And the Kickstarter Campaign is Over!!!
Thanks so much everyone for your amazing generosity. 80 of you guys pledged $5088! I am humbled and a little overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. It means so much to have friends and strangers alike support this crazy idea. It's a contraption of pure whimsy and fun, but you each threw in hard earned money to support it. I'm even more pumped to get it finished and share it with all of you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Well, we didn't sit on our laurels this weekend. We plunged ahead with working on the drivetrain. We're limited a bit in what we can do until the rest of our chromoly steel comes in. So, we decided to start welding our sprockets to our hubs. Holden figured out that our transmission could be brought under main pilot's gearing. We had to move things around just a little bit, but we think we can get it to work. This will make many things easier, our bike will get shorter, stiffer, and stronger. And it will be easier to build our rear suspension with the transmission out of the way.
We made so much progress that I'm not going to document it all here. Let it be known that things are progressing!
We also went to the flea market and brought home a huge pile of plates, cups, serving dishes, wine chillers, etc. We've got enough for multiple tables of stuff!
Thanks so much, everyone! I'll be in touch with you guys as we make more progress. We'll arrange for the rides and dinners to take place this spring and summer. I'm about to purchase copies of A Moveable Feast for our group to sign, so we can hand those out. If you'd like to get a book, but didn't get one with your reward, let me know soon. They're about $12 after shipping.
Thanks again guys! We're tickled pink by your support! We're going to start working every weekend and a few weeknights to continue on our accelerated progress. Woo Hoo!
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You'll receive our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. You'll feel some ownership for the vehicle when you hop on and take a ride with a smile. We'll also send you a copy of a recipe book of delicious meals that we'll be eating on The Moveable Feast. In fact every reward will come with this.Estimated delivery:
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Join us for a drink or two on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate our progress! We probably won't be finished, but we hope to have a working drivetrain that we can pedal around. Be one of the first to ride the bike! (Maybe.)Estimated delivery:
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Grab your friends and some costumes, because you'll be able to have your own photo shoot with the Moveable Feast. Want to re-enact the banquet scene in MacBeth? The Last Supper? The Mad-Hatter's Tea Party? Your family's thanksgiving? We'll provide a photographer if you don't have one.Estimated delivery:
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A guaranteed ride at Burning Man! (Assuming you're already there!) We'll take a day ride and explore the town. You'll be surrounded by plentiful drinks and great conversation. Pictures will be taken to commemorate your experience.Estimated delivery:
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Happy Hour on the playa, or at Big Art Labs in Los Angeles. Come on by for a pitcher or two of margaritas. We'll ride around for at least 30 minutes as well.Estimated delivery:
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A copy of Ernest Hemingway's Moveable Feast, signed by everyone that helped make it. Included is the $25 or $30 reward.Estimated delivery:
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A fancy Burning Man dinner aboard the Moveable Feast. We'll take a candlelit ride at dusk with a delicious feast upon the table. Menus have yet to be set, but ideas include roasted duck, ham, grilled vegetables, etc. You'll have some participation in the meal, no doubt. But this will only strengthen your enjoyment.Estimated delivery:
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A ride with 5 of your friends aboard the Moveable Feast. The Feast will be roadworthy and legal, so we'll be able to ride anywhere that cars and bikes can. Myself and a friend will load up the bike and bring it anywhere in Los Angeles of your choosing. You can pick who fills the other 5 seats. Makes a great gift!Estimated delivery:
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A feast aboard The Moveable Feast. A friend and I will cook up all of the food and provide a delicious meal. We'll pick an evening and dine while we ride. You can fill 6 of the seats with yourself and friends. Do we cruise down by the ocean? Through Hollywood? Downtown LA? Your choice! I can't think of a more unique triple date!Estimated delivery:
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