Oh That Zappa!
An earnest and youthful Frank Zappa plays the spokes of Suzy Creamcheese's Hiawatha on the Steve Allen Show in the early 60s. Okay, maybe he's not that earnest, but he is definitely young!
1950s Peugeot City Bike
I’ve had these photos for several years and forgot about them only to stumble upon them yesterday while looking through some vintage pannier pics. A French fellow and avid randonneur took the photos at the Montreal Bike Show (Salon Du Velo) back in 2007. Unbelievably, this is a 1950s Peugeot city bike with some very interesting and attractive sheet metal skin. This was probably more of a “concept cycle” but it is attention-grabbing and beautiful in its own way. Anyway, I thought I’d share them in hopes someone might find some inspiration to create a carbon fiber replica!
Camping and Grocery Shopping
The weather this week has been outstanding! Fortunately, I was able to get out for a few days on a camping ride. The picture below is a praying mantis that dropped into my campsite along the Des Moines River. The other set of pictures show how you can convert your Alyce bags into grocery-getter panniers. This allows you to over pack them with goodies from the market. Of course, you don’t really need to neatly fold and bungee the bag tops, but it does make it look a little tidier.