Flying Bike Club

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- 4/9/2017 3:21pm

Hey Selena! I found your backpack! Can you swing by my door so I can give it to you? Also, every night I had it was really weird.

Phi Voca
- 4/9/2017 8:15pm

I showed up at the last meeting. Even if you can't ride, it's fun to watch! A great way to pass the time before the ethereal beings come and drag me back to my dorm.

- 4/9/2017 8:45pm

How should I start building my flying bike? My last one got trashed.

Tara Yau
- 4/10/2017 8:45am

We've all been there, @Glitter. Scraped knees are always a part of learning how to ride a flying bike!

Just remember it's not the bike that does it--it's your mind set. I started out on my little brother's tricycle with my hands on the handlebars and pushing it around the cul-de-sac with one foot. After about 50 times around I forgot I was stuck on the ground and lifted off! It was an amazing feeling Till I hit a streetlight and fell and broke my ulna.

So it's best to start off with some beater bike till you get the hang of it. Then you can start to trick it out with wings and tassels and stuff.

Mouthy Rogers
- 4/11/2017 3:53pm

Took my my Cruiser with the big fat balloon tires on a fine spin today over the school and the grounds... I got the day off school because if you fill out a form you can get credit! Plus was really pleased with my new Strange Patterns™ paint job--thanks to @Selena for the inspiration.

If you haven't seen the school from the air you're really missing out. It's like a little model, with the administration building and the library and the gym and the dorms and the fields, and all the trees just starting to bloom, surrounded by the woods and the road and the city in the distance. Maybe next time I'll make it all the way into town!

- 4/11/2017 8:52pm

I took a mountain bike, and started flying it! I haven't ridden in years, and forgot what it felt like. (It feels AWESOME!)

Mouthy Rogers
- 4/11/2017 9:15pm

It's @Empress Jingles in the woods!

Sorry, just put that together. As I was flying out over the school today I noticed a kind of old fashioned gypsy trailer parked in a clearing with a couple of horses tied up. I thought "what, is the circus coming to school?" but realized that must be the @Empress Jingles we've heard tell about.

Just one of the amazing sites you can see when you fly by bike!

Tara Yau
- 4/15/2017 6:32pm

Hope everybody had fun at today's Flying Bike Club meetup! I apologize about the bird problems--I thought we had everything worked out with the Remote Viewing Falconry Club but apparently not. We're clearly scheduled for the airspace above the apple orchard on Saturday morning, but apparently not everybody got the memo. I'm sure we'll have it worked out by next week.

In the meantime, everybody feel free to share your stories of your flying bike adventures!

Happy flying!

Tara Yau
- 4/22/2017 10:52pm

Great Flying Bike Club Picnic today! And a big shout out to Big Edna for piloting the three-wheeler out to the Troll Bridge--the brie and baguettes made it really special. The weather's still a little blustery, and the few bikes that got caught in the treetops were par for the course. If you're the one came back with the red & white checkered blanket, it belongs to Big Edna.

For next weekend, we're planning a trip to the weather pillar in the north. It'll be our longest trip so far, so be prepared!

Cybele Papilionidae
- 4/24/2017 9:38pm

Psychic Cycling Diary

Vertigo pedaling over the city on a clear day--look down too much and you can lose it. All those angles and alleyways and windows and walls. Better to look to the horizon, look to where you're headed, look to where you want to go.

That's when I hit the window. I guess it was the horizon behind me I was seeing. Faceplanted into the glass on the side of a skyscraper, which was weirdly soft, like the plastic fenders and hoods on cars when you hit them in slow motion. There I am with my face squished sideways on the glass, my bike on top of me, and a window washer swoops in and picks me up, bike and all, in his basket.

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