All My Bikes: 1, Department Store Huffyby Chris Piascik
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Since I have been doing daily drawings for a few years I am always trying to come up with new things to draw. I’ll randomly get ideas and make notes for myself. Today I started making a list of all the bicycles I have owned in my life. That sounds simple enough but I have been bike-crazy for the majority of my life. I have owned A LOT of different bikes. I decided that I will make a drawing about each of the bikes, when I finish them all I’ll make them into a zine—just like I did with the Major Taylor quotes. I’m still going over my list—but it looks like the number is about 29. The list ranges across the spectrum of bicycle styles and types.
Number one isn’t too exciting. Like many kids, my first bike was a department store Huffy BMX bike. For a bicycle enthusiast, I actually learned to ride a lot later than most kids—it’s actually embarrassing. That said, when I did learn to ride I didn’t stop. I remember seeing the BMX movie, Rad and realizing I wasn’t going to get anywhere with a coaster brake! It wasn’t long before I tried to remove it myself. As a young kid I obviously didn’t know what I was doing and ended up with a back hub that randomly slipped. To be honest, I am impressed I actually got it back together!