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The Flaming lips are shooting a video up in Mt. Tabor park from 10am-10pm. It’s a naked bike ride video. We’re hauling up the disco trike and setting up the live feed. Let’s hope we can get a good signal and not violate the terms of the Stickam service agreement to badly. Join in virtually and say hello.
Recording from the webcast – It’s very choppy because of our connection issues:
We had a blast up at Mt. Tabor park and it’s still going on (as far as I know). The broadcast was a surprisingly a bit choppy due to the location and we almost got shut down on Stickam.com cause we showed butt cracks on the first take. I thought that would be okay.
The ranger didn’t like the butt cracks either. He forcefully said, (and I’m paraphrasing), “put on bottoms or we’ll put on handcuffs”.
He felt that FL were pushing the limit of their permit with the park. Ya think?
I think if the city wants more Naked Bike Ride movies and the massive budget$ behind them they need to lighten up. Who hasn’t seen genetalia in the Portland park before, anyway? 😉 Eww, it sounds nasty that way. Well, it was actually quite beautiful today.
In the first scenes the band leader, Wayne Coyne, was carried around by (TEAM BEER) John Howe’s trike in a in a big plastic ball (fully clothed) above the crowd of 120 or so naked (and later topless) riders. I was concerned that he was going to roll off the zip-tied milk crates that were holding him up and down the hill, but several strong Portland Cyclists prevented catastrophe during each take. By the look on his face I’m not so sure Wayne was convinced of the safety on his self-designed contraption.
Wayne says he’ll get naked later in future scenes.
It was (and is) a perfect day for a naked bike ride video. You can still ride up and let the Flaming Lips exploit your body or catch the video at some later date.
Mid-day Mystery Ride with the Rev -(BTW, The midnight Mystery Ride is this Friday).
Report from the Irondelles bikini bike wash:
Our most watched show yet: 3000+ viewers!
Lots of bikinis, tall bikes and washing.
We chatted with Rev Phil and Ron Richings and interview fabulous Irondelle’s Tall Bike grrlz Meghan and Emily! Hope to have some pics soon.
Text from the Crimanimalz:
The ride’s political stance and agenda was neutral, many participants invoked the group’s collective motto: “If you rode a bicycle, you’d be home by now!” — a statement against oil dependency, in support of sustainable living and a collective critique of the Los Angeles transportation infrastructure. The riders are pointing out that in a city like Los Angeles made for cars, bicycle riders are reaching their destinations faster.
Long Term Goals
Members of the CRIMANIMALZ are looking for city officials to make bicycle safety a priority, not only through the creation of safe and easy places to ride, but also as a means of transportation on the city’s increasingly busy thoroughfares. With rising gas prices and a government encouraging sustainable practices, more people are expected to turn to bikes as an alternative means of transportation.
Funderstorm – “Why Didja Duh Eeet”
The Ride Friday, May 9th, 2008
At 5:30pm starting in Santa Monica, 28 bicyclists took surface streets to the 1-10 Fwy at Bundy and rode 0.44 miles to the I-405 N on-ramp and rode another 1.56 miles to the Santa Monica Blvd. exit during rush hour. The ramp to the I-405 N was a steep grade and 0.65 miles in length. Riders spanned a total of 2.0 freeway miles.
The group of riders also hung a 20’x6′ banner on the 17th street overpass overlooking the eastbound I-10 Freeway in Santa Monica that read RIDE A BIKE YOU’D BE HOME BY NOW.
The sign remained in place for over 48 hours.
CRIMANIMALZ – The Freeway Ride I
Vimeo Channel (Videos)
FLICKR Pool (Photographs)
IBIKEU Wiki (History)
To view California Highway Patrol Reaction to the Freeway Traffic Jam Ride