This Bike is a Boat, Lady.
Peithman and I were assaulting Creston Park (which is where I learned to ride ‘cross) during a mad ‘cross skills practice when The Boat approached.
From far away it looked like just another Bakfiets, but as it came into view it became very RED. And very RAD. And very boat-like.
Behold! The Bike Boat! Owner and Operator James Newman built this sweet boat attachment with his own two hands and added it to the Bullitt (purchased from Bike Gallery). Now, that’s Craftsmanship!
Holy crap, I love this thing!
HomeDude Captain (Little Guy) was named Gavin. He seemed a little more than flummoxed that we had interrupted his sweet stroll through the park. His father, James, however, seemed to be used to the attention (I chased them down after doing a triple take as SP and I rode our precious figure-8′s through the trees). James dismounted as if he’d been through this before and then stepped aside so I could make a few photos with my phone.
Come to find out he knows Mr. Duff (also known as Duff Daddy) the Grand Poobah King of Veloforma. He also instructed me as to how to create a very killer cyclocross loop through Creston, advising me that there had been races there many years prior (decades?).
I jotted down his contact information in my phone and after a little Facebook interaction and a spot of online research, I’ve turned up his blog which is highly entertaining.
James – thank you for taking time today to introduce me to Gavin and the Amazing Boat Bike! You made ‘cross practice something special.