Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Yesterday I met up with Proj-B known associate MANDER (aka Andrex Megacorp) and handed him the keys to my Spicer. The idea was simple. Show him the ENTIRE island of Manhattan in one day.

A few days previous I sat down in front of google maps and thought of all the rad stuff in Manhattan I've found so far.. Then I got to work making an actual route of it. Then I even went as far as making a cue sheet, because I knew I would forget things or get us spun around without it.

I didn't tell Mander where we were headed at any time. Just things like:
-East on 44th, LEFT on 6th
-Right on 46th
-Right on Park

I'm pretty sure he got a huge kick out of it. Not just the surprise of each new location, but the riding in between them.

I heard him let out screams of glee as he dove my bike in between trucks and cabs in mid town lane splits. YEAHHHHHHHHH! Occasionally when the road opened up he would stand and sprint, dusting me on the Mt Shasta Backwoods WMDTB (equipped with slicks for the day).

Honestly, I don't think I've seen anyone more stoked to ride a bike in a long time. It was like he was 5 and just learned to ride.. but in traffic, FAST. I guess walking around this city for 4 days will make you a bit crazy.

I don't have any pix, but hopefully Mander will post them up soon. I'll bet there are a shit tonne of poorly framed arm's length riding shots on his camera. Here's the final MAP though.

Edit: This is one excited Mander:


mander said...

What a fun day. Thanks Lyle!


Skitch Clothing said...

GHOSTBUSTERS!!!! That's my childhood right there in that building. So awesome!

morgman said...

The edit to add "Excited Mander" really just made it for me. Haha.