This carousel bike is equal parts awesome and terrifying. I found it over at Pitch Design Union who recently discover this blog that is all about bikes and bike culture from the past to the present. I myself hadn't ridden a bike since childhood until I decided while living in LA that traffic was horrid and I might as well enjoy my 5 mile commute, outdoor style. I started off with a rusty $20 craigslist mountain bike but soon upgraded to my currently beloved little red speedy Univega road bike. I spent a summer going on lots of group rides, from small get togethers along the beach paths with friends to the large scale group rides with hundrends of cyclists. If you've never been to one, it's definitely worth a go. Try looking for a Critical Mass bike ride, a themed bike ride or other rides in your city.
That's me an my backpack styled R that I made for the Alphabet Soup ride. The point of the ride was to cycle around to other letters and make words with your new friends. Mostly though, I heard a lot of "aRrr, matey" from others as they passed me. I gave the R to a roommate a few moves ago and can't help but wonder how it fairs now.