BEER RUN Blog photo of me riding BEER RUN in Costume

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: BEER RUN - Lights overload - 15 light switches

    Getting my BEER RUN bike ready for the lighting contest at the Midnight Garden Ride Saturday night. I think I have a shot at winning. So far I have 15 light switches. I will try to post a link to the video. It is pretty wild to see all of these flashing. There is also a costume contest. Wait til you see my outfit. I will be at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest for 5 hours before the contest and ride, so I won't care what I look like.

    I also put a Rat Rod Bikes Brewery BEER RUN UnCANny Rat Stout beer label on the backrest and plan to put my RRB Rat somewhere on the back for some site advertising (notice the stickers).
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    Re: BEER RUN - Still Building Lights overload 15 light switches

    I need to do this on the tall bike! LIGHTS!
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    Re: BEER RUN - Still Building Lights overload 15 light switches

    Here is the video on youtube.
    http://youtu.be/7CJDnd7DwH0

    I am still not finished with the lights. I have some dollar store glow stick necklaces and bracelets.
    I am going to link the necklaces together and have a 4 foot circumference floating circle in each wheel.
    I am going to use the bracelet pieces to spell out COLD on one wheel and BEER on the other.
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    Re: BEER RUN - May be featured at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest!

    I will find out shortly, but BEER RUN may be featured at the Grand Tasting at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest on Saturday. I will be sure to talk up RRB!!!! I think the rat hanging from the skateboard trucks will get attention for RRB as well. I will be getting free admission (translates into free beer!) and hopefully come away with some freebies. What I really want to do is make my way over to the New Belgium tent and show them what a REAL beer bike looks like. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Re: BEER RUN Will be featured at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest!

    Well, it's official.
    My BEER RUN custom beer bike will be displayed at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest on Saturday and I will get free admission.
    Maybe I should change the name of the bike to FREE BEER!
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    Re: BEER RUN - Will be featured at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest

    Way to go! I'd swing by if I could afford the gas. :( unfortunately all extra funds have been funneled into BoB recently.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Will be featured at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest

    Hey Brian,
    Got stuck over on River St. at the arts festival with my 'girls' (daughter, wife and mom), couldn't break away to ferry across to the convention center.

    Hope you had a great time and that 'Beer Run' had a great reception.

    Cheers!
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!

    WOW!!!! What a day and night. I will post photos tomorrow, but BEER RUN was an absolute freakin hit!!!!

    First off this morning I rode BEER RUN across the river (on the ferry) to the Craft Brew Fest and people couldn't take enough photos of it or ask enough questions. The Brew Fest had me stage the bike in their Ale House room and I have never seen so many smiles over a bike. I have at least five requests to build bikes for other people! The fest was amazing with over 50 breweries and around 4000 people. Every time I was near the bike I was swamped with questions and photos. Of course I gave plenty of credit to our amazing web site!

    After the Brew Fest I only had about 1 hour before I had to head down to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign's night ride. They had a best lighting and best costume contest. Well I won BOTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So now I have two $100 gift certificates to the best bike shop in Savannah. Plus I rode BEER RUN in costume (Beer Can with Beer Mug helmet) on the 10 mile ride alllll over downtown Savannah. It was quite a feet with one speed and a skateboard to sit on. But I tell you every group of pedestrians that we went past abso-freakin-lutely hoot and hollered for BEER RUN!!!! The only other rat style bikes I saw were 3 cool Elecktras and one guy that had an awesome beer cooler trike.

    One heck of a day for me and my beer rat!!! I am used to making good money when I sell a bike, but this is a first to make money (and benefits) and still own the bike. Two $100 LBS gift certificates, plus free admission to a $40 craft beer event, plus free GOOD beer, plus total admiration and praise for my bike!!!!

    WOW!!!! What a freakin awesome day! I will post some photos tomorrow.

    ps, I forgot to mention that I was interviewed by a girl from a Swedish magazine that covers recylcling/sustainable type stories, so there is a good chance that BEER RUN will be in a Swedish magazine in the next few months!!!!! Only in Savannah!!
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Ha!...that's awesome...congratulations!

    So fun hearing how build off bikes influence folks. :D
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Wow and wow, I'm jealous. (not covetous) :mrgreen:
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Thats awesome dood!! :mrgreen: just goes to show you how tough the competition is on here.. 20th internationally ... but 3 firsts in a day locally!!
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Thanks everyone. You can't help but smile when you look at BEER RUN. When you throw the ultimate beer bike into a group of 4200 beer lovers, how can you not have fun!
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Here are some photos from the Brew Fest

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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Did you offer to trade for the Fat Tire bike? :D
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    Re: BEER RUN - I WON THREE AWARDS!!!!!!!!

    Why would I do that??!! Anyone can ride a Fat Tire bike, there is only one BEER RUN!!!! :wink: :wink: :p :p
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Run Goofy Costume + Lights

    Okay, I wasn't sure if I was going to post these photos, but what the heck. Just remember that I had been drinking free beer all day at the Brew Fest before I put on this costume. Here are some photos that people took of me at the Savannah Bicycle Campaign Midnight Garden Ride. I won $10 for best lighting and $100 for best individual costume. Still trying to decide if it was worth $100 to look this goofy.

    Go ahead, laugh at my expense!!! :p :p

    Here, I am actually being interviewed by a Swedish girl for a Swedish magazine. I might be in it come October. It was all about the bicyle, but you can tell in the other photos that the other costumed cyclists were looking on in envy.
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    Here are the lights (I am quite proud how well they looked).
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    Here are some of the costumes and a glimpse of my in my silly beer mugh helmut.
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    And finally here is one goofy dude next to his ultimate beer bike (and cash cow)!!! Let the laughing and jokes and ribbing start!!!
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Run Goofy Costume + Lights

    great pics, and that costume rocks! :D
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Run Goofy Costume + Lights

    Thanks, I figure I can sell the costume to some drunk on St Paddy's Day for $100. :lol:
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Run Goofy Costume + Lights

    never seen a set of haro 'knee savers used like that before.. lol
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    like the beer bottle for a tank though that looks good :)
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Run Goofy Costume + Lights

    That was the very early rendition before it morphed into a beer bike. I think I called it the Shred Sled at that point.
    It ended up looking totally different.

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