Boneshaker magazine over in the UK did an article on bike clubs and spoke to some rats and used some of Alexis’ photos.
It’s that time of the year when rats come together to eat more than usual. Shirts were taken off, magic was played, and a crave case was stuffed inside a turkey.
Two of our club bikes got custom top tube covers with their names needle pointed on them.
Max & Alexis’ newest zine “A Better Way To Build a Tallbike” a somewhat instructional guide to building a solid head tube tallbike
Be the first to print and fold your own copy: tinyurl.com/solidheadtube
Folding instructions: http://www.alexisellers.com/how_to_fold.gif
*if you click on the image it’ll be clearer*
Every year we ride bikes to Margie’s Candies a tiny old ice cream shop in Logan Square to honor the birth of McD and other Scorpio friends with Royal George Ala George. This event give us an opportunity to share all our germs as we eat from one giant bowl.
Look to your right…it’s a permanent page for all of our how to build a freak bike zines
Now look up, its instructions on how to fold an 8 page single side zine in gif and jpg form. If the gif is acting up try it on this external link
Now you’ve got all the knowledge to make your very own freak bike
Alexis Patrol & Max the Jefferson Chapter made two new pocket zines as part of their series on building freak bikes. One Way to Build a Swing Bike goes over swing bikes with a center pivot point, Another Way to Building a Swing Bike does the same only with a a rear pivot point.
Download them here:
Then learn then how to fold them here with this nifty gif
A is for Accident’s final ride
Everyone, including some random people hanging out by the river got their chance to ride A is for Accident before she was lit on fire and rolled into the Chicago River.
Sunday we recuperated with mexican food and margaritas at La Hacienda before taking our group photo and our colors shot. There were lots of hugs before everyone split off home to Chicago, Milwaukee and Jefferson.
After all the hot dogs were gone we got down to business bombing down crazy busy Broadway through a sea of tourist trying to get to bars playing Carrie Underwood. The usual Tallbike Jousting took place followed by a new addition, Dragon Dome where constants rode smalltalls through a playground structure while everyone else inferred with their riding by throwing things and jumping in front of them. The route ended in the center where the loser could try to make a comeback my tackling the winner but generally the loser didn’t make it that far.
We headed to the Fortress of Squalortude to engage in some wholesome activities; smashing a piñata, giving each other knuckle tattoos, lighting smoke bombs, smashing bottles, twerking and eating hot dogs.
Rat Patrol Nashville built Tiny Hats 2 a fully free standing addition to the Hootenanny Shanty Town. Tiny Hats 2 was built complete with a bar, stripper/support pole, a wood floor and and roof tarp that kept us dry during Friday night’s non stop rain.
So, upon further inspection I have deemed, "A is for Accident" aka" The Big Bee" aka" Dr. Susseio" aka" That fucking bike", unfit to ride, so I am retiring her from these mean Chicago streets. She has rode strong and reliable for the passed five years but it is now time for her to rest
[Where] Logan Monument
[When] Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Images of Rat Patrol and KLN since 2005 by eeeee
Thursday Septmeber 19, 2013
Some rats are helping out with this year’s Bike Smut film festival. Stay tuned for when we announce a the ride to the film festival.