came out to ride and support us. Thanks also to the folks at Freakbike Nation and Peddlers Bicycle club. Last time I tired a parade in 09 assembled 4 riders. Sheriff Bill said “think big, Start small” maybe next year I can get 10-12
From Left to Right: Alan, Matt, Terry, Tom, Ed, George, Terri, and Bob
and a small bit of video:
Tall Bike Posse in the Ovid Carriage Days
Greetings from Michigan. Proof that even in the snowy north the Tall Bike Posse gets representation.
My name Is Ed and I have been building tall bikes for quite a few years now. I don’t do it for some rebellious cause, I do it because it’s a tremendous amount of fun. There are advantages with visibility, and it is a good tool to help spread the positive aspects of biking. I’ll tell anybody they don’t need something fancy they just need to get out there and ride a bit. I occasionally write for the local paper on cycling activities, and I like to participate in local charity rides. I can ride up and steal the spotlight away from the most coordinated spandex clad carbon fiber frame riders on a couple old huffy’s welded together covered in the finest $.99 spraybomb paintjob. I also ride in local parades and have made the papers three times (including a front page)
I am very fortunate to also be a member of the Peddlers Bicycle Club. The peddlers started out small but twice this summer have had rides in excess of 160 people. Even in February, in sub-freezing temperatures, with winter storm warnings we’ll draw in over 30 die hard riders, cruising the streets between watering holes and local business.
This past weekend I hosted my first ever Tall bike build day. We ended up crafting two fine bikes. One from an old Diamond Back mountain bike with a generic top for the mechanic at the local bicycle shop, and the other was a curvy blend of an old western flyer, a schwinn and a couple parts of some bike I had never heard of.
It would seem the message is catching on. I have to thank my friend Alan for showing up and lending a hand(and encouraging me on some design aspects back in the day) Buck and Terry from the Peddlers for making the move up in the world. Terry’s Girlfriend Karen, and the Owners of the House of wheels in Owosso for lending a hand and witnessing the maiden voyage of two fine new bicycles. Last but not least My wife and kids for never really directly discouraging me from aiming high. Our celebratory ride wasn’t long since it was 95 degrees with 95% humidity but all bikes performed well! Thank you to Sheriff Bill for helping me to organize this stuff, and encouraging me to encourage others.
I also put together a Little video of the eventTall Bike Build day 2011
Tall Bike Posse kicks off bike month Sunday, May 1st with a wrong bike ride to Pozo. Search your quiver for the last bike you’d want to do a 17 mile ride on, pull it down, pump up those rotted, cracked tires, spray it down with WD40 and meet up at Santa Margarita Community Park at 9:30a for a 10A ride out to Pozo. Bring some $ for beer and food. Return trip to Margarita arranged. This ride is limited to bikes with 3 or less speeds. Exceptions made for bikes over 45 lbs. Tall bikes encouraged.
Congratulations, you found us! Well it’s been a while since my posts. Life has a way of making it tough to get to the CORE of your passions. In dong so, the tallbikeposse.com website was overdue in annual payment, and with that overlap came the harsh reality that people out there on the internets will hijack and hold websites hostage and basically turn a website into SPAM.
I walk away form that episode, and claim TallBikePosse.org the official site. In doing so, the .org really brings in what we believe; and that is a “cooperative group” ready to ride for fun and for bike awareness, willing to work and bring creative ideas to the posse, and able to promote all that is Tall Bike Posse.
With that, I give you a couple CORE photos of the Posse getting it done. Yeee-Haw!
BTW - if any of you readers want to buy back tallbikeposse.com for us to use, go for it. I have no patience for negotiations.
On 1st April 2006, Will and Ed Stevens left the gates of Buckingham Palace at 1pm and rode east along the south bank of the river Thames.
On 2nd September 2006, they rode west along the north bank, returning to the Palace at 2pm.
During the five months in between, the brothers travelled 6,000 miles around the entire coastline of Britain (six times the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats).
This giant loop was pedalled seven feet from the ground on a pair of Tall Bikes.
The first journey of its kind, Tall Bike Tour Britain was an important event in the history of long-distance cycling, and a record-breaking expedition.
We had a great build today at the Central Coast Brewery. Tom and I showed up in the truck and unloaded our material for all to peruse and reuse.
We finished one tall bike, a large slingshot, a mini mammoth, a large car hood ornament, wind chimes, and a really cute sculpture of some kind of animal. Allen Root was a great help with his welding unit and awesome metal machinery. Jim Aaron opened up the brewery and we provided some foot traffic of thirsty lookie-loos. This is going to be a great bike art show at the Atascadero Bike Lane Gallery. Read about it on Craigslist.
Time to deconstruct, drill, drink, and grind bike bones, create art from the junk-pile bike heap. We’ll haul the bike bones down to Central Coast Brewery this Sunday from noon ’til whenever for an All-Out Bike Build. THIS IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT! Get busy and create Art from Bike scrap. The Tall Bike Posse will bring demo bikes and make a corral in the Central Coast Brew parking lot just for the aesthetic rumpus and no holds barred Bike Art Build! Our welding hombre will be on hand to make YOUR idea a reality. Come with inspiration and a thirst for beer.