World Champion Pole Dancer Marlo Fisken
photo: New York Times

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marlo Working Out

It’s not all fun and games.
Being a PoleRider takes hours of dedication, hard work, and sweat to make it look so easy. Here are some shots of Marlo working out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Marlo Caught on YouTube

Marlo PoleRiding on our practice run Sunday night up First Avenue caught on film by passing motorists. I thought for sure the cops were going to pull us over but when I looked they were just snapping pictures and cheering us on. See also parts 2 and 3. If you're driving remember to look out for bikes!

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...