Tuesday, February 24, 2009


keep them titles kanji 

how was yesterday for everyone?  things have been kinda slowed down {at least for me} on the bike building and dumpstering front.  mostly because of the efforts from all of us to get the bike co-op up and cycling.  me, derek, and from deland were also out of town for a while.  then i was bike-less, and car-less which totally sucked.

ive also had to work the last few mondays and also do turn arounds on fri/sat. so freaky friday was out.  plus we are trying to work out the best days for which dumpsters.  

now i have my new bike, and everyone is in town and the co-op seems to have gathered steam, so hopefully we can get some new projects underway.

i would like to propose a vegan yabai potluck in the evening of sat march 14.  if everyone is cool with that date then we should all request off asap so no one is left out.  dont want to have it if someone cant help missing it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


multiple/maniac/mundane/monarchy monday???

wanted to see if anyone wanted to do some building tomm. i have to fix a few things on some tall bikes and i wanna build a mini tall!? any one free?

give me a call


Thursday, February 19, 2009


Best of Orlando, FL Craigslist
maybe i ape bsync a little

text of the posting:

*CUSTOM BIKE* - $95 (winter park)

Reply to: sale-1041942865@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-19, 5:47PM EST

custom low-rider..Springer front end chromed...pedal down kickstand..crushed velvet banana seat..CHECK OUT THE FRAME...white wall tires.. high rise handlebars.. ONE OF A KIND..$95 cash or best offer..MUST SELL.... call 407-591-9066

looks like a really cool seat-tubeless lowrider!



text of the posting:

EMO KILLER simoncini 21" - $400 (metrowest)

Reply to: sale-1041336701@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-19, 11:44AM EST

I built this bike with all new parts. It's a 21" frame. NEW fork, sealed headset, stem, handlebars, sealed b.b, crank, chain, chainring, seatpost, seat, grips, tires, and pedals. This is not some junk thrown together by a sockless kid wearing his sister's jeans and shoes with holes in them . Everyone likes the looks of a simple bike but you have to be a moron to ride a fixed bike in traffic so I built the back wheel with a coaster hub so you have a brake and you can freewheel. This bike rides awesome, it's professionally built.

Susceptibility to trends doesn't end after you've made it clear that you are not emo (whatever that means anymore). It looks as if the seller has fallen victim to the next big trend - trying to be like Eric and Jon Beard rocking/running/rubbing coasties around town. Deductably speaking, I suppose i'm a moron too.



text of posting:

#####((Custom Bicycle))#### - $400 (orlando)

Reply to: sale-1041076615@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-19, 8:17AM EST

Coolist bike on the block!! This is one of a kind. Must see. Custom paint job. "Skulls"

Where are these freak bike skunx who end posts with "skulls" sufficing as a whole sentence.



in other news - look out for the Risk and Reward B.C. / Yabai B.C. Fun day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The revolution will be photographed?

Today and monday, Raniel has been working on a photo essay for his "digital storytelling" class, and as a topic for it he chose freaky bikes, and he came over to the house to take pics of the bikes. These turned out really good and I can't wait to get copies to put up on here and the site. More on this soon.


Also, i checked the yabai666@gmail email (the contact from the website) and realized we had a month-old email from raven from Risk and Reward BC out of St. Pete. He correctly stated that we all should have some kind of get-together - I'm thinking freaky ride-to-potluck. Thoughts?



I met the mysterious person behind the weird fiberglass 2-bmx, topflipframed, side-seatposted bike that I spotted at grandma party at hoops awhile back - if you read this, you should come out to freaky friday.


Monday, February 16, 2009


Build Day? Maniacal/Manly/Mauve/Morbid/Morose/Multiple/Magic/Malty Monday?

I'll be working on a chopper at 1:30 today? care to join me?


Friday, February 13, 2009


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I put together a draft of a statement of solidarity with EEF! i'd like to get some feedback and approval for it's distribution from everyone in yabai.


