Fossil Fool Rocks the Bike

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My friend Paul (AKA Fossil Fool) from San Francisco is a bike rapper and cultural innovator- a party bike builder and inventor of the “down low glow.”  Unconstrained by stale notions of what a rapper is supposed to be and what they’re supposed to drive, Paul and his project, Rock the Bike are ahead of their time,  inspiring a generation to discover the joys of two wheels.   Bike culture is thriving in San Francisco, as it is in many other cities at the moment, with Bicycle Film Festivals, Bicycle Music Festivals, and a growing, rolling street culture.

This is the kind of thing that can inspire massive, sudden evolution out of unsustainable, backward lifestyles, not limp-hearted government leaflets that have “ten tips to save money and the environment.” God how boring is that?  Now, check out Fossil Fool’s No Bikes in the Quad.

Now, after a short ride on BART to Oakland with a totally gratuitous bit of bikesexuality, linked to London Cycle Chic from whence it came…

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……we bring you some East Bay bike rap:

[Youtube=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE]

Speaking of emerging bike culture, if you’re in Bristol this week, check out A Night of No Gears, a film about fixies and single speed riding and culture this Friday at the Cube Cinema.  Ride on people…..

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2 responses to “Fossil Fool Rocks the Bike

  1. “This is the kind of thing that can inspire massive, sudden evolution out of unsustainable, backward lifestyles, not limp-hearted government leaflets that have “ten tips to save money and the environment.” God how boring is that?”

    Absolutely spot on, and why I’m worried that all the worthy attempts by government agencies to promote cycling might backfire. How many of us took to cycling because the government said it was a good thing? That’s the kiss of death as far as kids are concerned.

  2. This is great — I love the idea of a “party bike.” My biking isn’t mostly about partying (it’s more about daycare pickup, sort of the opposite of a party), but I see such potentially for biking to connect people and this is such a fun way to do it. And such a big part of biking is defiance and a DIY spirit, that it’s nice to see that so played up.

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