"Good artists copy, great artists steal." - Pablo Picasso "If you pursue this theme, we're not comfortable being on your team this year. We'll have to decline." Dawn and I hung up the phone, confused and somewhat out to sea. We'd never had team members quit because of our art before. As Piñas Lunchadores we mock-wrestled … Continue reading Art and Cultural Appropriation
In November of 2018, Robert van de Walle and Peter Perez met to discuss the idea of creating a collaborative kinetic piece for Dia de los Muertos. After several months of fabricating a fantastic creature based on the artwork of Mexican artist Pedro Linares, Robert handed off the bike to Peter, who painted traditional and … Continue reading Meet “Iris,” the Alebrije Bike
Thanks to all the hard work of the folks at Bike East Bay and the support of Jack London Square, this year's amphibious bike race was another huge success. The rigs were big, the ramp didn't flip anyone into the estuary, and we even had a mermaid for added magic! Studs won the Jack London … Continue reading “Wheels of Dharma” wins Paddlefest 2019
Winning first and second place trophies in Engineering, Art, and Speed, Team Pineapple wowed the citizens of Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale and later Corvallis with their kinetic sculpture Wheels of Dharma. An homage to Dawn's fondly remembered Pakistani Uncle Noel, who taught religious studies UC Santa Cruz, the art features a nodding Ganesh, Kali, and Hanuman. … Continue reading “Wheels of Dharma” Wins Trophies
Pirates descended on the fun at Pedalfest 2018, in Oakland's Jack London Square. There were Queens and Princesses, Scraper Bikes and folks flipping into the water on their amphibious bikes. Bob and I organized the Amphibious Bike Race part of the event and built a portable aluminum and plywood ramp, funded by Bike East Bay … Continue reading Amphibious Bike Race at Pedalfest, 2018
This year’s Pineapple CalTrans was a solid gold wrecking crew! We cleaned up with the Biggest Splash and 1st Place in Engineering trophies, plus we had a blast pretending to be a road work crew. Lisa is actually a CalTrans employee, which we did not know when we picked the theme, but she was able … Continue reading Team CalTrans at the Kinetic Grand Championship
Our team is really great at side-splitting laughter! Here's your chance to watch us entertain ourselves in Cotati. Also, check out our Patreon page. Join us in making the world a more fun place!
Once again, we've enjoyed the support of our beautiful and amazing Bikram Santa Rosa community. This year, our energized and awesome friend Hannah led a special Hot Pilates class for our supporters. Their generosity makes the Cotatitarod food drive and shopping cart race even more fun for us! Doing Bikram and Inferno Hot Pilates are a regular … Continue reading Having Fun and Helping, too!
Dawn and I are very pleased to be captains of the best team of shopping cart racers outside of Chicago. We worked played together and made costumes for the North Bay Burner's event next weekend, the Cotatitatod.
Are you ready to get wet? Or watch others get wet? Pedalfest 2018 invites us back for another round of amphibious bike racing! Coming up in July, this year is going to be the best yet, with a new ramp, new vehicles, and a new emcee to help you know what's happening and when. Save … Continue reading Amphibious Racing at Pedalfest 2018