Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ahoy, mateys!

Today is not only the one year anniversary of my first bicycle commute, but it's also International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Even Wikipedia agrees! Shiver me timbers!

I rigged up the Trek with a 3'x5' Jolly Roger (Bretheren of the Coast, if you're into that kind of thing) on a six-foot length of PVC. The flag it attached with keyrings that pass through holes I drilled in the PVC, and the pole is attached to my cargo rack via a small carabiner clip, and held upright by passing it through a grommet in my panniers. There's also a blue LED at the end of the mast.

Needless to say, I got quite a few odd looks this morning. I'm still aching from getting end0wn3d, so I'm taking the bus. To get the flag on the bus, I just rolled the flag around the mast and bungeed the whole thing to my top tube. When I get downtown, I'll unfurl the flag once again. I fully intend on hanging the flag in my cubicle today. We'll see how that goes over with my boss.

Random Tunage:
Peter Gabriel - Darkness (Engelpost Radio Edit)
Coast to Coast - Home

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I was thinking about doing this very thing this morning, Noah... just wish I'd thought about it last night so I'd have had more time to set it up!

Good work, matey!

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