Before going further, I must first confess. [This is the part where I blush.] You see, I have attended yoga class at the Phinney Neighborhood Center many times. But, yesterday was the first time I actually rode my bike to said yoga class. I can go on a 3,000 mile bike ride, but I have a difficult time riding a few miles to the neighboring hood -- how embarrassing!
Anyhow...I suppose the gods were rewarding me for my bravery, as I had the great fortune of experiencing pure genius. In the form of a bike rack.
This genius bike rack, located at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, is more than just a plain old bicycle rack. For one, it's a covered bike rack, which is great for rain-plagued Seattle. It's also an artsy sculpture, with a massive bike chain and rings. And, in super-cool genius-fashion, it's a bike repair station, featuring a bike stand and a set of tools for basic maintenance.
The rack, designed and fabricated by Andersen Studios, was the winner of the Artistic Bike Rack Competition. There's no doubt why this rack won -- it's pure genius!
|The genius rack (with Shirley serving as the bicycle model).|
|A bike pump, built into the far end of the rack.|
|A bike stand and an assortment of tools, built into the near end of the rack.|
|The assortment of bike tools.|
Although I topped-off the air in my tires a few days earlier, I took advantage of this wondrous rack to double-check that I had enough air in my tires. You know -- just in case.
Truth is, I just couldn't resist genius in action!