20 Jan '12, 7pm

One-Year Time-Lapse of a Bike Decomposing On a NYC Street

What happens when you chain a bike -- loaded up with bells and baskets and all the trimmings -- to a pole on a busy SoHo street in NYC, and then leave it there for a year? Life-Cycle is just such an experiment by Red Peak . They photographed the bike every day for 365 days to see what would happen. Interestingly, the bike stayed intact for quite awhile. But as soon as a few bits and pieces started disappearing, the rest of the bike was not long for this world. Red Peak states, "On January 1, 2011 we chained a fully loaded bike - bells, basket, lights and more - to a post along a busy Soho street. We took a picture of the bike everyday for 365 days, watching it slowly vanish before our eyes. The photos we took were then turned into a daily calendar. We call this project LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC." Still, it's rather amazing it lasted as long as it did...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/one-year-time-lapse-bike-...

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