Meet Bikey McBikeface, the face behind the bike.
It’s pretty obvious I’m in a creative mood this morning when instead of cleaning my bike, I decided to dismantle it and make a cute face from some of the parts. I believe Bikey McBikeface is a pretty cool name for a bike or better still, for a bike blog but the domain seems to be unavailable. Darn, I reckon we could have had a wheely good time there. (Dreadful, I know).
Sadly, I can’t take full credit for the Bikey McBikeface name. It’s a derivative of Boaty McBoatface, the name originally suggested by former BBC radio presenter James Hand in a public poll to name a new £200m arctic research ship. 124,109 members of the public voted in favour of Mr Hand’s clever choice but we’ll have to wait for the CEO of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to make his decision.
Last month, South West Trains changed the name their Portsmouth to Waterloo 0729 service to, Trainy McTrainface much to the amusement and delight of passengers.
As part of my research, I stumbled upon a Foody McFoodface on the interweb.
But the weirdest thing I came across is the US Air Force’s call for the public to name their latest Stealth bomber – Planey McPlaneface. This might be a joke, so don’t believe all you see, or in this case, are not supposed to see.
What I can claim credit for, is my artistic installation, Bikey McBikeface which I unveil today for your enjoyment.
Here is what I used in the creation
- Front wheel complete with disc (eye)
- Spare rear wheel (no disk so it looks like Bikey’s got one eye open and one eye closed)
- Brooks B17 leather saddle (nose)
- One One Mary Handlebar (for the moustache)
- Ergon GP1 handlebar grips (top lip)
- Spare inner tube (bottom lip)
I’d love to see your variations on the theme. Do it for fun and because you never need an excuse to tinker with a bike.