Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Night (space) rider

Yep, that is a small space ship on the front of a motorcycle with sparkling lights. And there were flags. And a costumed man with a long beard. And a website on the side of the bike that I couldn't read. Have you seen this biker dude around town?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The configuration of the lights looks like the original Enterprise from Star Trek....

Wed Sep 02, 10:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Steffe said...

wow. never seen that before.

Wed Sep 02, 11:48:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ifics said...

He built that back in the late 70s. I have seen it around San Diego many times, though not recently.

Wed Sep 02, 06:22:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Ifics said...

Here is the website. Star Trike

Wed Sep 02, 06:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks for the link Ifics - fascinating!

Thu Sep 03, 10:27:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember seeing The Star Trike in the early 90's, probably in downtown.
Very snappy!

Thu Sep 03, 11:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

I thought that was the OB Spaceman, but apparently he's been dead for a while.

Thu Sep 03, 12:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Expat, funny you mention OB Spaceman because I starting thinking about other SD "characters" and Spaceman came to mind. I have a special "ticket" from him...can't remember what it gets me though.

Thu Sep 03, 02:32:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His name is Loch David Crane, he used to always run for mayor, and that's the Star Trike. I think he does magic shows dressed as Santa? He's always in parades, a total SD character.

Thu Sep 03, 03:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie said...

Yup, Locke is always running for Mayor, and he is a magician of great caring. He also lives right up the street. :) And look, right above my note is another thinking just the same.

Sat Sep 05, 11:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Samantha said...

i used to see the star trike drive by my apartment on voltaire in OB all the time. he has more than one of those contraptions.

Mon Sep 07, 09:25:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to think that Loch David Crane was just another colorful part of open-minded Ocean Beach. I was disturbed to discover that he is a hateful proponent of Prop 8.

Sat Sep 12, 06:36:00 AM PDT  

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