|Moonlander circa 1969|
I'm talking about machines built for a purpose, not an asthetic. Consider the Apollo moon lander. Ungainly and awkward, with strange angles and bulges, it was built for one purpose - to get two astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface the moon and back. It more no aesthetic resemblance to beautiful space ships of popular fiction.
|Moonlander circa 2013|
The bike is so stable, it almost feels like riding a tricycle. Trackstands are effortless. It cares not whether you are riding singletrack or off trail - if you keep the wheels turning (which can take some effort) it just goes wherever you have it pointed, no questions asked. Trail chatter is non-existent because you are basically floating on two big bags of air. It is unlike any other bike experience.
It is butt-ugly and it is beautiful, and I know seven people who were there for FHHR that would agree.
All Bryan needs is a big red clown nose, and he will be a perfect match for his butt-ugly and beautiful bike.
"Go big or go home"