During the winter of '10 a friend of mine from Aprovecho, Eleva, moved out to Eugene. I went and visited her one weekend and she took me with her to this anarchist bike shop warehouse, called the bike church.
They had some pretty interesting things going on- tall bikes, side by side tandems, and other strange bike hacks. Eleva and i hung out for a couple hours, rode the tall bikes and the tandems. I was in love.
So when my year long residency at Apro wrapped up, i knew that some interesting things awaited in Eugene. And they did, I joined the bike church, became housemates with Phranque and started building some silly bikes.