CRANK Mob, the Hedonistic Bacchanal, Don’t Hold Anything Back, Screaming, Drinking, Smoking, Screw Everybody Else, Bike Ride around Los Angeles.
Guest writer Teddy Leshnick often rides with the part-time fun, part-time rebellion group Crank Mob. Last Saturday, he and photographer Nathan Nowack took to the streets on the ride and took note of what they observed.
A typical CRANK is a party on wheels, where the participants visit various parks and supermarkets around West L.A. downing booze and causing a ruckus.
Last Saturday was the monthly bike mob, where hardcore commuter cyclists on tall bikes, two frames welded on top of each other, led a group of around 800 people around the Hollywood area. Mind you, the mob hit Hollywood Boulevard at around midnight when clubbers were out in full force.
“If this isn’t the last crank mob ever, it might as well be the last,” a mobber said while cop sirens wailed and angry drivers honked around the mass of cyclists.