WE, as a bicycle club seeking to resist - through our actions and ideas - car/oil culture and the further destruction of the earth by oil barons, coal profiteers and all others who aim to and (in many cases) succeed in lining their pockets in the name of "progress," and at the cost of the health of native ecosystems, the continued existence of species, and the well-being of indigenous and marginalized peoples - across the globe and in our own backyards; and to promote our alternative, bicycles and creative resistance; wish to express our collective solidarity with Everglades Earth First!, Lynne Purvis and Panagioti Tsolkas and the others arrested in both the February, 2008, and January, 2009 actions against the construction of Florida Power and Light's West County Energy Center, and to reopen Barley Barber Swamp for immediate scientific monitoring and public use.

We strongly condemn the continued construction Florida Power and Light's West County Energy Center, a 3,800 megawatt coal-fire power plant under construction in the Everglades, that, when complete, will be the nations largest coal-burning power plant, and result in the emission of 12,000,000 tons of toxic carbon per year and dispense 13,500,000 gallons of contaminated water into Florida's aquifer per year, while drawing 6,500,000,000 gallons of water a year from the surface and the aquifer. We call for the immediate cancellation of the project, by direct action, if necessary.

We also request that Florida Power and Light remove all "green," "clean," and other incorrect environmental information and "greenwashing" off all promotional materials for this project, as it insults the intelligence of not only environmental activists, but also to the public at large. There is no "Clean Coal," and arguing that this is environmentally responsible ignores the heightened levels of mercury present in the long list of pollutants.

We support the actions of Everglades Earth First! to resist the further construction of the West County Energy Center, and acknowledge that direct action has become the ONLY way to effectively combat the further degradation of the Everglades. To quote John F. Kennedy: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." While this issue doesn't deal with violence, it does speak to the fact that every effective means to environmental justice is becoming illegal or ineffective to the benefit of those who make their living destroying the earth, thus the necessity for other creative and more direct outlets.

Earlier this month, Lynne Purvis and Panagioti Tsolkas were sentenced to 30 and 60 days, respectively for misdemeanor trespassing and blocking traffic as an act of civil disobedience in an action to slow the construction of the West County Energy Center in February of 2008. They were engaged non-violent direct action during a protest against the plant.

We wish to express solidarity with Purvis and Tsolkas, as well as the others arrested in this action, as they are doing the work that is necessary to have a shot at saving the Everglades and it's right to exist as one of the last "wild" spaces left in the civilized world, and as a biotope unique to our part of the world. It could have been any of us, and it was them.

We strongly condemn this unnecessary show of judicial might and the unusually long sentences handed down to these activists. It is our belief that the sentences are politically motivated, and although we no longer expect any measure of judicial fairness, as "saving the world" seems to have been reduced to a petty crime by the powers that be, we are saddened that it would be our comrades who take the brunt of this arbitration, known as justice, and call for their immediate release and their records wiped clean of these "crimes."

As such, we strongly urge activists and others alike to look between the lines of newsprint, beneath the words in the news to the real truth. News is paid for by advertising and industry, and as such, there is a relationship of control on part of industry over the media - to ensure continued support of advertising - that distorts the truth to pacify the masses into inaction and ignorance of issues that affect their lives. We urge people to organize within their communities to fight the destruction of the earth, and the exploitation of it's resources; to a degree according to their comfort level, become involved. WE are those who they must win over. They cannot exist without OUR permission. The future of the Everglades is in OUR hands, not theirs.

no compromise
Yabai Bicycle Club
"es mejor morir de bicicleta que vivir arrodillado"


Monday, February 9, 2009

そんなに背部it'の党; sは性交した

"So much party in the back, it's fucked up"

Letter-writing party!

As you all read a couple posts back, lynne and panagioti from everglades earth first! were sentenced to 30 and 60 days respectively for civil disobedience at an anti-FPL demo after the winter rondy this past year. They are both super stand-up people and were sentenced as an example to repress dissident action against big business and ecodevastation. I'd like to get a letter-writing party together, to do, at least, a small part to lighten their situations. I can have paper and pens available, and we can combine the shipping. I propose friday before freaky friday, and maybe afterwards too. If you'd like to take part and can't make it, write out a letter and get it to me and i'll put it in the package. If not, i'll edit this with their mailing addresses so you can d-i-yrself.


