Riding a Cyclone

A new guy started  work at the concierge desk. On Saturday morning we both arrived at the drive of the property  at the same time and parked. The company issue blue Hawaiian shirt was commonly familiar but I had never seen this guy before. I’d never seen a vehicle quite like his either. A Cyclone. The new concierge was riding a cyclone.


Here’s the story: he was someplace or another with somebody and in this alley leaning against an old garage is a yellow motor bike. Covered in a light blanket of leaves and cobwebs, mostly forgotten. The owner says “it was running”. The new concierge offers him $400 if it will start. They drag it out, dust it off and on the first try it kicks right over. He has been riding  the Cyclone everyday for a couple of months now and says it’s plenty  fast and whizzes right along. He filled up with two gallons of gasoline 3 or 4 weeks ago.

The new guy said he is going to  clean it up and get some of the rust off. He has a chance to preserve an old model with this  recycled bike. He has a chance to preserve history, to preserve gas, oil and on pollution. A preservation win, win. Keeping the transportation dialog open and active for options, ideas and alternatives  is important. Our current modes are not sustainable. Plan for transportation changes now before there is no choice of the alternative and poor options. Riding a Cyclone may not be right for you so look for other ways to reduce the carbon footprint and consumption of resources to get yourself around town.

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promoting environmental education, protecting all species and preserving the wild places with art, music and storytelling.
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3 Responses to Riding a Cyclone

  1. Hassaan says:

    Hi, i stumble upon ur blog today and it fascinated me alot… keep up the good work.. maybe u like mine too

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Gorgeous bike! I live in SF and bike everywhere (bicycle), and I absolutely love it. I do have to admit that this bike looks like a pretty cool way to get around though…

  3. Simply Tim says:

    Love it. Circa pre-1914 I believe. Wonderful find.

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