In this series we stop people along the bike lanes in Vancouver and have chats with them about their thoughts on cycling, their bikes, and more. Have a look at the archive HERE.
Tell me about your bike?
I use my bike a lot, so it became important to me to make some sort of statement with it. It took several weeks to develop the basic layering of this camouflage tape, and I found that it just started metamorphosing as I went along. I became inspired to incorporate natural elements into the design, and have always been into using feathers of eagles and other birds. My bike previous to this was loaded with feathers so I’ve kinda developed this reputation for being a “bird man”. Even though this bike has a different tone to it, I still feel like a big bird floating along on it. I found these stray eagle feathers down here on Granville Island about 6 months ago which were all together in a set, and immediately thought that they were going on my bike. I’ve also wrapped long shafts of bamboo around the frame, which have now aged over time to have more of a straw look to it. I wasn’t sure if it would survive the bad weather but it seems to be holding up, and I’m just going to gradually add to it.
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