Ruston Waterfront: The Nightmare Continues

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Photograph by Jeff Suwak

I have written in the past about the terrible, mysterious suspended bike of the Ruston Waterfront. I write now to let you know the horror is multiplying, and the nightmare has worsened!

I was out walking the Ruston waterfront on this beautiful April day of sunshine, seals, and the Sound, when I discovered to my great dismay that a new suspended bike has appeared.

This one’s red — spawned, undoubtedly, from the same nether regions as the last bike, which has haunted my dreams from the I first set eyes upon it — monstrous, unnatural thing that it is.

When the tide is out, as it was when I got there today, you can get rather close to the new bike. It was a just a couple feet off the shore, screwed to a pole in shallow water.

In researching this phenomenon, I found that my friends over at Grit City have already located this bike, and are less irrationally horrified by it than I am.

Grit City’s excellent detective work puts forth the hypothesis that this and the other bike are related to Burning Man in some way. I’m not going to plagiarize or steal their thunder here, so I’ll just say that it’s erudite detective work on their part, and you should follow that Grit City link up above to see what they’ve to say.

Let no one say that Jeff Suwak is less than noble in his content creation…and let no one say, either, that Jeff Suwak is anything less than paranoid about cool art sculptures that add so much wonder to our fair city of Tacoma.

Thanks, suspended bike guys…gals…demons…whatever thou be.

Thanks, too, to Grit City for the fine gumshoeing.

If you’re mad enough seek this bike out, I can tell you that it’s near Cummings Park. Good luck, seeker, but remember the old adage: be careful what you wish for.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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