Last week we asked the world, “who wants to be a bike pornillinare?” We got a supprising low ammount of spam, but even more impressive is that we got some amazing interns! (six and counting). Some were stunned, flemmexed even by our alluding to our interns potentially being paid in the occasional hot meal. Luckily we knew that a real committed intern would be hungry.
We have shared many a steamy prose post in the past… well, actually just once. But we are gonna have more soon!
And so, this week we proudly announce the 1st release of the collective juices that we hope will continue to flow from our vast well of bikesexual fluids.
BIKE LOVE IS…
When you wake up next to the sweetest ass homie lover friend and know that getting on your bike is the first thought in your mind, pushing through traffic while others are honking in pissed off vessels you glide in between them with you and your steed. You are free, feeling good, and hauling ass and have trust in yourself and your bike. Cause you can feel the speed between your legs and rain going everywhere, it’s wet and you don’t give a shit cause it’s Portland and it hella rains and people go into boxes for showers at night to pour water on themselves and your accepting the fact that your gonna get wet, so enjoy it. You know its good cause you having a kick ass time and your ride looks good on you, you look good riding. cause you pass other bikers and say hell ya what’s up buddies, cause you inspire people on the max, in cars, walking, to get on a bike.
Its bike love because you are apart of a cultural revolution, cause we are self powered, and changing lives for the better. Cause it’s your alone time to process and think/spiritual and also a fun social time when you all go out for a ride with your friends. You know it’s love when some aspect of the bike world is steady on your mind spinning circles of lubed stems and Allen key dreams. It is love when you film your partner and you fucking and playing with shadows.
You are free to take your ass home anytime, you can rely on yourself. Cause it is a scary world out there and your fucking Bonnie and or Clyde of the bicycle world and we ride on fucked up roads, around cell phone car talkers, drunkies, and we do it anyway. Some outta circumstance, some for the thrill, others for the ride/pride. Love cause it forces people to get in shape, slow down, learn how to totally fix your own transportation, give a shit about the environment,not to buy into the giant auto corporate world, and learn about a long existing culture.
Bike love is defending bikes on roads and taking care of every cyclist, old, young, fixie, commuter…you love and respect them. It is Bike Love cause you recognize and appreciate how cush it is to ride in Portland than most cities. You know it’s love at the end of the day you ride your tired ass home and enjoy the sweet silence of the 3 am roads, when you are the fucking Lonestar of Portland travel, you get to see so much more beauty passing by on a bike.
Cause you know your ride is taking you home. You arrive grit teethed, bike tire greased, a little wet. You hang it up or lay it on a wall, give it a look and say ‘damn’, we made it through another day. You take your clothes off, helmet on, and go back to bed with the sweet ass you let earlier….This is Bike Love.
The words of Megan Denton, photographs coming soon. Stay tuned!*
*BONUS QUESTION: Ok, internerds, while attempting to make a cleaver linked reference to a bicycle repair website we were stopped dead in our tracks. Do we reference the new school which while mild mannered does impart some sage advice while giving a loving bicycle embrace at the end of the video… OR do we link to the old school. Which should we have linked to when we said, “Stay tuned!”? Is it gonna be new media or web “uh… point oh”? Who ya got!?!
Answer this and dont forget to let us know what you think of our 1st Internal Expression