The Primer Podcast took to the streets with the balloon tire cruisers on a Sunday morning. We got the Schwinns out and met the Long Beach Cyclone Coasters at the Portfolio Coffee House at 4th St. and Junipero. Bernard, the founder, leads a ride on the first Sunday of every month. They roll out at 10:30 am sharp. It’s a family oriented get together with mostly 1940-60′s vintage era bikes. Some custom cycles were riding as well. This ride had about 118 cyclists hitting the streets of Belmont Shore, Belmont Pier, Shoreline and onto the Queen Mary. We’ll definitely ride again and we’ll post their bike swap meet on our calendar which should be this October. We’ll definitely check that out also. Get out and ride!
William is a bit of a gear head and hates the terms DIY and man cave...that is for chicks on TV and guys that are hacks. Basically he just fixes stuff himself when he can out of necessity and refusing to pay someone for something he can figure out. An elementary teacher gone rouge and went out on his own working with his hands in his forties. Drives a 65 Ford F-100 daily, has a 68 Galaxie in the garage, and is having a love /hate relationship with his 64 Triumph motorcycle. Loves 60's muscle cars and 20's architecture. Grew up with the Huffy and Toughskins rather than Schwinn and Levis mentality...Thus the fix it yourself because we couldn't afford to pay someone to do it. Strives to bring back all such things into his life and become again that most limited of all specialists, the 'well-rounded man (F. Scott Fitzgerald).