Eff YOU ENN: CRAnK Mob March 08 Recap (part 2 of 2)
CRank Mob participants produce an amazing quantity of media. Lately after each ride there are an insane number of photos, a couple video recaps, and poetic testimonials surface. So here it is in CRANK Mob recap part 2.
Here’s my short, not as cool recap – part 1.
I didn’t write or produce any of the following (ok, maybe part of one little thing), this is just an effort to capture some of it in the same place. Mad props to the people who produced all this great stuff, and the people who make CRANK Mob the bike party to end all parties! If your stuff didn’t make it in, don’t take it personally, I probably just overlooked it.
Make sure to check out this amazing video recap of Sins & Sprockets and CRANK Mob. I can’t include it = it’s breaking my blog. There are Flickr photosets of the ride here by Gary Kavanagh (Gary’s main Flickr page), and digablesoul. You’ll find a bunch more photos at MidnightRidazz.com in the CRANK Mob Gallery. The main discussion thread for CRANK Mob recently is “wtf… crank mob”.
ideasculptor writes on Midnight Ridazz:
oh, and HOLY SHIT…C.R.A.N.K. mob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kieron, CRANK Mob’s daddy, says:
oh my gosh, costume party, keep staring at that spoke card… it’ll come to you, clean bikes, The Box, eff you enn, enjoyment forever, Pizzanomoly, quest for power, The Box, the C.R.A.N.K.-MOBILE! wtf, flatland trixsters, exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!! orgasm on a stick, dance-off, fireworks and cops loving eachother, little black dresses, UK NY SC LA, bird glasses, rope-jumping, paint-facing, ride-biking, Batman, no really… The Box! candy-canes, tall bikes, short bikes, wide bikes, narrow bikes, other furry animals, more wigs than i could count, party all night, Sharecuts, portraits, golf carts? tights, underwear outside, Boy Scouts, security! yeah, remember to forget the future!
JAZ made the spokecard, which was printed on transparency – here it is:
Warning: video ID not specified!
LAST NIGHT WAS THE BEST RIDE I’VE NEVER BEEN ON!
enjoyment forever. why do we get to have all the fun? crank mob is what the concrete is for. PIZZANOMALY says hi. he is still asleep!
OBAMA / THE BOX O8
So many new faces I love it!
Laundromat-powered fireparty – “Does anyone need to do laundry before we leave?” – K139. HAHAHHAHA
Fox Hills Securities are gafs. If you didnt want a party, dont put outlets on the exterior of your building.
There was a fireworks-smell the whole ride.
I think I am re-injured. duh.
Culver City Cops are gafs. If you dont want a party, dont give Richie a drivers license.
WHAT AM I A SCIENTIST? GIVE ME FUCKING COOKIES
and he keeps writing that for a while. Someone takeaway his cut and paste abilities.
These two photos are from the same time, different angles:
Marcus writes (a lot):
Pizzanomaly, stepping out of The Box: “Why are you searching me?”
Police Officer: “Because I have a wife and kids.”
Pizzanomaly: “Huh. Please don’t search me.”
Police Officer: “Ok.”
THANK YOU, all my new personfriends, for showing PAM such a good time at CRANK MOB!!!
I was so sad when I didn’t see user “sexy” or user “yo delicious” or user “Ms. Stephanie” or user “Creative Thing.” :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(:(
But the rest of you were so GREAT!!! If you had better taste in music you would be PERFECT!!! I pedaled my bicycle SO FAR, but never got tired!!! Fireworks are so much fun!!!
I love my new personfriends. THANK YOU!!!
Alec shares the list of names that we came up with for CRANK Mob way back in September, before we settled on CRANK Mob:
Evil Mass (variation: Mass Evil)
SUper EVil TerROR Ryd
Flasks & Dynamite
Red Light Go
The Fucking Bike Ride
The life had times of C.r. sanduchio ( featuring bikes)
Wheels for wheels other than non-bike wheels now!
