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orange whip? orange whip?

April 28, 2014

this photo was not taken on Vashon Island, but it was on an island

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pilder said...

made a special trip to Vashon Island today to pick through the bone yard of the parking lot outside the bike shop that is going out of business and one of the things the shop owner donated to Bike Works was an armload of pink plastic clip-on rear fenders and those in the know know that those fenders scream Rob Ortega and now I have isolated the source of those fenders Rob rocked consistently when one would wear out he'd appear with a fresh shiny new one not only could he hook you up with a fat sack of mushrooms he'd always offer to hook you up with a pink fender too. It's sad to see a shop like that close down. An island institution as much as any church, grocery store, law office, library or funeral home. Here's to 75 Max, Stevie D, Treebeard Jace and Mister Rob Fucking Ortega. word.

Posted April 28, 2014 09:42 PM | Reply to this comment

W asser said...

Look for your pink fenders @ bike works in the heart of Columbia City and tell 'em Rob sent you

Posted April 28, 2014 10:09 PM | Reply to this comment

John Candy said...

Three orange whips.

Posted April 29, 2014 07:59 PM | Reply to this comment

Koco said...

Hello far away friend, Island girl #56 calling. Sending you love and light.

Posted May 2, 2014 06:12 PM | Reply to this comment

al 25 said...

whoa whoa whoa. not jeff's shop?

Posted May 3, 2014 03:00 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to Koco...

hello 56, time flies, even island time, cheers

Posted May 3, 2014 06:35 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to al 25...

yep, that shop, years and years and years of stories history and inventory. I want to get a few of those NOS NIB NWT pink fenders and hang them on the wall to collect dust and inspire stories. I'll save one for you.

Posted May 3, 2014 06:37 PM | Reply to this comment

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