Also pablo and jeremy from rva are in town - solid dudes, you might have met them awhile back, this time they brought bikes. They also represent rva's "riders of the apocalypse" bike club (see "u-locks of love" post mid/late august for info on them.

i'm taking them out to hoops tonight if you'd like to hang out.


maniac mondays?

is this happening today>.......
some one let me know

Friday, February 6, 2009


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Is anybody down for a good ol' fashion Freaky Friday? There's a bike co-op meeting at 7 PM at First United Church of Christ on Curry Ford, and if a crew is interested I'd be down to stay on the side of town for a while. We've been kind of quite, and I think it's time to have a little fun.

What thinks ye?

(P.S. call me if this is going to happen, cause I'm heading out)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


after what happened at bb recently i think im gonna color my patches this weekend. gonna try to find a sweet olive/forest.kelp green.

good thing we dont go to bb anymore facefullofnevercallsme

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Opponents of Florida Power and Light- GO TO JAIL!
South Florida environmentalist sentenced to 60 days and 30 days in the Palm Beach County Jail for protesting FPL

Who: Opponents of Florida Power and Light’s West County Energy Center
What: Discuss the excessive sentencing of Lynne Purvis and Panagioti Tsolkas
Where: At the Main Entrance to the Palm Beach County Jail on Gun Club Road
When: 8:30 AM

Palm Beach County, FL- After being found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing, blocking traffic in an act of civil disobedience during the February 2008 protest against Florida Power Light’s West County Energy Center, Lynne Purvis and Panagioti Tsolkas are sentenced to 30 and 60 days in jail.

During their court case, Purvis and Tsolkas argued that the environmental damages caused by FPL’s power plant necessitated non-violent civil disobedience. Scientist

Dr. John van Leer and Dr. Sydney Bachus testified in defense of Purvis and Tsolkas, arguing that the completion of the FPL West County Energy Center could lead to higher levels of Mercury in the Loxahatchee Preserve area and aquifer contamination; in addition to the acceleration of global warming. The State Attorney’s Office contested the environmentalists’ claims, arguing that proposed power plant impact on global warming was not an imminent threat.

Once open, the Florida Power and Light West County Energy Center will be the largest fossil fuel burning power plan in the United States, emitting twelve million tons of potentially toxic carbon emissions and dispensing 13.5 million gallons of contaminated water into Florida’s aquifer every year.

In addition to jail, Judge Johnson sentence restrains Purvis and Tsolkas from coming within 500 feet of FPL property. Both remain committed to protecting Palm Beach County’s natural resources.

Co-defendant Russell McSpadden responded to the Judge’s sentence stating, “The FPL West County Energy Center poses an imminent and severe threat to our quality of life in Palm Beach County. We are dissapointed with the Judge’s decision to jail environmental activists who took action to stop FPL from contaminating the air and water of Palm Beach County. We believe during this time of global climate change that average citizens must step up and take action to address the impacts large corporations are having on our environment. ”

For More Information:

Russell McSpadden

Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition


Monday, February 2, 2009

some one buy this

Reply to: see below
Date: 2009-02-02, 4:19PM EST

This is a handmade English racing tricycle 700c/ 60cm Columbus tubing. Made in Suffolk, England in 1986. Red Imron paint, one small ding on the top tube. It features a special triple bridge for increased strength and an eclectic mix of parts. 14 speed but will accept any size freewheel. Daniel Rebour Ideale saddle!Note the two brakes- both on the front wheel. The very short wheelbase precludes any tip over problem. This one is unique! A bit tricky to ride, but very rewarding.
Call roger at 386-672-1322
thank you


whats everyone doing tomorrow? im going to yerba yerba to get some serious mate, then some beer.  also have the car and sarah, anyone want to hangout?