The we identify too strongly with abstract social ideals ride
Birds are cool, so are bikes
Stop the squids ride
The sorecrotchmen ride
No farts, just bikes
RIDE OR DIE
Gang of Four
Pinch Me I’m Biking
Share the road Chode
Peanut Butter Bicycle Time
Dude, Where’s My Car Ride
For Reals, on Wheels
Super Mass (v: ZUPER MASS, ZUPER MAZZ, SUPER MAZZ)
Bike Giant (v: Giant Bike)
Very Large Big Ride
Thesaurus Words (v: Bike-the-saurus Words)
Bike-ranosaurus Rex (v: Tricera Bike, Diplobykus, Cyclosaurus,
Bikelobite, Jurassic Ridin, Jurass is ridin)
Game of Bike
Chocolate Bike Scream
Bikeside Grunt Super Clique
Bikeside Bloods Crips Duper CRew
Your Mom’s Bike – between my legs!
Bikes Your Daddy
Corking is a Crime
CorkZilla (v: BikeZilla, Bike-thra)
BikeZilla Bike Scream!
The Richie Ride (v: Ride Richie, Ride Richie Ride)
CRASH Rules Everythang Around Me
The Neverending Bicycle Pilgrimage Ride
Zack didn’t start this ride
Bikes are for Kidz
Wow. Crank Mob was the shit. great conclusion to a full day of riding. latching onto the box and coasting with it was so fucking KING. On both stints of keg duty I had so many new faces come up and say “Wow, this is the best thing ever!” “Dude, you guys throw the best parties ever” to which my reply was, over and over, “Dude, you are the party” “Now go get drunk, be safe, and have F.U.N.”
FYI – the box was in more need of CUPS. (For next time)
Ritchie I dont know how you live the gypsy life in that thing but Im glad you do. Keeron thx 4 the spoke card. Marcus thx for making me laugh hysterically yet again when the security patrol arrived at the 2nd to last spot and you ran around them and their truck cheering their presence. the skinny one didnt know what to do and was contempleting if he should really chase down a peice of pizza. rofl. Dan & Harry, the tunes always make the night, thx again. Fuzz – thx 4 letting me mooch, i’ll kick over a 20 or two real soon. Summer is going to be CRAZY Mob.
TO EVERYONE ELSE – as usual, always a pleasure to see and spend time with ya. til next time . . .
ideasculptor writes again:
srsly, is there any better way to introduce new ridazz to the party ride experience than C.R.A.N.K. mob? Almira had seen Los Angelopes and the Mother of all Rides from the back seat of a tandem, but despite nearly bonking after pier pressure and being demonstrably tired by all the miles she rode yesterday, I couldn’t have dragged her away from C.R.A.N.K. mob last night for all the puppies in LA.
What a fantastic time! You people kick serious ass! Holy hell, but C.R.A.N.K. mob inspires the use of lots of exclamation points!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (it continues . . .)
hartwick, you’re a pussy writes:
my brain is made of dead cells soaked in FUN because of crank mob
Thanks C.R.A.N.K. MOB!!!
If last night was a taste of things to come this summer, my visual cortex is trouble for a potential overload. Neurons in the visual cortex fire action potentials when visual stimuli appear within their receptive field. This visual field can be in the form of 200+ ridazz taking over the road and cops left just shaking their heads. By definition, the receptive field is the region within the entire visual field which elicits an action potential. This includes but not limited to all the region west of the 405.
BTW my liver just checked into rehab. Don’t worry, it’ll get a day pass for the next C.R.A.N.K. MOB ™.
Oh yeah, and the box roxz!!!
Last night was amazing!
Mikey Wally writes:
there should be a h.a.n.k mob too for people named hank. and a b.a.n.k mob for people that need to go to the atm before a liquor store.
T.A.N.K.(ed) Mob for C.R.A.N.K. mob, FOUR MORE YEARS!
Brother, I feel the same way: