In my efforts to put together cash for various bills and FINALLY getting around to going to see Yamaguchi about his fine course, I've been taking a long had look at my various possessions to figure on what I should get rid of, and what I should I continue to enjoy. I made a stop at Bilenky today to pick up my fabled Bilenky 'Hetchin's Tribute' Track bike after being shown at various bike events the last year or so:
It's sitting here next to me and part of me can't help but think- 'WHAT IN GODZ NAME WAS I THINKING?!!' Then another part of me retorts with: 'You were thinking of nothing sure of pure awesomeness with a healthy dab of ridiculousness dumbass!'Whatever the fuck I was thinking I'm stoked to have it back. But then again, such a lovely show bike surely can't be ridden in the streets can it? I mean, shit yea it can! But at the same time, part of me would like to pass it on to another who wouldn't be racked with the same guilt of having such a purposefully built and well executed piece of american craftsmanship go to waste sitting on a wall in some one's abode..So I guess in the end I'm torn. While every man has his price, part of me would love nothing more than to tear the living shit out of the bike proper like and sell something else instead. But with not a scratch on the thing, popping it's cherry is sure to be an unpleasant experience..
More snaps in my flickr set along with my original post from 07' along with a follow up post in which I give those Hetchin's twats a verbal back handed slap in the face..