Spring bike building, new speed record

The garage door has finally opened!

The garage door has finally opened!

Yes, the garage door opened this past weekend, but we’re still not in full bike building season yet. April is very unpredictable, so some spring cleaning will be done first before diving into this year’s line up of bike and e-bike projects. Very soon, though.

We are completing work on a book this week, and will be able to devote more time to the garage and building more bike projects this year. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate and this year will be the best ever Atomic Zombie building season.

Tulips are coming alive after winter slumber.

A sure sign of spring are the tulips waking up from their winter slumber (right). Although I love summer, spring is my second favorite time of year, when everything starts over again. Really looking forward to planting the vegetable garden again and enjoying some fresh produce right from the backyard. I miss that the most over the winter.

We are very excited about starting work on the Arcturus Hybrid Camper Cycle project this year, too. It will be an ongoing build that we will blog about regularly and post pictures so that you can follow along, maybe even build your own, too. We are fielding alot of questions about that project, but honestly have nothing new right now to report on it. We are sourcing some needed parts and hope to start making some progress on it very soon. So, stay tuned here and to the forum for updates and news.

The Atomic Zombie garage is almost ready for another season.
A hearty congratulations to the Greenbird Team for setting a new World Speed Record. On March 26 at Ivanpah Dry Lake, California, British engineer Richard Jenkins set a new record for wind powered vehicles. The team’s Ecotricity Greenbird clocked 126.1 mph, smashing the former record of 116 mph by Bob Schumacher in 1999. The Greenbird is officially the fastest wind powered vehicle on Earth. For more information, visit http://www.greenbird.co.uk .

Also, two Atomic Zombie thumbs up to Cycle-re-Cycle, in Bradford, UK, for customizing a tandem bicycle to teach the blind how to ride a bicycle. Way to go Tony, Chris and the entire gang! For more information, visit http://www.cycle-re-cycle.org.uk

That’s it for now. Will chat again soon. Cheers, friends.

The Atomic Zombie garage is almost ready for another bike building season.

The Atomic Zombie garage is almost ready for another bike building season.

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