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Bike Graveyards

Words & Photos by Alex Hansen -

Eventually, they fail us. All become less beautiful in the eye of the beholder. What was once a prestigious powder coated stallion turns to a chipped dented, city worn steed. But its not the destination, its the journey that we remember. these fossils of bikes that once ruled the road are a reminder of the inexorable decline of all that is made of matter. There are streets to be favored and streets to be avoided, but regardless, a bike follows its rider blindly into combat, no questions asked. This is a tribute to the fallen. Ride till the wheels fall off literally.

Left: A lonely bike fossil sits atop a construction site in the Newton Creek area of Brooklyn, NY.

Below: Embedded naturally from Brooklyn’s rapid pace, a pedal becomes a part of the street.



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