Ginger Ninjas Invade Santa Barbara
- Hello fellow riders,
I had the pleasure of meeting Kipchoge Spencer and the whole team of
rider musicians who are headed from their Northern CA homes and down
into Mexico. The folks at Santa Barbara's new "bicycle kitchen" called
Bici Centro put on a wonderful party with three bands.
Highlight of the evening for me was spending quite a bit of time with
Mr. Spencer. I could not resist and asked him to check out my
Xtracycle rig (a Bianchi Milano). Another hightlight was getting a
turn at the cranks of one of the two Xtracycle power generators. The
band's equipment is all powered by two generators attached to bicycles.
The Xtracycles lined up at the show were an amazing sight. One of them
looked a little different than the rest -- it was a a coveted Surly
Big Dummy. Looks like Surly has done well.
A tip of the helmet to the band. If you live along their route, I hope
you get to spend some time with them.