Ghost Bike #19

Zeitgeist Bike
Valencia at Duboce next to the construction site for the new Octavia Blvd off-ramp.
May 15, 2004

While I wrapped this bike a construction worker asked me if I wanted him to cut the lock off for me with a grinder. A few weeks later, Black Heart Tattoo opened at this location. This was the only bike I’d wrapped without painting first. By September, some of the bandages had been torn off, exposing the part of the red frame. I wrote “GHOST BIKE” on it and wrapped it again. On Dec 14, 2004 I rode by on the way to work and found the bike laying in the gutter. It had been removed from the parking meter without cutting the lock or the frame. I decided to take the bike home.