World Champion Pole Dancer Marlo Fisken
photo: New York Times

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Maiden Voyage

Hello and welcome to my blog.

PoleRider was originally conceived as a NYC Halloween parade float to raise awareness of the immense potential of pedal power and the imagination and to promote cycling in New York City.

The idea hit me one night while riding my OM Flyer along the river past the Hustler club. When I discussed the concept and feasibility with my friends
Jonathan of DesignRider and Lee Kuwahara, we knew immediately that it had to be done. A few weeks later we built the first PoleRider. I met Playjoy through an ad on Craigslist...
After rolling down Avenue A for a few blocks she asked if it would be OK to stop by the club where she was danced so she could get an outfit. This is when things got crazy and I knew I was on to something good...


Lou Cheese said...

Lowering the handlebars might move your top half forward enough to not get kicked in the head. Elevating the stage or lengthening the pole probably wouldn't work due to raising the center of gravity.

...or shorter dancers. That might help.

revphil said...


be safe, wear a helmet*

* interpreted loosly as something put on your head for safety

Armitage said...

You fucking rule! You gotta post a schedule of events so we know where you will be!

Andrew Katzander said...

Get a group of your friends to hire us for a show that you can watch from your Bikes on a car free bike path. We promise a ride you will never forget!