This week’s dumpster find of the week is from a British fellow who works as an X-ray tech by day, but says that his true calling is “shade tree engineer.” His dumpster find comes from the trash of Virginia:
Here’s what he said about the picture:
“Intrigued by your post about the tall bike, I hatched a plan to make one. Very cheaply. So these bikes were trash, found in a dumpster (admittedly not all in the same one). I was amazed how many dumpsters had bikes in them. My wife asked me to stop after bike number nine. 2 or 3 will be in the tall bike, the rest I’ll give away after a good clean and a squirt of oil.”
His motto, he says, is “I can make that. Sure I could buy one, but where’s the fun in that?”
Dumpstered bikes are a double bonus. Not only can you avoid the whole money economy by getting them for free, you can then avoid the fossil-fuel industry when you ride them instead of taking the car.
So in the words of the esteemed Dolly Freed: “It’s feasible. It’s easy. It can be done. It should be done. Do it.” Even if we all live too far apart to share our dumpster finds with each other, we can at least ogle each other’s pictures on the internet.
This post originally appeared at Click Clack Gorilla.